The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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 Laura King

Managing Editors Mark Gartsbeyn

Bret Hauff

Rebecca Szkutak

News Editor Nathanael King

Opinion Editor Katherine Burns

Sports Editor Matt Couture

Arts Editor Cathleen Cusachs

Lifestyle Editor Ross Cristantiello

Photography Editor Cassandra Martinez

Limburg Bureau Chief Madelene Nieman

Los Angeles Bureau Chief Hannah Miller

Business Manager Gabriella Mumma

Adviser Douglas Struck


Deputy News Editor Allison Hagan

Assistant News Editor Shafaq Patel

Enterprise Writer Max Reyes

Breaking News Reporter Celia Carbone

Legal Reporter Dina Kleiner

Deputy Opinion Editor Hannah Ebanks

Assistant Opinion Editor Maya Pontone

Assistant Sports Editor Matt Case

Assistant Arts Editor Natalie Busch

Assistant Lifestyle Editor Monika Davis

Deputy Photo Editor Ezekiel Levin

Assistant Photo Editor Bethany Hamlin

Copyeditors Jillian Meehan

Al Reitzel

Design Director Lauren Goldstein

Illustrators Shelby Grebbin

Laura King

Social Media Manager Ashley Lokken

Playlist Curator Geoff Morrissey