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Hot takes: Media does more than entertain

TV shows, movies, and podcasts that'll enlighten as well as entertain.

Best of Boston: Off-campus living

The Beacon's take on the neighborhoods of Boston and beyond.

Hot takes: Beacon talks Oscars

Members of the Beacon Staff share their thoughts on this weekend's Academy Awards.

Beacon picks: holiday flicks

Now that Thanksgiving is over and December has finally arrived, it’s officially the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch your favorite holiday movie. Here are ten festive film recommendations from the Beacon staff to keep you warm this winter.

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Kasteel Well program celebrates 30 years

Emerson’s Kasteel Well study abroad program turned 30 this year. On Tuesday, the Limburg, Netherlands, campus hosted a banquet at De Bunn, a recreational center in the town, to commemorate the anniversary.

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2014–2015: A school year in review

A look back at the news and trends that shaped this school year.

Campus Crime Log, April 2

Tuesday Mar. 24: The Boston Fire Department and the Emerson College Police Department responded to Piano Row for a fire alarm. The fire alarm was caused by a student who had burnt food in a microwave oven.

Campus Crime Log

Wednesday, November 12: A student was harassed while walking down Avery Street to Paramount Center.

Letter to the editor from Tori Weston

"I do agree that without true financial commitment Emerson Pathways shows underprivileged students what may not be attainable. However, there is another program that has the potential of making Emerson attainable."

Animal House-style parties created by gender stereotypes

There are systematic impediments that prevent women from finding a way to empower themselves in party culture.

Public Safety Log - April 24, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log, from April 15 to April 21.

Public Safety Log - April 17, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log from April 8 - 14.

Public Safety Log - April 10, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log from April 1 to April 8.

Public Safety Log - April 03, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log from March 25 to March 31.

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Public Safety Log - March 27, 2014

Emerson College Police Department's crime log, from March 17 through March 24.

Before athletics gets Nicol, change is due

It took nearly two years, but Emerson has finally filled the long-vacant athletic director position. The college went 668 days without a permanent department head, after Kristin Parnell resigned in May 2012.

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Public Safety Log - March 20, 2014

Emerson College Police's crime log, from February 25 through March 16, 2014.

Letter to the editor from Elise Harrison

<p>Dear Editor,</p> <p>Counseling and Psychologic

Letter to the editor from Dylan Manderlink

"Although there were other factors that played into my change in employment, while working with Sarah, I felt incredibly unsupported and mistreated as an employee."

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The Beacon's 2013 Academy Award Picks

See the films Beacon staff members think should take home Oscars on Sunday night.

Public Safety Log: January 31, 2013

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Letter of tuition suggestions from the SGA

We fully recognize and respect that tuition increases are a necessary method of sustaining the College’s yearly operations. Bearing that in mind, what follow are the conclusions we came to regarding the student body’s experience with yearly tuitions. Please consider our 10 findings and suggestions.

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Text of President Pelton's groundbreaking remarks

"...we extend Emerson’s distinctive curricular footprint across an entire continent, from the shores of one ocean to the shores of another, confident in our capacity to take full advantage of what Los Angeles is and what it will be, a city of brilliant light and unending promise."

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Renderings of Emerson's new LA campus

Here's what Emerson's new campus in the heart of Hollywood will look like.

Public Safety Log

Click to read the Public Safety Log for this week.

Ending the worst musical generalization

<p>strongNina Corcoran, Music Columnist/strong<...

With slam, Poetry Project reviews hopeful bards

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>As the Emerson Poetry Pr...

New media visionaries immerse audience in technological art

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>To artists Brooke Knight...

A Fight to the Clef: Wax on Felt hosts competition for recording contract

<p>strongJason Madanjian, Beacon Staff/strong</...

Acappellics Anonymous steps up to competition

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>They sing. They perform....

Kids in the Hallway: EmStage’s Paraffin and Nursing bring secrets and disease to corridors

<p></p><p>strongJaclyn Diaz, Beacon Corresponde...

Kids in the Hallway: EmStage’s Paraffin and Nursing bring secrets and disease to corridors

<p></p><p>strongJaclyn Diaz, Beacon Corresponde...

The SGA Speech Night Liveblog

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>9:20 p.m.: That's the end...

The SGA Speech Night Liveblog

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>9:19 p.m.: The debates an...

Walk brings to light issues of domestic abuse

<p></p><p>strongElizabeth Gillis, Beacon Staff/...

Walk brings to light issues of domestic abuse

<p></p><p>strongElizabeth Gillis, Beacon Staff/...

Miss Manners

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She Loves Me gives musical twist to old romance story

<p></p><p>strongNancy Valev, Beacon Corresponde...

Commuting from Portland to Boston

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>En Route</p><p>This is t...

Grad students test literary waters with reading series

<p>strongEric Twardzik, Beacon Staff/strong</p>...

Leary talks to students, celebrates literary magazine

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>divstrongBeth Treffeisen, ...

Windows of Opportunity: Visual artists add spectacle to Paramount façade

<p></p><p>strongAndrew Doerfler, Beacon Staff/s...

Emerson should up its LGBTQ-friendliness with new cultural center

<p>strongTau Zaman/strong</p><p>The summer afte...

Change in SGA leadership a chance for improvement

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>SGA president d...

After half term, SGA president to step down

<p></p><p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/s...

Men’s basketball routed in opener versus Ramapo

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

Women’s basketball rides three-point shooting to win

<p></p><p>strongAlanna Grady and Evan Sporer, B...

Boisterious Bollywood-themed dance rocks Cab

<p></p><p>strongJason Madanjian, Beacon Staff/s...

Boisterious Bollywood-themed dance rocks Cab

<p></p><p>strongJason Madanjian, Beacon Staff/s...

Occupy Broadway: Theater can focus protests’ passion

<p>strongBenjamin Kabialis, Theater Columnist/s...

Occupy Broadway: Theater can focus protests’ passion

<p>strongBenjamin Kabialis, Theater Columnist/s...

Let them eat cupcakes

<p> Correspondent/strong</p><p>When the thought...

New online mag goes to print

<p></p><p>strongKatie Prisco-Buxbaum, Beacon St...

Nerding Out

<p>strongAlfredo Gil, Beacon Columnist/strong</...

Future overseas programs should promote professionalism

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Emerson’s annou...

Israeli LGBTQ rights campaign under causeless fire by critics

<p>, Beacon Correspondent/strong</p><p>October ...

Merry men in the hood: Emerson Stage brings Prince of Thieves to Paramount

<p></p><p>strongChristina Jedra, Beacon Corresp...

Emerson students lead their first Occupy Boston general assembly

<p></p><p>strongMike Disman, Beacon Staff/stron...

Students spot pesky pests in dining hall

<p></p><p>strongErin Farley, Beacon Corresponde...

Modes of writing change, but the approach should remain the same

<p></p><p>strongBy: Morgan Baker, Beacon Column...

Homecourt Heartbreak

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>divstrongChris Eyer, Beaco...

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<p>(L-r) JOHN CHO as Harold and KAL PENN as Kum...

Harold Kumar 3

<p>(L-r) Director TODD STRAUSS-SCHULSON, KAL PE...

Youthful women’s team ready to grow

<p></p><p>strongIan Brophy, Beacon Corresponden...

Youthful women’s team ready to grow

<p></p><p>strongIan Brophy, Beacon Corresponden...

Editor-in-Chic

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Inside ECPD: officers scout the streets

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Staff/st...

Dining facilities to ban plastic bottles

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Bradbury, Beacon Staf...

Don't touch that doorknob

<p></p><p>strongJamie Bogert and Briana Azar, B...

United States Marine Corps veteran’s calls of duty

<p></p><p>strongJennifer Ortakales, Beacon Corr...

New spiritual life commissioner named

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Bradbury, Beacon Staf...

Conference draws Emerson students, faculty

<p></p><p>strongKatie Prisco-Buxbaum, Beacon St...

As cattiness pulls TV audiences, female friendship increasingly rare

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Los Angeles plans cause for California Dreamin’

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Administration ...

Volleyball opens playoffs strong with sweep of JWU

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Volleyball opens playoffs strong with sweep of JWU

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Emerson hockey squashes Nads in season opener

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer and Ian Steele, Bea...

Cross-country teams end season on familiar trails

<p></p><p>strongAngus Dickerson, Beacon Corresp...

Emmanuel sinks men’s soccer in GNAC quarterfinals

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

Alumna shares memoir details

<p></p><p>strongMike Disman, Beacon Corresspond...

RAD self defense class draws students

<p></p><p>strongFrankie Olito, Beacon Corresspo...

RAD self defense class draws students

<p></p><p>strongFrankie Olito, Beacon Corresspo...

Professor garners grant for lyrical filmmaking

<p></p><p>strongEric Twardzik, Beacon Correspon...

Colombian artists showcase their work at Emerson

<p></p><p>strongAndrew Doerfler, Beacon Staff/s...

Blog use increases among Emerson classes

<p>strongJacqueline Pauley, Beacon Corressponde...

Me, Myself, and I: The detriments of ditching the group mentality

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Duo to create Occupy film

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Staff/st...

Occupy’s goals only as complicated as problems they address

<p></p><p>strongMatt Durham, Beacon Corresponde...

Students should keep it safe, classy on Halloweekend

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Annual Hallowee...

Para-Emerson: Haunted happenings on campus

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>divstrongAlexandra Filecci...

Lions bitten by Sharks yet again

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>divstrongEvan Sporer, Beac...

Eleven down, two to go

<p></p><p>strongAlanna Grady, Beacon Staff/stro...

Eleven down, two to go

<p></p><p>strongAlanna Grady, Beacon Staff/stro...

The Furey of John

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Women’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since ’97

<p></p><p>strongAngus Dickerson/Beacon Correspo...

Women’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since ’97

<p></p><p>strongAngus Dickerson, Beacon Corresp...

Cloud Nine bends gender, politics, and theater conventions

<p></p><p>A bare table and a few chairs decorat...

There’s No Place Like Home: Student actors take the Paramount Mainstage for addendum to ArtsEmerson production

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>The time spent at colleg...

There’s No Place Like Home: Student actors take the Paramount Mainstage for addendum to ArtsEmerson production

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>The time spent at colleg...

SGA weeks behind in posting minutes to website

<p></p><p>Constitutions are not framed by accid...

SGA weeks behind in posting minutes to website

<p></p><p>Constitutions are not framed by accid...

Paint it pink: Women’s volleyball sweeps tri-match

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Men’s soccer downs JWU, clinches GNAC homefield

<p></p><p>strongIan Steele, Beacon Corresponden...

Miss Manners

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Forty winks or grub and drinks?

<p> Correspondent/strong</p><p>Two-hundred mile...

Occupy protesters are Dewey-ing nothing of importance

<p></p><p>strongEric Twardzik, Beacon Correspon...

CPLA granted $10,640 after appeal

<p>, Beacon staff and CPLA members, did not con...

Alum shares marketing expertise

<p></p><p>strongKatie Prisco-Buxbaum, Beacon St...

Emerson students unite for Occupy Boston

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Staff/st...

SGA VP craves new meal plan

<p></p><p>strongHeidi Moeller, Beacon Staff/str...

Fit to Print

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Don your lederhosen, it's Oktoberfest time

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>Of all the holiday origi...

Don your lederhosen, it's Oktoberfest time

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>Of all the holiday origi...

Wax on Felt

<p>[portfolio_slideshow]</p><p>nbsp;</p><p>Band...

Wax on Felt

<p>[portfolio_slideshow]</p><p>nbsp;</p><p>Band...

Balancing Ambitions: At Emerson, Spanish professor finds a voice in both song and language

<p></p><p>strongSydney Lester, Beacon Correspon...

Nerding Out

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One student's life on the Red Line

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>divstrongAbigail Collins, ...

Havens' score sends Lions past Rams in heated match

<p></p><p>strongAlanna Grady, Beacon Correspond...

Basketball teams to tip off seasons with midnight event

<p></p><p>strongIan Steele, Beacon Corresponden...

With one leg to stand on, Hoglund keeps on running

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Two seek SGA slots

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Internship policy creates hurdles

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Staff/st...

Emerson student arrested at Occupy Boston

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>strongMike Disman, Beacon...

Chocolate Cake City twists The Twilight Zone

<p></p><p>strongTori Bedford, Beacon Correspond...

Elections give students chance to rock the vote

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Candidates run ...

Elections give students chance to rock the vote

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Candidates run ...

Lions subdue Saints in crucial GNAC matchup

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

Getting students back in theaters

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For fledgling writers, submit your best work with caution

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John Adams writer talks storytelling, creative leaps, and breakfast

<p></p><p>strongSofya Levina, Beacon Correspond...

John Adams screenwriter talks adaptation, objectivity, and differing conclusions

<p> Is this a lecture you have given before or ...

Economic protests sharpen focus on tuition burdens

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Occupy protests...

Books should represent reality, not heterosexuality

<p>By: Alessandra DiMonda</p><p>While books can...

Political activity is for every day, not every four years

<p>By: Sam Leska</p><p>At Emerson, we pride our...

Teach for America to host recruitment event

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Bradbury, Beacon Corr...

Occupy Wall Street spreads to Boston

<p></p><p>By Steve Miller, Beacon Staff</p><p>s...

Occupy Wall Street spreads to Boston

<p></p><p>By Steve Miller, Beacon Staff</p><p>s...

Occupy Boston draws Emerson protesters

<p></p><p>strongErin Farley, Beacon Corresponde...

Hear ye, hear ye: Emerson on the Freedom Trail

<p> Correspondent/strong/div</p><p>divDressed i...

Cycle around Boston

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Keep your “real person books”: Embracing young adult fiction

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Comedy collectives unite for multi-troupe performance

<p></p><p>strongSteve Miller, Beacon Staff/stro...

Editor-in-Chic

<p>strongMichelle King, Beacon Columnist/strong...

Student folksmith takes his time building a meaningful sound

<p></p><p>strongJaclyn Diaz, Beacon Corresponde...

Men’s soccer streak at four, behind seven goal outburst

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

Fit and motivated, Kaplon having breakout senior year

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Multimedia artist explores life and death in Delusion

<p>Tim Strain, Beacon Staff</p><p>“A tear falls...

Drunk Charlotte, or: How I learned to stop worrying and rock out

At a show, do a couple sidesteps, drop a few tears, or shout your favorite verse. As likely as it seems you’ll get several looks, you’ll probably get more smiles.

College to intensify fundraising efforts

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Bradbury, Beacon Corr...

Prof. monitors climate with roof- top camera

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Correspo...

LGBTQ rank slips 1 year post-rally

<p></p><p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/s...

Tennis coach resigns, files a complaint against college

<p> Staff/strong</p><p>divHours after resigning...

Thefts continue multiply campus wide

<p></p><p>strongJeannie Rodriguez, Beacon Staff...

Thefts continue multiply campus wide

<p></p><p>strongJeannie Rodriguez, Beacon Staff...

College to intensify fundraising efforts

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Bradbury, Beacon Corr...

Multimedia artist explores life and death in Delusion

<p>Tim Strain, Beacon Staff</p><p>“A tear falls...

Athletic misconduct allegations warrant investigation

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Resigning men’s...

“Love is Louder” when it’s sincere, not disingenuous

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Students protest to presidential official

<p></p><p>strongJamie Emmerman, Beacon Staff/st...

Prof. monitors climate with roof- top camera

<p></p><p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Correspo...

Bringing the Red Carpet to Boston: Showcase celebrating student auteurs will screen at Emerson after LA premiere

<p>strongBlake Campbell, Beacon Correspondent/s...

Drunk Charlotte, or: How I learned to stop worrying and rock out

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Home away from home: Lions get 'away' win at Rotch

<p></p><p>strongAlanna Grady, Beacon Correspond...

Emerson misses chances against GNAC power Sharks

<p></p><p>strongAngus Dickerson, Beacon Corresp...

Lawrence tallies first two as Emerson routs Wheelock

<p></p><p>em</p><p>/em</p><p>strongEvan Sporer,...

Save some face: Go au natural with eco-chic beauty products

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Thomas, Beacon Staff/...

Save some face: Go au natural with eco-chic beauty products

<p></p><p>strongStephanie Thomas, Beacon Staff/...

Bellflower finds success through collaboration, not flamethrowers

<p> Staff and Ben Schwartz, Film ColumnistBellf...

Elise Pié: Hillel’s first converted president

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>strongJamie Bogert, Beaco...

Elise Pié: Hillel’s first converted president

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>strongJamie Bogert, Beaco...

Miss Manners

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Miss Manners

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Student’s mobile street-wear store drives toward success

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>strongXakota Espinoza, Be...

Arrest made in string of bike thefts

<p></p><p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/s...

Arrest made in string of bike thefts

<p></p><p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/s...

Pulitzer-winner Junot Díaz talks artistry, community at lecture

<p></p><p>strongHayden Wright, Beacon Staff/str...

Pulitzer-winner Junot Díaz talks artistry, community at lecture

<p></p><p>strongHayden Wright, Beacon Staff/str...

Space to be added to library by 2015

<p> Correspondent/strong</p><p>A new location, ...

Class size concerns marketing students

<p>, Beacon Staff/strong</p><p>When junior Etha...

Students urged to be safe amid assaults

<p>strongNatalie Valdes, Beacon Correspondent/s...

Rizzi talks plans, goals for academic year

<p>divstrongNatalie Valdes, Beacon Corresponden...

Bible Talk’s discussion group recruits students

<p>strongJackie Tempera, Beacon Correspondent/s...

Protest Video Coverage-September 15, 2011

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Student Smokers Video

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Library needs seats and space, not Will and Grace

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Lions get revenge over Raiders in playoff rematch

<p></p><p>/div</p><p>strongJamie Bogert, Beacon...

Set pieces key comeback as men’s soccer downs Ida

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

Foehl’s early pair propels women’s soccer past Rivier

<p></p><p>strongEvan Sporer, Beacon Staff/stron...

President M. Lee Pelton's remarks at the 9/11 vigil

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Video: Anti-Abortion Protest Outside the Little Building

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<p>strongEditor in Chief/strong</p><p>Alexander...

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<p></p><p>Alexander C. Kaufman</p><p><strong>Ma...

Annual org fair draws 1,500 to gym

<p></p><p>Nearly 1,500 people  packed the Bobbi...

Anti-abortion protesters picket near the Little Building

<p> staff/strong/div</p><p>divPro-life advocate...

Pelton positions himself as People's President

<p>strongAt issue:/strong</p><p>Pelton’s contri...

After 4 years at Emerson, spearhead of diversity effort to retire

<p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/strong</...

After 4 years at Emerson, spearhead of diversity effort to retire

<p>strongXakota Espinoza, Beacon Staff/strong</...

Celebrate September: the academic New Year

<p>strongMorgan Baker, Beacon Columnist/strong<...

SGA appoints three new commissioners

<p></p><p>strongCaitlin Collins, Beacon Staff/s...

Lasell offense too much for women’s soccer

<p></p><p>strongEmanuel Goldberg, Beacon Corres...

Inexperience detrimental as men’s soccer falls big

<p></p><p>strongIan Brophy, Beacon Corresponden...

Kaplon, Rice earn honors as Lions sweep tournament

<p></p><p>strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong...

Substance over Spectacle: Lose the gimmicks, not the soul

<p>, Beacon Correspondent/strong</p><p>It is no...

We didn’t start the fire: cigarette bans hit Boston

<p></p><p>nbsp;</p><p>strongPhilip Tang, Beacon...

Nerding Out

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Refresh your produce, buy local

<p></p><p>strongAbigail Collins, Beacon Corresp...

(smoking video test)

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cig-final

<p>Junior Jaafar Layachia, a marketing communic...

9/11 Vigil Slideshow

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A mother explains what the flags represent to her young daughter.

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Annual org fair draws 1,500 to gym

<p></p><p>Nearly 1,500 people  packed the Bobbi...

New lifestyle magazines vie for student attention

<p></p><p>For four years, students craving the ...

Weeding out archaic views on unconventional motherhood

<p></p><p>As <em>Weeds</em> nears the finish li...

True diversity requires more than empty gestures

<p></p><p>Emerson’s granting of tenure to Prof....

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<p>Robert Drenkhahn, 20, and Zac Dearing, 21, b...

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<p>Robert Drenkhahn, 20, and Zac Dearing, 21, b...

Former D1 Coach To Head Men's Basketball

<p></p><p><strong>Beacon Staff<span style="font...

Former D1 Coach To Head Men's Basketball

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Student of the Week: John Francisconi

<p></p><p>John “Franny” Francisconi is a beauti...

A tribute to Liebergott

<p>When Jackie Liebergott took office, this yea...

A book honeymoon for a tired girl

<p></p><p>I am finished with my honor’s thesis....

Film student remembered for passion, work ethic

<p></p><p>Craig Brooke-Weiss said he remembers ...

Wrong in every context

<p>At issue: Homophobic language</p><p>Our take...

Wrong in every context

<p>At issue: Homophobic language</p><p>Our take...

Hoes Needing Bros

<p>Dear Auntie Em,&nbsp;</p><p>I have three fan...

Adultolescence: post-grad reimagined

<p>Sara Prescott, Beacon Contributor&nbsp;</p><...

Student of the Week: David Levine

<p>If asked to describe my roommate David “Dadd...

Talk it out: Communication helps tennis to first win

<p><strong>Evan Sporer, Beacon staff</strong></...

Student of the Week: Sean Glenn

<p></p><p>Sean Glenn is a freshman theater majo...

Crash and Burn

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p>I’m a senior graduatin...

Bagel Lover

<p>Dear Auntie Em,&nbsp;</p><p>My friend likes ...

Student of the Week: Mookie Loughran

<p></p><p>“Be Kookie Vote Mookie” can be heard ...

Don’t scribble if you’ve nothing to say

<p>At issue: A recent spat of vandalism across ...

Walk this way: Lions ride free passes to victory

<p><strong>Evan Sporer, Beacon staff</strong></...

2011-2012 SGA election results

<p>The following are the election results for t...

Space should go to students, not stars

<p></p><p>ArtsEmerson allots two EVVY days to o...

An open letter from the editor

<p></p><p>Dear Emerson College Students, Facult...

Hilary Kee and Dana Cornelius

<p>Marketing majors are among the most motivate...

Writing in is the right thing to do

<p></p><p></p><p><em>At issue: </em>Emerson stu...

Sleeping Beauty

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p><br id="internal-sourc...

Life on THE OTHER SIDE: Emerson’s Los Angeles program

<p></p><p>For some it’s the next big career mov...

Little Building + Walker + Starship Enterprise = the new ECLA

<p></p><p>When construction begins on the colle...

Seniors end their Emerson college career with a Hollywood internship

<p></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Name</em>:  Ida Mich...

La-la-la-livin’

<p></p><p>Tall luscious palm trees swaying in t...

The Real Hollywood Stars

<p></p><p>Time to leave Hollywood and head to B...

hindsight: an ECLA alumn talks pros, cons

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ECLA: Granting solo starts in showbiz

<p>, several Beacon staff members flew to Los A...

Busted bracket? How to make sense of March Madness

<p></p><p></p><p>A stack of papers three feet h...

Mumblecore auteur talks vision, method, and un-learning film school

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Joe Swanberg is a polarizing in...

CPLA granted $5,031 for D.C. trip

<p> Staff</strong></p><p>The Emerson College Co...

Gauge receives $841.43 in appeal

<p> Staff</strong></p><p>Emerson’s <em>Gauge Ma...

Plans for public park anything but Common

<p></p><p><em>At issue: </em>Improvements to Bo...

Second billed, but first-rate: TV’s best supporting characters

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Kyle Brasseur

<p><span style="color: #000000;">Kyle is a fres...

Best Intentions

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p>I have a friend who ha...

College closer, but not eggsactly ethical

<p></p><p><em>At issue:</em></p><p>Emerson's pr...

Audiobooks: plug in and listen up

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The Wang makes it Rain with a show of Beatles covers

<p></p><p>John, Paul, George, and Ringo will be...

Turnovers, mistakes lead to early playoff exit for Lions

<p></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Bad hab...

Elizabeth Ostebo

<p>Elizabeth Ostebo isn’t eye-catching in the “...

Best Friend Woes

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p></p><p>Last year my be...

Davis denotes importance of history

<p></p><p><em>At issue:</em></p><p>Respected ac...

A transfer’s troubles

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Give yourself some credit

<p></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">In a 20...

Amory Siverston

<p>Amory Sivertson rocks, and not just as a mus...

Bigfoot Problems

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p></p><p>I’ve begun to d...

SGA appeals need more consistent scrutiny

<p></p><p><em>At issue:</em></p><p>SGA's capric...

Kate Hefler

<p>It was the second day at Emerson College whe...

Witness Protection

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p>Last weekend, I had se...

Residency rule isn't a long term solution

<p></p><p><em>At issue:</em></p><p>The first wa...

Melissa Jesser

<p>I met a lot of people when I first came to E...

Female Resident

<p>Dear Auntie Em,</p><p>I have the most repuls...

The men’s basketball team deserves answers

<p></span></h2></p><p><em>At issue:</p><p></em>...

Mr. Max Fox

<p>It takes six letters to spell the name of Em...

Anal Gratification

<p>Dear Auntie Em,I’m a male at Emerson who has...

Ad Rates

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Don’t be a chicken Emerson, go cage free.

<p><h1><span style="font-size: 13px;">Editorial...

Contact

<p><span style="color: #000000;">The <em>Berkel...

Conservatives, be liberal with your voice

Joe Wilson shout out the loudest conservative critiques, I am reluctantly making a call to all...

Student attacked, molested on Common

The warning, sent on Sept.,Ten days after Emerson was rated the most dangerous college in the...

In a round table interview with The Beacon and local schools, Barrymore talks to students about directing and gives advice

for this particular movie?Answer: I met Shauna Cross, the writer of the source novel, Derby Girl,...

On the right track: roller derby skates into Boston

debut. The movie is most interesting when the girls are spinningtheir wheels. It's when they...

Behind the scenes of reality with an Emerson Alum

In a phone interview with '02 Emerson Alumna Megan Sleeper, the senior casting director for MTV's...

This weekend, embrace your Femme side

that everyone goes through, with different means of finding it, dealing with it, and...

Public performance artist analyzes the cost of war

all painters in post-World War II America-developed a form of expression through repetition.By...

Moore exposes wealth of financial secrecy

Capitalism: A Love Story, which might be his best. If you expect to survive in the current...

Decision oh-ate: local, organic or both?

You look up the nearest supermarket: Outside of specialty stores or 7-Eleven, you find a Shaw's...

Say what? Slogging through the street slang

these days is a mish-mash of horse hockey and malarkey that whacks people right out of their...

A raw deal: vegan Grezzo serves it cold

by the temptations of chocolate-covered pastries and other comfort foods, Grezzo employs a...

Lesley jumps on Lions early, wins by 4-2 margin

The Head Coach of the Emerson Men's Soccer team couldn't help but stay up all night, thinking...

Emerson hosts retooled, improved homecoming

Homecoming kicked off Saturday with lots of cheers and school spirit. There was a smatteringof...

For junior forward D#039;Andrea, writing#039;s on the ball

D'Andrea's love of language led her to Emerson.,Peruse the D'Andrea family library and you might...

Women#039;s tennis drops tough match to Suffolk

a fight.A winning volley here, followedup by a strong ace there, made for competitive matches all...

It#039;s all pot of the problem

Two Saturdays ago, Boston Common inhaled a long pungent whiff of marijuana during a lovely...

Six suitemates, no showers

suite and for about a week, we didn't have any hot water. Then, when we finally did, the water...

Emerson, welcome to the jungle?

As members of the press, we understand the responsibility and impact of our position-how the...

Grad. retention rates fall, Emerson stays steady

The rising cost of an education, coupled with a dismal job market, poses a challengeto students...

New bills could improve ethics in student loans

the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to reform student lending.,Two years...

Most students indifferent to upcoming local political races

Despite spokespeople from both sides of the city's upcoming mayoral race - arguably the tightest...

Comm. dept chair elected president of national communication organization

He occasionally peeks over his computer monitor out through the window in his eighth floor office...

Tenure board discusses bias in first campus meeting

That's the initial unofficial diagnosis by Joann Moody, a San Diego-based diversity specialist...

Banner system met with approval, despite complications

Emerson students were given one more thing to memorize this semester when the college integrated...

Zombieland satisfies hunger for the undead

<p>pthe little girl next door just tried to eat...

