Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

By Camryn Ciancia, Correspondent
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 who worked nine to five corporate jobs are rolling...

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
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 to this fall, I looked back on my years at The Beacon...

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
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 events on Zoom, last week. IEW was initiated by...

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
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 replacement for traditional in-person learning—has...

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
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 and final exams are all that remain in the semester...

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
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 is what Theyta’s original production of Or What...

Emerson Mystic celebrating Halloween 2019

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

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

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

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

WiFi out in W hotel due to Verizon outage

By Charlie McKenna
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 an email from the Office of Housing and Residential...

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
October 21, 2020

Two Buzzfeed trailblazers and Emerson alumni offered advice to students entering the entertainment industry in an Emerson Revisited panel Thursday.  The panel, featuring Zach Kornfeld ’12 and Ella...

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, Editor In Chief
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 just wearing a condom.  Just because there’s...

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
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 organization for LGBTQ+ students of color.  The...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Hotels as college dorms? Pandemic forces new reality

By Lily Schutt
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 eight-person suites, sometimes nearly 20 stories...

A Zoom class meeting in Spring 2020.

Remote classes bring innovation, frustration

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
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 so much of the work involves students interacting...

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
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. I almost screamed when hearing this good news. COVID-19...

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