The Berkeley Beacon

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Emerson community loses first-year student

Freshman Jocelyn Amelia Straus, a political communication major, died in her dorm room Tuesday night, President M. Lee Pelton announced in an email to the Emerson community Wednesday morning.
Opinion

After tragedy, a time to remember and reflect

At Emerson, we surround ourselves with signs of vitality: the vigor of campus activities, the bustle of the Common, the promise of a diploma. But this tragedy throws the fragility of life into sharp relief.
Opinion

Editor's note

The thoughts of the Beacon staff are with Straus’ family and friends during this painful time; we wish to extend our sincere condolences. And in this time of mourning and tribute, the Beacon would like to provide the Emerson community with a space to honor Straus through the written word.
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Feature

Touring tap dancer returns to Emerson—as student

"My mother has always supported me in everything that I do, which I am very grateful for." -Leo Manzari
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Arts

'Middletown' mundanity addresses humanity

At a glance, Middletown looks to be the epitome of average. But the play is an exploration of the time between youth and old age, and the distinctive struggles and triumphs that come with it.
Opinion

Reductive stereotypes stifle middle aged women

Hillary Clinton is only one example; sitcoms often problematically show elder women as erratic, witless, and dependent.

Arts

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Boston's newest cultural district arrives on Emerson's doorstep
Among the daily flow of traffic pouring through Boylston and Charles Streets stands a statue of Edgar Allen Poe in mid-stride, manuscripts flying out of his briefcase and fallen leaves circling his frame. The literary icon returned to his birthplace earlier this month to celebrate Boston’s recent designation as the country’s first Literary Cultural District.

Sports

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Senior captain leads women’s tennis by example
In the Oct. 4 match against Smith College, the visual and media arts major won the Lions’ second match of the season, a 10-8 victory that went into a tiebreaker set.