No dispute over the Savannah Disputation

The Savannah Disputation is chock full of all three in its New England premiere through Oct. 17...

quot;Lady sings the bluesquot; at Berklee College

In its fifth year running the festival, the music school has organized a jam-packed week of...

MFA celebrates fifth anniversary of College Night

who need an excuse to go to the Museum of Fine Arts: There's a party! Tonight, the MFA is hosting...

Disney Marvels over its latest acquisition

Okay, not really. Not yet, at least.On Aug. 31, a massive deal was made that few people seem to...

Bro Like Me

"Yeah," other Orientation Leaders agreed. "Did you see all the bros?"True, few Emersonians are...

Likin#039; Mike#039;s City Diner

of home-cooked turkey onto a hot plate with all the accoutrements: green beans, gravy and the...

Lions volleyball on precipice of GNAC greatness

volleyball team will be. The Lions started the year looking unstoppable, sprinting to a 7-0,...

Lions star trades f#250;tbol for soccer, finds back of net

Dabdoub, a junior, began his soccer career in Monterrey at the age of four, starting as a...

Second-year coach hopes to repeat first-year success

But Astley is no longer a stranger, and knows that this year all eyes are on him to once again...

Women#039;s soccer buries Pine Manor after slow start

It made for a frustrating start for the Emerson women's soccer team in their second conference...

Serving your country Israeli cool

I used to look through the piles of photo albums stashed away in my parents' closet. Photograph...

Go loco for local politics

junkies will be on cloud nine, and most Boston students will scratch their heads, wondering what...

Write fantasy, if you fancy it

"Ooh, Harry Potter! Is this your first time reading it?"Yeah, right.Despite being self-conscious,...

Leave Southie alone

My main complaint was the paragraph about Southie:"Don't travel to Southie alone if you are not...

Banner: a new system for a growing school

As the weeks and months wear on, however annoying memorizing a ten-number code is (hint: one of...

EC: Phone Home

You may plan to hit the gym tomorrow and the three days after that (lower your expectations); get...

Professors negotiate adjunct contract; bargaining group fights for healthcare

"The negotiations were very positive," said Vice President of Communications and Marketing Andrew...

Ortega breaks down at the ICA, artistically that is

Texture and dimension are often toyed with in modern and contemporary art. Some artists strive...

The Informant! A cast that rocks, a plot that teeters

The Informant! based on Kurt Eichenwald's novel The Informant (A True Story) follows Mark...

Don#039;t do that: A local#039;s guide to Boston

Steeped in historical significance-like that one time the harbor was steeped in tea-Boston is one...

Commonwealth books it to Downtown Crossing

It was a fairy tale land of books, the mind's eye image of a magical bookstore complete with a...

There will be ink: Searching for the perfect pen

priced and unnecessarily engraved pens, leather-bound legal pad holders (Does your dorm room...

After torrid start, women#039;s volleyball team falters

Amherst started strong in the first two sets in the lead, but Emerson challenged with every...

Volleyball team hopes to surmount JWC, Rivier

In their two most recent seasons, those matchups came in the semi-final round, and in 2008 it...

Men#039;s soccer team gears up with energized offense

That's certainly what Head Coach Jared Scarpaci and the Emerson men's soccer team are hoping for...

Joe Wilson led us astray

Last Wednesday I sat down to watch President Obama speak to Congress and the nation about health...

Ladies, your gay best friend is not a collectible

GIRL TWO: "Every girl should have a gay best friend."That was late last week on Boylston Street....

One missing signature: $17,000

As we embarked on a new semester this week, some among the flowing throngs on Boylston Street...

Freshmen numbers steady despite economy

They drowned the Office of Admissions in paperwork, keeping pace with the Class of 2012 with...

Emerson orientation leader reaches internet stardom

The problem was, Coburn was in Australia and short glitter and postage funds.,As an orientation...

Tiny errors, big losses in financial aid mix-ups

Foster, a print journalism major, is one of a group of students who say they lost badly-needed...

First step toward a fairer tenure system

For House, it is a small taste of justice in the midst of a long, bitter ordeal. His battle was...

William McCabe, former Emerson police chief, dies at 72

Born in Boston in 1936, McCabe was a lifelong resident of Charlestown. He attended Northeastern...

College suggests swine flu prep

Nearly 10,000 hospitalizations and almost 600 deaths in the United States have marked the months...

Embattled prof. House reinstated, Desir to fight

On the heels of an investigation last spring, Emerson's administration has reinstated Roger...

Emerson grad Twomey, class of 2006, dies of H1N1 virus

Twomey pursued his passion for new media and politics at Gannon University, where he recieved a...

Leno returns: Emerson alum answers queries

While on the road promoting his new show, The Jay Leno Show, late night talk show host and...

Walk like a man, talk like an Emerson alum

Joseph Leo Bwarie, who graduated from Emerson College in 1999 with a BFA in acting, is a seasoned...

Timeless musical thrills when Jersey Boys come to town

A street lamp lowers from the ceiling. "But four guys under a street lamp, when it was all still...

Dorm decision: Cozy quarters or Spaceship prison?

The Little Building was designed by Clarence Blackall, architect of the Wang Center and Colonial...

Men#039;s soccer team rallies after false start

They were confident and fit. They expected a decisive victory against an inexperienced foe on...

Women#039;s team wins award for GNAC dominance

Last spring, the women's softball team secured the top spot in the Great Northeast Atlantic...

Lions successful in Emerson-Wentworth tourney

Instead, at the weekend's end, the Lions found themselves poised for a great season, in...

Academic ethics for a new year

This year, I celebrate my silver anniversary in teaching. Over the past 25 years, I believe I've...

Jay Leno packs Majestic in kick-off to promotional tour

The late night personality, whose famed monologues on "The Tonight Show" were beamed live into...

Friends beyond two weeks

In Boston, we spend a good portion of our day avoiding contact with other people: on the T, on...

Study abroad: An invaluable part of your education

This is not news: The world is shrinking. Last Thanksgiving I flew from Boston to Eugene, Ore. in...

OLs and RAs soar to epically awesome heights

with which you, the OrientationLeaders and Resident Assistants, greeted the incomingclass and...

Springing forth with new resolve

bAt issue:/b The Emerson community's action on House and Desir's behalf.bOur view:/b We ought to...

Journalism law professor clarifies details of lawsuit against Emerson

Emerson's journalism law expert suing college (Page 1, April 23): "Although I did not personally initiate efforts to publicize my lawsuit against Emerson, now that the story is out, I want to clarify a few things."

Embattled prof. House reinstated, Desir to continue fight

College President Jacqueline Liebergott announced today the reinstatement of Professor Roger...

Emerson master#039;s graduate dies from H1N1-related complications

A 2006 Emerson master's graduate, David Twomey, 27, died on June 30 from complications stemming...

EPSJ presents President Liebergott with petition to reinstate House, Desir

Student-run Emerson Peace and Social Justice presented college President Jacqueline Liebergott...

Looking ahead to next year

This year, we've brought issues of college affordability and student rights to the forefront. We...

House would be sorely missed

During my four years at Emerson, I have taken most of my classes with a small handful of...

Desir: A multitalented devotee

Since coming to Emerson, I have always wanted to take one of Pierre Desir's classes. I wanted to...

Students, bring justice to House

A couple of years ago, Emerson Peace and Social Justice elected Professor Roger House our new...

Where are the women at? Emerson.

Recently iThe Beacon/i has featured many articles about diversity (or lack thereof) at Emerson...

quot;Perfect pickquot; Glenn leaving college

I was very honored to have my Development of the American Welfare State course mentioned as a...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i A student reported to ECPD that her guest from New York City was missing. ...

No word on graduation speaker, yet

Caps and gowns have been purchased and tickets collected, but while Emerson's class of 2009 may...

Hotel students ready for life without maid service

,Students living in the Little Building, with its triple rooms, or the Piano Row dormitory, where...

ECPD urges vigilance in Common

On Tuesday, April 28, Emerson Police Chief George Noonan sent an e-mail to all students outlining...

SGA denies Rareworks funding

The Student Government Association denied an appeal to theater organization Rareworks on April...

Liebergott supports independent tenure review

Emerson President Jacqueline Liebergott has indicated she will convene an independent examination...

Lions say so long, farewell and plan for Summer #039;09

bAllison Janice and Katie Woods iSophomore writing literature and publishing majors/i/bThis pair...

Great escape to ice cream mountain

Eating a pint of Ben Jerry's during stressful times is clicheacute;. The over-extended student,...

Buraka Som Sistema brings big beats to Harper#039;s Ferry May 1

Does the word "kuduro" mean anything to you? No? Me neither, but the Portuguese, progressive...

Pixar director Pete Docter proves that Up is not full of hot air

The appearance of a floating house attached to thousands of colorful balloons is worth the price...

quot;Matterquot; trumps quot;Mindquot; in Vanderwarker#039;s imperfect Pantheon exhibit

The great thing about a free exhibit is that even if half of it is less-than-stunning, it still...

Women#039;s lax wins first conference championship

<p>pOnce again#44; they were hosting conference...

Emerson Softball secures GNAC title, NCAA bid

On April 26, the Emerson women's softball team found themselves embroiled in a bitter pitcher's...

Emerson#039;s journalism law expert suing college

An Emerson professor has filed a lawsuit alleging the college misrepresented the eligibility...

L.A. apps to be judged on merits

No more midnight madness for applicants to Emerson's Los Angeles program: Hollywood hopefuls will...

Students bid farewell to one-quarter of Emerson#039;s full-time black professors

Emerson Peace and Social Justice will need a new adviser. Junior Kyle Glowacky will have to find...

NAACP, EPSJ call for House and Desir#039;s tenure

A local NAACP branch and an Emerson student organization are pressuring Emerson's administration...

Softball swings into GNAC tournament high-seed

Two seasons ago, the Emerson women's softball team defeated its conference competition to win the...

Lax star Maeghan Ross continues to elevate game

On the women's lacrosse team's spring break trip to Florida, sophomore co-captain Maeghan Ross...

Lions look to playoffs after tough loss to Mariners

The last time the Lions trailed at halftime, they mounted a huge comeback in the second half,...

Women#039;s lax trumps rival Norwich in comeback

Both Emerson College and Norwich University went into their game on Saturday, April 18 undefeated...

Susan Boyle: No cover girl, but a beauty nonetheless

On April 11, she stood before Simon Cowell, one of the tougher judges on iAmerican Idol/i and...

With learning, grades fail

How does Emerson, and virtually every academic institution, measure education? Grades. Upon...

Headphones: Give #039;em a rest

The birds on the Common have been chirp-chirping now for weeks. But I sure haven't heard them....

Honest discussion needed to prevent further allegations of discrimination

I am writing in response to the various, recent incidents and allegations of discrimination at...

Mystic Valley NAACP concerned about Emerson tenure practices

Dr. Roger House, a member of our civil rights community, brought to our attention a recent...

Plan for a more diverse Emerson

ssue:/b Helping Emerson become a more diverse institution.bOur view:/b Emerson must go beyond lip...

Open the books for the NAACP

We call on Emerson's Board of Trustees to fully acquiesce to requests made by a local NAACP...

Ex-Lion runs in a glacier marathon

Runners can have a tough time trekking down the crowded iced over sidewalks of Boston in...

Cupcakes are kickin#039; and finger-lickin#039;

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Beacon How: Watch him whip it, and whip it good

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Time to moo-ve on: The Beacon takes on dairy-airs

bAlmond Milk/bPlain:If you've ever eaten raw, unsalted almonds and felt thirsty after, you will...

No disabilities evident in joyful, challenging GIMP at the ICA

The words "gimp" and "dance" might seem like a contradiction in terms, but choreographer Heidi...

MIT welcomes suburban rockin#039; Ben Folds on April 25

Ben Folds, the bespectacled troubadour of a generation of awkward suburbanites, will be...

Rian Johnson#039;s Brothers Blooms then wilts, leaving its third act high and dry

In his hip, seductive directorial debut, 2005's iBrick/i, Rian Johnson took a traditional noir...

Spring has come and so has the 2009 Independent Film Festival of Boston

After a long, wet winter, the people of Boston deserve some sunshine. But if you can afford to...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i An Emerson student left 80 Boylston St. carrying a guitar and accidentally...

T threatens to raise fares, cut service

,The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is threatening to raise fares, eliminate Green...

Lions#039; softball sweeps into first-seed contention

GNAC softball titans Emerson and Pine Manor clashed in an afternoon double-header on April 14....

Godspell is in the center of the Emerson ring, just like a circus

Director Chris Brindley said it was a coincidence that his Musical Theater Society production of...

The Soloist, though well-acted, eventually drowns itself in Oscar bait

iThe Soloist/i, the latest film from Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright, is an amalgam of...

Game Developers Conference shines bright light on video games

Last month, me and about 17,000 other people in the games industry flocked to downtown San...

Paris 36 overloads on the sugar and forgets all about its characters in the process

Just like escargot, iParis 36/i is very French and hard to swallow. Instead of reviving French...

Barbie takes a trip to ancient Troy and asks for her money back

An array of plastic doll limbs hangs on hooks over the desolate setting of a war camp. The scene...

Students speak up: What are your thoughts on the House and Desir tenure issue?

"I think they should be allowed tenure as long as their work is worthy of that. Students should...

Emerson alumni start non-profit theater company

Not all jobs come with a hefty paycheck, a fact 12 Emerson alumni working together in Los Angeles...

They way we see it: They got the beets

There are only so many places in Boston where one can order tea infused scone, a beet cupcake and...

No glove? No love

<p>pCondom Awareness Week has hosted a slew of ...

Adventures in toyland: Plastic playmate pleasure

<p>pDildos#44; vibrators and strap-ons in every...

Fisher wins SGA presidency in a landslide

After a hard-fought campaign that captured voters' attention and spurred a huge jump in voter...

Christians and Lions

This bumper sticker, slapped onto an LB dorm room door, was my disturbing introduction to Emerson...

A Quiverfull of liberals

We, liberals, feminists, torch-bearers of the freedom of choice and the sanctity of an...

The state of soy: The fraught ethics of a troublesome bean

Emerson students, if summed up in one word, are best described as "alternative." We pursue...

Regarding President Liebergott#039;s response

We are writing in response to President Liebergott's recent statement to iThe Beacon/i on the...

D-Rose by any other name would smell as sweet

of iThe Beacon/i, present and past, would like to sincerely thank former Vice President of...

Get mad as hell: Support House and Desir

bAt issue:/b The lack of student outrage over the denied tenures of House and Desir.bOur view:/b...

Incumbents maintain positions in SGA

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Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i ECPD received a call that a person was on the roof of 120 Boylston St. ECPD...

Wild turkey struts stuff downtown

ty Place Plaza Tuesday morning due to the presence of a distraught wild turkey outside the Stuart...

Fast-talking, quick-witted banter makes for a strong Speech

"Oh, we're back in school," said one adult immediately upon entering the Lyric theater. As this...

Emerson#039;s Cafe goes green with coffee

Emerson's Cafe will knock off 20 cents from the price of a cup of joe for anyone who brings in...

Harvard director replaces Rosen as vice president

After ten years of fielding questions from journalists young and old, former Vice President of...

Professors, students respond to tenure issue

Professors Roger House and Pierre Desir, in addition to a wide majority of students polled and...

Black professors used in promotions, denied tenure

Black professors make up 12 percent of all Emerson faculty, but their images appear far more...

Rookie pitcher Tuthill dominant on the mound

It isn't often that a young pitcher arrives at the next level and completely dominates the...

Injured men#039;s tennis team wrecks Norwich Cadets

It was spirited and convivial. The players were fast, loud, and physically falling apart,...

Mens#039; lax attempts comeback, falls one goal short

Trailing Johnson State 7-1 at halftime, the Lions did not at all look like a team that had just...

Roses are red, T rides are blue

In so many ways, the Blue Line is a weird place. Sometimes it ends at Government Center, because...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i ECPD received an anonymous call on Thursday from soneone within the...

See, be seen, speak up

Members of Speak Up, a group dedicated to promoting racial awareness at Emerson, took to Boylston...

Google grant offers the real deal

Emerson students entering professor David Gerzof's social media and marketing class probably...

Professors debate raising standards for A#039;s and B#039;s

A new report from an Emerson professors' task force suggests A's and B's should-and could-be...

Denied tenure, Desir files ageism, racism complaint

staff, contributed to this report./i

As students go to vote, polls show Fisher lead

As Student Government Association ballots close at midnight on April 7, a divisive and...

Experts, professors say tenure battle will affect faculty diversity at Emerson

"The tenure process is not a tool to advance diversity," Rosen said then. "They are two separate...

Lions continue torrid season start after sour #039;08

The Emerson Lions continued their hot streak Wednesday, April 8, winning their fifth game in a...

Athletics staff unsure of poor economy#039;s impact

As a Division III school, Emerson is unable to give athletic scholarships to prospective student...

Lax ace Josh Anderson nets seven in Lions#039; win

,Some athletes listen to metal. Some drink a few Red Bulls. Some jump around, thrashing like...

Lions#039; softball drops one to Simmons, rebounds

Saturday morning dawned gloomily for the Emerson softball team, the same grim weather that had...

Suffolk baseball rams Lions in tough sixth inning

For the second time in two games, one big inning decided the Lions' fate. Against Suffolk,...

The value of Liberal Arts: Looking past the quot;gen ed checklistquot;

Emerson is not a liberal arts college in the traditional sense. Emerson's liberal arts commitment...

Do it for the kids

Eight-year-old Carlos sat upright in his chair. He raised his hand and began to jump up and down....

Emerson#039;s actions: not affirmed

Like a good number of students at Emerson, I am a white male from Connecticut-just like my...

Tenuring House and Desir: The right thing for Emerson

bAt issue:/b House and Desir's denied applications for tenure.bOur view:/b The Board of Trustees...

Beacon picks: Summer reading list

biI Love You More Than You Know/i (2006)Jonathan Ames/bI'll say it: if I hear one more person...

Bostonians get goose down and dirty

staff contributed to this article./i

Starvation or submission? Hunger tells the true story of Bobby Sands

iHunger/i is not a movie you will feel good about afterwards. It is so brutally real that, at...

The violent, viscious Observe is, above all things, a brilliant satire

Actor Seth Rogen has paved his career with characters that are at once huggable teddy bears and...

A surprisingly touching funereal exhibit at the Carpenter Center

As viewers enter the Carpenter Center at Harvard, a calm and contemplative feeling overwhelms...

Pleasure for Millett#039;s art, but not for her oppressive character

There is a question that museums and galleries often do not address or answer; should a work be...

Wrestling with the Holocaust: Anne Gottlieb opens up to The Beacon

It took five years, several trips to Amsterdam and the Westerbork Transit Camp and the...

Emerson students take Danny project to the BCA April 9-11

During finals last year, an independent project called iDanny and the Deep Blue Sea/i enjoyed a...

New leadership for Emerson

My name is Nick Vargas, and I am running for Student Government Association executive...

To pull the plug, or not to pull the plug?

Last Thursday marked a somber day in the life of father Tom Cooper when he asked 45 Emerson...

VP, class council positions up for grabs

The executive presidential speeches and subsequent QA session may have been the highlight of...

Breaking down the ballot: profiling the candidates

bFisher focuses on this year's legislative record/bIn the upcoming student election, Emerson...

Vargas takes on Fisher#039;s record

Student Government Association's Speech Night turned into a political circus on March 30, as SGA...

Bylaws? Just get it done

In spite of its name, the Student Government Association rarely governs. The body passes...

Students hate the hate

It was a wrestling match, and I had a ringside seat. The Student Government Association hosted a...

Exploits warrant a third term

My name is Scott Fisher and I'm running for re-election as SGA president because I've seen what...

Hey SGA, what do you do?

Can I be honest for a moment? Okay.I really have no idea what you people do.It's not that I don't...

Fisher a pattern of broken promises, ignores rest of SGA

When I was first elected senator of the class of 2009 two and a half years ago, I served under an...

Fisher an approachable advocate for all students

Speech night was something else, wasn't it? While most of the candidates presented themselves to...

The Beacon endorses Scott Fisher for SGA president

bAt issue:/b Student Government Association elections. bOur view:/b Fisher has served the whole...

Top two models left to walk it out

Twelve girls lined up single file outside of the Bill Bordy Theater Monday, each tapping her...

Beacon How: Wandless enchantments

Jory Block is keeping the magic alive at Emerson and he is not a member of the Quidditch team....

Staying the courses: The perfect picks for next fall

bNutrition and Human Health-SC203/biProf. Joanne Keaveney/i"It was really great because most...

Don#039;t chuck out your old Taylors

There's no question that Emerson students know how to express themselves, and the latest trend...

Women#039;s lacrosse team drops Lasell in comeback

After giving up four unanswered goals to Lasell College and with about 20 minutes left in the...

Senior Pete Hall#039;s bat an asset to baseball team

With men on first and second and the Lions trailing Gordon College 6-4 on March 24, Head Coach...

Emerson baseball pitch perfect in Norwich sweep

The Lions routed the Norwich University Cadets in a 12-6 victory on March 28, blowing open in the...

First-year Men#039;s volleyball team#039;s season a success

After dropping a hard-fought game to second-ranked GNAC opponent Emmanuel College during their...

Blues master Derek Trucks slides into Boston#039;s House of Blues April 2

Ask any guitarist: Playing slide is tough. Real tough. One of the backbone elements of the blues,...

NewFest#039;s Harold#039;s Fall: A cracked-out game of history and chess

Imagine the popular children's story, iHarold and the Purple Crayon/i-except that Harold is a...

Ticketmaster and Live Nation: A corporate monster-in-waiting

It's an age old predicament: how to balance the art of music with the business of music. Is it...

The unimaginative Monsters vs. Aliens clearly ain#039;t no Pixar film

iMonsters vs. Aliens/i is the latest blockbuster spectacle to abuse the ever-trendy 3D technology...

Hollywood plays a terrific April Fools#039; prank with Haunting

Apparently the movie industry was celebrating April Fools' Day a few days early with the release...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i On Monday, the general manager of the Gypsy Bar reported that two Emerson...

Editor#039;s Note

iBeacon/i Editorial Board

Emerson kids nab, ransom Suffolk mascot

iThe Suffolk Journal/i reported on April 1 that an Emerson College terrorist group, calling...

Speaking up: Students get opinionated

"I think I'll be voting for Scott. He has a lot of experience, and the main thing is that he...

Nightwatch director premieres Love Story at the Brattle

Danish director Ole Bornedal will be gracing The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge on March 27 with...

Men#039;s volleyball team drops Lesley in three sets

The Emerson men's volleyball team swept Lesley College for the second time this season on March...

Injured Lions team suffers second consecutive loss

Handicapped by a shorthanded squad, the Lions men's lacrosse team suffered their second...

Women#039;s lacrosse pummels first-year Anna Maria

The Emerson College women's lacrosse team is striving to finish off what they started last...

Massive and majestic Renaissance emerges from MFA

It is no wonder that inside the Gund Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston viewers stand...

Aamp;E Web sites that get The Beacon#039;s stamp of approval

Even though its hard to believe, it is in fact Spring, and with the warm weather approaching,...

Strong monologues, powerful acting in effective Vagina

If I told you that iThe Vagina Monologues/i was being performed on the Emerson campus, chances...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i The Emerson student shuttle van was involved in an accident with another...

SGA faces off over its constitution

Disputes over the Student Government Association president's powers has gummed the machinations...

PA senator challenges Fisher for president

Sitting SGA president Scott Fisher will face another challenge for his position this year, this...

Architect firm for L.A. presents plan to trustees

Along with the Hollywood sign and a famous Chinese theater, Emerson students arriving in Los...

Slick, sexy and oh so escapist, Duplicity scores as a caper

For writer/director Tony Gilroy, following up 2007's Oscar-nominated corporate thriller iMichael...

Tuition up 3.7 percent, aid up 12.4 percent

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Grads consider options amid gloomy job market

In an inhospitable working world, many Emerson students are hitting a brick wall in their job...

Recession hits home: Economy affects jobs, tuition, aid, loans

Students who take out new private loans with the nation's largest education lender will, from now...

Grown-ups don#039;t live in castles

I spent spring semester of last year gallivanting around Europe, shacking up in various...

Making the leap to L.A.

An Emerson visual/media arts diploma, coupled with a semester interning at the lower dregs of the...

Sex information and condoms should be safe, legal, plentiful

I would hope the problem of student unwanted pregnancy or AIDS is not great at Emerson. As...

My philosophy: Students are not entitled to A#039;s

RE "Professors unwilling to give easy A's," page 1, March 19: Students in my courses, all of...

Let us now praise fiscal restraint

bAt issue:/b Good news on tuition, financial aid, executive pay freezes, Hand Me Down Night. bOur...

Hangover Hotspot: Toscanini#039;s taste

Emerson's sometimes demanding curriculum taking over students' lives during the week can lead to...

Top Models pose in very little clothes

Big hair, stunning makeup, flashing lights and runway radiance will walk the walk at Emerson for...

Forest Hills Cemetery: springtime six-feet under

Last week Jack Frost finally took a nap and the outdoors became a temperate, bearable place to be...

Softball team crushes JWU in chilly double header

The Emerson women's softball team braved the cold winds of Rotch Field on March 22, dropping the...

Public Safety Log

biEntry of the Week:/b/i A member of the athletics department reported that an athletic van was...

Professors unwilling to give easy A#039;s

Students may have low expectations for what kind of work will get them A's in classes, according...

Union backs professors in tenure battle

Emerson College's faculty union publicly pledged its support for two black professors embroiled...

WERS hosts concert in celebration of 60th year

Audience members who had trickled out during the first three performances of the WERS 60th...

Hand Me Down Night cuts total costs in half

Hand Me Down Night will be recession-chic this year, as the total budget has been slashed in half...

Trustees to discuss SGA pres. tuition proposal

Two weeks after saying the Board of Trustees would not consider Student Government Association...

Poetry team places fourth in nation

While most of the Emerson community had trickled home for spring break, the Emerson Slam Poetry...

The Way We See It: Clearer consciences

On every environmentally guilty Emersonian's shoulders, the devil on the right says to buy cheap,...

Beacon How: Yo-yo tricks, no strings attached

Jeffrey Coons knows how to work a yo-yo and he has got a braintwister that is sure to tie you up...

Libraries unearthed: Bookworms, book no further

Roommates may not be entirely cooperative when it comes to study schedules, and let's face it;...

My Facebook fast

"Welcome to Facebook!" the home page exclaims. For the past three years, I've seen this greeting...

The many species of Discussionus-Annoyius

ons a social ill like poverty or racism, he just needs to chime about how it's affected him...

Socrates frowns on you, Emerson

For the true academic, there is nothing more mouth-watering than a true colloquium. Sharing...

Ross editorial defames Emerson brand

RE "Ross doesn't want you to live with your Friends," page 4, Feb. 26: The editorial regarding...

Animal, human rights harmonious parts of a whole

RE "You're not an animal," page 7, March 12: It was surprising to read Mr. Girard's grossly...

Beacon typos let reader down

It's hard to pick up iThe Beacon/i these days and not be embarrassed by the amount of blatant...

The Beacon#039;s pleas to the Board of Trustees

bAt issue:/b Emerson's Board of Trustees is meeting this week to decide next year's tuition rate,...

Liebergott christens Brown-Plofker

Greg Townsend

Women#039;s basketball turns page on successful #039;08

After years of praying to simply make it to the GNAC playoffs, let alone to the finals, this...

Women#039;s lax looks to take another step forward

Last year the Emerson women's lacrosse team finished first place in the GNAC during the regular...

Piano Row gets Heated

The Miami Heat descended upon Emerson's Brown-Plofker gymnasium on March 17 in preparation for...

Baseball improves over break

For the Emerson men's baseball team, spring break meant hardly that, as they spent their week off...

Lions look for secret to GNAC success in Florida

Redemption is in the air for the women's softball team after last season ended with tears and...

Two innovative new exhibits showing at the ICA

biMy Eyes Can Only Look At You/b/iIn 1907, pictures of naked women and bowls of fruit didn't seem...

Trailer Park

bi17 Again/i/bIs it terrible to pray that Zac Efron's first post-iHigh School Musical/i studio...

Depravity and dysfunction still the main event

"Birthed from the filthy brain of founder David Kleiler back in 1998," as their official Web site...

