NEWS

  • Teach-In on race promotes activism within Emerson

    Rachel Kuo, an Asian-American scholar and educator, kicked off the third annual Teach-In on Race on Oct. 12 by emphasizing how many movements focusing on race and inequality come from…

  • Striking Marriott workers protest on Tremont Street

    More than 100 Marriott Hotel workers marched through Tremont Street and protested at the intersection of Tremont and Stuart street as part of their ongoing strike. Workers from seven different…

  • SGA awards $3,000 gift to senior

    A senior received a $3,000 gift from the Student Government Association, funded by leftover money from an unused scholarship, over the summer. This summer, Executive Treasurer Ian Mandt said the…

  • College seeks to redeem recycling and composting rates

    Emerson came in last place in a recycling competition against five other Boston colleges and universities last spring. This semester, the Sustainability Committee and Bon Appetit combined resources to focus…

  • Backstage Cafe offers reusable straws to curb plastic waste

    The Backstage Cafe now offers customers free reusable straws. Emerson dining services chose to eliminate all plastic straws campus-wide at the beginning of the semester, Director of Operations for Dining…

  • 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. Tuesday,…

  • Alumnus receives first on-campus statue in Boylston Place Alley

    The college unveiled a statue of alumnus Norman Lear—the first of its kind on campus—in the Boylston Place Alley on Thursday, Oct. 4. Hundreds of people, including Norman Lear, his…

  • College rolls out demands from staff union

    The college began distributing the demands and benefits listed in the collective bargaining agreement or contract with Emerson’s staff union after ratification this summer. The Service Employees International Union 888…

  • FAB approves appeals to EAGLE and AEPhi for events

    The Financial Advisory Board unanimously approved two appeal requests at the weekly Thursday meeting. Emerson’s Advancement Group for Love and Expression appealed for $4,992 to fund the 23 events planned…

LIVING ARTS

SPORTS

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    Women’s volleyball set to close out season after injuries

    The women’s volleyball team nears the end of a competitive season despite injuries to four key players. With a 2-6 conference…
    5 days ago

    Women’s soccer makes final push for playoff spot

    The women’s soccer team’s expectations of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoff run near reality as the…
    5 days ago

    First road NEWMAC win keeps men’s soccer in playoff hunt

    The men’s soccer team may make playoffs, despite a conference record of 1-3 and only three games left in their…
    7 days ago

    Women’s soccer loses to WPI after two late goals

    Worchester Polytechnic Institute scored a pair of late goals to beat the women’s soccer team 3-1 on Saturday. Emerson started…
    2 weeks ago

    Women’s volleyball loses close match to Wheaton

    The women’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to Wheaton College on Tuesday night after five close sets. While Wheaton won the…

    OPINION

    • Op-ed: Defying the temptation of notifications

      Recently I’ve had the urge to throw my phone in the trash. It started toward the end of the summer, when breaking news alerts constantly reminded me that the outside world wasn’t the same as my lazy vacation. Since school started, my number of daily notifications has skyrocketed due to my busy schedule. Now, any bing from my phone induces…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Exercise for women shouldn’t come with threats

      Two summers ago a man in a car followed me while I jogged in my neighborhood. After two instances where he insisted I stop running and speak to him, I fled to my former high school’s  swimming pool, which was thankfully nearby and hosting a swim meet. When I turned away from his car, the man yelled obscenities at me and sped…

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: When ‘the best course of action’ isn’t enough

      At issue: Vacant Title IX lead investigator position Our take: Refusal to communicate renders ambiguity The Office of Title IX Equity and Access still does not have a lead investigator after an eight-month search, and the office took down the job posting earlier this month after two out of the three qualified candidates took jobs elsewhere. The Office has not employed…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Speaking up to dismantle cultural barriers

      One day, as I sat struggling with a reading assignment, my roommate simply asked, “What’s up?” I wasn’t sure how to reply. In China, I never studied such exchanges in my English classes. I asked her, “How do people usually respond when asked, ‘What’s up?’” She told me I could just answer “All right” or “Nothing.” So I nodded my…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Students detail financial journey to Emerson

      Last month, the Beacon profiled a student planning to join the military after graduation to help pay off college debt. This story made us curious about the efforts other students make for financial assistance. So, we reached out on social media and by email to ask students: “The cost of attending Emerson is high and the rate of tuition increase…

    • Editorial

      EDITORIAL: Not just speaking out, but showing up

      At issue: Organizing a rapid response to overwhelming events. Our take: Let’s maintain this momentum. Last Thursday, the nation watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Viewing the hearing was almost inevitable as classrooms, offices, and restaurants across the nation tuned into various news outlets. Accusing Judge Kavanaugh of…