The Berkeley Beacon

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College looks to fill Colonial Theatre

The Board of Trustees is reviewing bids from various performing arts organizations interested in providing programming to the Colonial Theatre, President M. Lee Pelton said.
Sports

Freshman leading in kills and kinetic energy

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Edwards is the team leader in kills, digs, and total points. She also ranks 8th in those categories, in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.
News

The Dogtor is in: ECAPS gets therapy dog

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Rudy, the newest four-legged member of Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS), has proved that this unusual approach may be just what students need to feel safe, according to owner Annelle Kallman, one of Emerson’s clinical social workers and substance abuse counselors.
Arts

Pink Taco hosts first woman-focused soiree of the semester

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The dreamy setting and accompanying artwork kicked off Pink Taco’s Sensitive Soiree, an event showcasing 14 Emerson storytellers, filmmakers, musicians, and more, to celebrate those who identify within the female spectrum and their art.
Arts

Those "classics" you may not have read, but should

Contemporary literature is having an incredible moment right now—it’s evolving and redefining itself and inventing new methods of storytelling. But while new hardcovers coming to shelves lately have been compelling and rich and bizarre and so worthy of discussion, I feel I can’t review them head-on without first mentioning the classics.
Lifestyle

Queer questions: How to start the new year off right

I write this letter to you as one queer student to another in hopes of making your journey a bit easier than mine.

News

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LA part-time faculty ratifies union contract
Most of Emerson’s Los Angeles part-time faculty will receive a salary boost thanks to their recently-formed union’s new contract with the college, according to Jennifer Vandever, the interim president of the union.

Arts

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Take a Seat: Comedian visits college
Known by many for his role on Fox’s Mulaney, Smith visited Emerson for a stand-up performance. Students gathered in the multipurpose room to hear Smith’s jokes for an hour. The comedian interacted with the audience, asking them deeply personal questions about their love lives and beyond.

Opinion

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Living through a lens: a fractured view of American life
The media I was exposed to portrays life here in extremes, but day-to-day life is somewhere in the middle.

Lifestyle

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A friendship stitched together through embroidery
Two Emerson friends, Sara Barber and Ashley Dunn, have found a way to make easy money while doing something they call both relaxing and fun: embroidery.

Sports

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Soccer: NEWMAC battle begins after 2-3 start
The Lions (3-4, 0-1) began the season with five non-conference games, resulting in a record of 2-3.