Warm and beguiling Love in Paul Rudd#039;s newest comedy

Actor Jason Segel is averse to simply labeling his new film iI Love You, Man/i as a "bromantic...

Apocalyptically bad direction mars Snyder#039;s Watchmen

Only one good thing can be said about Zack Snyder's painfully flat and irrelevant adaptation of...

Emeralds, Rubies or Diamonds; take your pick

"Oohs" and "ahhs" arose from the crowd as the curtain came up on the opening night of The Boston...

The Mafia exposed, inside and out in gripping Gomorrah

From the incendiary opening scene in a tanning salon, it is clear that Director Matteo Garrone...

You#039;re not an animal

On Feb. 16, Travis the chimpanzee, who brutally mauled the friend of a 70-year-old woman who kept...

Pick your poison. Quickly.

Those red sharpie letters on my calendar stare at me. "DEPOSIT," they read, sitting on a Monday...

A proposal for fairer tuition

Thirty years ago, my mother worked two jobs, lived at home and commuted by train two hours a day...

House tenure denial tragic for students

I studied with Professor Roger House in three classes while at Emerson, and I considered him to...

Emerson professors#039; union willing to fight for racial fairness

The Emerson College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors applauds iThe...

Beacon editorial in poor taste, ignored crucial facts

I was disappointed to read iThe Beacon/i editorial ("Ross doesn't want you to live with your...

The Beacon apologizes for last week#039;s Ross editorial

bAt issue:/b Referencing the Nazis in our editorial on Councilor Michael Ross student housing...

Public Safety Log

biEntry of the Week:/i/b A student took off a ring valued at over $850 while washing her hands in...

Weed arrests down since new law passed last year

Since the implementation of a drug law passed by Massachusetts's voters last year, overall...

Ross, blogs slam Beacon on editorial

Boston City Council President Michael Ross and Boston bloggers are criticizing a staff editorial...

Rosen says trustees likely to ignore SGA president#039;s proposal for 4-year tuition limit

While other colleges around the country are increasing financial aid or eliminating tuition...

Emerson weighs cost of #039;09-#039;10 tuition increase

Many local colleges, including Emerson, have coped with the economic recession by reinforcing...

Men#039;s baseball hopes to repeat 2008 playoff run

Baseball is on its way back to Boston. Emerson's men's baseball team is ready to get back to the...

Saints break Lions#039; streak in sloppy GNAC final

The Emerson women's basketball team's hot streak came to an end on Feb. 28 when they lost in the...

Dramaturgs hit the historical note

For theatre-lovers with a passion for academics, there is a job that combines the artistic and...

Stop, shop and roll out in your cart

,Peanut Butter and Top Ramen purchased at 3 a.m. from the C-Store are only the tip of the...

The Whitest Kids U#039;Know speak on behalf of Miss March

Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger are not stupid. They know that their new film iMiss March/i could...

Great performances, grim reality in BCA#039;s Blackbird

Just a few short blocks from Emerson at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End,...

A Way of Being loses relevance in crammed panopticon

The Panopticon Gallery contradicts the work it displays. It forces the visitor to question...

Kitchen smoke sets off fire alarm at 80 Boylston St.

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Public Safety Log

ibEntry of the Week:/i/b A passerby informed ECPD that someone was vandalizing the police cruiser...

Trustee Freston trots globe, works with Oprah, Bono

But last year, Freston agreed to both offers and is now part of both Winfrey's new cable channel,...

ECPD nabs gym locker bandit

After his identity was discovered, a student who had stolen wallets from the men's lockers in the...

McCauley: An unknowing barrier-breaker for Emerson#039;s black professors

Performing Arts Professor Robbie McCauley didn't notice any strange treatment during her six-year...

Councilor pushes for roommate limitation

Boston City Council President Michael P. Ross wants to make five an unlucky number for off-campus...

African American history celebrated

This February, along with getting their fill of Valentine's Day treats, Emerson students got a...

6or7popes.com: The joke is on pew

Ape Pope, Chocolate Pope, Space Pope, Birthday Pope, Pope Benedict XVI and the Two Tiny Popes...

Breaking in Boston: Cheap ways to spend ten days

Spring break-10 anxiously awaited days without classes-is right around the corner. While many...

Beacon How: Dance

Rachel Shrayber, an Emerson freshman and semi-professional ballroom dancer, knows how to break it...

What#039;s Your Point: How is the poor economy affecting your spring break plans?

"It's really affecting my spring break. I was supposed to go on vacation with my family, but...

Journalism: People of the press, embrace industry changes

iFirst in an occasional /iBeaconi series where students assess the state of their...

Facing the addiction: When your online profile takes over

Facebook owns me. And the newly revoked privacy policy alterations have nothing to do with it.I...

Ross doesn#039;t want you to live with your Friends

bAt issue:/b Councilor Michael Ross' power-tripping smackdown on college apartments.bOur view:/b...

Emerson actors and alumni take on a very Dark Play

As sites like the late JuicyCampus and others face attacks for allowing users to post anonymous...

For Emerson Stage, it#039;s Much Ado About the 1960s

William Shakespeare lived during the tail end of a time of revolution: the Renaissance. Never...

Pushing Buttons: Sequels and Mad Worlds abound in gaming spring preview

The spring season has historically been a ho-hum time in gaming, since publishers dump all their...

Frightening Heads reveals complex Tales in Cambridge

Entering the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge is like walking into some sick combination of a...

Tennis team hopes to regain GNAC dominance

In the five years prior to last seasons, the historically successful Emerson men's tennis team...

Men#039;s lacrosse looks to rebound from tough 2008

The Emerson men's lacrosse team is confident it will turn itself around after an abysmal 2008...

Men#039;s basketball stunned by first round blowout

As the last few minutes ticked off the scoreboard, the Lions' bench was eerily silent. At this...

Lions overpower Suffolk in tournament opener

On Feb. 4, the Emerson women's basketball team defeated the Suffolk Rams by a single-point in...

Lions maul Monks, close in on high GNAC seed

bEmerson 73, St. Joseph's 57/bThe Lions dismantled St. Joseph's of Maine 73-57 on Valentine's...

Tenure decisions should be made out in the open

I am writing in regard to the denial of tenure for Professors House and Desir (Page 1, Feb 12). I...

College to fill faculty positions

While colleges across the country are cutting faculty and programs to accommodate the fiscal...

Tenure troubles span 30 years

Since 1880, one black professor has earned tenure at Emerson without suing the college and...

What#039;s Your Point?

bShould the administration reverse their prior decision to deny Professors House and Desir...

Salmonella on the roof of your mouth: The cost of cheap

It's a helicopter mom's nightmare. Instead of peanut butter giving your kid a fever and hives,...

The Beacon picks the 81st Academy Awards

bBEST PICTURE/biThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button/iiFrost/Nixon/iiMilk/i - Should winiThe...

The MFA brings the city of light to the hub of the universe

Recognized as one of the innovators to the New Wave films of the 1950s and 60s, and honored by...

Friday the 13th remake slashes audiences#039; faith in Jason films

Despite being a horror movie classic, Sean Cunningham's 1980's iFriday the 13th/i was panned by...

The butt of Bale#039;s tirade? Emerson grad, class of #039;86

The crew member on the receiving end of actor Christian Bale's now infamous potty-mouthed tirade...

Teen arrested for Loew#039;s stabbing

Sylvester Cooper, 18, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon,...

Ludman approves ‘medical amnesty’

Dean of Students Ronald Ludman released Emerson's new 'medical amnesty' alcohol policy on Feb. 18...

Delta Spirit soars to the Middle East Downstairs

<p>pLetapos;s hearken back to the days of yore#...

USP provides potential to publish

Imagine yourself walking down an aisle of a bookstore. You come across the section of authors...

Beacon How: Balls, gotta catch #039;em all

Emerson students take pride in their ability to juggle many activities at once. Senior Emil...

Alternative Spring Break-dances into March

<p>pStudents yearning and burning for spring br...

Network now: Chancing it in the real world

One of the greatest advantages of going to school in Boston is the internship opportunities...

Lady Lions do their part on Valentine#039;s Day

On Valentine's Day, amid all the cards, flowers, and candy boxes, Emerson's women's basketball...

Freshman captain leads volleyball team on court

During the men's volleyball team's first match last month, the team looked to an unlikely source...

Public Safety Log

iEntry of the Week:/i A police officer on detail at the Cutler Majestic Theater responded to a...

Changing the rules so they#039;ll stay the same

ssue:/b The lack of tangible benchmarks for tenure applicants.bOur view:/b Defined standards...

Tweeting from darkness into light

Listen.I'm going to write this entire column in tweets.A tweet is a group of characters numbering...

Lions women streak toward basketball playoffs

bEmerson 80, St. Joseph's 56/bConfidence is in no short supply when the women's basketball team...

Don#039;t be SAD, get glad

Valentine's Day getting you down in the dumps? It may be more than just longing for a special...

An alternate view: commercial profit mars Fairey#039;s work

Believe it or not, there were street artists before there was Shepard Fairey.Fairey's ardent...

Shepard Fairey#039;s Supply and Demand boasts Hope at ICA

As iSupply and Demand/i went up at the Institute of Contemporary Art last week, street artist...

Stop, collaborate and listen!

iWe at /iThe Beaconi stopped random Emerson students on the street and asked them to click...

Bodies collide in the sexy, sultry Black amp; White ballet

Glamorous costumes, prima ballerinas on dainty toes and ornate backgrounds are usually what the...

Coraline a creepy, crawly work of 3-D artistry

I stepped into the theater with doubts. Not only is iCoraline/i a children's book adaptation,...

Beacon Bartending: Love Potion #9

Nothing says romance quite like a candlelit, night in. Let this love potion work it's magic. For...

The things Hallmark should have said

<p>pStar-crossed lovers consuming candy hearts ...

Stiller says singin#039; is Wirth the time

<p>pA room full of folks singing together and t...

Secret#039;s out: fancy, functional fetishes

<p>pValentineapos;s Day can be a polarizing hol...

Alex Rodriguez#039;s doping admission rocks baseball

So Alex Rodriguez is an admitted user of performance-enhancing drugs.It's a dream come true for...

Men#039;s volleyball hangs close, can#039;t come up with win

On Friday, Feb. 6, the Emerson Lions took on third-place Lasell, and gave the Lasers a run for...

Lions dominant in rematch against Norwich

Earlier this season, the Emerson men's basketball team lost in an upset to the Norwich Cadets. On...

Lions down Saints in nailbiter, gain steam for playoffs

de!" The Lions come out of their timeout-with only 53.6 seconds left in the game-clinging to a...

It#039;s (still) an insult

Thursday, Feb. 5 was a fateful day: JuicyCampus bit the dust. Founder and CEO Matt Ivester...

Give T a chance

If you're a student in Boston, you probably use the T to get around. You love it or hate it,...

Right and wrong at the cash register

American consumers decide the fate of millions in developing countries everyday, most without...

Two of these men are just like the others

ssue:/b The denial of tenure for two esteemed black professors. bOur view:/b Emerson's...

Public Safety Log

biEntry of the Week:/i/bA construction worker on the ninth floor of 100 Boylston St. fell off a...

Ta-ta, JuicyCampus! Hello, CollegeACB!

A huge blow was struck against gossip fiends on college campuses across the country. Last week,...

Former Emerson trustee resigns from board to become Patrick#039;s transportation secretary, chair of MBTA

Emerson Trustee James Aloisi resigned from his board position in early January after being named...

SGA names new officers for empty spots

Student Government Association has filled a slew of empty positions this semester, including Gay,...

New diversity strategy raises hopes for multicultural campus

Emerson College put its new strategic plan for racial and ethnic diversity online on Jan. 28 to...

Professor sued school for tenure in 1970s

Emerson has had no tenured and promoted black male faculty members in its 129-year history,...

Denied tenure, two black professors to lodge complaints with state equal employment agency

Two black professors, who allege they were denied tenure in May because of their race, are filing...

New documentary unfolds shocking Texas drug case

iTulia, Texas/i is a documentary by filmmakers Cassandra Herrman and Kelly Whalen that...

Paper Route#039;s heart will go on at the Middle East on Friday

The members of the band Paper Route say they consider iAlice in Wonderland/i, iJurassic Park/i...

Crumb#039;s quot;obscenequot; images displayed at MassArt

There are many distractions in your way before you enter the iR. Crumb's Underground/i exhibition...

Griffin rose above during flight delay

RE "Castle students stranded in Detroit hotels" (Page 1, Jan. 29): Your investigatory article was...

Women#039;s basketball goes on three-game hot streak

Coming off one of their best games of the season, a 79-54 win over Simmons College, the Emerson...

Basketball and volleyball teams gain Web exposure

At an Emerson sporting event, it's typical to see some highly talented individuals putting their...

Lions do their part for GNAC lupus fundraiser

Emerson's Facility Coordinator and Equpiment Manager Shannon Roberts encountered lupus personally...

New men#039;s volleyball team records first victory

Sophomore Dean Dimitruk took a step off the end line, looked up, and waved to the crowd, his name...

Won#039;t you be our neighbor?

bBeacon Hill/bSince leaving the nest, I've tried to imitate the comforts of home. I filled my...

Time for action on alcohol amnesty motion

ew:/b This safeguard for students has been too long coming.,bAt issue:/b Medical amnesty bill for...

Public Safety Log

ibEntry of the Week/b/i: The Emerson College Police Department found two BB guns in the box in...

Chinatown culture for the ox-i-morons

<p>pEarly in the morning on Feb. 1#44;</p>

SGA approves gender-neutral housing vote, needs OK from OHRL

The Student Government Association voted unanimously in favor of optional on-campus...

Colleges may start contributing more to the city

In another attempt to increase payments from tax-exempt institutions, Mayor Thomas M. Menino last...

Resolute students pack gym, wear down machines

Rows of people line the treadmills, and the machines whir in constant motion, while students leaf...

Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano visits Greene Theater in PPC

Students had been waiting in the lobby since 1:30 p.m. last Friday. By the time the doors to the...

Students feel pressure of bad economy

Junior Matt Fetonti is happy to finally have a job. After searching since September, the...

New alcohol policy awaits Ludman#039;s approval

The Student Government Association's proposal for a new alcohol policy has languished since late...

Emerson ink: From anchors to ankles, students make their mark

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The Brattle Theater offers old-school romance for Cupid#039;s day

With Valentine's Day and the Academy Awards falling within a week of each other this year, most...

Blakeslee#039;s riveting Tulia further explores acts of injustice

If you haven't already heard about Tulia, Texas, get ready. You will.As a town of 5,000, Tulia is...

Sopranos actor to speak at forum; Spirit Week postponed

Two college-sponsored events have fallen through in the short weeks since the semester began, but...

Report: FTA, bailout won#039;t fund MBTA#039;s Silver Line extension

Authority's Silver Line expansion proj- ect along Boylston Street has been hit by two fatally...

Castle students stranded in Detroit hotels

United States, 65 Kasteel Well students were looking forward to getting home for the holidays....

Emerson sophomore killed in car accident

By the time he was 8 years old, Bryan Gay was an inveterate movie buff, a student of the new...

Before vote, Fisher pushes gender-neutral housing

Scott Fisher and his SGA allies are stepping up their campaign to bring gender-neutral housing to...

ICA#039;s clockwork finds meaning and confusion in time

,Upon looking through the glass entrance to the Institute of Contemporary Art, curious viewers...

The 2009 Oscar noms prefer Brangelina and Nazis over artistry

On Feb. 22, for the 81st time in the illustrious award show's history, the red carpet will unfurl...

Soderbergh shows limited vision in lengthy Che

,iChe/i is a four-and-a-half hour character study that charts the personal development of Ernesto...

Pushing Buttons: Some video games sink, others swim in tough recession

Towards the start of our current economic turmoil, game industry media, blogs, analysts and...

A dream-like and dread-inducing Waltz

<p>pItapos;s animated#44; itapos;s a documentar...

A.R.T.#039;s Seagull not much better than bird crap

<p>pImagine Keanu Reeves starring in a Sam Mend...

Wake up and smell the smoothies

<p>pWhen alarm clocks and copious amounts of co...

Homeless seek shelter from the storm

Shivering in the bitter cold, Pamela, a 37-year-old homeless woman, stood under a bus shelter in...

Book plans for a love-H8 relationship

Senior Brian Dann, who has posted his photo on the Faces of Us blog is working on an art project...

Faces Of Us blog shows sign of the times

For senior Brendan Davis, a simple photo is worth more than a thousand words for the lesbian,...

Saints sweep Lions in three

volleyball team played its inaugural game against Emmanuel College. Although the Saints swept the...

Emerson blows Simmons Sharks out of the water

In the midst of a season full of nail-biting conference games, the Lions were able to catch their...

Lasell lasers Lions in GNAC championship repeat

The Lasell Lasers proved once again they are still the team to beat in the GNAC this year with a...

Emerson#039;s Rouse and Shannon join 1,000 pt. club

To have a single man in the thousand point club is something for any college basketball team to...

What#039;s Your Point?

i"If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than...

Vote, and after the election, keep voting: Citizen action on not Nov. 4

If you don't vote, people say, you can't complain. If you don't vote, you don't contribute. If...

Look Ma, no epiphany! What not to expect from college

I have two roommates. Last November, one told us she wouldn't be back in January. It was her...

Adam and Eve could make fine roomies

ssue:/b Gender-neutral housing in Emerson's dormitories bOur view:/b Emerson should lead, not...

Public Safety Log

bSATURDAY, Jan. 10/b A patron at the Emerson Cafeacute; reported having his cell phone stolen....

Washington program will be offered in the fall semester only, Andersen says

Emerson's Washington, D.C. program will be cut to fall semesters only after this spring because...

A tale of two tacos leaves us asking, Mexi-Can I?

Emerson students won't have to face a trek across the Rio Grande to get good Mexican food....

Christmas is here: time for Hollywood#039;s prestige pics

ibThe Wrestler/i/bDirector Darren Aronofsky's newest film, iThe Wrestler/i, tells the story of...

The rest of the best: Boston#039;s top art exhibits of 2008

There were countless amazing art exhibitions in Boston this year, but three remain special and...

Play it again: The best music of 2008

b1. Vampire Weekend - iVampire Weekend/i/bIt's a bit uncertain exactly what Vampire Weekend was...

Reaching the December kill screen: The best video games of 2008

<p>p2008 was an odd year for gaming. Despite be...

That#039;s a wrap: The Beacon reviews the best films of 2008

b1. iThe Dark Knight/i/bIt took a comic book adaptation by director Christopher Nolan to bring...

Students swing into new dance styles

Emersonians tired of grinding and gyrating can find new moves in the social dance sector. Emerson...

Leaving on a jet plane? Take the bus instead

Taking the Fung Wah or Peter Pan bus lines may make travlers wish fairy dust really worked....

Emerson vs. Emmanuel tickets available now

Tickets for the men's basketball game between Emerson College and Emmanuel College on Saturday...

Student-athlete date auction brings libido to gymnasium

The Piano Row Gymnasium was center stage for athletes to show off their non-athletic skills on...

Emerson adds men#039;s volleyball to Winter season

Since the construction of the Piano Row Gymnasium in 2006 allowed additional space for Emerson's...

Men#039;s game against Brandeis includes sibling clash

Two brothers grow up together, playing basketball against each other in their driveway, always...

Women#039;s basketball goes downtown in UMass win

After watching the men's basketball team wipe out the University of Massachusetts-Boston Beacons...

The case for gender-neutral housing

While doing polling on gender neutral housing several weeks ago, a friend came up to me and said...

An administrator#039;s stand against smoking students

I was more than intrigued with iThe Beacon/i's editorial response to the Gypsy Bar ("Get off our...

Thank you, Ms. Gonzalez

I send thanks to Emily Gonzalez for her terrific article, "We're going to eat meat, whether you...

In support of vegans

I found "We're going to eat meat, whether you like it or not" (Dec. 4) overwhelmingly uninformed....

T builds it, T breaks it

ew:/b Sue the T, if necessary, to keep them away from our campus.,bAt issue:/b The MBTA's history...

Public Safety Log

bTuesday, Dec. 2/b An Emerson College Police Department officer on foot patrol noticed...

Emerson grad dies after concert

Dominic Mallary, a 24-year-old graduate of Emerson College died Dec. 5 at Boston Medical Center...

Drug laws change in Netherlands

KASTEEL WELL, The Netherlands-Future Emerson travelers studying abroad at Kasteel Well might be...

Securitas guard has experience to draw from

A dark, shadowy Spider-Man lunges forward. He stares straight ahead, arms raised, muscles flexed,...

Investigation by 2 state AGs continues

Emerson College has reached an agreement with attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts to...

Freshman class council elected for spring #039;09

The most first-year students in recent history turned out to vote for their Student Government...

President says finances are sound

Emerson President Jacqueline Liebergott announced budget reallocation, increased financial aid...

Car hits Little Building

A car commandeered by an allegedly unlicensed driver smashed into the side of the Little Building...

Fisher: SGA orgs. fund running low

The rising number of student organizations on campus since 2006 have resulted in a low pool of...

Trailer park: Films for the new year

biUp/b/iWith one animated feat after the next, Pixar studios looks ready to rival the great...

The musical Little Women embraces escapism

Just in time for the holiday season, iLittle Women/i, a musical that focuses on the importance of...

The Wrestler team opens up to The Beacon

Director Darren Aronofsky is most notable for his brutal and emotionally exhausting iRequiem for...

Luhrmann#039;s ambition drives then derails Australia

The shining accomplishments and egregious errors of Baz Luhrmann's latest epic historical romance...

Joyful and persistent, Van Sant#039;s Milk is a must

Director Gus Van Sant has had a very successful 2008. This spring he released iParanoid Park/i,...

Universities toast to classier beer drinking

Nowadays, students across the country may actually be clinking glasses, or plastic blue cups, for...

Minotaur author takes the bull out of writing

A self-proclaimed nerd, shut-in and forlorn figure who likes to read the books in the library...

Gay day may be mayday for businesses

Computers will turn off and bosses will be blown off as the homosexual community and their...

Sophomore Zaniboni brings Lions to new heights

Lauren Zaniboni is tall."Oh, you must play basketball," classmates and casual acquaintances say...

Lions lend paws in community service projects

Walking into the Piano Row Gymnasium, you might see one of the basketball teams preparing for an...

Timely three-pointers lead Lions to two victories

In its first three games, the Emerson men's basketball team has been winning and losing by the...

Women#039;s basketball wins Turkey Day tournament

The Emerson women's basketball team celebrated their Thanksgiving weekend in championship form,...

Jury duty: civil duty, maybe -- pain for Mass. colleges, always

I used to be so jealous of my parents when I heard they had jury duty-ihow cool would it be to...

After Obama#039;s election, youth to find new hobbies

One month ago today, Election Day was a transformational moment for our nation. Across the...

We#039;re going to eat meat, whether you like it or not

The Vegetarian Food Festival wheeled its way into the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in November,...

How much for that college in the downturn?

bAt issue:/b Attending a private university during these tough economic times.bOur view/b: We...

Media Services moves to Library

The Media Services Center at Emerson has moved its media collection from the third floor of the...

Freshmen debate college issues in round of speeches

bJosh Andreason President, Class of 2012 Political Communication/bAndreasen started off his...

Public Safety Log

bThursday, Nov. 18/b The Emerson College Police Department received a call from the loading dock...

Comm. studies chair could lead academic group

Richard West, chair of the Communication Studies Department, has been nominated to lead the...

Athletics Dept. assembles definitive history of itself

The Athletics Department is assembling an online timeline of its history, an effort to catalog...

10 freshmen run for open SGA offices

The candidates for freshman class council took the podium in the Little Building's Beard Room to...

EVVYs change format

In a Nov. 13 meeting, standing before a projection screen which read "The Big Reveal," the...

The underdogs with Oscar potential

Harry Vaughn

Early Oscar predictions: Best Picture

Sean Dalal

Emerson alum remains unbiased in new doc

Steve Miller

Hankey#039;s Face and Places shows shape, sophistication

Channah Barkhordari

Huntington Theater Rocks to Stoppard

Kate Andrews

A multi-layered Merchant at Midway Studios

Catherine Viglienzoni

Rating red hot chili pepper professors

Ariel White

Coolidge doesn#039;t cut corners for food and fun

Kasey Fielding, Beacon explorer

Freshman Smith stands out for Emerson hockey

Phil Shore

Emerson, Boston University clash in Quidditch

Ian Tasso

Women#039;s team looks to improve on last season

Alex Yoh

Men#039;s basketball team gets ready for new season

Braden Campbell

Registration season: The agony and the trolls

Jessie Kann, Gabrielle Dunn

Digital readers: jump to the future or giant step back?

Doug Paul Case, Elizabeth Pashley

Get off our backs (and block), Gypsy

staff

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Emerson sponsors Alcoholics Anonymous

Emerson's Center for Health and Wellness is sponsoring Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on campus,...

Thanksgiving travel costs sting students

Some Emersonians will be sacrificing home-cooked turkey this Thanksgiving as airfare prices have...

SGA Treasurer elected

Sophomore Jenn Barry was elected Student Government Association Executive Treasurer last week....

Gov. Center filled by Prop. 8 protest

Love was a battlefield on Saturday when more than two dozen Emerson students joined thousands of...

Gypsy Bar managers complain to college

Staff at the popular bar located next to the Walker Building at 120 Boylston St. have complained...

Indonesians watch historic election in slew of Midwest states

Jordan Teicher

Rareworks#039; Five Women Wearing the Same Dress bites into love and marriage

Matthew Leavis

In Emerson Stage#039;s The Hundred Dresses, a children#039;s tale embraces tough themes

Justin Nako

War worth investigating at Coolidge Corner

Dan Horgan

SGA moves to reduce penalty for alcohol offenses

The Student Government Association has passed a motion that would encourage on-campus students to...

Beacon music columnist gets to the core of Passion Pit

p>"I feel like we're at the point right now where we're going to have to decide on a defining...

Whiteread#039;s Village glows at the M.F.A.

Terri Ciccone

Boyle#039;s Slumdog soars and then stumbles

Sean Dalal

The way we see it: Simon says drink coffee

Emily Gonzalez

Iraq vet says respect is not a rhetorical question

Taylor Gearhart

Boston veggies bring home the bacon

Kelly Smith

Soccer star Davidson receives postseason accolade

Dan Horgan

Women#039;s volleyball season ends in tourney semis

Braden Campbell

Competition selects four basketball announcers

Phil Shore

Berklee downs Emerson in Boylston Cup slugfest

Ian Tasso

Don#039;t send bad news from behind the veil of e-mail

Paddy Shea

JuicyCampus came outta nowhere - send it back!

Kasey Fielding

SGA#039;s sound update to drinking code

p>Our view: This amendment deserves the support of the administrationAt issue: SGA-passed motion...

Public Safety Log Extra: Elevators repeatedly vandalized in L.B.

Talia Ralph

Public Safety Log

compiled by Talia Ralph

SGA treasurer resigns; election held for replacement

Maria Chutchian

Marketing department chair steps down

Christopher Balchum

Freshman election to pick Spring #039;09 reps.

Joe Hyer

Winslow Homer exhibit at MFA sketches America

Catherine Viglienzoni

Picture Perfect: Celebrating Obama#039;s victory

Supporters of newly minted President-elect Barack Obama flowed from their homes late on election...

Porno players: Rogen and Banks shine as Zack and Miri

Jared Jakovich

Light and witty, Holly sings away the blues

Kate Andrews

Bad president still alive and well in November

Terri Ciccone

Applying new technology to transfers

Ben Bell

IS Films finds Inspiration in EmComm

Emily Gonzalez

Students head to Herrell#039;s to heal their hangovers

Kelly Smith

New sex survey puts rumors to bed

Anita Vukovic

Freshman Opatut shines for women#039;s soccer team

Dave Cheng

Loss to St. Joseph concludes women#039;s soccer season

Evan MacDonald

Men#039;s soccer ends season with loss to Norwich

Alex Yoh

Women#039;s volleyball gears up for postseason run

Braden Campbell

Leave Denis Leary#039;s comments in-genre and alone

Chris Girard, Beacon columnist

Recounting election night

Paddy Shea, Kasey Fielding, Doug Paul Case

Never underestimate the pride of Alaskans

Meena Ganesan

In response to quot;Question 2 takes a hitquot;

Alex Spanko

Cornering the market on free speech

p>Lately, Emerson College has become a robust marketplace of ideas, even beyond ruminations about...

