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

The Berkeley Beacon

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

By Camryn Ciancia, Correspondent
Published February 17, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March of last year, our time has been consumed by WiFi and computer screens due to the nature of remote living. Suddenly, people...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: The case for a fair and equitable Beacon

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
Published January 21, 2021

Last semester, after The Beacon drew a wave of public criticisms and staff resignations, it made me question everything I know about journalism. Prior...

The Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement hosted the Global Pathways Film Festival as part of the college’s annual International Education Week.

Virtual International Education Week showcases study abroad programs

By Gege Tan
Published December 2, 2020

Emerson held its seventh annual International Education Week, a program that seeks to promote the college’s study abroad programs through a series of...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Hybrid class format earns mixed reviews from students

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
Published November 30, 2020

On the tail end of Emerson’s first semester under pandemic-era restrictions, students’ reaction to the hybrid model—sold by administrators as a substantive...

A Zoom class meeting in Spring 2020.

Students brace for another round of remote classes as semester’s end draws near

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
Published November 27, 2020

As students prepare for finals, the harsh realities of concluding a semester remotely for the second time this year loom. Two weeks of remote classes...

Lee Forrest, Director of Or What You Wont produced by student organization Theyta.

Theyta produced virtual reading of ‘Or What You Won’t’

By Clarah Grossman
Published November 14, 2020

A bell rings through the theater, announcing the start of the show. People take their seats, the room goes dark, and the curtain rises. At least, this...

Emerson Mystic celebrating Halloween 2019

Emerson Mystic hosts virtual event to celebrate Gaelic festival ‘Samhain’

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
Published October 31, 2020

This year, Emerson Mystic, an organization dedicated to anything “witchy,” offered a dorm-safe alternative to the traditional Samhain bonfires and...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

WiFi out in W hotel due to Verizon outage

By Charlie McKenna
Published October 22, 2020

Students living in the W Boston hotel lost wifi early Thursday evening, due to an internet outage in the area. Students living in the hotel received...

Zach Kornfeld 12 and Ella Mielniczenko 13, both known for their contributions at Buzzfeed, participated in an EIV panel on Thursday to talk about their career paths in digital content producing.

Buzzfeed trailblazers and alumni discuss digital content producing in EIV Emerson Revisited panel

By Campbell Parish
Published October 21, 2020

Two Buzzfeed trailblazers and Emerson alumni offered advice to students entering the entertainment industry in an Emerson Revisited panel Thursday.  The...

A poster within Little Building asking students to practice safe sex.

Go solo or go home: The only way to have sex during a pandemic

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published October 8, 2020

“If you’re not going to wear a mask, at least wear a condom,” posters around Emerson dorm buildings read. However, safe sex means a lot more than...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA drafts statement condemning racist Zoom bombing incident

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
Published October 2, 2020

The Student Government Association drafted a statement at a Student Assembly meeting Tuesday condemning a recent hateful incident that afflicted a new...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Hotels as college dorms? Pandemic forces new reality

By Lily Schutt
Published September 30, 2020

Dorm life on Emerson’s vertical Boston campus is a far cry from traditional college housing. Here, students pack elevators to ascend to their four- to...

A Zoom class meeting in Spring 2020.

Remote classes bring innovation, frustration

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
Published April 15, 2020

Theatre education professor Bethany Nelson had no idea how she would adapt her class material when the college transitioned to online learning, because...

Now, we are these bears that need to stay motivated and feed ourselves with skills learned remotely.

Maintaining normalcy in spite of drastic changes

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor
Published April 7, 2020

Recently, my dad told me on the phone that after 70 days of home quarantine, he was finally able to go out following China’s ease on their lockdown....

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