The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Berkeley Beacon is Emerson College’s independent, student-run newspaper. Founded in 1947, the weekly publishes in print on Thursdays each fall and spring semester and online daily. The paper is a chronicle of life at Emerson — covering student government politics, campus performances, and school-wide trends.

In recent years, the paper’s reporting has revealed racial biases in the college’s tenure practices, performance space struggles for student groups, and food code violations in the campus dining facilities.

In 2011, the paper took strides in increasing its online presence by launching the first college newspaper website with a responsive design, following The Boston Globe’s release of, the world’s first HTML5, responsive-designed newspaper site.


Phone: 617-855-NEWS (6397)

Address: Piano Row, Rm. L-145
150 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

Editor-in-Chief Jackie Roman

Managing Editors Mark Gartsbeyn

Christina Bartson

Laura King

News Editor Nathanael King

Opinion Editor Shelby Grebbin

Sports Editor Hannah Miller

Arts Editor Cathleen Cusachs

Lifestyle Editor Rebecca Szkutak

Photography Editor Jacob Cutler

Web Editor Joanne Paquin

Business Manager Cristina Ashbaugh

Adviser Jerry Lanson

Deputy News Editor Bret Hauff

Assistant News Editor Ross Cristantiello

Staff News Writer Sydney Zuckerman

Enterprise Reporter Allison Hagan

Legal Reporter Dina Kleiner

Assistant Opinion Editor Madelene Nieman

Deputy Sports Editor Matt Couture

Assistant Sports Editor Matt Case

Assistant Arts Editor Natalie Busch

Assistant Lifestyle Editor Gretchen Kuhsel

Assistant Photo Editor Cassandra Martinez

Copyeditors Jillian Meehan

Ali Reitzel

Designer Caitlin O'Beirne

Illustrators Shelby Grebbin 

Simon Penrose

Social Media Director Ashley Lokken