The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015

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 Claire Nobles

Managing Editors Anna Buckley, Lifestyle & Sports
Hunter Harris, News & Opinion
Christina Bartson, Arts, Events, & Features

News Editor Laura King

Opinion Editor Jackie Roman

Sports Editor David A. Bumpus

Arts Editor Mark Gartsbeyn

Lifestyle Editor Rebecca Szkutak

Photography Editor Carly Wickham

Business Manager Kelsey Finn

Adviser Ric Kahn

Deputy News Editor Martha Schick

Assistant News Editor Katie Burns

Enterprise Reporter Bret Hauff

Legal Reporter Dina Kleiner

Assistant Opinion Editor Dan Blomquist

Assistant Sports Editor Hannah Miller

Assistant Arts Editor Shelby Grebbin

Assistant Lifestyle Editor Stephany Christie

Deputy Photography Editor Evan Walsh

Assistant Photography Editor Asta Tall

Copyeditors Holly Kirkman
Jillian Meehan
Ali Reitzel

Designer Aren Kabarajian
Caitlin O'Beirne

Illustrators Holly Kirkman

Social Media Director Ashley Lokken