The Berkeley Beacon

Lee Ann Jastillana

Beacon Correspondent

Jastillana can be reached at leeann_jastillana@emerson.edu.


Articles

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Students designs device to keep kids safe

About 17 years ago, a regular day at the beach took an abrupt turn when 3-year-old Sierra Ducey found herself lost and completely panicked. Luckily, a man pointed her to the lifeguard who then returned her to her father. For Ducey, now a junior marketing communication major, this experience became the inspiration behind her current entrepreneurial project, Kids Positioning System, or KiPS, a geographic tracking device that enables parents to track their kids’ locations.

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EAGLE show takes aim at expectations

Two members of Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone (EAGLE) sit behind a table at the cultural center, scribbling down notes as auditioners recite monologues in front of them. The second annual Queer Monologues production is in two weeks, and EAGLE needs a huge group of passionate writers and dedicated performers to produce an impactful show.

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Alumna ventures into world of tech

Amid the musical theater actors and indie filmmakers of her graduating class, Allison Grinberg-Funes ‘11, found herself venturing down a more peculiar road toward a career in technology. As a content specialist at Raizlabs, a software design and development company, she bounces from working with development teams on blog posts to marketing different events.

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Students help shape the minds of youth

“We lead students to understand that they can be change-makers, even as 13 or 14-year-olds,” Shah said.

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Humans of Emerson documents students’ stories

“He made us feel like we each had stories to tell,” Howell said.

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Alum brings her creative talents to St. Francis house

“The perception that intelligence has something to do with homelessness is incorrect,” Buchanan said.