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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Mass Communication and Television students in a news control room on April 7, 1986. (Photo courtesy of the Emerson College Archives & Special Collections)

Boylston, Beacons, and Broadcasting: The long and complex history of the Emerson Journalism Department

By Bryan Hecht, Assistant News Editor
February 14, 2024

The journalism major at Emerson College has become an attractive destination for media-inclined undergrads as it consistently ranks highly among college...

Sidney Gish at the Paramount Theater April 6. Photo by Grace Yewon Lee.

Sidney Gish performs at Emerson’s WECB show, with openers JOBIE and Jo & The Average

By Payton Cavanaugh
April 13, 2022

An enthusiastic crowd of Emerson students gathered at The Paramount Theater this past Wednesday to enjoy a free concert put on by WECB. Emerson musicians...

Bill Alexs yearbook photo in The Emersonian, 1966.

‘Born communicator’ from class of 1966 leaves behind journalism scholarship

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
March 30, 2022

Vassilios Alex didn’t learn English until kindergarten. That didn’t stop the Emerson alum from a decades-long radio career that saw him take on everything...

Alpha Phi Omegas recruitment efforts have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Student organizations reimagine operations under new restrictions

By Dana Gerber and Ann E. Matica
September 30, 2020

Emerson’s student organizations are facing a herculean task this semester: to reimagine their clubs, most of which depend on in-person interaction, so...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

COVID-19 at Emerson: The Story So Far

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left little of Emerson College unscathed as the quickly growing public health crisis ignites action from national, state, and...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hollis update, Garbanzo, and OHRE

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hollis update, Garbanzo, and OHRE

October 9, 2019

Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the sixth episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Daniel Hollis, Hong Kong, Clery Report, Workday

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Daniel Hollis, Hong Kong, Clery Report, Workday

October 2, 2019

Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the second episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: RA Contracts, Fee Amendment, Boylston Street Construction Update

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: RA Contracts, Fee Amendment, Boylston Street Construction Update

September 30, 2019

The Berkeley Beacon hosted the inaugural episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour Monday—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus...

Gallery: Japanese Breakfast at Paramount Center

Gallery: Japanese Breakfast at Paramount Center

By Caroline Broderick
April 3, 2019

Solo artist Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performed a private concert for Emerson students on April 2 in the Paramount Center. Two student bands, Squitch...

WERS Operations Manager Howard Simpson pulled music by Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and Jussie Smollett from his show. Photo by Hongyu Liu / Beacon Staff

Late-night WERS program pulls controversial artists’ songs

By Hongyu Liu, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 20, 2019

A programmer for WERS removed songs by controversial artists from his playlist between December and March of the 2018-19 academic year. The artists...

The WECB studio in the basement of the Ansin Building in March, 2017.

WECB announces (Sandy) Alex G for concert series

By Owen Elphick
March 1, 2018

Indie-rock singer-songwriter (Sandy) Alex G will perform in the Cabaret on Thursday, March 15 for a free concert. Only Emerson students will have access...

Annie Krivit and her band will open for (Sandy) Alex G on March 15. Photo courtesy of Annie Krivit

Student band brings funk and fun to Emerson stage

By Owen Elphick
March 1, 2018

Last semester, junior performing arts major Annie Krivit watched sophomore Claire Foley’s band Ultra Chapelle open for Frankie Cosmos at a free concert...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
February 1, 2018

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for...

Ultra Chapelle band members Claire Foley, Nick Arcari, and Lorenzo Rosi will open for singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos this Friday.
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Sophomore’s band to open for Frankie Cosmos

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
November 15, 2017

Claire Foley didn't know how to play guitar, had never written music, or performed with a band. But a little over a year after starting out at open mic...

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