Public Safety Log

compiled by Talia Ralph

In defensive manuever, college shores up finances

Maria Chutchian

Leary dig offends alumni with autistic children

Maria Chutchian

Long lines, excitement at the polls

Emily Carroll

Obama wins, Boston rejoices

After CNN called the presidential election for Barack Obama at 11 p.m., the wild rumpus began on...

This election is a special one, so make it count

staff

Palin is a typical Alaskan

Meena Ganesan

Having faith this election

p>Voters shouldn't deify politicians or cast votes based on impeccable behavior or a magnetic...

Obama leads in polls, McCain#039;s shoes tied

Matt Tempesta

Please don#039;t forget your local vote

Rubi Godinez

I feel awkward

Brent Baughman, Beacon columnist

Fight the right war

Jon Terbush

The Bradley Effect: The truth could be painful

Dan Horgan

Struggle for civil rights continues to take time

Jussie Martin

Equality Matters to Everyone

Steve Klise

Note from the Podium

Meredith Constant

An Environmental Stance

Kristen Golden

Room#039;08

Adam J. Goldberg, Beacon poet

Truppi digs up Truth in Politics

Catherine Andrews

Political shuffle: Playlists for the politicians

bBarack Obama/b1. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles2. Change is Gonna Come - Otis Redding3. At...

Political, celebrity match-up: Beacon style

Conan O'Brien gave this a shot. So did AOL News. But we at iThe Beacon/i have a better idea of...

Women#039;s soccer wins in overtime on Senior Day

For the first 70 minutes of the Emerson women's soccer team's game against the University of...

Women#039;s tennis takes out Emmanuel in GNACs

The Emerson College women's tennis team had been here before. The foe was the same. They had even...

Fear and Loathing at the Quidditch World Cup

staff, contributed to this report./i

Face it - student voters may go by the book

Are you a member of the group "Alaska Against Sarah Palin"? Or maybe you are a fan of...

Which Mrs. is best suited for the Oval Office?

Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain agree on fashion about as much as their husbands do on health...

Cross campus campaigns get students poll dancing

This year's presidential election is stirring up campuses across Boston as candidates enter into...

Public Safety Log

bMonday, Oct. 20/b The Emerson College Police Department was notified of an extremely intoxicated...

Mass. Senate race challenges Kerry

Massachusetts might be a foregone conclusion for Barack Obama, but another Democratic junior...

Election Day set to be flurry of activity

The organizers hope for a frenzy. The students are eager to see results. The plan is for a...

Emerson donors favor Dems, Obama

Barack Obama is, by far, the donation darling of Emerson's faculty and administration. The...

Campaigns pitch to college-age set

We're used to P. Diddy and other MTV regulars urging 18- to 24-year-olds to vote. But as this...

God said let there be Glam and there was

Emily Gonzalez

Offensive language intolerable in our community

Ronald Ludman

Hoffman shines in Kaufman#039;s emotional Synecdoche

Sean Dalal

Trailer Park

Harry Vaughn

Pushing Buttons: What#039;s in a game? Education, for starters, should play a part

John Richardson, Beacon columnist

Levi Stubbs 1936-2008

Paddy Shea

Question 2 takes a hit

Dan Horgan

China hopes to see Great Wall from the moon

Meena Ganesan

Bill Maher#039;s Religulous: ego-bruising, insightful

Chris Girard, Beacon columnist

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compiled by Talia Ralph

Media Arts MFA to be added next fall

Jordan Teicher

Emerson Stage off-shoot to feature Harold Pinter work

Justin Nako

Prodigal Lions return

Molly Driscoll, Dan Horgan

Silver Line project to offset Big Dig effects

Maria Chutchian

Racial slur scrawled in Piano Row dormitory

Talia Ralph

Rachel Getting Married stays true to family dynamics

Sean Dalal

W.: Mission still unaccomplished

Harry Vaughn

Lions men lose heartbreaker to Albertus Magnus

Ian Tasso

Women#039;s soccer notches key win over Emmanuel

Dave Cheng

Service errors spell doom for Lions against Gordon

Braden Campbell

The way we see it: Uncommon coffee

Kelly Smith

Taking on the trend of intolerant graffiti

,span style="font-weight: bold;"At issue:/span The racial slur found on a Piano Row bulletin...

em magazine lays it out for the ladies

Andrea Drygas, Beacon columnist

The Hangover Hotspot

Kelly Smith

Imagining pulp non-fiction for pumpkins

Taylor Gearhart

10 foreign reporters to visit, study November election

In conjunction with the US State Department, Emerson's School of Communication will host 10...

Does the mainstream media have to quot;keep upquot; with comedy?

Alex Salem

In response to Fade review

Joseph D. Ketner II

Sexy Can I? No, ugly teen movie, you can#039;t

Matthew Leavis

ICA exhibit shows beauty and contradiction

Kate Andrews

Past and Present: Political films with lasting impact

Paddy Shea, Harry Vaughn

Beacon columnist Wolk takes on the politics of W.

Jake Wolk, Beacon columnist

Mirah frolicks all the way to the MFA

Steven Miller

Emerson Stage unveils Wilde#039;s satiric Fan

Catherine Viglienzoni

Scouting prime places to print/copy

Sam Clarke

Quidditch gets galleons, prepares for World Cup

Anita Vukovic

Emerson gets the quaffle Rowling on service, sports

Meena Ganesan

Frosh former jump champion

Dan Horgan

Lions get served by Simmons

Meena Ganesan

Men shut out Daniel Webster

Alex Yoh

Women#039;s volleyball team spikes its way to victory

Evan MacDonald

Harry Potter: A guide through the ages

Elizabeth Pashley

quot;The lookquot; triumphs over rhetoric

Gabrielle Tassone

Banksy, others prove art isn#039;t untouchable

Terri Ciccone

An endorsement that will put students to sleep

staff

Public Safety Log

Talia Ralph

mStoner firm to redesign College#039;s Web site

Emerson will have new digital digs by the end of next year, said David Rosen, Emerson's vice...

SGA secures extra copies of popular reserve books

Hark, my kingdom for a book? Students seeking in-demand tomes for popular classes will soon see...

Washington, D.C. program offers first-hand experience

While international student-travelers gallivant through Europe and aspiring auteurs hone their...

Boston home life and comfort: Redefined

Terri Ciccone

Fade fails to enlighten at Emerson#039;s Tufte

Terri Ciccone

Silverman discusses politics, pubic hair with The Beacon

Andrew Bruss

Religulous loses the faith

Harry Vaughn

Meirrelles stumbles in Blindness

Sean Dalal

Pants down the best place to be on campus in October

Ben Bell

O Captain My Captain: Emerson#039;s students slam

Kelly Smith

Put it Plain-ly: Jamaican plans for the weekend

Kasey Fielding, Beacon Explorer

Emerson hires athletic trainer

Dan Horgan

Volleyball sweeps two games

Braden Campbell, Phil Shore

Offensive drought ends for Lions in win over Simmons

Ian Tasso

Late practices, new coach define Emerson hockey

Amelia Rayno

Comedic journalists justly call for a new media quot;updatequot;

James O'Leary

Emerson#039;s scrapbook: quot;now and thenquot; perspectives

Jussie Martin, Rebecca Anne Flanagan

This time, with our tongues removed from our cheeks

Steve Klise

L.A. confidential: The sign-up process is broken

staff

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compiled by Talia Ralph

Beacon columnist analzyes new Ploughshares leadership change

Brent Baughman

Flagship litereary mag finds new leadership

Emily Carroll

Center for Health and Wellness remodeled

Emerson's Center for Health and Wellness has expanded, adding updated examination rooms and...

Los Angeles, Castle applicants left hanging

Hundreds of students were sent into a panic last week when online applications to the Kasteel...

Paul Newman: the heroic anti-hero

Harry Vaughn

Choke and Towel asphyxiate potential humor

Sean Dalal, Jared Jacovich

Trailer Park

Harry Vaughn

Gup named new chair of Journalism Department

Maria Chutchian, Paddy Shea

The Beacon analyzes Meghan McCain#039;s favorite songs

Steve Klise

Music columnist Ben Collins sounds off on Meghan McCain

Ben Collins, Beacon columnist

Blood, blondes and Middle Earth at Brattle

p>classic movies, will debut a trio of new series this fall. span style="font-weight: bold;"This...

Report says fewer students smoking

Jennifer Cole

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen slings soups

Rebecca Anne Flanagan

The way we see it: The Beacon takes on indie coffee

Taylor Gearhart

Suffolk tames Lions in tennis

Meena Ganesan

Lasell lasers Lions amid rain

Ian Tasso

Emersonians evade elevator etiquette

Elizabeth Pashley

Facing the new Facebook

Meena Ganesan

Pondering Bush#039;s last words#039; worth

Paddy Shea

Notes regarding Kasteel Well

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Professional surprise over Gup selection

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The Beacon makes a November endorsement

p>Our view: Just vote, baby.At issue: Obama or McCain?br style="font-weight: bold;"br /Our view:...

Twirl batons, bang a gong, get it on

Evan MacDonald

Public Safety Log

Talia Ralph

Quinnipiac grapples with First Amendment

Emily Carroll, Matt Byrne

Hard work at WERS earns station Woodie nod from mtvU

Emily Gonzalez

New ETIN show floats love, hope on internet airways

p>This year, however, sophomores Brady Frome, Rachel Harrison and Ashley Chaney are bringing a...

Upgrades, accolades for Emerson radio stations

Molly Driscoll

Put plane-ly, a media mayday

Doug Paul Case

BeanTown Jazz Festival offers insight into music

Mike Desjardin

Dance and tap to Ratatat at the Paradise

Mike Desjardin

Mort Sahl stirs laughter and discomfort at Emerson

Terri Ciccone

Professor and actress Broome enlightens us on Boston#039;s Piazza

p>,It is virtually impossible to mention Amelia Broome's name at Emerson without hearing an...

Looking to October at Harvard Film Archive

Catherine Viglienzoni

Hangover Hotspot: Tremont 647 sizzles

The Ladies of Lifestyle

Just say nope to banning dope

Kelly Smith

MassCann to the man: put it in your bong, smoke it

Kelly Smith

Long distance democracy: Absentee ballots

Ben Bell

Wiffleball league struggles to maintain player interest

Braden Campbell

Women drop third in a row

Ian Tasso

Emerson golf returns

Dan Horgan

Emerson men fall to Becker

Amelia Rayno

Independents, GOPs need love

p>,It takes a lot of guts to not be a Democrat in Boston.Some will remember Sen. Joseph Lieberman...

Nation deserves a working Sen. Kerry

Chris Girard

Clarification

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Endorsing Emerson SPJ#039;s support for Quinnipiac U.#039;s student newspaper

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Decade under the T#039;s influence? No thanks

p>Make no mistake: the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's plan to burrow the Silver...

Public Safety Log

Talia Ralph

Veteran RAs flee, while new crop takes the helm

Jordan Teicher

L.A. meeting yields student suggestions

Sam Clarke

Solicitation practices offend alumni

Joe Hyer

Emerson SPJ supports embattled sister chapter

Emily Carroll

MBTA Silver Line plan would rip up Boylston

The battle for Boylston Street will begin in earnest this fall when the Massachusetts Bay...

Sh-sh-shaking it up at Copley Square

Kelly Smith

Project funway: Boston#039;s passion faux fashion week

Emily Canal

Paging literary lovers: Boston#039;s bangin#039; bookstores

Kelly Smith

Emerson rolls out Astley as new coach of Lions tennis

Emily Wright

Roberts adds more intramural sports for students

Dave Cheng

Lions struggle in loss to Mt. Ida

Ian Tasso

Word to yo-yo mother: Freshman is a yo-yo whiz

Dan Horgan

Son of a pitch: Artists sound off on merits of voice-altering software

Jussie Martin

Emerson: Space Case

Brent Baughman, Beacon columnist

Faculty responds to ethics editorial

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A toast to the Amethyst Initiative, responsibly

staff

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compiled by Talia Ralph

MIT, Emerson collaborate for creative internship

Emily Carroll

Slow economy forces shorter Kasteel Well program

Shana Wickett

College meets L.A. architects

Katherine Shushtari, Larissa Sapko

State bond returns Mass. aid agency to solvency

Maria Chutchian

Fall Preview: a quartet of plays to grace Emerson Stage

Katie Greer

Trailer Park

Harry Vaughn, Margaret Bateman

Holy Halo! Great video games exist outside of Guitar Hero III

John Richardson, Pushing Buttons

Ricky Gervais#039; Town is filled with walking, talking Ghosts but vacant of laughs

Sean Dalal

Beacon#039;s Sean Dalal buries the undead

Sean Dalal

em magazine says smaller schools rule

Faye Brennan, em column

Cold Romance, beautiful Color in Boston exhibits

Harry Vaughn

Be BFFLs with the Boston Film Festival

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Lack of the Passion: Sam Phillips at Somerville

Mike Desjardin

Goldstein gleefully ignites Aflame

Mike Desjardin

Indie fix: Check out art house films still in theaters

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Public Safety Log

Talia Ralph

EmComm takes fifth in national competition

Talia Ralph

Three departments to receive new leadership

Maria Chutchian

Business minor added as college branches out

Sarah Betancourt

Paramount Center #039;tops off#039;

Matt Byrne

Thinking before drinking: the statistics on deaths related to alcohol

Kelly Smith

Petition aims to lower drinking age to 18

Ariel White

Knock your Sox off: Having a ball at Fenway Park

Kasey Fielding

Cross-country off and running

Braden Campbell

Men#039;s team gets defensive in its approach to season

Evan MacDonald

Intramural programs expand for semester

Evan MacDonald

Lions volleyball heads into season looking to net title

Evan MacDonald

Teen pregnancy becomes political propaganda: Palin/McCain are hypocritical

Elizabeth Pashley

Fear and loathing at the Democratic National Convention #039;08

Alison Klein

Editorial cartoon

Charles Pieper

Letters to the Editor

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Library seating curbed for sitcom set

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Former assistant promoted to interim women#039;s coach

Braden Campbell

The Lions, they are a-changin#039;: Athletics makes upgrades

Evan MacDonald

Forced by circumstances to pick Palin, McCain has just lost the election

Doug Paul Case

Where graduation means fame

Jon Terbush

The state of the SGA

Scott Douglas Fisher

To preserve and protect Emerson#039;s image

p>Our view: High-profile shenanigans undermine the Emerson brand.At issue: The ethical...

Public Safety Log

Talia Ralph

Class of 2012: By the numbers

Matt Byrne

Freshman class shows progress, academic strength

Matt Byrne

Library to expand, unfinished construction displaces classes

Talia Ralph

OLs, core staff welcome 2nd largest Emerson freshman class

Maria Chutchian

A Beacon guide to Beantown#039;s music and museums

Mike Desjardin and Terri Ciccone

Tile and error: Emerson#039;s lavatory life

staff

The Victory Lap

Supporters of Kenyan runner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot celebrate by chanting and hoisting flags at...

Furnaces elicit fiery debate: Where do you fall?

PRO - Brendan McCarthyThe Fiery Furnaces are back in town for the second time this school year,...

Was (Not Was) is a hit

Fresh off a nearly 20-year break, Was (Not Was) is finally releasing a new album, Boo! Keeping...

Zinn amp; co. get graphic

Cartoons are history. Well, at least they are in the new graphic novel adapted from historian...

NU student teaches guys to Listen, Act and Attract

"I want to help out guys," Clauson said.,Ryan Clauson, a sophomore at Northeastern University,...

Em Dems, CPLA stand-up andquot;Mock the Votequot;

David Bowie, Uncle Sam hats, Emerson comedy troupes and organizational and political...

Emerson dance groups get their groove on

Emerson Dance Company, Emerson Urban Dance Theater and Emerson Dance Team created a trinity of...

Emersonians participate in Boston Marathon

With wobbly legs, woozy stomachs and foggy heads, some Emerson students spent Patriots Day...

Basketball Tourney

This time around, however, a number of rule changes have been made to the format.,The Emerson...

Emerson teams struggle to get gym time

While the professional team cancelled two days before their allotted time, other students have...

Men#039;s lax team gets a one-day makeover

Emerson men's baseball players Kent Anderson and Brendan Lahr found themselves in the thick of a...

The Beacon explores the 2008 Boston Independent Film Festival

Forget Facebook and other mindless distractions, stimulate your cranium in between cramming for...

Water without waste: Bottles harm green effort

Last week, after reading The Beacon, I reluctantly felt compelled to respond to an opinion...

Against the machine: Our creepy techno fetish

I've mulled this graying exhortation a lot lately, marveling at how archaic it has become. A...

Opinion article gave narrow perspective on students#039; bodies

Dear Editor,After reading "em nude spread a ploy?" [April 17] by Lisa Johnson, the real question...

An international media affair

The obstacles facing ethical journalismOur View:China, US are poor examples for students,When the...

Students fund film after Em. Channel backs out

The pair are behind the wry mockumentary Spacerock, about a pair of students who pitch a sci-fi...

Speech and Debate Team talks its way to Nationals

True to form, Emerson's Speech and Debate Team used those skills to talk their way to the...

Recent guest lecturer, Ch. 7 manager, arrested at airport

Goldklank was a guest lecturer last month at an Emerson event sponsored by the Journalism...

WERS to be broadcast on XM

The broadcast is part of XMU's Student Exchange Program, which provides college radio stations...

Spurlock seeks truth in World search for bin Laden

Of course, that's not really the point of Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? It's not even...

Political films aim to pierce heart and mythology

The Visitor, writer-director Thomas McCarthy's second film, contains two hackneyed storylines in...

Remembering Jason Segel

Berkeley Beacon: Did any particular breakup inspire you to write the movie? Jason Segel: I have...

Sugar plays it sweet and sassy

Playing April 18 and 19 at the Boston University Dance Theater (off the St. Paul stop on Buick...

Polls and poles: Uys aims pointy satire

Uys has brought with him his repertoire of personalities-ranging from the current South African...

Jackie Chan and Jet Li are karate kings of salvation

In an attempt to appeal to both Eastern and Western audiences, films like Ong-Bak: Thai Warrior...

Forget Sarah Marshall, welcome Jason Segel

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, yet another comedy produced by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The...

Emerson grad says gimme Shelter

staff, contributed to this article.

I went abroad and all I got was this lousy mugging

"Before, at family gatherings my grandparents, aunts and uncles would always tell me to be...

Academic policy aims to aid struggling athletes

When junior Jake Frank found out that he would have to miss out on part of the lacrosse season...

Softball splits against Norwich on senior day

Had the Emerson women's softball team's doubleheader against Norwich University been over after...

Holy snitch: Quidditch possibly coming to Emerson

Now he's one of a number of students who are trying to bring the game of muggle quidditch to...

Going green the smart way

But in truth, the college does its fair share of trend-following. Our current involvement in the...

em nude spread a ploy?

The print issue of Em Magazine will feature high contrast black and white photos of Emerson...

Hard pill to swallow: The truth behind the gaffe

Liberal pundit Michael Kinsley once remarked that a political gaffe is what happens when a...

Editorial gave narrow perspective on student body

Dear Editor,In your editorial "Emerson needs genuine diversity" [April 10], you seem to...

EC grad#039;s crude commentary

Transphobic comments made by alumnus Bill SchulzOur View:Remarks are unacceptable and reflect...

BU professors seek ASL dictionary

A new video-based ASL dictionary will try to solve one of the classic problems of translation:...

Registration trouble plagues visual and media arts majors

Students interviewed said they struggled to get into various classes not just to fulfill general...

SGA decries low student turnout at open meeting

SGA Chief Justice Jeff Foster said he'd hoped the meeting would solve a common problem he sees at...

A year after VTech, security improvement results mixed

The Department of Public Safety hired nine new officers and invested in a host of equipment and...

Alum criticized for transphobic remarks

Bill Schulz, who graduated in 1998 with a BA in Print Journalism, name dropped the college on the...

A for Anonymous

St. and on Boston Common last weekend. A member-shown in a mask from graphic-novel-turned-film V...

Frogacs does monster mashups

In the eyes of the Internet generation, a "mashup" is defined as a work which recombines and...

IFF Birth

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is like a child prodigy. Only five years since its birth,...

Chaos suffers from chemical imbalance

Chaos Theory is not as scientific as it sounds, unless you are referring to the formulaic plot of...

Emerson enters in dialogue with historic martyrs

Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp, in early March, 1945. She was 15...

Black Opium lights up stage

Black Fortress of Opium recently released their self-titled debut album and is a deceptively...

Lez Rock #039;n#039; Roll

A Led Zeppelin cover band from New York City has finally added something to the performance of...

Snow screams at Prom: Every corsage has its thorn

Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense, a god of film that directors and audiences alike...

Get your fix of social commentary

As the fourth season draws to a close, "Intervention" has delivered above and beyond the...

The Beacon#039;s brewery breakdown

This past Monday, April 7, beer enthusiasts across the United States celebrated the 75th...

Emerson erotic magazine hits the right Spot

The articles range from how to get your lady to watch sports with you to people pondering what...

Uncover a secret garden and stealthy sneakers

For college students in Boston, one of the main goals of living in the city is to escape the...

Emerson softball takes two

"I'm not really superstitious, but we tried something different," he said.,When Emerson women's...

Herman hurls a no-hitter

Up to that point, the freshman had allowed no hits to the opposing players from Suffolk...

Baseball swept by St. Joe#039;s in doubleheader

The Lions baseball team struggled on Saturday, losing 9-1 and 7-1 in a doubleheader against their...

Test decides students for Beijing program

All 35 Emerson students enrolled in the Beijing Olympic News Service Program passed the mandatory...

Bound to repeat it: The late American empire?

There he would encounter familiar amenities and safeguards: top-notch sanitation and running...

Resistance is futile: Western protest won#039;t help Tibet

A story on CNN last Tuesday stated that President Bush has yet to decide which portions of the...

Rosen has some explaining to do

In last week's editorial "Where Does All the Money Go?" [April 3] David Rosen was cited to say...

Emerson needs genuine diversity

Diversity on CampusOur View:The college must broaden its conception of student...

Race Machine gives students a new face

The booth, called the "Human Race Machine," is part of Emerson's Fifth Annual Forum on the State...

Pub. Safety aids celebrity, politician campus visits

"It is very exciting and sometimes you can go home and tell your family who you met that day,"...

Emerson grad. student calls in Allston shooting

Despite student residents in Allston saying they feel safe in their neighborhoods, Conant's...

Kasteel Well students attacked by teens in Croatia

Sophomore Brock Pisciotta was the first student to get jumped by the teenagers as he was coming...

$12M spent on permanent space for new L.A. facility

College officials announced the purchase of a $12 million vacant lot in Los Angeles last week....

Safe sex article hits all the bases

I would just like to thank you for your article ["Wrap It Up", March 27] published in this past...

Vonnegut in Retrospect: Son reads at Brattle

Although he is no longer with us, author Kurt Vonnegut's words still echo through this...

Behind the Pen: Interview with Cube playwright Kimberly Barrante

Each year at NewFest, the winner of the 2008 Rod Parker Playwrighting Award gets the chance to...

NewFest solves Rubik#039;s Cube

Originally entitled The Caveman Cometh, The Rubik's Cube is a dark comedy in the spirit of Monty...

Pierce#039;s film signals no Stop to failed Iraq flicks

Told from three returning soldiers' points of view, Stop-Loss hones in on the lives of what we...

Malkmus paves new way

After releasing five studio albums with Pavement, one of the most influential independent rock...

Sweets from Sweden

A song on Jens Lekman's 2007 release Night Falls Over Kortedala entitled "Your Arms Around Me"...

Young performers save film from The Ruins

Nominated for the adaptation of his own novel, A Simple Plan, Scott Smith's newest script is...

Tag this: Three perspectives from street level

The East Gallery of the ICA seems in conflict with itself, its pristine white walls juxtaposed...

April Fools: PoMo performance on Boylston

A rhythmic free-form chanting could be heard above the strummed chords of a guitar and ukulele,...

Tips for finding the domain of your dreams

Before you get all wrapped up in real estate, there are several factors OCSS wants students to...

Students start search for off-campus options

When students get sick of hiding toasters in computer boxes, blowing smoke through shower vents...

Alum plans ride to quot;leave cancer in the dustquot;

Zeta is Emerson's co-ed professional fraternity, dedicated to high standards in the communication...

Cabaret show Strips away gender stereotypes

"I tell stories about my life in order to illuminate the stories which form our culture-the...

Baseball finds a new home

Emerson's baseball team has only played one game this season at Sartori Stadium, the...

Freshman sets Lions record

The two teams were in a heated battle, neck-and-neck all the way in a physical game that was...

Tourney cancelled

LeTourneau, who serves as the head coach of both the women's volleyball team and the men's team...

Lions split pair with Rivier

The players on the Emerson women's softball team knew they had made some crucial mistakes in the...

Crash-n-burn Clinton

Traditionally, when politicians realize that they no longer have a chance at winning a race-in...

Emerson foodcart a giant flop

Only an extremely meticulous guide to Boston eateries would include the Emerson Cafe's summer...

Fighting Dutchman: Wilders battles radical Islam

If Islamic extremists delighted in Sept. 11, they must now be even more pleased by our waning...

Comic book article a joke

Dear Editor,Usually I can contain myself when I overhear non-comic book readers telling each...

So, where does all the money go?

The administration's failure to justify tuition hikes with real improvementsOur View:The school...

Piano Row accident#039;s two-year anniversary today

Students who were here at the time can probably recall their exact location on the day that two...

ECPD: Stuart and Tremont Sts. a hub for crime

A man in a heavy coat stands in front of the convenience store, holding the door for customers...

Caf#233; on the Common loses at least $30,000 per year

The Emerson Cafeacute;'s summer food cart has lost between $30,000 and $35,000 per year for the...

Lack of signatures thwarts petition to ban bottled water

EPSJ members Ashley Tarbet and Stefanie Lynch provided leaflets of information about the "impact...

Interim Institute director will be Comm. Studies dept. chair

But after several months as Interim Director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and...

Journalism dept. to test students#039; creds.

The test is being developed to determine whether a larger part of the journalism curriculum...

Blackjack and immaturity add up to only 21

Imagine a group of attractive twenty-somethings flying to Las Vegas every weekend with millions...

These phallic drawings are Superbad to the bone

Everyone loves to look at penises. Why this is so is a fair question, but it remains a fact that...

No need for ambulance

Ambulance LTD's transformative sound is hard to explain. Some of their tracks hinge on the...

Eccentric amp; eclectic Eels

The Eels are not a band known for their legacy. For most, mentioning the Eels does not conjure...

Kill the Ant exterminates human judgement

SHHHHHHHHHHH-the sound of TV static emulated by a human voice emits from somewhere in the house....

Rivera#039;s Tectonics leaves heads in the Clouds

In Jose Rivera's Cloud Tectonics, the newest show to hit Emerson Stage, a massive, almost...

Wrap it up: Real protection against infection

Genital human papillomavirus, chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis are four worries...

New Simon Pegg flick hits the ground running

For those expecting another Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, be forewarned: Run Fatboy Run doesn't...

Emerson students neither hazed, nor confused

"It was embarrassing, but it's all in good fun," the freshman film major said.,Ryan McGovern was...

McDonough has a grand day

The grand slam, the first in her collegiate career, brought the score from 4-0 to 8-0 in the...

Men#039;s lax struggles early

Unfortunately, the Lions just couldn't seem to put the ball in the net.The Lions played rough...

Women off to strong start

Since starting the season with a 19-4 loss at Wheaton College, the girls have reeled off six wins...

Softball team takes two

The cold Boston weather didn't faze the Emerson women's softball team in their first home games...

Our unknown soldiers, revealed

When the U.S. death toll in Iraq passed 4,000, I started considering the human cost of war. How...

Debacle as oracle: Learning from Iraq

There have been missteps. At this point, maybe, they're irreversible.,Against a backdrop of ...

4,000 US dead in Iraq: Marking a grim milestone

Five years after coalition forces stormed and seized Baghdad, the conflict still lacks what...

The housing crunch must be solved

Emerson's regrettable lack of housingOur View:School must be more mindful of students' living...

NU switches to federal loans only

Northeastern University officals announced last week that it is adopting a federal-loan-only...

Elevator jams get students down

There have been seven incidents of students getting stuck reported in the Public Safety Log since...

Meeting called over phantom defecator

On Monday night, rumors began swirling as flyers posted on the 13th and 14th floors called...

