NEWS

  • Piano Row six-person suites return Fall 2019

    The college will convert all eight-person suites in the Piano Row residence hall back to six-person suites as of summer 2019, to follow the completion of the Little Building. The eight-person suites are part…

  • Iwasaki Library experiences high turnover rates

    Five resignations by Iwasaki Library staff over the past six months has resulted in two vacant positions and three positions filled by new employees, according to a college official.  …

  • Beacon Podcast: Library Vacancies

    Five Iwasaki Library staff members have left the college since the summer. We brought Beacon correspondent Katie Redefer on to explain.

  • Voice Your Choice results change after controversy over allocation

    After students sent angry emails and created heated social media posts about Voice Your Choice allocations, the student action committee altered its decision to spread $100,000 of alumni gift money…

  • Incident Journal

    The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Nov. 26…

  • Syria war photo exhibition on display in Iwasaki

    Skinny children, ash-laden streets, and a young mother with worrisome eyes are among the 18 images students can see as they walk into the Iwasaki Library from Nov. 16 until…

  • Sophomore wins rare runoff election for WLP senator

    Sophomore Anthony Rodriguez won the position of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Student Government Association Senatorial seat after a rare initial tie.   The draw triggered a runoff election between…

  • 12 Hemenway to return to original owner in Fall 2019

    The college’s two-year lease on the 12 Hemenway residence hall will end fall 2019 as the college reopens the Little Building following a two-year renovation. 12 Hemenway will return to…

  • SGA Town Hall served as starting point for departmental conversations

    Faculty and students gathered to discuss their academic experiences and help the Student Government Association collect information on potential changes at the SGA Academic Town Hall on Tuesday. Students presented…

LIVING ARTS

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    Freshman goalkeeper creates non-profit to promote absentee ballots

    In a short video uploaded to his Facebook on Oct. 11, freshman Robbie Shinder, a goalkeeper for the men’s soccer…
    1 day ago

    Men’s basketball heads into conference play after mixed start to season

    The men’s basketball team will begin conference play on Jan. 2  with an opportunity to improve on last year’s 4-10…
    2 days ago

    Esports team remains hopeful for the future after tournament loss

    The Emerson Esports “Overwatch” team lost in the first round of the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup tournament on Dec. 8…
    5 days ago

    Senior carries women’s basketball to key win over Smith

    Senior forward Charlie Boyle scored a career-high 36 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Smith Pioneers 86-77 on…
    1 week ago

    Esports team to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

    Emerson College Esports qualified to compete in the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup tournament. One group of six Emerson students competitively…

    OPINION

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: What we’ve accomplished and what we can improve

      At issue: Our fall 2018 semester Our take: We’re proud of our advancements, and we strive to do better. Last semester, we tried something new. For the first time,The Berkeley Beacon restructured from weekly print editions to a digital-first, daily publication. We experimented with staff positions and roles, the layout of our website, content rollout, and more. Yet, this semester we were…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Merit-based aid helps the privileged, need-based aid helps all

      Ian Mandt is the executive treasurer for the Student Government Association.  In order to pay for his daughter’s semester at Emerson Los Angeles, Chloe Warfford’s father used his retirement funds. “He wanted the opportunity so badly for me,” Warfford said. The average student in Massachusetts holds $32,065 in debt, and the state is the seventh highest in the nation for…

    • Opinion

      Major Thoughts: Making the most of journalism’s outdated curriculum

      Emerson is consistently ranked by College Factual as one of the best journalism schools in the country. During my senior year of high school, I visited the college and my tour guide showed my group the newsroom in the Walker Building. After the tour, I was impressed by the facilities, projects, and opportunities so much that I was convinced Emerson was the…

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: Raise your awareness and lower your voice

      At issue: The lack of library etiquette Our take: Please use your inside voices As due dates for papers, projects, and tests for finals loom, it seems like the entire student body will be occupying the library. It’s a stressful time and while we all feel like yelling, the library is not the place to do it—even if you’re in…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Building a bridge of empathy between student and teacher

      Before the fourth grade, math was my favorite subject. I enjoyed my math classes and always participated actively. However, this all changed when a new teacher arrived. He assigned unbelievable amounts of homework, which was hard for fourth graders to finish in time, and he refused to take any excuses. He pushed students’ heads against the table and pulled their…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Self-care beyond bubble baths and face masks

      Students’ schedules will become even busier in preparation for finals as the end of the semester approaches. They may place taking care of themselves at the bottom of their to-do list in these next few weeks. But here in the opinion section we want to encourage a healthy work-life balance and talk about the importance of self-care. To learn more about…