NEWS

  • Little Building construction on schedule despite delays

    The Little Building will still open August 2019 despite delays setting the project back several weeks, according to college officials. An electrical fire at the Quebec facility that manufactures the concrete…

  • Alumna rallies support for survivors of sexual violence

    About 250 people gathered at City Hall Plaza Monday evening to demonstrate support for survivors of sexual violence. Emerson alumna Tori Bilcik, ‘17 and Northeastern alumna Delia Harrington ‘12 organized…

  • Incident Journal

    The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Monday,…

  • ECPD sponsored Pink Patch project helps cancer patients

    The Emerson College Police Department partnered with the Ellie Fund to benefit breast cancer patients by selling pink sew-on ECPD patches throughout October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ECPD Chief Robert Smith…

  • Cultural competency training required for incoming students

    The college required incoming students to complete a cultural competency online training course known as DiversityEdu after a year of student-led protest claiming the college remains complacent in discrimination against…

  • Printing credit doubles following SGA initiative

    Students received an extra $5 in print credits per semester after a Student Government Association initiative. SGA Executive President Jessica Guida said writing, literature, and publishing senator Megan Raible petitioned…

  • SGA allocations for student organizations likely to reach record high

    The Student Government Association could allocate nearly $1,000,000 to student organizations this year—its highest ever. The maximum amount of money SGA can designate for student funding is $966,052. SGA already…

  • College grieves loss of world renowned artistic director and professor

    Sydney Manning ‘13 remembers sitting in the first day of “Europe After the Rain”—a class about European art post World War ll—with late professor Joseph D. Ketner ll standing in front…

  • SGA approves new appeal request procedures

    The Student Government Association unanimously voted to grant the Financial Advisory Board the authority to exclusively review appeal requests under $5,000 from student organizations. SGA Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt said…

  • New program lets students allocate $100,000 of alumni donations

    A new program lets students decide where to allocate $100,000 of alumni donations starting Nov. 12. The new initiative, Voice Your Choice, is designed to give students more say in the allocation of…

  • College changes co-curricular registration process

    The college overhauled the registration process for redeeming non-tuition credits through co-curricular organizations this fall after deciding the previous system lacked accountability. Under the new system, students must register on emConnect to receive one…

  • Boston Zoning Commision approves 172 Tremont St. renovation

    The college can begin interior renovations on The Commons at 172 Tremont St. after the Boston Zoning Commission unanimously approved the new use of the building on Sept. 12, according…

LIVING ARTS

SPORTS

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    Versatile sophomore takes charge for women’s soccer

    Even though sophomore defender Amanda Benavente received offers to play soccer for various Division I and II schools, she chose…
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    Women’s soccer loses conference home opener to Springfield

    The women’s soccer team fell to Springfield College 2-1 in its conference home opener Saturday afternoon.   Emerson dominated possession…
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    Women’s volleyball looks to build on 2017 successes

    The women’s volleyball team added five new freshmen and lost one senior after missing out on the playoffs last year…
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    Freshman goalkeeper secures starting role early on

    Freshman goalkeeper Megan Rose cemented her position as the starter early on for Emerson’s women’s soccer team. In the New…
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    Women’s volleyball loses NEWMAC home opener

    After the injury ofa star freshman, Emerson’s women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 against the United States Coast Guard Academy on…

    OPINION

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Investing in local media is mutually beneficial

      Emerson’s co-curriculars for broadcasting and journalism—WEBN, Emerson Independent Video, and The Emerson Channel—offer an environment where students can make mistakes and learn the basics, but at the end of the day, it’s not the real world. The stakes change dramatically when one works alongside professionals on a product that is going to potentially reach thousands of homes, not just parents,…

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: Emerson’s plastic straw conundrum

      At issue: Emerson revamps its image. Our take: Change doesn’t always mean progress. On July 9, 2018, Starbucks announced the company will slowly faze out single-use, plastic straws in favor of lids or alternative-material straws to reduce pollution. Starbucks enacted this even though the Ocean Conservancy’s Coastal Cleanup Report stated plastic straws amount to 3 percent of trash found on beaches worldwide.…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Professors should emphasize ECAPS on day one

      I felt confused and lonely after I missed a week of class due to suicidal thoughts. When I explained my situation to the counselors at Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, they sent me to the hospital. The ECAPS staff told me they emailed my professors, who excused me from class that week. I went home, took the week off, and regained…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Honesty is the best policy for periods

      One morning last spring, I was lying in bed, feeling drained and dizzy, with an excessive amount of lower abdominal pain. It was the second day of my period. As I began an email to my professor that explained my absence, I paused. Was I really going to tell my professor I was on my period? In my experience, there…

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: Change still needed with co-curricular organizations

      At issue: Student workload increases Our take: Don’t take advantage of us Student organizations are a huge aspect of Emerson culture. And the system was pretty loose. For example, at the Beacon, if you contributed on a regular basis and worked in the publication, you could earn a non-tuition credit. Now, after a process that took over a year, co-curricular…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: New students share first impressions of Emerson

      Starting at Emerson, or any college, is a daunting experience for many students. We reached out by email and on social media to ask new students: “It’s the first few weeks of your college experience here at Emerson. What are your expectations for your first semester? What is something you learned about yourself so far that’s surprised you? Has life at…