Pornography shown on Dining Hall TVs

A television burned brightly inside the locked and darkened DH.It was about 11:30 p.m., Buff...

Graphic novel program could become new major

Graphic novelist Andy Fish intends to find and teach his profession's next generation in...

The Beacon evaluates the foyers of MFA amp; ICA

The hallway that plays home to the Museum of Fine Art's cafeacute; has turned into the most...

Oscar-winning foreign film investigates morality

The Counterfeiters, this year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is a true...

A very BUFF slate

Although not as high profile as the festivals at Cannes or Sundance, the ninth annual Boston...

Nine Inch Nails CD measures up

Following in the footsteps of Radiohead and their Internet-available album In Rainbows, Nine Inch...

Gus Van Sant evokes adolescence and sincerity in Paranoid Park

Gus Van Sant-the director of such hazy, slow-paced films as Gerry, Last Days and the Palme d'Or...

Desperate Governesses: Miss Pettigrew lives for the pay

She was about to leave the employment agency just as she had come in: a raggedy, jobless,...

Nothing Funny or remotely humane about Michael Haneke#039;s heartless Games

Do not go see Funny Games. Do not go anywhere near Funny Games. This malicious and fetishistic...

Fitness center#039;s new workout plan

Facing the prospect of working out again may not be easy, but the post-spring break period is as...

EVVY Awards debut new honor for inspirational students

"So many Emerson students do so many things, and so many of them go unrecognized for the impact...

Much more than strictly ballroom

With the success of X-Dance, it is clear that dancers have made a niche for themselves at...

Current seniors hope to be hired, not homeless

staff, contributed to this article.

Lions go national

Over spring break, members of the Emerson softball and baseball teams were enjoying the sunny...

Athletes feel enthusiasm for sports is too limited

"I could count all the fans on one hand," Tasso said. "It shouldn't be like that.,Freshman print...

Athletics ready for growth

A number of intramural tournaments have been held this year, including basketball, dodgeball,...

Picture imperfect: Iconic photos obscure the truth

Many Emersonians plan to make a career out of capturing images; whether through filmmaking or...

Glass jaw, hollow man: Irreparably flawed Obama

With a spate of scandals breaking over his head and the press finally scrutinizing his atypical...

Situation of jailed, transgendered man insensitively handled.

Dear Editor,Your decision to reprint the blurb, "The Prison Bitch" [Feb. 26, "News Briefs"] was...

No discrimination against students

Housing limits established by the Boston Zoning CommissionOur View:The commission's ruling is...

WECB makes changes for wider audience

WECB will come to the center through Channel 65, the station's closed circuit feed. Using a...

Ethics policy for college faculty approved

Almost nine months after former Dean of Enrollment Daniel Pinch was fired for questionable...

More than four? Get out the door!

As Emerson and other colleges and universities around the city rush to expand their dormitories...

OPC major, WLP classes split in two

Though the majority of the modifications deal with course codes, OPC is being renamed...

Women looking to playoffs

"We're a small team, so you can't really not get to know people in that situation," said Meg...

Hearts and Minds at the MFA

When Francis Ford Coppola famously said in 1979 that his film Apocalypse Now "is not about...

Ripe Green Autuer at HFA

David Gordon Green, the somber and introspective director of acclaimed independent films like...

Beckmann, Bauhaus and Bourgeoisie, oh my!

useum, the Fogg, lies a small building that, upon entering, looks like a grandmother's house....

Francis in Paradise, Anarchy in the Church

At eight years old, Robert Francis was invited up on the stage at The Mint Club in L.A. to...

Spring break alternative at the Brattle

<p>pAndrew Bujalski knows that if you want your...

Theron doesn#039;t Sleepwalk through difficult role

Charlize Theron throws herself into a small banquet room in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge....

Softball gears up for season

Located in Kissimmee about half of an hour south of Orlando, the Games are a 22-day-long series...

Shannon, Smith top GNAC winners

Lions point guard Jeremy Shannon, a sophomore marketing communications major, has been named...

Emerson baseball prepared for spring training

After posting an embarrassing 1-28 season in 2004, the Lion's baseball team was reduced to club...

Men#039;s basketball falls to Lasell in GNAC final

The home-team energy behind Emerson's men's basketball on Saturday was palpable. More than 300...

Required Spring Break Reading

James JoyceFirst published in the early twenties, Joyce's novels Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake are...

The best bars in Boston to get your drink on at

Matt Murphy's Pub14 Harvard St., BrooklineMatt Murphy's in Brookline Village is open daily 11...

Pubs, pints and pride: Entering South Boston

Take a step off the T at the Broadway stop and a new realm is breached-a world in which the...

Controversies won#039;t rain on St. Pat#039;s parade

On March 18 of last year it was cold. That is the first thing that Emerson students Shawna...

Space crunch strains Emerson

In 2006, Emerson officially opened the Piano Row Residence Hall and closed the West Side of...

Insignificant Nader

While many believed Sen. John McCain would be this year's most decrepit presidential candidate,...

Giving it their worst: The Clintons#039; racial rhetoric

Although she is behind in delegates even after Tuesday's victories in Texas and Ohio, the former...

Plight of jailed transgendered man insensitively handled.

Dear Editor,The news brief titled "The Prison Bitch" (Feb. 28) is a stunning example of the...

Library eager to accomodate students and teachers.

Dear Editor,The experiences described by library users in your article, "Reserved books...

We can#039;t forsake alternative break

The Alternative Spring Break program, and its fundraising challengesOur View:The school should do...

Panel unites international women leaders

Bloom, still a junior at Emerson College, was listening to Sen. Hillary Clinton deliver a keynote...

Changes in Cuba elicit mixed feelings

Gonzalez, now an Emerson writing, literature and publishing professor, said her middle-class...

College fills two VP positions

"I'm trying to overcome that handicap," the college's new Vice President for Institutional...

The Beacon shamrocks your Lifestyle

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Reserved books misplaced

<p>pAn Emerson visual and media arts professor ...

The Beacon congratulates the 2008 Academy Award winners

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted ScreenplayJOEL AND ETHAN COEN No Country For Old...

Motion sickness that makes your knees buckle

"What really inspires me is [Vonnegut's] writing style and his narratives in general," said lead...

Emerson Stage gives old-school Philadelphia a facelift

The grandeur and glamour of the 1930s will arrive at the Semel Theatre on Feb. 28 when Emerson...

New DVD Musicals: Miss and Hit

andRomance and Cigarettes,Across the UniverseCommodification is the name of the game in Julie...

No-Pro: Just another lame Will Ferrell sport spoof

Will Ferrell is a funny guy. So is Will Arnett, his frequent co-star. But their latest...

Painted over pricks: Fake tattoos ease the pain

"Temporary tattoos are back," said Michael Benjamin in Ruth La Ferla's Jan. 24 article in The New...

Increase of influenza drives need for vaccine

The flu virus and symptoms, which are normally in season November through April, have seen a 400...

From surfing to safaris: Not in Cali anymore

Moss, a 19-year-old Emerson transfer student majoring in print journalism, planned on attending...

DeStefano does double duty

With her team's 66-64 loss to Johnson Wales Tuesday night in the Great Northeast Athletic...

Balls-to-the-wall futbol fun

Seven different teams came out to participate in the five-on-five soccer tournament, held on...

Athletics Dept. adds playoff security

After a sold-out showing for the biggest regular-season game of the year against Emmanuel College...

Lions advance to GNAC semis

The Emerson men's basketball team was running on all offensive cylinders during their victory...

Barack the borrower

Clinton's specious assertion that Obama lifted lines from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's...

A man in full: The complexity of John McCain

In his early days at the naval academy, it seems he happened to observe an upperclassman abusing...

There won#039;t be blood

"I was devastated when the nurse turned me away," the musical theater major recalls.,On Jan. 10,...

Health center needs substantial upgrades

Student disappointment about the underperforming Center for Health and WellnessOur view:The...

Postmodernism fills the Caesarean section of ART

The line between what is modern and what is ancient blurs, and thus, humor is injected into...

House debates raising state cigarette tax

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi proposed a $1 increase in the state's...

Language Exchange restarts this semester

The Language Exchange Program, an Emerson group focusing on the development of language skills...

SGA faces student critics at joint session

The students said these problems led to a bloated event budget and the Feb.,Criticism of the...

Earth Emerson frustrated by paper trays in the DH

Emerson's trayless initiative has run into more opposition this week. The experiment was...

Gangs, guns, Girls Gone Wild at Tremont St. club

. One officer, who was standing on an elevated platform, reported being splashed with orange...

No Country for Foreign Film

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief, Federico Fellini's La Strada,...

Sen. Obama#039;s outrageous messiah complex

Barack Obama has come a long way in a short time, evolving from promising rookie to towering...

Call it, Friendo: The Beacon offers picks and predicts

Best PictureNominees:-Atonement-Juno-Michael Clayton-No Country for Old Men-There Will Be...

Found quot;Lostquot; Characters

With "Lost," you never know when a character is going to be washed ashore or ride in on the back...

Travis#039; Vantage Point: Rashomon for Dummies

This is the latest popcorn-fare action flick to hit theatres, and it serves its purpose as an...

Emerson to Fix up Little Broadway-hopeful musical

Jason Knight stands in front of 10 underclassmen in a studio on the third floor of the Colonial...

The Truth about Charlie#039;s many shortcomings

High school is a difficult place to depict on screen. It's not necessary to paint a painstakingly...

Friendly practical joke turns political victory

He hadn't run for vice president.This friendly fooling, however, resulted in Siccardi, a...

Online listings reveal where the rats are at

The City of Boston is offering germaphobes and regular folks alike a tech-savvy way to search a...

Students giving back rather than going buck

Last fall, at the beginning of her junior year, the communication studies and writing, literature...

Specter#039;s search too limited

Over the past few weeks, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA.) has been vigorously pushing for the NFL and...

Brothers making quite a racket

Aman, a senior, was voted GNAC Tennis Player of the Year by the conference's head coaches and was...

Men#039;s team healthy for title run

Since the fourth game of the season in late November, the team has been without a full roster due...

Lions gearing up for playoffs

Currently, the Lions are 14-10 (9-3 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference), good for second...

Go green, go trayless

We should be excited that Emerson has made the decision to get greener. Washing hundreds of trays...

Going mental on guns

Proponents of lenient gun laws seemed to have reasonable arguments-family protection, civil...

Sinful Saints fan, finite seating inflame rivalry

The Lions managed an 82-79 win over the first-ranked Saints, who Emerson Coach Hank Smith said...

Bookstore shoplifter sells T-shirts for drugs

Lt. Eric Schiazza said on Feb. 2, four red and blue shirts made by Jones Mitchell Sportswear...

Governor proposes in-state tuition for illegals

To circumvent a State Legislature that, after heated debate in the Senate, failed to pass the...

Incoming freshman runs for office in town

Having already accomplished that, a future organizational and political communication major at...

Tuition for illegal immigrants a fine plan

In-state tuition rate for illegal immigrants.Our View:Despite certain drawbacks, the initiative...

Beacon coverage incomplete and inappropriate

I found the editorial "SGA spending scandal an embarrassment" in the Feb. 14 edition of The...

SGA works hard to represent Emersonians#039; interests

It's unfortunate when someone issues a critique without knowing the facts. But I know the facts....

The GOP#039;s incredible shrinking quot;big tentquot;

The realities of the Republican Party frequently conflict with its public relations (which may...

Chase, Dawkins earn ESPN honors

Senior captains Ben Chase and Will Dawkins have been named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic...

Women saved by strong half

Despite a lackadaisical effort to start the game, the Lions won their seventh straight, 62-38,...

Former manager Thieriot makes Lions debut

For Rhys Thieriot, though, those statistics meant much more.,The box score for the Emerson men's...

Intramurals coming to gym

Following the success of the fall basketball tournament, Emerson College Athletics Department and...

From poles to popes: Burlesque on Boylston

Wendy Reardon points to a stripper pole in the center of the room and tells her class, "Oh yeah,...

X Dance over the rainbow

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Sweet-n-suggestive V-Day treats

Never has the concept of eroticism been quite so mouth watering as it is at Sweet-N-Nasty,...

May-be my Valentine, Ryan

Indecision on Valentine's Day is not a new phenomenon. The pressure to come up with the perfect...

What#039;s Up, Clock?

Every Saturday morning, from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, living rooms were occupied by a...

The Magnetic Fields attract force of crowds

While the pains associated with heartbreak are often the subject of rock songs, they're not as...

Still quot;Lostquot; but ever-so-closer to being found

Last season, the mental homework necessary to understand each episode frustrated fans.,Polar...

Emerson boasts X-ception to Dance conventions

Body-bending leaps, twists and turns moved in unison to an equally fluid variety of music during...

Valentine#039;s Day: A Time to Love and Hate

Terri Ciccone:Love"Best Friend," Queen For a straightforward and G-rated love song to cuddle to,...

SGA erupts over money

Off-Campus Commissioner Chance Dorland and Visual and Media Arts Senator John Tyson stepped down...

Sexual harassment training goes online, saves college time, money

The change came about in order to lower cost to the college and increase convenience between...

Cell phone ban would affect student drivers

Drivers in Massachusetts may soon be forced to break a few habits behind the wheel if proposed...

Common App. ups Emerson applicants

After Emerson joined a growing number of colleges and universities this year that exclusively use...

Buddhist Chaplain joins Spiritual staff

When she was ordained under the Buddhist faith, she was given the name Samayadevi, translating in...

SGA spending scandal an embarassment

Wasteful Student Government Association spendingOur View:Spending $33,000 on a party...

Turn that frown upside down, Emersonians

Only a tiny fraction of the world's inhabitants are lucky enough to attend a private college in...

The Next Four Years

Number 44 must execute a crackdown on the southern border. Securing the frontier with Mexico is a...

Students answer #039;08 call to action

"Our goal was to interest the student population about politics outside of Emerson," said Randi...

College still searching for dept. chairs

Some of these searches have been ongoing for several years.,The hunt is still on to find new,...

Max Caf#233; slated for remodeling, televisions

In an effort to accommodate students living off campus, Emerson is in the final stages of...

PRSSA to promote student businesses

Associated with the Public Relations Student Society of America, The Emerson Group is providing...

Tufte to host int#039;l virtual art exhibit

The five participating artists and artist groups were chosen by the staff of...

Emerson owes students permanent chairs

The lack of permanent department chairsOur View:Permanent chairs are critical to ensuring...

Abortion debate must take into account women#039;s safety and well-being

I'm confused when I read anti-choice material by those who write about abortion without writing...

Crooked caucus: Electoral antics in Nevada

I was an intern with the Hillary Clinton campaign over winter break, stationed in Las Vegas. Two...

A change would do the music industry good

Led by acts like *NSync and Britney Spears, the recording industry hit a high mark in 2000,...

Lions continue hot streak

Then, senior guard Lindsay DeStefano took matters into her own hands.With Emerson leading 52-45,...

Showers helps Lions earn win

On Saturday, though, winning truly did require contributions from the whole Emerson men's...

NBA season reaches halftime

The Celtics, with the addition of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, have been one of the surprises in...

Pats lose; #039;Amsterdamnit#039; say Kasteel Well students

Back in 2002, New England Patriots fans were thinking, "Hey, we can get used to this Super Bowl...

Emerson graduate debuts first feature film

From premiering his first feature length film to working as a production assistant on the sets of...

Chinatown parade ushers in year of the Rat

Dragons, dancers and decorations will soon engulf our Chinatown neighbors as the 15-day...

Condom Week tries to keep it clean

Between Feb. 11 and 15, they will be hosting events around campus to recognize National Condom...

There will be plays: Emerson Stage in spring

This semester Emerson Stage offers a variety of shows to please any type of theatregoer's tastes;...

Mix and match: The Paradise lineup this week

With a sound reminiscent of Phish, Stevie Wonder and Tim McGraw, Big Leg Emma aspires to be the...

Farrell In Bruges: You#039;re-a peein#039; your pants

Martin McDonagh, in his feature-film writing and directorial debut, puts his theatre background...

Pulse shows too much life

The Pulse Prophets, according to its press release, calls itself "an original, socially conscious...

Pulse Prophet Elijah Kraatz preaches his reggae in Qamp;A

in Vermont?Elijah Kraatz: Yes, I would say reggae is big in Vermont. Although we do play a lot of...

Anti-Semitic graffiti debases the entire community

Late last week, two incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti were discovered in one of the library...

Menino in the wrong

On Jan. 9, the Massachusetts Public Health Council approved a plan that will allow some retailers...

Fly to the flame of Xavier Rudd#039;s White Moth

He's been declared the Dave Matthews of Australia and the Jack Johnson of Canada by San Diego...

Unhappy anniversary: Roe turns thirty-five

Since Roe v. Wade was decided on Jan.,For those deeply invested in the notion that human life is...

The Beacon challenges the Academy#039;s choices

We at The Beacon respect the Academy and their nominations-but, of course, we don't quite see...

The importance of the Feb. 5 primaries

The mess of primaries on Feb. 5, Super TuesdayOur View:These primaries are especially important,...

A Penn in his lens: An auteur#039;s series

Before Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, before even Taxi Driver and The Wild Bunch, there was...

Textbook cost worries send students online

Each semester, students go back to the familiar routine of picking up their books, standing in...

Alumna named Nintendo marketing VP

"The first was 'Wow, that's incredible. Great company, great job! Congratulations!'" Kaigler...

Cameras, ID scanners to be installed in both dorms

EasyLobby Visitor Management System will electronically store all guests' photos and identifying...

Former prof. named Boston poet laureate

"It was unexpected and overwhelming to be chosen, but for a poet, it's the kind of visibility you...

AG Cuomo subpoenas study abroad programs

After an investigation last year that laid bare questionable practices in the student loan...

Piano Row building now Green Certified

A four-inch binder sits on a desk in the Emerson College Construction Office, hundreds of pages...

Transfer students tackle tough transitions

For transfer students, the beginning of the semester can be especially daunting. They are...

Forecasting the future: Patriots a team of destiny

This year's Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. features the undefeated New England Patriots against...

Women even record at 9-9

But despite the tough scheduling demands, the players all have a little extra pep in their step...

The Beacon evaluates Oscar-nominated films

AtonementCharlie Wilson's WarThe Diving BellPersepolisThere Will Be Blood,Atonement ...

Super party ideas to Bowl over your guests

While Emerson College is not as arithmetic-oriented as schools like MIT, its students are savvy...

Dawkins reaches milestone

It wasn't a timeout called by either team or a foul to allow for substitutions.Instead, both...

FCC vs. the free press

Last month, while the students and faculty of Emerson College were just about ready for a...

Lions overpower Eagles

Coming into the game with a 13-2 overall record and 7-2 in the Great Northeast Athletic...

New rules, members slow SGA progress

But there have also been shake-ups with the organization's most basic procedures, as members at...

Students call for ethics code

All 24 students said they wanted the Board of Trustees to approve the proposed policy, which...

Viacom freelancers win benefits after walkout

When Viacom rescinded benefits last week, freelancers began organizing, according to a...

All is right in Irving Berlin#039;s quot;White Christmasquot;

After a lackluster tree lighting ceremony in on a Boston Common, the city needs something...

Little#039;s bad Language: Better left untouched

John F. Kennedy was a doughnut. Granted, not really but he did have the German populace in a...

John C. Reilly Walks the talk in mock-rock biopic

When it comes to music biopics, if you've seen one, you've seen them all. In Walk Hard: The...

Tim Burton#039;s Sweeney: A bloody good time

In Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, it's apparent that Burton enjoys...

Sex and Breakfast is Emerson alum#039;s recipe for success

For Miles Brandman, seeing his name on screen under the title of "director" has been a long time...

Rats, rock and redheads: The Beacon picks #039;07#039;s Best

1. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline Putting their current projects aside,...

Speedy Santas strip for a good Claus

Ponder, for a moment, the image of Santa Claus. Allow the depth of his meaning to infiltrate all...

Project Emerson hosts an Affair to remember

In an effort to increase awareness of student organizations on campus, fashion group Project...

Rudolph, Rabbi Al and a partridge in a pear tree

It is a little known fact that the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" actually refers to the 12...

Students, Securitas battle in 3x3 tournament

Basketball games ran throughout the afternoon of Dec. 9, but members of Emerson's varsity teams...

Women#039;s basketball hits rough patch

After finding itself stuck in a shooting rut, the Emerson women's basketball team has found hope...

Lions still undefeated, prep for new year

But for the better part of the next month, the gymnasium stands will be empty.The Lions don't...

Web accessibility still lags

In the information age, such gadgets are indispensable, and being connected is essential to...

Between just Romney and God

On Dec. 5, Mitt Romney publicly addressed his Mormonism, a personal detail that threatens to...

NIE report drops bomb on NeoCon agenda

Even in the truth-starved arena of politics, there is a line between spin and downright hubris....

SGA represented student interests this year

As the president of the Student Government Association, I would like a chance to respond to the...

Bostonians should be engaged in first life

Our View: The Internet excludes too many from true civic duty.,As if Boston city officials...

Emerson Democrats debate Electoral College

"Ralph Nader, Apologize for 2004!" was the plea, and the title of the presentation which...

Emerson Island group creates virtual Boston

While that may be a normal December day for Floridians, many Boston residents are also having fun...

Friday at the Orpheum: Let them listen to CAKE

"We don't put it out there if it's bogus," he said. The trumpet player is talking about the wry,...

Metal and glam: Music subcultures in Boston

by Christopher ThompsonMetal was one of the most popular music forms in the world in the late...

Darfur Now doesn#039;t stress the Now quite enough

However, this is just about the only evidence of the intense violence in the area that viewers...

Reitman#039;s Juno: Teen pregnancy done right

In a typically cheery middle class home, we are introduced to young Juno MacGuff.,Juno is Knocked...

Campus porn: T amp; A and your RA

. "That's why when I was a dancer I got more men at my stage when I wore a business suit than...

Students skate, frolic and play the Eskimo way

Go to the Little Building or Piano Row. Walk to the nearest elevator. Push the up button for...

When I say Hanukkah, you say Chanukkah

Despite what the never-ending carol suggests, there are not twelve days of Christmas. Rather, the...

Men#039;s basketball thrashes Mount Ida, Wheaton

Remias, starting in place of Shannon, scored ten points to help lead the Lions (6-0, 1-0 Great...

With new coach, Lions limp out of the gate

"We were abysmal in both games in every aspect of the game," said Coach William Gould. "Not a...

Acting beyond self-service

Emerson College's Organizational Fair, held each September for the benefit of freshmen and...

Reprise for Imus

Rough-riding conversationalist Don Imus returned to radio Dec. 3, complete with old crew, some...

BPD searches unwarranted

There were 75 shooting homicides in Boston in 2005-the most in a decade. And the violence has...

Iwasaki Library sorely lacks in study space

The limited capacity of the Iwasaki Library.Our view:Our growing college needs a larger...

Populist Poet with ties to Emerson

Cambridge residents elected Payack, 57, the first Cambridge Poet Populist from among eight...

Think tank

Dukakis focused on polling and issues of state- and precinct-level campaigning, especially...

To the victor go the spoils: 2,860 burritos

Michael Squitieri doesn't have to worry about a future as a starving artist. The acting major now...

Bonds formed over isolation, room service

When a newcomer arrives at Emerson's Courtyard by the Marriott hotel dormitory, the hallway...

Substance isn#039;t left behind in Sun#039;s No Child...

In considering an 80-minute play with 20 characters, one expect to see a considerable number of...

New box set proves Nick Drake#039;s day is not done

Fame eluded singer-songwriter Nick Drake during his brief lifetime. In 1974, at the age of 26,...

Eclectic films fill the multiplex and arthouse

In Richard Linklater's 1995 intercultural study of post-collegiate observations and...

Stanford is not a successful John Mayer rip-off

All new male singer/songwriters want to win the Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal...

Burritos roll out in Harvard Sq.

It's an affliction untold thousands of students silently wrestle with: the relentless desire for...

Women#039;s basketball splits a pair

A new season means a clean slate for sports teams; it's a time to start fresh regardless of the...

Gym to host hoops tourney

Emerson students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate, with each team hosting a minimum...

Men#039;s basketball shines at first tournament

But Coach Smith was more interested in what his team did wrong.,Fresh off a 74-64 victory at...

Tragedy in Mattapan: The Marquis Barker shooting

On Wed. Nov. 21, Boston Police shot and killed 38-year-old Marquis Barker of Dorchester, a father...

The perpetual campaign hurts American politics

In the midst of the presidential election, this country's most significant republican exercise,...

Obama shows cross-party appeal

Throughout the past year, his campaign has gained considerable traction amongst Democrats, while...

Abortion buffer zone law protects constitutional right

I would like to respond to the article "State pushes pro-life protests from clinic" in the 11/15...

Mass. voters on pot bill: Hey man, pass that

Our View: The proposed measure comes closer but does not achieve fairness.,The news probably has...

Student group fights modern slavery

The American Anti-Slavery Group was granted a new lease on its existence a month ago when its...

Mass. divests from companies with Sudan ties

Early this month Massachusetts and New Mexico became the 21st and 22nd states to sell off...

V-ball coach quits R.I. job for taking free ride

Craig Letourneau, Emerson's women's volleyball coach, resigned as the director of Cumberland,...

With a brand-new SUV, ECPD to impose presence

The department's new white 2008 Ford Escape Sport Utility Vehicle-customized with purple and gold...

EVVYs over budget, asks SGA for money

The EVVYs, which is not an SGA-recognized group, usually makes an appeal to the SGA each spring...

Country proves Coen Bros. are not Old news

After a series of ingenious, quirky and, most recently, inconsequential (Intolerable Cruelty, The...

In like a ferocious Lion, out like a lame Lamb

It wasn't the wisest move of Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford to try to incorporate...

PostSecret book gets personal on paper

So says Frank Warren, and like the secrets he collects, he'd probably rather remain anonymous....

Lick the lollipop and shake that Laffy Taffy, but avoid the fish candy

Here are three shops-Sugar Heaven, Daily Fresh Candies and Eldo Candy House-that may sympathize...

Bonjour! Voulez-vous parler avec moi, ce soir?

"Ou est le crayon de mon oncle?" "Wo ist der Bleistift von meinem Onkel?" "Where is my uncle's...

Dear Celtics: Try again later

With the Green off to a 2-0 start and newcomers Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen putting up some...

Women#039;s soccer loses in GNACs, ECACs

They were in a place every team longs to occupy. All the Lions' time and hard work had finally...

Potential for perfection

Four floors below, the gymnasium radiates energy as head coach Hank Smith leads the men's...

Mukasey: A torturous choice

Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey, Bush's Attorney General-designate, is the wrong person to...

Carbon-copy Darko adaptation leaves no marks

As a follower during my high school years of the Darko cult sensation myself, the thought of...

Sox usher in winning ways

The taste of victory leaves an invigorated sense of accomplishment that has not only been...

Rosa Passos infuses musical history and fresh beats in her songs

Since Rosa Passos' career re-launch in 1985, the Brazilian singer/songwriter has been bringing...

A smile, a salute

It was a revealing remark, but not at all surprising. Many here at Emerson College are from the...

Assault in log warrants investigation, more attention

From all accounts I have heard, the student who was assaulted was in the lobby of 10 Boylston...

We built this campus on (pirated) rock#039;n#039;roll

Our View: The legislation displays an antiquated view of the music industry,Illegal downloaders...

Boycott of Israeli scholars squelched

Their efforts were rewarded when Britain's University and College Union, which had proposed the...

Proposal to link aid to file sharing prevention

Federal financial aid would become tied to colleges' efforts to deter their students from illegal...

New groups for GOP, Democrats

In one corner, the nascent Conservative/Libertarian club has joined the Emerson Conservative,...

Simpson endorses Clinton, sparks debate

After Oct. 16, the whole world knew, and Simpson said it was a spur-of-the-moment accident, one...

Trustees delay vote on new ethics policy

Emerson's Board of Trustees failed to ratify a policy that would require college employees to...

Genre-bending musicians bring world to Boston

The line is taken from the song "Tell Me," one of ten luscious tracks off Sharon Jones and the...

Massport employs students in drill

Soaked from the pelting rain, the Massachusetts Port Authority Aviation Director delivered the...

Walker#039;s ambiguous art is not black and white

As dark as a black hole, and just as unsettling, is the fallen silhouette of a young girl with a...

