Claire Nobles is the editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon. She is a senior journalism major with a double minor in political science and digital media & culture.
Originally from Houston, her previous work at the Beacon has been primarily in the sports section, where she's written about the athletic department's first logo, covered playoff series, and reported on the school's struggle to transition to its new conference.
She currently works at the Boston Globe city desk, where she reports on breaking news for the metro section of the newspaper.
I’m also realizing the weight of the expectation that I have to go straight into the professional world after this.
Emerson College will have a new permanent dining hall and student social space by fall 2017, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a campus-wide email on Thursday. It’s scheduled to open simultaneously with the new 2 Boylston Pl. residence hall.
Ishmael Carlos Rosas, a 20-year-old sophomore visual and media arts student, passed away on Feb. 29.
Emerson will update its website on Sunday in preparation for an anticipated overhaul in fall 2017, according to a school-wide email from Andrew Tiedemann, vice president for communications and marketing.
After former head coach Dave Hanley stepped down in early May, the baseball team found his replacement just a month later in June when the athletic department hired former independent league player Jerod Edmondson.
Former independent league player Jerod Edmondson will take over as Emerson baseball’s head coach, according to a post on the team’s Facebook page, announced in late June.
Over 900 students from the class of 2015 graduated from Emerson College on May 18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Emerson athletics released its first logo, three teams made the playoffs, and the department introduced its new director, Patricia Nicol.
In fall 2013, the athletic department said it wanted to have every coach be full-time just two years later. But with that deadline quickly approaching, it doesn’t appear that the department will make its goal—of the 14 varsity sports, only eight have full-time coaches.
The college’s new, permanent athletic facilities may be more convenient, but they’re not perfect, as they’ve presented a slew of new problems for athletes and coaches alike.
For the second straight year, no spring sports will qualify for the NEWMAC playoffs.
The softball team earned its first conference victories in April 11's sweep of Smith.
Emerson’s men’s volleyball team had four players recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference’s end-of-season awards.
The men’s volleyball team went 13-13 this season, the first time the program posted a not-losing record in its six-year history. Despite being eliminated from the first round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs on April 7, the team ranked among the best in the country in several statistical categories.
With three conference games left on the schedule, the women’s lacrosse team has already matched its conference win total from last season. The Lions are currently 6-4 overall, with a 2-3 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference—good for the fifth spot in the rankings—but still have their toughest opponents to come.
The Lions will face third-seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology on April 7 in the first round of GNAC playoffs.
Meredith Weber is the leading scorer for the Lions, with 27 goals so far this season. She’s coming off a freshman campaign where she started all 15 matches and scored a team-high 48 goals.
In volleyball, players tend to specialize in offense or defense. Freshman Nick Rusk, however, is a bit of an oddity: He’s second on the team in both kills and digs, which he credits to his beach volleyball experience.
They wear the same purple and gold uniforms, tap their IDs in the lobby of Piano Row, and may even know more about the Lions than the average student, but several of the department’s student-athletes aren’t actually enrolled at Emerson College.
Though Emerson’s women’s lacrosse team failed to qualify for the postseason last year, players are attacking this season with the confidence of making the playoffs, according to head coach Kathryn Egizi.
Kathryn Egizi, Emerson’s new women’s lacrosse coach, will see some familiar faces on April 15—her former team, the Wellesley College Blue. Up until last June, Egizi was one of their assistant coaches.
The Emerson women’s basketball team has the most players recognized by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference for academic success, the conference announced on Feb. 23.
About 40 fans showed their Lion pride at the men’s basketball team’s quarterfinal loss to conference rival Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Feb. 25.
After an ACL injury on Jan. 5 during basketball practice, Macy Day’s senior basketball and lacrosse seasons prematurely ended.
After posting a 3-3 conference record through Jan. 24, the men’s basketball team lost four consecutive games to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opponents, putting their postseason hopes in jeopardy. But on Feb. 11, it snapped its losing streak with a 68-55 win over the Coast Guard Academy.
Boston’s recent snowstorms have canceled one men’s volleyball game and several practices, but according to head coach Ben Read, the team is using this time off to their advantage by resting up.
Though they are playing different sports, these two athletes are both facing similar challenges as latecomers. But their teammates and coaches say they are adjusting well.
Emerson’s athletic department officially unveiled its new logo on the floor of the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 24.
With the end of basketball season just around the corner, find out what the playoffs look like right now for the Emerson Lions.
The Lions are 4-4 in New England Women and Men’s Athletic Conference play, and 9-7 overall. Their four conference wins already match their total NEWMAC wins from last year.
While most students were still on winter break, the Emerson men’s basketball team was already hitting the court.
At this time last year, the men’s basketball team was 5-3 and preparing for Division III powerhouse Amherst College, an eventual upset win for the Lions. A year later, Emerson is 3-4 and underperforming with a more complete roster.
The Emerson’s men’s soccer team received the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row on Wednesday.
A final look at the fall sports' seasons.
Emerson had 25 athletes named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference teams for fall sports, the department announced on its website Monday.
With fall sports winding down, find out where the Lions are in the playoff hunt.
Members of the women’s soccer team set a goal for themselves: each player needed to raise at least $100, or $2,400 collectively, for an annual cancer awareness walk.
Find out where the fall Emerson sports teams stand in the NEWMAC playoff race.
Emerson College said it won't be affected by the new NCAA concussion ordinance because it already had such protocols in place.
In just one year, sophomore middle hitter Julianna Augustine saw her role shift from a freshman rookie to a mentor to her younger teammates on the volleyball team.
Despite narrowly losing most games last season, the Emerson women’s soccer team is looking forward to its next season in its new, tougher conference.