The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Quidditch teams raise money for World Cup

The Quidditch World Cup is doing things a bit differently this year by adding a Division II slot, moving the location and date, and holding Regional championships. Because of these changes, two Emerson teams need to raise enough money to get them to the competition.

Spring break steals

Spring break is right around the corner, and for many, that means a short getaway or trip home. But for those of you sticking around Boston, the closed dining hall and extra time are the perfect reasons to eat beyond our little corner of the Common.


Keeping the faith

President of Emerson Good News Fellowship Kate Caldwell, a junior writing, literature and publishing major, said she’s noticed a significant increase in members since she first joined the group her freshman year.


Culture and coffee create community

When students want to have an enlightened discussion about different cultures and are craving a cup of Joe, there is a place they can go: International Coffee Hour.


The Awesome Cave echoes variety of voices

After graduating from Emerson last year, Danny Horgan faced a meager job market — so he created his own job.

This spring’s fashions

Even though piles of snow line the streets, it’s not too early to start thinking about clothes for spring. With Fashion Week just wrapping up in New York, everyone’s already thinking of next fall’s trends.


Running for a cause

On April 15, after running 26 miles in one day and raising over $5,000 dollars over the course of four months, senior Lauren Cortizo will be able to check one thing off her bucket list: participating in the Boston Marathon.


Cutting hair while cutting costs

For students who plan on wasting away spring break lying on their couch at home, Emerson’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) offers another option. The volunteer organization is bolstering its trip offerings this year by giving students the option to give aid in four different locations


EC Cash and dash: students swipe for taxi rides

With a quick swipe of an Emerson ID, EC Cash can be used as payment for food, laundry, and printing homework. EC Cash can also be used to pay for taxi rides, a new feature that went into effect in October.


Valentine’s sweetie-pie

Have your pie, and a second slice, too. This guilt-free dessert is the perfect way to give your Valentine’s Day a sweet ending.


Making magic modern

Benzaquin, who can be caught with a deck of cards on him wherever he goes, said he initially became interested in magic as a 5-year-old after watching TV shows such as The World’s Greatest Magic and various David Copperfield specials.

Communicating science through film

The college is co-sponsoring a science communication workshop on Friday at the Boston Museum of Science, featuring two Emerson professors and an Emerson alumnus on the discussion panel.


Web show answers love's toughest questions

In a school overrun with student organizations, publications, TV shows, and blogs, two freshmen writing, literature, and publishing majors have decided Emerson students are still in need of one more: a show that will give students advice on their love and social lives.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts workshop to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

To many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just a break from work. It’s an excuse for a weekend getaway, or a time to shop MLK Day sales. But for others, the day is an important time of consideration.

Dietary fat more good than bad

There are few things in this country that are vilified as much as dietary fat. Everywhere you turn, there are low-fat versions of all of your favorite foods, condiments, prepared foods, etc. But fat isn’t actually the enemy. Maintaining your health, even if you are trying to lose weight, requires a moderate amount of fat in your diet.