Bee Movie exhausts puns like a college newspaper

What's the deal with celebrities lending their voices to computer-animated films? Is there really...

Prestige films, dramedies and Afflecks, oh my!

Including: Rendition, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Darjeeling Limited, Lars and the Real Girl,...

Wristcutters cuts to the bone of bleak comedy

There's definitely something unsettling about the word "wristcutters" in Wristcutters: A Love...

City parallels war with decaying relationships

While it might seem like overkill to set a play about war in a time when information on Iraq...

Sweeney avoids piety, bakes up bloody treats

Few composers can manage to make a truly terrifying tale out of a usually harmless occupation: a...

Apple picking offers late-autumn activity

But don't let the change in temperature cause you to waste away the days until Thanksgiving.,As...

Money matters on the global scale

In late September, the American dollar hit a record-breaking low in exchange rates. The current...

Dot-com dorm delivery services hit-or-miss

Foodler.,At seven o'clock Thursday night, three roommates decided to order dinner in from two...

Bikers beware: Practice safe city cycling

Last year, Kelly Anne Wallace pushed the peddles of her bike through Allston for the final...

Mooninite CEO discusses guerrilla ads

So when he's smashing giant dinosaur footprints into cars to promote the Discovery Channel,...

No politics in Harry Potter

And indeed, many parents are finding it necessary to follow his advice, as more concerns are...

Sports merge culture, creativity at Emerson

The Red Sox and all Boston sports.Our View:Sports Enrich our cultural and artistic...

Boston pacifists protest Iraq War

An army's worth of empty boots were laid in rows on the swampy grass of the Boston Common on...

Suffolk U. to reopen Modern

This theatre, too, is scheduled to open in 2009 and satisfies the college's plan to increase its...

Cross Country runs into sixth place

Though the course at Saint Joseph's College was new and unfamiliar, the teams worked as hard as...

Soccer season ends in bloody mess

Junior Greg Epstein was surprised to find himself running onto Norwich University's soccer field...

Halfway though the season, Pats # 2? It#039;s right here in Fink

Wade Fink's NFL Power Rankings are based on record, previous and upcoming schedule, score...

Lions#039; hot feet find goal

While fans lined up on Boylston Street for the victory parade, the soccer team was taking care of...

November: Pondering the price of freedom

November, a month punctuated with days of remembrance, has arrived. As the leaves fall, Americans...

Liberals must take Conservatives#039; lead

This will continue until progressives learn how to play the game-and make democracy work for...

Octover 25, 2007 Issue

Sorry for the inconvenience.,Due to technical difficulties, we will not be able to publish the...

Check out the PDF!

All the stories in one place, plus photos and graphics!Enjoy.,Check out the complete issue of the...

Just follow the money to find a winner in 2008

The structure of American presidential campaigns is broken.,When you're running at the front of...

Massachusetts#039; casino gambling plan has ramifications for the arts

Gambling drives people into depression, desperation, encourages violence and robs them of...

No puckin#039; around in modernized Midsummer

What do floating columns, a fairy that travels by roller blades and a group of Stooge-like...

Annual meeting

Indie rock darlings Annuals, a collection of five 20-to-23-year-old North Carolinians, compiled...

The MFA rocks impressive Indie lineup

All too often the life stories of successful music artists seem to blend together. Of course most...

Blade Runner won#039;t go away like tears in rain

It was 1983 at the Academy Awards and Steven Spielberg's E.T. looked poised to win the Best...

Here for Haynes amp; Dylan, Not There for Margot

Director/screenwriter Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding confirms the belief that all weddings...

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Edition

But if you're looking for tips on how to stay svelte over the coming holidays, you can stop...

Zombies attack BU in protest of building biolab

"I really wish my insides weren't liquefying!" yelled a zombie protester last month, as he and...

Students shine in EFA week#039;s kick-off concert

Four people silently stand shoulder-to-shoulder across the stage. They are a Quiet Little Circus...

Revolution, Houston to fight for title

The 12th season of Major League Soccer was the most anticipated since the league's inaugural year...

Bidding farewell to the 2007 Sox

The celebration was less maniacal than in 2004, when the Red Sox won the World Championship after...

Finishing four years on top

Coming off of a strong 13-5-4 season, the Emerson women's soccer team had its success soured in a...

Social Security#039;s future: Brighter than you think

The reasoning behind his snide dubbing is twofold: the high political mortality rate of those who...

Washington program a boon to OPC majors

Our View: The program expands exciting professional opportunities for students.,Washington, D.C....

Patrols cut in Brookline student neighborhoods

The Brookline Police Department halved its fledgling weekend-night patrol squad last week,...

Washington semester to launch in fall 2008

The program is designed for politically inclined students using Emerson's popular Hollywood...

State pushes pro-life protests from clinics

The law is designed to prevent pro-life demonstrators from interfering with clinic patients or...

New City Councilors support taxing schools

The four councilors-at-large, as well as several district councilors, said they believe local...

Writers#039; strike hurts interns in Hollywood

The word on "The Colbert Report"-and all the other late-night comedy shows that require a...

Volleyball blasts Simmons

After spirited introductions, the energetic team rolled to a 3-0 victory over Simmons College...

What does Fink think?

#1 LSU at #17 KentuckyNow that USC has joined the long list of monumental upsets this season, LSU...

Softball team top academic squad in Div. III

With a 3.548 average, the team topped the list compiled by the National Fastpitch Coaches...

Berklee puts Lions on ice

No, it wasn't a Bruins pre-season game; it was the Emerson Lions facing off against the Berklee...

Radio-heady business move

The group self-released its new album, In Rainbows, on its Web site yesterday. This alone is not...

Littering: a Common mess

Sight-seers congregate daily to walk the Freedom Trail or play a few sets of tennis, but strewn...

Russia#039;s Putin puttin#039; the moves on beneath the Arctic

When a small submarine planted the white, blue and red flag of the Russian Federation 14,000 feet...

Focus of fire RA story off-the-mark

Well, Beacon. You really blew it. You had one opportunity to lend your 9/27 issue's juicy story...

Mass. textbook bill an educated decision

Our view: An intervention is necessary.,Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature held hearings to...

Musicians Spektor amp; Nathanson demand respekt

At least that's the vibe that indie rock-the counter to the deathly sugary melodies of '90s...

A registry for smoke-free apartments

The department, as part of a multi-pronged approach to cutting down exposure to secondhand smoke,...

Liebergott visits the Castle

. "We thanked them for their assistance in restoring the barn. We also spoke about the issue of...

Playground dedicated in Snelgrove#039;s honor

Victoria Snelgrove's legacy grew again last week in the form of a new playground at the Gordon W....

Report: More drug use on and nearby campus

The increased drug use is reflected in triple the number of arrests made on public property near...

Can Price#039;s success Carey over?

After Bob Barker's tear-filled departure, many The Price is Right devotees were not ready to see...

John Oliver brings British class to Quincy Market

During the diplomatic love affair between President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in...

Critics too cautious for Ang Lee#039;s must-see Lust

Unfortunately, such is the case with Ang Lee's newest film Lust, Caution, a brilliant but...

Emerson#039;s Marat/Sade Perverted to perfection

"The only reality is imagination," the Marquis de Sade sneers, as ominous towers loom above his...

All in the fine print: Keeping your private life private

Social networking sites MySpace.com and Facebook.com have fine print that dictates what photos,...

College Tonight parties its way across the country

Does taking Jell-o shots off of someone's stomach sound more enticing than "poking" them over...

Grampy#039;s gas station holds hidden taqueria

The restaurant is a welcome addition to the burrito-starved neighborhood of Beacon Hill, and the...

Faculty Profile: David Krasner

While the Yale University export hopes to bring his past experiences - along with a little bit of...

WERS acquires new tower

The radio station recently installed a new transmitter in New Bedford, Mass., one hour south of...

Paramount centerpiece of renovation plans

The Paramount Theatre, with its bright marquee and huge red-lettered vertical sign, began...

Fire in Mission Hill displaces 13 students

An afternoon fire that sent a massive cloud of black smoke billowing from the top of 64 Louis...

Outreach group formed on Hill

In an effort to encourage a more proactive relationship with student residents after last year's...

WERS loses top ranking

After five straight years on top, the station has dropped to number two on the review's Best...

Downtown explansion reaches final stages

The Paramount Center and the Colonial Building will be among the last properties to join the...

RA#039;s

Well, Beacon. You really blew it. You had one opportunity to lend last issue's juicy story about...

Clooney in Clayton: The truth can be mediocre

Ultimately, however, the film doesn't add much to what Steven Soderbergh already said in Erin...

Kid breaks more than just Stiller#039;s large ego

That's the Cliff Notes version of success for directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly and they've...

College Night left crowds Thurston for Moore

Students came to enjoy College Night: an evening of art, pizza, giveaways, raffles, DJ dance...

CSI exhibit at MOS is quite the Experience

A car crashes through a living room window, glass, wood and cement are strewn everywhere. Blood...

Jesse Malin defies age and categorization

He is baby-faced and floppy-haired. He has been in punk bands. Malin is 46 years old.,Jesse Malin...

A musical that#039;s clearly not in Kansas anymore

Among the many new musicals that have emerged over the recent years, few have delivered the...

Boston#039;s Mortified performers relive embarassment

Try to picture yourself, back in your glory days of high school, and remember all the screw-ups...

Super Troupers: Emerson jokesters join forces

When asked to think of one holiday in October, most minds would probably drift to candy corn and...

Lions top Newbury

After the Lions won the first game 30-8, they struggled, letting the Nighthawks steal the...

It#039;s October. Do you know where your team is?

The beginning of October means only one thing for baseball fans: the boys of summer are gone, and...

At the quarter mark, some teams impress, others just stink

Wade Fink's NFL Power Rankings are unscientific. They are based on record, previous and upcoming...

Newest sport at Emerson is just for kicks

Reverting back to this mindset, a group of Emerson freshmen have started a weekly kickball game...

Beyond Roe: Progress on abortion

The abortion factions have named themselves in the affirmative: "pro-life" and "pro-choice.,Of...

The new mainstream quot;mediaquot;

That's the gist of what Katie Couric had to say after she jetted back from Iraq a few weeks...

Good citizens: I-ran away from a third overseas war

Diplomacy may soon be forsaken as a means of dealing with the Iranian impasse.,Can you hear the...

Mumps article intrusive and unfair

I am compelled to respond to the "news" article "Freshman diagnosed with mumps" (9/27) in The...

Emerson integrity in students, no buildings

<p>pOur View: Emersonapos;s character is manife...

Over-crowded LB dining hall to be remodeled

The dining hall in the Little Building is scheduled to be completely renovated, said David Rosen,...

New dormitories in Colonial Building

To achieve its goal of 70 percent of undergraduates living on campus by 2010, Emerson is in the...

Solid ground for LA program

Emerson College is preparing to make its 17-year-old Los Angeles campus permanent, expanding the...

A free market for the quot;final frontierquot;

Near the beginning of the Chuck Palahniuk novel-turned-David-Fincher film Fight Club, the...

Gov. Patrick#039;s proposal stacks deck in state#039;s favor

Patrick last week proposed a plan to the legislature involving the licensing of three major...

Emerson bathroom controversy a waste

Our View: Politics outshine the truth.,This summer, with most students home for the break and...

New toilets criticized in e-mails

Gender-neutral status was given to 21 campus bathrooms that were formerly one-person special...

Freshman diagnosed with mumps

David Rosen, vice president of public affairs, said the student's blood tests came back negative...

Dems debate immigration

Before the 9 p.,Hours before the Democratic presidential debate began at Dartmouth University...

Congress increases student aid

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which will increase the amount of the Pell Grant,...

Mass notification system adopted

Connect-ED is a web-based system through which Emerson administrators can alert students and...

RAs fired for drinking in dorms

Resident assistants James Sturges, Hermela Aregawi and Ellen Tremiti were fired for drinking in...

Jena: Justice in recess

Sadly, the "Jena Six" case proves that racism today can still be overt, and that the justice...

Emerson grad MAPs a successful life after graduation

With classes officially beginning this week, many Emerson seniors may be feeling anxiety that...

Oh the places you#039;ll go

Boston offers some locations that are worthy of a visit or three. Thus, for you freshman, the...

Let#039;s discuss the concerts coming this Fall

Boston is a music city. It's an indie rock staple, a hip-hop haven and the starting point for...

Hopper and diCorcia make sadness an art

In the sweaty summer doldrums, Bostonians commonly seek refreshing refuge in movie theaters or...

Summer Film Recap: Rats, Pats and Sickos

As the month of June reared its ugly head, the summer of 2007 looked like another grim season at...

Orientation hits highs and lows with new students

Orientation Leaders (OLs), like cocker spaniels on copious amounts of caffeine, bound up to the...

New volleyball coach brings fresh faces

Craig Letourneau is no stranger to building competitive programs. He helped revamp Rhode Island...

Women#039;s soccer builds foundations for the future

With a roster chock-full of young talent, Tassinari has the Lions in a position to compete both...

New sports take aim at the average athlete

In addition to the promotion of Kristin Parnell as Director of Athletics, the department plans to...

Parnell takes over as director of athletics

The Hingham native grew up around sports; she played lacrosse and soccer in high school, and was...

Lansdowne Street Superclub

Two Lansdowne Street music staples-Axis and Avalon-are being torn down for a larger, higher end,...

The War: FCC-ucked

The governmental organization-through its ability to impose fines-forces TV stations to edit...

Barnes amp; Noble damages school character

Emerson's on-campus bookstore provides students the convenience of buying their class texbooks...

Pay up or shut up: the responsibility is yours

Student loses housing.Our view:An unfortunate consequence of irresponsibility.,A future freshman...

Facebook admissible evidence

Emerson students should reconsider publicizing their illegal dealings - even those on...

Complaint filed after student loses housing

Joanna Arpie should have been attending her first classes as a print journalism major at Emerson...

Freshmen influx forces students into hotels

"Certainly, the students aren't paying us as much as we're paying the hotel," said David Haden,...

Local theatre gives Brain drain

The Longwood Players' performance of A New Brain is an excellent example of what community...

News and Notes

Softball team back in GNAC playoffsHockey club reaches championship,Kapur, McKinney win GNAC...

Seasons end for lacrosse teams

The Emerson men's and women's lacrosse teams can now hit the books harder than the field. Both...

Fencing to become club

"There are certain aspects of football, guys running around smashing into each other," Brodie...

Playoffs bittersweet for Lions

Although the team lost its first-round playoff game to Rivier College, 14-4, the Lions scored a...

Pick of the Pride: Angela Jorgenson

For Angela Jorgensen, that philosophy has paid serious dividends.Jorgensen, a junior pitcher for...

Lions gear up for playoffs

But the tennis war between Emerson College and Suffolk University will come to an end today after...

Volunteering up on campus

Jumpstart, founded in 1993 at Yale University, helps preschool children aged three to five years...

History Channel airs student#039;s ad

Nicholson, winner of the History Channel's "Digging for the Truth" Collegiate Challenge, won by...

Obama queried in conference call

Anxious tittering mixed with the monotonous crackle coming over the phone, only to be interrupted...

Registration hinders VMA students

Chair of Visual and Media Arts Department Michael Selig sent out an e-mail April 6, three days...

Prof. fired for VTech comments

In the wake of the horrific Virginia Tech (VT) shootings that left 33 people dead, including...

Photo editor stops being polite and starts getting real at MTV auditions

What was I thinking? The people on "Real World" are crazy.,When I woke up this past Saturday, my...

Freshman team delivers jokes, jokes, jokes

But can it help turn lives around?Emerson freshmen Matt Lieberman and Seth Inglis think it can....

Emerson prepares for 26th annual EVVYs

It sounded for all intents and purposes like a typical college party, except for a few details:...

Goodbye, and good luck

I'm getting used to being carded at bars (and sometimes for a R-rated movie), but it feels like...

Emerson cares? Think again

I am not, nor will I ever be just a number, yet that is how I felt today when I received a letter...

From WrestleMania to Battle Royale rip-off

After suffering from a pile drive, a maneuver used by wrestlers that secures the opponent's head...

Requiem for a generation: On Virginia Tech

It is not an aberration. It is not even a surprise. Blood no different from that shed in Virginia...

ETIN director sounds off on story

I am connected to every aspect of the station. As I read the article on Thursday morning, I was...

SGA applauds theme of change and reconciliation in opinion article

I am writing in response to last week's opinion piece "Beacon and SGA: coming together," in which...

The West Side move and the future of Emerson

The internal and external changes to Emerson College in recent years.Our View:Whatever is...

Start planning your summer movie schedule

staffCamping, swimming, barbecuing and sunbathing are just a few of the enjoyable activities the...

Beacon Quick Picks

Davis Shipley and Will Schwalbe; Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home,James...

NFL players deserve tougher rules

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is standing firm in his tough philosophy, which penalizes players...

Speakers offer field expertise

Freston, currently a member of the Emerson Board of Trustees and father of graduating senior...

Student hosts war forum

So when the senior organizational and political communication major was deciding on a project for...

ETIN episode censored

Emerson Talk and Information Network (ETIN), a subsidiary of Emerson radio station WERS, has its...

Students mourn VT tragedy at candlelight vigil

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Applicant rate rises

This year, Emerson received 5,015 applications from stressed high school seniors seeking...

MFA#039;s disappointing quot;War and Discontentquot;

For an exhibit with such an intense name, one would hope to feel an impact upon entering it.,The...

Hot action combined with Fuzz-y comedy

The latter claim isn't far off. As director Edgar Wright told The Beacon in an interview, he...

Beacon Quick Picks

andJ.R.R. Tolkien - The Children of Hurin,Walter Isaacson; Einstein: His Life and Universe;...

Bow ow!: Year of the Dog is far from bitchin#039;

Popularized by corny big-screen script successes such as Nacho Libre and The School of Rock,...

Newest Arctic expedition

The band's sophomore record, Favourite Worst Nightmare, picks up where the lads left off with...

A MovieFestivus for the rest of us

In the end, a spoof of a video game and two recreations of classic film scenes took the top...

Lax wins in 2 OT

The Lions were forced into sudden death in double overtime, but were able to blossom and score a...

Softball splits doubleheader

The runner from first was rounding the bases, and scored on an RBI-triple from Pine Manor's...

Pick of the Pride: Aman Kapur

"You watch too much television," Kapur remembers her saying. "Go outside and play a sport." And...

Baseball wins 4 out of 5

But by then, the Lions must have already been feeling positively sunny.Losers of their first...

Good hygiene is eco-safe with a little effort

Instead, she lathers up with hemp body wash and wears tea tree oil deodorant.Golden, a sophomore...

Popeye#039;s is the shiznit: This fried chicken chain has made its way to Boston

But Sandler, who often features prominent product placement in his films, does strike gold in...

A night of dinner and dancing under the quot;starsquot;

The posters feature a city skyline surrounded by white stars against a purple background.,From...

Shut up, Sharpton

He also cost millions of CNN-watching Americans a solid week of legitimate news, but it wasn't...

Beacon and SGA: coming together

But while our campus newspaper and student government don't always agree, a little effort toward...

The Emerson Conservative didn#039;t deserve mention

Last Thursday The Beacon ran a cover story featuring two new student publications: em magazine...

Students sound off on lack of 1880 feature story

It was brought to my attention via the front page of the April 12 edition of The Beacon that two...

The senseless tragedy at Virginia Tech

The shooting massacre in Virginia that left over 30 dead.Our View:We must be able to feel safe on...

Buy local, buy organic: healthier options for yourself and the environment

Pizza, Twix bars, potato chips and cheeseburgers are a few of the easiest options on campus. And...

Futuristic funk rock performed in Real-Time

For anyone who avoids the deafening habit of catching local rock groups, the Campaign For...

The TV Set: trying to enlighten the idiot box

As a producer/director for the critically acclaimed but publicly disregarded series "Freaks and...

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andChristopher Buckley; Boomsday,Atul Gawande; Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance;...

To Sundance and back: an alumna#039;s story

Sarah Hendler's first taste of the Sundance Film Festival came through interning, which gave her...

Back to the future: jukebox hits with modern twist

Little pop ditties with sunshine harmonies or ballsy bar bands singing about God may seem like...

quot;The Sopranosquot; returns for its biggest hit

We don't need to hear him say it to know what is on his mind.Should a murderous mob boss as...

A firsthand Boston Marathon survival guide

Yet every year, tens of thousands of runners take on the challenge and complete the Boston...

Left out in the rain

The struggling 2-12 team had another one of its games rescheduled, as its April 7 game against...

Women#039;s lacrosse wins two

The Lions defeated St. Joseph College 14-4 in Hartford, Conn., this past Friday, winning their...

One up, one down for lax

Mount Ida has scored 84 goals in four league games alone, all taken as wins.,After coming out on...

Pick of the Pride: Jakob Frank

The Bethany, Conn.,Sitting on an office chair in Emerson's athletics office being drilled with...

Men#039;s tennis keeps rolling

The Emerson Lions men's tennis team continues to prove it is the king of the Great Northeast...

Softball blanks St. Joseph behind pair of no-hitters

These lyrics to "Anything You Can Do" were created by Irving Berlin for the musical Annie Get...

Keeling resigns as AD to head ECAC

Five years, two new facilities and one completely revamped athletic program after he began here,...

Solidarity at Emerson

Unfortunately, it would seem this is often done with little concern for others in their...

The cheating dilemma

Everyone is told it's wrong and if you're caught, the odds are the proverbial book will be thrown...

quot;Support our troopsquot; is more than a platitude

If coverage of the Iraq War is overshadowing the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where...

Praise for Pelosi ignored law, precedent

Compelled by what seems to be blind partisanship, The Beacon has chosen to applaud Rep. Nancy...

Beacon should have reported on more than one candidate

I am writing to inquire why it was thought acceptable and professional to write a profile on only...

Free speech angle in police escort story was misguided

We wish to express concern about the tone and framing of the March 29 Beacon story concerning the...

Student government and The Beacon at odds

Our view: The tense relationship between The Beacon and SGA is healthy.,Last week's Berkeley...

Broken gym equipment blamed on overuse

Extremely outnumbered and adorned with signs that read "This piece of equipment was injured in...

Fire threatens L.A. apt.

The blaze erupted in southern California's Cahuenga Pass in Griffith Park and edged dangerously...

Angels back in Mass.

The Alliance of Guardian Angels, a volunteer community policing group formed in New York City in...

Two new Emerson publications take off

How about a lifestyle magazine? Thanks to students Faye Brennan and Andrea Drygas, the college...

Pick of the Pride: Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson does."I have bruises and I love them," she said. The field is Johnson's...

Struggles continue for men#039;s lacrosse

"I wouldn't say this about every team I've ever coached," Coach Mike Blanchard said. "I really...

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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge prove two heads aren't always better than one with Step on a...

Pulp singer goes solo on Jarvis

During a time when girls boys and cigarettes alcohol ruled the Britpop scene in London clubs,...

Exploitation 101: a guide to the grind

Movies are about escaping from the everyday. When grindhouse theatres would play double or triple...

Blood, sex amp; violence: only at the Grindhouse

The celluloid bubbles. The film crackles and hiccups. At times, entire frames are missing....

Looking for a leader: who#039;s it for 2008?

staff:Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) Fred Thompson is the man our country needs in 2008....

Library editorial blamed the victims

I can only assume your editorial last week was intended satirically, since the claims made within...

File-sharing punishment doesn#039;t fit crime

The settlements are certainly better than the alternative: lawsuits that could result in...

Emerson student loan co. under fire in N.Y.

New York Attorney General (AG) Andrew M. Cuomo is in the midst of collecting information for a...

Francesca#039;s serves salads, sandwiches and sweets in a friendly atmosphere

<p>pA hidden gem in the South End#44; however#4...

Dress for success: Eco-friendly fashion finds

Whether you're already out saving the planet or if you're just an environmental amateur, it's...

Newbury Street salon styles for student savers

There are hair stylists and salons up and down Newbury Street, mixed in with small office...

Freshman vies for SGA pres.

He may be the baby-faced candidate set to graduate in 2010, but his fanatical desire to change...

BU outs file-sharing students

Last month, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent 23 colleges, including...

Back in the GNAC, Lions win one of four

Playing doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday, Emerson went 1-3 over the weekend to drop its...

Surging Lions getting back in the hunt

Nicole Battaglia now holds the Emerson record of being the first woman to hit a home run over the...

Experience Ivy League art for almost nothing

"Classified Documents: The Social Museum of Harvard University" at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum...

Local indie-pop with a Stern determination

Buzzworthy Boston band The Sterns on touring, playing SXSW and what it means to be "jangly","So...

Suffolk moves dormitory plans to downtown

After two failed attempts to build a new dorm on Beacon Hill, the ambitious commuter school may...

Harvard grants encourage safe parties

Harvard is now offering students money to throw parties that have other alternatives to the keg...

Bresnen suit dismissed

by a suspended broadcast journalismsenior was dismissed Monday, but the case may not be over yet....

ECPD escorts student to class after argument

and sometimes abrasive sense of humor. Last month, his humor began to disruptclass and antagonize...

Rowdy rally protests fourth anniversary of war

on Boston Common Saturday for an anti-war protest, calling on Congress and the President to end...

Victim of larceny claims thief not from Emerson

her laptop and iPod, were stolen from Emerson's library. Stephanie Appell, a junior writing,...

Library editorial blamed the victims

I can only assume your editorial last week was intended satirically, since the claims made within...

Emersonions to animate Museum of Science

related to the theme of animation, including works such as claymation, computer animation and...

Explosions shocks and awes at Middle East

is nothing short of explosive.The band's instrumental brand of lengthy, post-rock...

Dr. Dog brings back the #039;70s on We All Belong

Dr. Dog has come a long way from basement and garage recordings and mailing out CDs upon...

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If you're a fan of Hansen's"To Catch a Predator" television series, this is for you. The book...

quot;Krediblequot; alumnus starts a magical career

to find the same card folded into a square: whole again.Then, with a wave of his hand, the...

Miss Witherspoon misses the comedic mark

production of Christopher Durang's Pulitzer-nominated Miss Witherspoon, but the most provocative...

The Daily Ccatch: Fresh fish in the North Eend has never tasted so sweet

in the North End, may be lined with quite a few Italian restaurants, but many have a formal...

Be a hero: Help take pollution down to zero

"One of the easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do somethingabout global warming...

Know your rights in off-campus apartments

dining hall food is just a summer away formany Emerson students who opt to liveoff campus next...

Feeling under the weather

low temperatures left the Emerson Lions with only one playablegame day against...

Need for stronger attack

Even as temperatures rose last weekend, the Emerson lacrosse teams were ice cold. In the first...

Pick of the Pride: Bridget Farago

with a mean side."I have an incredibly bad competitive streak," said Farago, the freshman...

Now serving: men#039;s volleyball

men's volleyball.The sport is emerging as a popularNCAA sport, and Emerson is jumping on the...

Catching up

It was an exciting way for the team to return to the Boston Common field this season. The ladies...

The courage of Elizabeth Edwards

candidate John Edwards, has shown us all what it means.Mrs. Edwards displayed remarkable strength...

The value of the religious litmus test

and Mitt Romney-the word interview is misleading because it implies some level of journalistic...

Barack doesn#039;t blow it

it feels like-each one of the potential future leaders has been scrutinized over past...

Logic needed to avert on-campus theft

library, a student left her belongings unattended so she could visit a vending machine and grab a...

Issues now available in PDF format

As of March 15, 2007, The Berkeley Beacon will be available in PDF format on this website.The...

The shame of the religious right

How did he do it? Did he use a new vaccine or an anti-gay pill? No, he's done what everyone in...

BPD: Pellet guns to be destroyed

All 13 pepper-pellet guns will be melted down and refashioned into sewer caps, police spokeswoman...

Death of habeas corpus

On Feb. 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that foreign...

The governor#039;s expensive taste

In the Oct. 19 issue of The Beacon, the editorial board praised Patrick as the candidate with the...

Professor to perform at music festival

So, instead of spending his spring break grading papers from his History of Jazz class, Hofbauer...

Fire kills two, leaves 30 displaced

Rhiannon McCuish and Stephen Adelipour, both 21-year-old Boston University (BU) students, died in...

Candidate left position under fire

Dr. John Soloski, a candidate for the position of Emerson's dean of communications, stepped down...

City bans under-21 club events

In a letter issued Jan. 2, the first of two letters sent by the city's Director of Consumer...

