Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Music venues have been struggling trough the COVID-19 pandemic due to the nature of their business.

In the wake of COVID-19, independent music venues adapt their model to survive

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
October 1, 2020

Live performance venues are one of the many businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. Since they rely on shoulder-to-shoulder contact and gathering large crowds of people, it’s unlikely any will return...

Often times, we are too caught up in our own lives—rushing to class or to work, for instance—to acknowledge others. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Smiles, greetings, and eye contact: How interaction humanizes the homeless

By Jess Ferguson
October 28, 2019

When I left class a few weeks ago, I noticed a homeless person on the street corner asking for money. No one did anything—they kept walking without even looking at the man. He angrily said, “A ‘sorry,...

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