Governor Patrick#039;s fuzzy budget math

What happens when Deval Patrick's campaign promises meet reality? Our view:Closing the budget gap...

Delicious dim sum is literally just around the corner in Boston#039;s Chinatown

For students seeking an affordable lunch option that tastes better than the dining hall,...

Emerson fan favorite trades court for cameras

Most take the safe route and count on a good education to bring success. But Hendricks is leaving...

Weekend fun not just for the over-21 crowd

Every weekend, it's the same old thing: sleeping late, taking on a couple of shifts at work,...

David Fincher returns with Zodiac thriller

Or Dirty Harry.Or The Silence of the Lambs. Less than a year since the direct-to-DVD release of...

Artist brings provocative exhibit to Emerson

She certainly did just that in her artistic response to the conditions of power in the United...

First name basis: the sweet sadness of Swati

When the New York singer/songwriter was offered a trombone scholarship at Julliard, she left...

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When Ishmael Beah appeared on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart acknowledged Beah's incredible...

Arcade Fire delivers sermon

There are usually two ways for a band to go with its second album.One is sticking to the original...

Bang Camaro is on the fast track to success

The '80s-metal-throwback band was named best live band and best new band by Boston rock magazine...

The Slip slides into sonic success

The band had years of extensive touring in the shadows of larger acts and the drawn-out,...

Women fall to WNEC in GNAC first round

In the teams' only matchup between each other during the regular season, the end result was a...

Reno 911! is a joke, just not funny

"I gotta say man, Boston is colder than a witch's nipple ring," he said. "See, in Reno, we got a...

The misguided graduate bribe

As March approaches, Emerson's seniors are in a state of hyperactivity: completing portraits,...

The Police cop out

On the heels of the recently announced reunion tour of the British rock sensation The Police,...

Judge not: the antifaith bias

A small number of students, however, still rise early on Sundays to attend church.More than 40...

Cha-ching! Casinos in Massachusetts a good bet

Solving those potential problems, including boosting state education and social program coffers,...

Wachusett: fantastic skiing is minutes away

The commuter rail's new ski train is simplifying the trip to the trails. In December, the MBTA,...

The Hill Tavern is a refreshing alternative to stuffy Beacon Hill restaurants

Next door to Starbucks and across from chains such as Whole Foods and Au Bon Pain, the Hill...

Fad diets may not work for the long haul

Fad dieting, an umbrella term that covers a variety of diets ranging from the ever-popular Atkins...

Senior day is final victory of the season for men#039;s basketball

Emerson 73It was the contribution of a freshman that sealed a victory on senior day, the...

Second half collapse eliminates Lions

Emerson 75It was a long time before Emerson's men's basketball team emerged from its locker...

Make room on the mantle: Beacon Oscar picks

Harry: In an exceptionally wide-open Best Picture category this year, each of the five nominees...

Thornton#039;s Astronaut Farmer grows dreams

Two brothers, writer/director/producer Michael Polish and his twin, writer/producer Mark, have...

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In his debut novel, McCarthy spins a fantastic tale for the Everyman. After the unnamed...

Aramark responds to Senate menu proposal

In response to student complaints abou the expense and quality of the required catering service...

What we really mean when we say quot;family valuesquot;

He learned about families, and the book showed him how many different kinds of families there...

Truth being obscured in climate change discussion

The report, which came out on Feb. 2 and was the result of years of research by more than 2,500...

Harvard#039;s break through glass ceiling a big plus

Years ago, it was unimaginable to believe that women could fill the shoes of men in the...

Mass. health reforms burden the victims

As it turns out, however, the emperor had no clothes, and the people still don't have any health...

Raw fish never tasted so good: Succulent sushi bars in unexpected places

Chinatown isn't the only place to find it, either.,When you think of seafood in Boston, the first...

Ain#039;t no Doubt about it: Cherry Jones shines

John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning musing on the topic of doubt conveys that central...

Nas returns, staves off hip-hop rigor mortis

As the lights dim, the crowd chants his name. Finally, the beat drops and Nasir Jones plunges...

Germans and commies and spies, oh my!

In his debut effort as director and screenwriter, von Donnersmarck explores a tumultuous Germany...

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This is Barack Obama's mini-manifesto, which wouldn't be complete without his interspersed...

Bigger arenas, same old broken heart songs

Over the years, Taking Back Sunday has gone through a lot of changes, from a revolving door of...

Punk grand marshals for The Black Parade

The band's third studio album, The Black Parade, was produced by Rob Cavallo and released last...

Walking Boston streets can be safe and sound

According to Morgan Quitno Press (morganquitno.,Emerson is known for its prime location in...

First impressions can make or break you

Experienced students and professors offer a plethora of information for nabbing the perfect...

Assured of playoffs, Lions look to build confidence

"Usually, we either have a game or practice," Coach Melissa Hart said about having her players...

News and Notes

Men's basketball Coach Hank Smith believes that "there is a good chance" Rouse will be out for...

With GNAC 2nd place clinched, Lions roll on

The Emerson College men's basketball team put together an excellent all-around performance...

High school intern at Public Safety

Blido, 15, is an intern at Emerson's Public Safety Department, which has a partnership with...

Ceremony marks official opening of bookstore

Barnes Noble at Emerson College held an official grand opening Feb. 7 to celebrate the arrival...

Rally in Copley Sq. endorses Obama for 2008

The rally was sponsored by the grassroots organization DraftObama.org, during which several...

New state legislation could affect student futures

Commonwealth Choice, a higher-end coverage plan designed by the state for those seeking more...

Grammy whammy: music awards preview

Record of the Year This year's nominations are all decent songs, but follow the trend of being...

Before Clarice, young Hannibal starts Rising

In the latest installment in the Hannibal Lecter series, Hannibal Rising, the eponymous role will...

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The title pretty much says it all: in this volume of crap, D'Souza blames leftist American...

Blaxploitation for the #039;00s

If you're in the mood to indulge yourself in two hours of blatant racism and embarrassment, head...

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen with Rebecca

Many students probably resolved this New Year to save money, eat better and spend more time with...

Clearing up dry winter skin can be as easy as a quick trip to the local store

Your daily skin care routine may not be doing enough to protect your skin against winter weather....

Motivate your muscles for a winter warm-up

Freezing temperatures and frigid wind chills shift the focus from self-improvement to survival....

Indoor track up and running

Just like anything else in its early stages, the indoor track team is a lot of fun, but it is...

Pick of the Pride

Whether it was in elementary school playing on co-ed teams or her ventures through high school...

Big win for hockey club

The win marked the first time Emerson has beaten Berklee, avenging three previous losses to the...

Hendricks leaves team

"I miss the hardwood, you know? And the team especially," Hendricks said. "I couldn't ask for a...

Lions continue march toward postseason play

The flood damage to Piano Row inconvenienced the team, but it was nothing that could stop the...

Blame the marketers in the Aqua Teen fiasco

If nothing else, it will go down as one of the strangest days in Boston. Around 38 suspicious...

What#039;s wrong with the antiwar movement?

On Jan. 27, Americans gathered in public spaces and demonstrated against the War in Iraq. While...

Raising the Dean#039;s List requirement is not welcome by all

Simply raising academic standards doesn't necessarily provide a more "rigorous" or "challenging"...

Putting the P back in WLP

A lack of publishing classes at EmersonOur view:More classes add credibility to the writing,...

City votes to use gunshot detectors

The portable microphone technology, called ShotSpotter, installed by a California-based company...

quot;I see aquot; cool new museum: Boston#039;s ICA

Don't pass by, though, because the room reveals a surprising spectacle: projected images of...

WLP student pushes for more publishing classes

One WLP major is hoping to change that.Jessica Ganon, the WLP senator for Emerson's undergraduate...

Towns#039; gaps fuel film

Five seniors from two high schools in the towns of Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts were...

Gaming organization develops on campus

The pair of new media majors have linked up to create the Emerson College Game Developers...

Anais Mitchell is a folky and righteous babe

Passing by the WERS studios at the Ansin Building, pedestrians have been hopelessly serenaded by...

Big win for hockey club

The win marked the first time Emerson has beaten Berklee, avenging three previous losses to the...

Hendricks leaves team

"I miss the hardwood, you know? And the team especially," Hendricks said. "I couldn't ask for a...

Can you hear the Apples on your stereo?

But what does an album with talk of Pythagorean scales sound like? Well, imagine if those animals...

The next big things in Boston#039;s rock scene

Independent bands are the heart of any town's music scene. Boston is no exception. The local...

Jon McLaughlin makes piano rock for God

It would, after all, allow us to use any or all of these following jabs. This album: (a) lets us...

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Best-selling author Janet Evanovich's latest novel is a "between" book, meaning it's not the 13th...

The soundtrack of his life

The recording of songs onto a cassette tape works as a strikingly modern form of autobiography,...

Beacon Events Calendar

Men's Varsity Basketball vs. Albterus Magnus College, 7:00 P.M. in the Piano Row gymnasium,...

Savin#039; scrilla while sightseeing

Blame it on a mid-winter's arctic chill, rude drivers or an overload of BU kids on the T. Blame...

These hidden Boston Jewels offer something sweet to sink your teeth into

Although the North End lays claim to real Italian cannolis, Chinatown houses Eldo Cake House's...

BDD: Don#039;t let an obsession dictate your life

But when does it cross the line from a normal habit to a dangerous obsession?Constant...

Displaced but not disrupted, Lions win again

A submerged court and subsequent change of venue proved to be insignificant to the Emerson men's...

New court taking on more than just water

Emerson Athletic Director Rudy Keeling peered over the Emerson gym-its brand-new bleachers packed...

America: Don#039;t blame the Big Mac

Not just portly, big-boned, large-framed, husky, solid or rotund. This isn't winter weight. It...

The rise of Scientology

While the legitimacy of Scientology can be debated by both followers and non, the fact remains...

The Spineless Democratic majority

A recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that almost 70 percent of Americans are opposed to...

Higher standards are a welcome improvement

The changes to the Dean's List and Latin Honors requirements.Our View:A more rigorous standard...

Beacon News Briefs

EVERETT, Wash. - Marshall Byers, 28, was charged in December with attempted murder of his...

Public Safety Log

Security at 120 Boylston St. reported a bird flying around the sixth floor. Police called...

RGGI puts cap on emissions in Mass

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) places limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that...

Drug-free weekend offers sober merrymaking

The events, which ran from Thursday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 29, were designed to encourage...

Academic changes affect students#039; honors

The department of Academic Affairs asked teh Academic Policy Committee, whose voting members are...

Gym closed due to flooding

Water leaked into the first basement floor on Friday night and damage equipment in Frames Per...

Maintenance problems plague Piano Row

The piano row dorm suffered water damage when a pipe burst on Jan. 17. While damage to the...

After first home stand, Lions begin to roll

The Lions rolled into last Sunday's game against Pine Manor with a mere 2-2 record on their young...

City to evaluate bouncers

In light of the brutal slaying of 24-year-old Boston woman Imette Saint-Guillen in New York...

Bookstore to open in Feb.

Next semester could start out much the same. Now the official opening of the store has been...

Students encounter registration trouble

This year, some are having problems getting into ones they need.Lauren Schumacher, a sophomore...

The Beacon staff picks its favorites of 2006

staffRise Against; The Sufferer the Witness Rise Against made just what America under the Bush...

Guster rocks planetarium with quot;Satellitequot;

In a dimly lit planetarium, subtle undertones of purple cast out over the audience. The...

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BY Richard CherecwichTHE IRAQ STUDY GROUP; THE IRAQ STUDY GROUP REPORT; AVAILABLE NOW Here's a...

It#039;s the Rock! Stallone#039;s back in Rocky Balboa

Sylvester Stallone wrote and re-wrote Rocky Balboa until his hands were worn, as if they had just...

Alfonso Cuaron delivers suspenseful Children

Though at times cluttered and over the top, this new futuristic fable is an ambitious creation,...

Veggie Planet: Creative pizza combos, folk music and reasonable prices

It's hard to think of food as an art form, but at Veggie Planet in Cambridge, it isn't hard to...

Give great gifts without emptying your wallet

The holiday season can mean added stress and empty pockets for college students trying to find...

Looking for some support? Try these over-the-shoulder boulder-holders

Although the modern bra has only existed for about a century, it has become a wardrobe staple for...

Hit the road, Jack: Popular joke shop closes

The kids swarm the elderly man, eyes wide with disbelieving delight. He demonstrates each product...

Changing course in Iraq

Meanwhile, here in the U.,Early last month, Bessam Ali, my Iraqi penpal, wrote me a letter, which...

It#039;s unfare: rising costs on the T

As 2006 turns into 2007, many more Bostonians may choose saving money as a New Year's resolution....

To NYC: Hands off my fries!

Freedom equals choice, and not having to be told by the state what spending choices were right or...

Emerson#039;s sorry excuse for a library

Dear Editor,It is unbelievable to me that I am on campus at 10 a.m. on the Sunday before finals...

Rethinking Emerson#039;s course evaluations

Our view: They need to be reformed in a host of other ways.This semester marks the first time...

Pick of the pride

"I only know one way to play basketball, and it happens to be hard," said Boylan. "I'm not good...

Rouse-ing performance turned in by freshman

The school's previous scoring record of 48 points was held by Robert Hennigan, who also holds...

Un-merry The Holiday nothing to celebrate

There are two things audiences look for in movies these days: unimaginable destinations and...

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by Bryan O'TooleTHOMAS HARRIS; HANNIBAL RISING; AVAILABLE NOWHarris, who has devoted the majority...

Gwen Stefani hollas back onto the pop scene

However, the resulting album cannot escape the dreaded sophomore slump, which is a shame as poor...

A night at the opera ... in Coolidge Corner

Every other month, the art-deco cinema pairs with Boston Lyric Opera to present "Divas in the...

Bella Vista: Cozy nook in the North End serves up comfort cuisine

Located in the North End at 288 Hanover St., Bella Vista is a taste of Old World Italy only a...

Cure winter woes with a little spa treatment

You've finally given up on your flip-flops and neatly manicured toes, opting instead to stuff...

Breaking down the women#039;s basketball team

staff writer David Carty profiles the women's team and their chances this year.Guards:...

Inside the Lions Den with Lauren Vassallo

But a new dreadful fact spawns across my mind as I drift off into dreamland: finals.,As I sit in...

There#039;s no place like home for these Lions

<p>pWheaton College 81/pp/ppSouthern Vermont 69...

Bush#039;s last hand: the White House reacts to the Baker Commission

As reports surfaced indicating that Syria and Iran have been training, funding and transporting...

Raising the minimum wage makes minimal sense

House Democrats have made raising the minimum wage as one of their first priorities. The college...

What#039;s in a name: divisiveness in the holiday season

Or is it the Christmas season?Wal-Mart recently became the epicenter of a heated national debate...

Learn to live with the homeless

I am not a fan of Phil Primeau's articles and his latest, "Homelessness can't be ignored" in the...

Expand and improve Emerson#039;s Library

Our view: A good library is at the cornerstone of an academic institution With finals week coming...

No debate: forensic team back

<p>pIn this case#44; quot;forensicquot; refers ...

Suffolk paper disappears from racks

The Suffolk University Journal fell victim to an act of thievery or censorship last month when...

Emerson unites in fight against AIDS

<p>pEmersonapos;s activities included an art ex...

Library undersized, underfunded

<p>pSeven years after relocating to the Walker ...

Illegal campus file-sharing less prevalent

According to Rich Grossman, director of networking and telecommunications at Emerson, Apple...

Dicaprio shines as the Diamond in the rough

DeBeers and the International Gemological Institute are worried about the effects of the film...

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LITERATUREby Lynda seumoPHILIPPA GREGORY; THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE; AVAILABLE DEC. 5 Author of...

Head to the theatre, #039;tis the season for movies

staffDespite the international success of his recent output, including All About My Mother, Talk...

Kal Penn is moving up without getting high

<p>pKal Penn pushes his chair back so that it t...

Saluting a legend: Robert Altman#039;s greatest

On Nov. 20, the American film world did not just lose a director of more than 40 feature films...

Sick of staring at blank walls? Add holiday flava to your drab dorm or apartment

Nordkye, a junior TV/Video major, is spending her first year out of the dorms, and she is...

SAD: Don#039;t be a downer this holiday season

When the warm, sunny days of summer fade slowly into long, cold winter nights, it's easy to start...

Mr. Bartley#039;s: The only place you can eat Dick Cheney with a side of fries

So goes the motto at Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage in Cambridge. And it's true the food's tasty...

Save the mistletoe: Adult toys to jingle your bells

A trip to one of these titillating stores provides plenty of ideas to stimulate your sex life,...

Lions give Emerson something to cheer about

With a loud, supportive crowd behind them, the Lions defeated UMass Boston, 85-62, to even their...

Lauren Vassallo goes inside the Lions den

The adjustment I had to go through was cruel; the atmosphere, the classes, and the team were all...

Homelessness can#039;t be ignored

It was sometime in the late evening and I was walking up Boylston Street from Piano Row. Only a...

The Israeli influence

Which is why when Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's John F.,While the United States has...

It#039;s the economy, Emerson!

But are we actually politically active and aware? Not really.Although Emersonians are passionate,...

Diversity at Emerson is more than skin deep

Our view: It should be applauded, but let's not forget the lack of diversity in other areas....

250 turkeys donated to feed city homeless

Before the greedy rush of Black Friday set in this past weekend, the holiday spirit helped feed...

Zemon announces retirement

After seeing the completion of the college's relocation to the Theatre District, Zemon recently...

Residents decry Suffolk Beacon Hill dorm plan

The Beacon Hill Civic Assocation (BHCA) has loudly expressed its opposition to a proposed...

T riders face fare jump

<p>pA midwinter chill wonapos;t be the only thi...

New recruitment plan diversifies student body

<p>pWhile ethnic and racial diversity at Emerso...

Emerson graduates rock the (Parker) House

The creatures of the stage must become gods as they control your heart, thumping to the bass that...

Fast Food adaptation is hardly a happy meal

Even if you are unaware of this common belief, it will be drilled into you at every angle, thinly...

Hang up that hangover: Get a greasy spoon fix the morning after

Guzzling Glaceau Vitaminwater during and after the evening's festivities may not have proved to...

You#039;re not alone: A student shares her story

<p>pSexual harassment is not a topic youapos;re...

Thanksgiving travel got you down? Tips to avoid the hustle and bustle

A week from now, there will be excessive eating and relaxing with family and friends. Classes and...

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen with Rebecca

Oh yes, it's almost Thanksgiving, and you can taste Grandma's signature mashed potatoes just...

Are you ready?

The only football that Emerson College normally sees is on Sunday and Monday nights on...

Beacon pick of the pride

When Emerson hockey club captain Matt Porter first heard of Pete Keeling, all he knew was that...

Men#039;s basketball gears up for title run

staff reporter David Carty grades every position and takes a look at what to expect out of this...

Renewal at what cost?

Just look at our own campus, which has just completed a decade-long transition from quaint Back...

BU#039;s game of Russian roulette

The facility is called a National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, or a Biosafety Level 4...

Time to defend gay rights

<p>pquot;MARRIAGE WINSquot; declared the headl...

Off-campus commissioner is out of touch

Dear Editor,The response to the debate on the off-campus lounge by Leonardo Caires, the...

Don#039;t be an ass. There#039;s enough butts here already.

<p>pPuffing Emersonians annoying our Boylston S...

Students encounter transfer credit difficulty

He soon found out how wrong he was.McCarthy had completed an impressive 36 credits by the end of...

Smokers irk small business owners

Area business owners have found the rule to be kind of a drag. John Beresford, manager of...

Fundraiser targets AIDS

<p>pEarly last Friday#44; a few intrepid souls ...

Reconsider seeing this Hollywood skewering

Working in an industry that is rumored to be full of narcissistic, avaricious and superficial...

Student evals revised after investigation

<p>pRecently#44; these evaluations became a poi...

Gay marriage challenge voted down

More than 200 protesters rallied all day on both sides of Beacon Street in front of the State...

Twelve Angry Men leaves one happy audience

The play follows the story of the dozen men set to deliberate on the murder of an abusive father...

Beacon quick picks

<p>pby Alexandra Leach/pp/ppDAVE EGGERS; WHAT I...

New Emerson Stage production is bewitching

Emerson Stage's latest must-see production, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, begins with the arrival...

Patrick elected, but campus remains divided

Cheers erupted from Democratic supporters in the Hynes Convention Center on Boylston Street as...

Snelgrove snack priority was misleading

While the recent staff editorial and Kimberly Sanfeliz's article may lead readers to believe...

Altar Boyz brings God to the boy-band hood

<p>pJust before the beginning of Altar Boyz#44;...

The voice inside your head says #039;skip this#039;

In Stranger Than Fiction's ambitious case, not really.Stranger Than Fiction wears its ingenuity...

Comically poor Harsh Times is waste of time

Unfortunately, he swigs Jose Cuervo and smokes a lot of dope the day before his urine exam. At...

Beacon Quick Picks

by Richard CherecwichSTEVEN LEE BEEBER; THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES AT CBGB'S: A SECRET HISTORY OF JEWISH...

Alumnus brings the laughs

Returning to Boston's stand-up scene after a seven-year absence, Clark was near his old...

Fur puts twist on Diane Arbus#039;s unique life

He portrays it not as a troubling taboo one must sweep under the rug, but as an open door into an...

Need a wardrobe upgrade? Check out these stores for the best deals

It's not easy to keep up with all the recent fashion trends as a college student with limited...

Waste work hours away with these Web sites

<p>pKeeping students up late at night and forci...

This weekend, put some spice into your step

Red roses and chocolate kisses line rows of tables surrounding the worn, wooden dance floor and a...

Beacon pick of the pride: Brad Fyffe

"He was very aggressive and his work rate was unbelievable, but some of his soccer skills needed...

With soccer season done, a time for healing

The team wrapped up the season with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship...

Lions get served

Halloween night turned out to be more trick than treat for the Emerson women's volleyball team....

For men#039;s soccer team, success is relative

<p>pThen there was the goal#44; Suffolk players...

Hell, no! We won#039;t go (because we#039;re rich)

However, it's time to put all the rhetoric aside and realize that reinstating the draft is the...

Healey loss was sadly deserved

<p>pItapos;s no wonder that Kerry Healey consi...

Rush Limbaugh#039;s shame

<p>pMichelle Malkin writes a book defending the...

Kudos to quot;The Beaconquot; ... psyche!

Thank you for the amount of time that you and your staff put into the issue of a potential lounge...

Setting the record straight on Snelgrove

The front page of your Nov. 2 issue featured an article titled "SGA denies Snelgrove Scholarship...

Off-campus lounge story was botched

In "Students: Bring in the noise" Associate Dean of Students Sharon Duffy suggests that an active...

Faculty urges repeal of detainee law

The faculty's opposition to The Military Commisions Act.Our view:Students should further the...

Student finds spiritual option

For many, it is a time to unwind, hang out with friends or jump onto the overcrowded Green Line T...

SGA Forum invites concerns

The Student Government Association (SGA) advertised the event as a forum for students to air...

Spotty wireless afflicts campus

Richard Grossman, director of networking and telecommunications for the information technology...

Joshua Radin: music for Garden State fans

Not one of those good-handshake-and-a-plastic-smile nice guys you see all too often when they've...

Jagshemesh! Borat says #039;hello#039; to the US amp; A

With positive word of mouth building on movie Web sites and hype reverberating down from the...

Recipes from yuppie chef not very yummy

Lieberman's Food Network show, "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman," airs Saturdays and Sundays.,Dave...

Beacon Quick Picks

by Alexandra leachAUGUSTEN BURROUGHS; RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, AVAILABLE NOWIn Augusten Burroughs'...

Publication hangs by far more than a THREAD

<p>pHowever#44; these are just a few literary i...

Lions running strong, look toward ECACs

On a course soaked from heavy rainfall, the Emerson cross-country teams made quite a splash at...

Lions out after first round playoff loss

Heading into the match-up, the Emerson men were seeded fifth in the GNAC Tournament.,After 19...

Races to watch in the battle for the US Senate

According to The Washington Post, every single one of our 10 congressmen (all of them Democrats)...

A broken city experiences victory in defeat

Such is the case with the city of Detroit, which, despite feeling the sting from the Tigers'...

The penny doesn#039;t have to be useless

Upon reading the editorial in this week's issue, I grew sad. Is there no place for the penny in...

SGA should choose Snelgrove over snacks

Recent action by our own student leaders rendered a shocking answer to this question.According to...

Student: Bring in the noise

Those who not living in the dormitories have had to get creative when looking for a place to go...

SGA denies Snelgrove Scholarship funding

At an Oct. 24 meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted down a motion to donate...

Lions rout Mustangs, look towards playoffs

On Oct. 18, the men's soccer team rolled out the welcome mat to the tune of a 7-1 thrashing, as...

Babel may be the smartest movie of the year

He's about to say something bordering on brilliant and knows it. "Sometimes a script is like a...

Catch a Fire lacks the spark needed to ignite

Under apartheid in South Africa, three million white Afrikaners dominated over the 25 million...

In front of family, Lions#039; win streak ends

On a breezy Saturday afternoon, in front of family and friends, the Emerson women's soccer team...

Women#039;s tennis season over after loss to Emmanuel

Wait 'til next year!They have been the rallying cries for team after team, fan after fan, year...

Inside the Massachusetts governor#039;s race

While their Republican counterparts are passing legislation and getting things done, the...

Survey says... College students don#039;t know much about history

Commissioned by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), the outcome of the study was...

Caption was misleading

On behalf of all those involved with the Emerson Stage production of X Dance, we believe an...

Offensive vandalism hurts

When an intolerant act occurs on the common ground we walk on, it affects everyone. Regardless of...

Body Works 2 offers unique look at anatomy

Well, not anymore. Thanks to Dr. Gunther von Hagens' unique plastination process, it is possible...

Getting rid of the penny? It makes cents.

Our view: Get rid of it.America is under attack. The enemy comes not from the air or sea or...

Masons increase recruitment effort

A popular story centers around the pyramid design on the bill's reverse side, with a single eye...

Dull Running with Scissors needs sharpening

Dysfunctional casts of characters are not rare in contemporary cinema. Unfortunately, many recent...

Beacon quick picks

Literatureby Jeannette PomeranceLemony Snicket; The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book...

ETIN to broadcast online

On Nov. 6, the Emerson Talk and Information Network (ETIN) will begin airing solely on the...

Emersonians join Boston#039;s political fray

Unlike most, however, those texts and phone calls are part of Vaughan's job: getting Kerry Healey...

Row, row, row your boat: International event afloat on the Charles River

"Up!" "Split!" "Turn around!"Is it a dance team practicing?No, just Yale's female rowing team...

Kevin Bright joins Emerson faculty

Before he was the supervising producer for "In Living Color," before he was an Emmy-award winning...

Spelling Bee is heartwarming C-O-M-E-D-Y

Every small theatre company dreams of having its original play adapted and produced on Broadway....

Building celebrated, lives remembered

Following the ceremony, attendees gathered outside for the unveiling of a silver memorial plaque...

Beacon pick of the pride: Mallory Moretti

Moretti, a Westerly, R.I. native, has been playing soccer since she was 7-years-old.,Six goals in...

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen with Rebecca

Already went apple picking with the roommates? Incorporate your harvest into warm and chewy...

Got claustrophobia? Workouts to try at home

Shannon Petersen, fitness manager at the Emerson College Fitness Center, explained that this does...

Vote may allow wine in food stores

It might get easier Nov. 7 when voters will also be asked to determine whether wine will be sold...

Students raise funds at Darfur benefit show

"The situation in Uganda and Darfur is very critical. There's not enough going on and it needs to...

No flag-waving for new Eastwood war movie

Every few years, an unforgettable war epic emerges in the entertainment industry and captivates...

You can#039;t deep-six Stephen Kellogg and band

On stage, the band from Northampton, Mass. cracks jokes with the audience, telling stories about...

Beacon quick picks

by Bryan o'tooleStephen King, Lisey's Story, available Oct. 24First Michael Jordan, then Jay-Z....

Whether you#039;re a culinary connoisseur or a frugal foodie, Rani has comfort food to titillate your taste buds

Also rich is the cuisine at this contemporary and unique restaurant. Luckily, you won't have to...

Emersonians celebrate culture, quot;diversitilityquot;

Emersonians defined it last week through drag queens, films, dance and food as part of...

Lions continue dream season with win over Falcons

In 2004, the Lions finished with a 14-6 record and the 2006 team were standing proud with a 9-4-1...

Beacon pick of the pride

Every one of her six classmates was her first or second cousin.Tweto describes Alaska as a place...

Kicking it up a notch

With Saturday's 1-0 win over the St. Joseph College Blue Jays, the Lions stretched their winning...

Girls#039; tennis, the menace

The Lions showed no lingering effects from a loss earlier in the week and watched as their...

Think you know Boston#039;s scene?

Live TheatreUpon encountering the American Repertory Theater (ART), one is taken by its quaint...

Unsafe at any age: three threats to America#039;s youth

With the recent allegations against Mark Foley (R-Fla.) regarding explicit e-mails he sent to...

The future of the Democratic Party

When Thompson uttered those words, the conservative movement was just getting started on what...

Wal-Mart: the costs are low but the price we pay is too high

Wal-Mart provides consumers with quality products at staggeringly low prices, but Marissa Sertich...

Emerson achievement opinion piece was inaccurate

Dear Editor, I read with interest Marissa Sertich's piece in last week's Berkeley Beacon,...

Foley op-ed was sadly misguided

When I turned to the opinion page of last week's issue, I thought someone had switched my Beacon...

Deval Patrick for governor of Mass.

Our view: Patrick will do most for college students.College students make up a demographic often...

Student workers ask for wage increases

Lauren Ottaviano, a sophomore writing, literature and publishing major who works in the C-Store...

DuFresne killer jailed

DuFresne, a 1999 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts, was murdered in...

Election Day nearing, Healey, Patrick face off

With Election Day less than three weeks away, issues being debated in the state gubernatorial...

In Memoriam

Staff

Local bands bring the rock back to Boston

In case you were wondering, it's not.Emerson alumni (class of 2002) Foster Hoyt (vocals and...

Emerson student#039;s video hits MTV affiliate

Undeterred, he created a DVD called "Waitlist Purgatory" and sent it straight to the film...

High Fidelity hits a sad low with musical

Fans may hope for music that draws from Elvis Costello, dialogue borrowed from its namesakes and...

Beacon Quick Picks

by Kathleen BarthJon Stewart and The Daily Show, America (The Book): Teacher's Edition; Available...

This sexy Shortbus really wants you to get it on

No kidding: the film's opening montage involves autofellatio, voyeurism, hardcore bondage,...

Where have all the good fries gone? New dorm diner gets served some negative feedback

The building, which houses the new Max Mutchnick Center, includes meeting rooms, offices for...

Want to get more bang for your Board Bucks?

You and your roomies are getting ready to watch "The Colbert Report" and your stomachs are...

Ditching the hay: Downsides to shunning shut-eye

College students are notorious for their bad sleeping habits and disorganized lifestyles. With...

Beacons shine bright over Lions

After paying tribute to the scoreboard - there is no American flag in the Piano Row gym, so a...

Limpin#039; ain#039;t easy: injured lions lose another

They have recently played against some of the best teams in the Northeast and have battled...

Kings of the mountain: Lions romp S. Vermont

The Lions wasted no time getting on the board when junior midfielder Ryan Poliseno headed home a...

Beacon pick of the pride: John Weselcouch

"My roommate and I started the cross-country team as freshmen," Weselcouch said.,For most college...

New detainee bill is torturous

It seeks to strip people of rights our founding fathers deemed inalienable. It comes not from a...

Debunking the scandal: In defense of Foley

Speaker Dennis Hastert is pressing for a full criminal investigation. House Minority Leader Nancy...

Looking beyond the Fonz

Although Henry Winkler's fame is an asset to the college, he is just the tip of the iceberg when...

Wal-Mart article hit the nail on the head

I am writing this letter in response to Marissa Sertich's opinion piece about Wal-Mart. As a 2006...

Departed reviewer too faint of heart

The Departed is Martin Scorsese's most violent film? Really? Has your reviewer only seen The Age...

Mandatory diversity training is not constitutionally valid

Those who support mandatory diversity training do not understand the Constitutional implications...

Challenging notions about Iran

I would like to challenge Chris Auclair's notions that the government of the Islamic Republic of...

Article encouraged necessary dialogue

I have arrived back in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and have read the article in The Berkeley Beacon. I...

Be politically informed or die

Encouraging civic participation.Our view:Involvement does not end at the voting booth. With...

Program calls for off-campus learning

"Service learning" is now part of the curriculum for at least 15 classes this semester, according...

SGA elects six new members

Two department senators and a class treasurer were voted into office after running unopposed:...

Student renters face landlord conflicts

According to Anderson, his new seven-bedroom rental unit was to include garage facilities, a...

WERS changes format, opposes FCC fine

The new show, entitled "Music For The Independent Mind," debuted Sept. 27 and airs weekdays from...

MFA: F is for free

Students filed in, plopped down on the dewy grass and sat with their legs crossed, all in...

A whirlwind of success

Tabar, a 2006 Emerson alumnus, and the Tsunamis packed the Wallingford, Conn. American Legion to...

At Kinsale Irish Pub and Restaurant, you get what you pay for: fancy food at somewhat fancy prices

The Kinsale Irish Pub and Restaurant, located across from the Government Center T-stop at 2...

Bitchin#039; in the Kitchen with Rebecca

Whichever game it is, the details are inconsequential. Game Night means one thing: party. You and...

Junior men#039;s soccer player has presence, brings intensity to field on Lions team

The score was Emerson, five, Newbury College, two. But junior Chris Mathias kept playing hard...

The running of the Lions

The women's team took seventh place in the event, which was held at Gordon College in Wenham,...

Hat trick and one puts Lions in front

Sure, with its fourth game in seven days coming up, the Emerson men's soccer team had seen better...

Hit with adversity, Lions look to break serve

This is the home of Emerson women's tennis. The squad is the last of the holdouts, the only...

Iraq is getting worse? Well, duh

The four pages of intelligence reports they released last week did just that.At the beginning of...

I stand with Ahmadinejad

Addressing the great host of nations, he spoke candidly about the world's "commonalities" as well...

Let#039;s get Wal-Smart

The toilets have been heralding anti-Wal-Mart proclamations: the decree "Give Wal-Mart Employees...

Letters to the editor

As someone who was president of EAGLE for two years and has been highly active within the Emerson...

Reforming Emerson#039;s flawed alcohol policy

Our View: We need an alcohol policy that makes senseIt's official: the streets of America are...

New Scorsese film is unjustifiably grotesque

Judging by the advertisements, The Departed promises a return to the grimey, gritty days of...

Rat sightings increase in Beacon Hill area

Rodent sightings in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay have doubled since this time last year,...

Emerson professor debuts film

Last Thursday, Associate Professor from the Visual Arts Department Claire Andrade-Watkins...

Boston Ballet dancer shot

Just after 2 a.m. on Sept. 10, ballet dancer Samuel Shapiro, 20, was shot in the stomach by a...

Screenwriting concentration added

Until now, that is.This year's incoming freshman class was the first to be offered the...

Beacon Quick Picks

by lynda seumoJohn Grisham, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town; Available...

Elvis-infused musical ain#039;t nothing but a hound dog

Elvis Presley's 1950's-era hits are crooned to 1950's-era teenyboppers by a man who looks, sings...

Saudi professor urges communication, travel

Khuthaila, a leader in Saudi Arabian women's rights and professor of higher education...

What to watch and skip on TV this fall

"Lost" ABC, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.Premieres Oct. 4As if "Lost" wasn't crazy enough before the second...

BEACON QUICK PICKS

by bryan o'tooleU2 AND NEIL MCCORMICK, U2 ON U2; AVAILABLE SEPT. 26I have climbed through highest...

That old time rock amp; roll

It's a kind of mating game for Lester Bangs disciples. "Did you catch that new band at the Middle...

No lip service for new Zach Braff dramedy

It is most definitely not. A well-directed film with (mostly) believable characters, The Last...

Fancy footwork: The price you pay for red-hot heels, stylin#039; stilettos and perfectly polished pumps

Scattered among the comfy and casual flip-flops and flats stepping through the streets of Boston...

Alzheimer#039;s adds stress to a busy student#039;s life

Alzheimer's disease, however, is not something that often comes to the forefront of a student's...

Down to the wire

The dog days of summer are over and the regular season is coming to an end. The season could not...

Lions are losers no more

Luckily for its players, it didn't take long for the team to get back on the right track.The...

BEACON PICK OF THE PRIDE

As the coaches shout instructions and the players feverishly rotate and switch sides, senior...

Fresh kicks

The team was prepared to open its season at Clark University Sept. 3 but was forced to wait until...

Break free from the Che

In January, 43-year-old Guillermo Farinas, a Cuban journalist and psychologist, began a hunger...

Stuck in the middle with Joe

If one needs a reminder of how warped and meaningless today's political language tends to be,...

Mandatory diversity training is the wrong approach

The homophobic slurs which recently appeared on a dry-erase board on Piano Row's eighth floor are...

EAGLE proposal flies in the face of logic

Editor's note: To clarify the distinction between content appearing on the editorial page and...

Min. wage upped state wide

The bill approving the wage hike, passed on July 31 by Massachusetts legislators, will make...

Ellis named administration and finance VP

"I want to provide a high-quality, total college experience," Ellis said.,With the school year...

Barone heads #039;06-#039;07 SGA

Though the first meeting generally covers "housekeeping" business, according to Jamal Barone,...

Vaccine shortage hits EC

The vaccination, which guards against viral meningitis, a generally milder but more common...

He#039;s here, he#039;s angry

The stage was set in typical stand-up-comic fashion.A wooden table and stool topped with two...

Don#039;t touch that dial: two New York bands herald the second coming of rock

From the Ramones to Sonic Youth and the Strokes, New York City has a reputation for turning out...

Dylan looks back to tradition for modern Times

Modern Times is not Highway 61 Revisited, nor is it Blonde on Blonde. Modern Times, is...

Win, lose and draw; Lions happily mediocre

This year, the squad has started on a better note, earning a 1-1-1 record over the first three...

Leopards lick Lions

The first game in the history of Emerson's new gym was about to begin.,Emerson College President...

Beyond partisan politics

This is the intended goal of any school, as least. Since the time of Ancient Greece,...

An afternoon with Charlie: one T rider#039;s experience

About a man who is one nickel short of exiting a subway train bound for Jamaica Plain (and thus...

Upgrade pad from dormitory to extraordinary

If you are completely disorganized after being at Emerson a mere week or if you miss the comforts...

Strong appetite but low on cash? For dishes that please the palette and the wallet, read between the lines

However, by daring to venture off the high-priced path, you can find less pricey and fairly...

Stand with victory in the battle of the bulge

With the beginning of the new school year comes cafeteria food and late-night studying and...

Bookstore opening delayed

With the Emerson Bookstore now operating out of the basement of the Colonial Theater building,...

Students question privacy on Facebook quot;News Feedquot;

The sophomore marketing communications major had just logged onto the popular social networking...

Anti-gay graffiti found in dorm

Dean of Students Ronald Ludman released a campus-wide email September 6 denouncing this latest...

ECCAAUP administration settle five-year agreement

The Emerson College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (ECCAAUP) and...

Ben Harper and band brings soul and swagger back to Boston

"Are you seeing this?" a woman in the audience asked. "He's making love to that guitar." ...

Beacon closed for the summer

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Police shoot, wound car-theft suspect in Chinatown

"I was getting dressed and listening to The Mars Volta on my computer when all of a sudden, I...

The dream of democracy

At a recent business conference, I witnessed all that Arab-Muslims are "incapable" of.Just a few...

Emersonians wrong about race

At the beginning of the school year, I sat uncomfortably in my classes when the subjects of race...

Execution is counterproductive

From his ambivalent look as the audiotape of Flight 93 was played to his early aim to stop his...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:I am writing to congratulate Dr. J. Gregory Payne and the Emerson student...

Emerson#039;s red tape presents sticky situation

Since then, tales of inoperable computer servers and general registration frustration have been...

Investigation concludes; Barone retains title as executive president

After an inquiry into Barone's campaign practices, no wrongdoing was found, and he will retain...

Seniors confused about graduation

<p>pquot;I have been confused about pretty much...

Performing Arts students to pay more

While paying $24,000 a year for tuition has become the norm at Emerson, few students expect to...

Spend your day up in smoke with movies

The Beacon understands that Emerson students are some of the most dedicated and morally...

Popular musical brings Oz to the Opera House

Few will mourn seeing Wicked.,"No one mourns the Wicked," sings the touring company of the latest...

Toke a few (music) hits

Just as many movies have memorialized marijuana, scores of musicians have sung its praises-often...

New comedy makes all Dreamz come true

Usually when filmmakers set out with an idea for a project, they hope that it won't flop and die...

EmComm gears up for national ad campaign

After a semester of hard work and attempts to raise awareness about their organization, the...

Earth Day offers events for all students

For those who missed out on Earth Week, there is still a chance to celebrate Earth Day (Apr. 22)....

Lent brings a different kind of discipline to EC

For some, the phrase "40 days and 40 nights" calls to mind images of Josh Hartnett in various...

Reduce stress and mess during move-out process: OCSS resources can help

Whether moving to an apartment or going home for the summer, most Emersonian will have to find a...

Marathon day strengthens hearts

The Boston Marathon, an annual event that draws tens of thousands of runners from around the...

The high price of being great

Boston is a sports town and the Red Sox are the number one team, but a couple of things kept...

Injury bug attacks Lax

The Duke University men's lacrosse scandal took another turn earlier this week when two players...

Winning streaks snapped

In a double-header match-up between the top predators of the GNAC, the first game found the Lions...

Brick stays afloat with stellar performances

If the Bard can have at least a handful of his own youthful adaptations, whether he wants them or...

Ani DiFranco shines on quot;official bootlegquot;

Carnegie Hall 4.6.02, named for its famous recording location in New York City, showcases deep...

Souvenirs and sighs at 96 Beacon St. sendoff

As the school year comes to a close, so will several buildings used by Emerson on Beacon and...

Hillel#039;s quot;Chocolate Sederquot; lifts many spirits

Emerson Hillel, the college's Jewish student organization, held its first "chocolate seder" this...

Making whoopies: new North End bakeries

The evening air's aroma causes throngs of people to gravitate to the North End each weekend,...

Baseball has 99 problems but a pitch ain#039;t one

Junior baseball co-captain Lucas Einstein and his teammates could have given up after a...

Tennis sweeping up in the GNAC

On April 1, the Lions hosted Albertus Magnus College and won all nine of the matches played. One...

Lions hunting opposition

The team devoured its opponents this past weekend by a margin of 28 to 2 in three games. After...

Common running in Boston

Granted, downtown Boston is not the most natural setting with the freshest air supply, but...

It#039;s going to be like night and day

As Emerson prepares to make its final move completing its "Campus on the Common," a vision set in...

Emerson grad to headline show

Her life ambition changed, however, when she began to play open mic nights in Boston just months...

Katie Couric is the wrong choice for CBS

Now it is important to make a distinction before we go any further. I don't think Katie Couric...

Religion does not have a monopoly on values

Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers and the third president of this country, once...

Immigration reform

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers, under political pressure, have decided to draft new laws to alleviate...

Katrina exposes problems

That place is Mississippi, and, unfortunately, it has been left behind by Washington.Allison...

The invisible homeless

This incident, as reported in both The Boston Globe and Boston Herald, went as follows: the man,...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I wanted to share with The Beacon that in your article, "Kappa Helps Women Take Back...

It#039;s time to support our sports teams

Emerson currently has two teams that are undefeated in their league and who have dominated...

Greek Week organizers seek to unite student body

"Emerson's Greek community is pretty small, so taking on this endeavor is a big deal for us,"...

Activist recalls personal impact of Katrina aftermath

Donna Brazile, former chair of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign and one of the best-known...

Romance according to the boys in Arab Strap

As if the group's suggestive name weren't enough (a polite term for a male sex toy involving a...

Students serve city during Action Day

Last weekend, the students gathered for the first annual Emerson Action Day, in order to bring...

SGA group-recognition hearings delayed until fall

The Student Government Association's (SGA) Organization Recognition and Review Board (ORRB),...

Students troubled by taxing process

For many college students, filing taxes can be a nerve-racking experience. "Usually, my parents...

Litigation filed after platform crash

The family of Romildo Silva, one of two construction workers killed in the April 3 platform...

LyricStage play is no Folly

That was a massive success for the company, and the Lyric chose to substantially lighten the mood...

Not so merry production tells predictable story

The current production of Sondheim's classic, performed at the Cambridge YMCA by the Longwood...

Actor/singer tours college campuses to pay the Rent

Adam Pascal doesn't look like a rock star who would be besieged by screaming fans every time he...

Anti-Flag takes on Bush and draws Blood

Released just last month, the album's politically charged punk-rock songs are against the war and...

Ch-check it out: Beasties#039; silver screen debut

For one night only, the three Beasties-Adam "MCA" Yauch, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Michael...

Fighting college weight gain the healthy way

Although some find it impossible to avoid gaining the dreaded freshmen 15, both registered...

Tanning: cures the blues, turns you orange

The warm temperatures Boston has experienced recently (though, sadly, only temporarily) saw many...

Isabella#039;s birthday: quot;Let them eat flowersquot;

<p>papos;Tis the season for the museumapos;s an...

Sox to beat teams this year

These are the words of character Tyler Durden in the book and movie Fight Club. In that story,...

Lions purr-fect in conference

In the process, the team outscored its GNAC counterparts 66-9 over the four games.,Last week, the...

The one track media

They run toward the back of the paper, if at all, wedged between ads and without photos, They...

Diversity is not only race

A number of classmates and the professor nodded their heads in complacent agreement.,At the...

Women need to step it up

I thought perhaps this trend would change, since March was national Women's History Month. Sadly,...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Emerson community,The Student Government Association of Emerson College is deeply saddened...

SGA should give us something to talk about

That's the question that should be on the minds of Emersonians after last week's Student...

Kappa helps women quot;Take Back the Nightquot;

Sorority members handed out purple ribbons and wore purple T-shirts displaying the female symbol...

Law requires carbon monoxide detectors

Gregoire soon discovered that the sound was coming from the carbon monoxide detector his...

quot;The Displacementquot; update

Last week, The Beacon reported that some members of the Campus Conversation on Race Action...

Students cautious after Common robberies

Two recent daytime robberies at the Boston Common Garage have some in the Emerson community...

SGA president-elect under investigation

Jamal Barone, a junior marketing communication major who received the majority of votes for...

Three dead after Piano Row accident

The state's Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the U.,Two government organizations have...

Momaday brings his unique voice to Emerson

Author N. Scott Momaday joined the ranks of Whoopi Goldberg, Edward Albee and Anna Deveare-Smith...

Dems aren#039;t all equal

The 2006 and 2008 elections are now on the radar screen and we will soon have to decide whom to...

Down to the Bone Spreads good vibrations

As soon as Down to the Bone's Spread Love Like Wildfire starts spinning, the influence of George...

Anthony Rapp brings Without You to Boston

The actor, a veteran of stage and screen, had done a great deal of singing and dancing in his...

Machinal gave audience little to rage against

Treadwell left feeling the male press corps and jury could not understand the greater lesson to...

Royalty#039;s recent release a little less than regal

He's been called many things over the course of his career, but Prince has never been...

Transitioning trends: with the arrival of warmer weather, spring for these fashion must-haves

With the change of seasons also comes a change in fashion, and in 2006 "nautical" styles, shorts...

Preparing for the quot;afterlife:quot; helpful hints

In his time as a Career Services associate at Emerson College, Ken Mattsson has seen more than a...

Experience some of Boston#039;s savory secrets

To spice up your culinary outings, here are some restaurants that go against the mainstream and...

Lions edge WIT

Looking at last Thursday night's final match score of 5-4, one might figure Emerson men's tennis...

Emerson defends the den

It was also just what the team got Thursday when it beat Norwich in this year's rematch. With...

Size doesn#039;t matter

Some of the players did not have all their paperwork cleared for eligibility to compete in a...

Lions conquer Mountaineers

Unforgiving temperatures, a 15-mile-per-hour wind and fans bundled in winter garb are hardly...

High hopes for Emerson

As a senior primed to graduate in less than two months, I anticipate seeing my alma mater excel...

Racism still looms large

When Paul Haggis' Crash won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, there was a fair...

Letters to the Editor

I just read last week's edition of The Beacon and saw that the [deputy] editor for the lifestyle...

America is the home of the immigrant

For more than a hundred years, America has been torn over how to view the incoming flow of humans...

MBTA proposes subway fare hike

According to Jon Carlisle, spokesman for the state transportation department, which works...

Students victims of theft, arson

When they returned, the two students found their apartment had been burglarized and their...

Emerson bookstore under new management in fall

The store, which now occupies a small first-floor space in the Little Building (LB), will be...

Students re-enact Katrina aftermath

Freshman theatre studies major Katie Wohl devised the event, called "The Displacement," last...

SGA helps lower price of printing

Since last month, the Student Government Association (SGA) has campaigned to increase the number...

Morrissey finds new inspiration in Italy

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone's David Fricke at the South by Southwest Festival in...

Get standard pop-rock in One Fell Swoop

Today's current wave of infectious pop-rock with an alternative flavor has offered up The Spill...

Smoking is not hazardous to your health

Based upon the sharp humor of Chris Buckley's book, which holds the movie's namesake, the story...

The devil#039;s in the details

As incoming freshmen, all of us knew about these programs.,"So whatever your goals, Emerson...

HERstory month comes to Boston

Over the years, Emerson's participation in HERstory month has grown significantly larger and more...

Guide to a green thumb: gardening how-tos

Sometimes, your dorm room can feel like a prison cell: four walls, artless and just enough space...

Not in da club

But it will remain a club team this spring semester, with the changes taking effect this...

Re-Lax-ing again

With more freshmen than juniors and seniors combined, the team is taking advantage of its...

America is not the world

In his resignation letter to the Harvard community, President Lawrence Summers said, "I have...

Skill goes up as numbers fall

Last season, most of the team had not laced-up pads in their lives. It was the first year for...

Going for the trifecta cup

Last season, the men's tennis team made its first East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC)...

Spring teams cleaning up titles

Everyone is in a better mood and, generally, people seem happier because of improving weather....

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,A few weeks ago, The Beacon made a poor decision of publishing the Mohammad Cartoon....

Bringing down the war on marijuana

Though the bill is a far cry from full legalization and still recommends a fine for those caught...

March Madness entices many student gamblers

With everyone from the cast of Desperate Housewives to celebrities like Ben Affleck on The World...

Deputy lifestyle editor resigns after cartoon controversy

Miriam Clithero, deputy lifestyle editor of The Berkeley Beacon, resigned from her position last...

Fewer performing arts students apply in #039;06

A recent draft of the Emerson College Admissions report shows that fewer students have applied to...

Student devotes break to relief effort

Wohl's family lived in uptown New Orleans until they left their home on Aug.,While some students...

Bill would decriminalize one ounce of marijuana

"[The bill] is not just being laughed at and thrown aside," Taylor said.,For Whitney Taylor, the...

Dialogue is crucial

"When I had my first conversation with one of the soldiers, I was in my car and he asked me to...

Softball heats up

For the majority of Emerson students, spring break is a time to flee work and organizational...

Editors publish quality work on The Back Room

This same repression and angst is carried throughout the entirety of the album (which hits stores...

Albee takes on beastiality with The Goat

Edward Albee is still writing. His most famous play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, premiered...

Lucky Bostonians get a taste of Irish culture

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about one-fourth of Massachusetts residents claim Irish...

Morning, noon or night?

Most people are either the morning or the evening type. While the daily decision to get up and...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,I was upset by the photo illustration accompanying the opinion piece, "Mohel Practice...

Censorship concerns over Google in China

Google has resisted the request, citing the privacy rights of its users.,On Tuesday, a federal...

Campus Conversations on Race open dialogue

Tarraza, who is Hispanic, was once denied the opportunity to look at an apartment based on the...

Colonial to house residence hall

With the Piano Row Building set for completion this fall and the Paramount Center complex slated...

Best foreign film Tsotsi unworthy of statuette

Do not be fooled by its foreign title, nearly unpronounceable to the American tongue, Tsotsi (pronounced sot'see) is an accessible film, and will likely find mainstream audiences.

Emerson Stage dives straight into Deep Waters

Emerson Stage's latest offering, A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters (performed Feb. 23-25), examines...

Beacon critics make Oscar night predictions

Nick: Brokeback MountainBrokeback Mountain has it in the saddlebag. Over the past few months, it...

Paper is golden at Harpers Ferry

There appears to be no trace of the regular hipster crowd; the groups of guys in girls' jeans and...

In like Lion, out like lamb

The Emerson women's basketball team lost decisively in its final game. Long after the contest...

Tough to swallow

The first is when a team is simply overmatched and can't compete. There is never any shame in...

Lions shot down by Cadets in championship

The players lost last year's Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship game, 69-60....

Hockey is back at Emerson

Emerson College will join the ranks of Boston College, Boston University and Harvard University...

Proposed port deal doesn#039;t sit well with Dems

The Democratic Party has finally gained momentum in the security issue just as the mid-term 2006...

Mohel practice may do more harm than good

There are far too many examples of this to name, but some that immediately jump to mind are the...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,In the article "SGA to propose an increase in print credits," the reporter discusses...

Creating new solutions to city#039;s crime problems

In the early 1990s the city boasted one of the lowest crime rates in the nation and was looked to...

Students react to jury duty service

John Spencer, a scheduler at the Jury Commissioner Office, said students are eligible to serve on...

Cartoon discussed at forum

and saw the image that accompanied it.,Editor's Note: Beacon correspondent Paddy Shea had no...

Budget cuts to affect loans

Emerson students may soon find they have fewer loan options due to federal budget cuts to loan...

City to charge residents for civil misdemeanors

On Feb. 17, Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole announced that...

Chibi-Robo makes cyberspace chores exciting

<p>pIn this quirky title for the Nintendo GameC...

John Charles Music finds its Way Back Home

Known on stage simply as John Charles, the 22-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist from...

SGA approves $7,000 for Casino Night

At a Feb. 7 meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) approved $7,000 to fund a Casino...

Forbidden play takes aim at bloated Broadway

This biting satire of Broadway hits, performed in a cabaret-style revue, takes merciless hits at...

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues

Along with the departure of Emerson Dance from the Majestic Theatre, next year's senior class...

Student Brokeback parody finds success on Internet

The controversial film has become both a financial success and a cultural phenomenon, with...

Viewpoints from Israel: speakers at Emerson

Emerson Hillel, a Jewish student organization, is co-sponsoring a visit from independent...

THREAD aims to publish EC script writers

Have you written a movie you think has potential to be the next Brokeback Mountain? Maybe you...

Fashion show will raise funds for cancer cure

Summer 2004 meant a move to Kenmore Square, the discovery of her mother's breast cancer and the...

Emerson students take part in first Model UN

According to founder Lauren Johnson, a junior print journalism major, Emerson does not have an...

Getting a better chest without surgery or bras

With the spring break countdown closing in, many Emersonians are feeling more rushed than...

Season ends for women#039;s basketball

<p>pThe Emerson college womenapos;s basketball ...

Lions prey on Wildcats

The number four ranked Emerson College Lions were able to execute an 86-69 Great Northeast...

Bush budget flawed

Congratulations, Mr. President. You have created something that is perfect only in its...

Emersonians ... game on

What really set me off was the lead of a Feb.,After four long, hard years at Emerson College, a...

Fire danger is very real

The fire at the Cocoanut Grove, a popular hangout for Boston's night scene, was devastating....

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in response to the decision to publish the controversial cartoon of the Prophet...

Commissioner hears student concerns

As students came to the microphone and expressed their fears-which centered around the increase...

Students voice safety concerns

But instead of patrolling the streets of the Theatre District area making drug arrests, she stood...

Order would require arrested partiers to clean up city

The proposal, developed by Councilor Jerry McDermott, who represents Allston-Brighton, plans to...

Black History Month raises awareness

When Dr. Carter Woodson expanded "Negro History Week" into Black History Month in 1926, his greatest goal for the celebration of African-American culture was to see it become ultimately unnecessary, according to Dr. William Smith, executive director of Emerson's Center for Diversity.

Gay and bi athletes differ in experiences

When she attended high school at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., she kept it from her softball teammates. She played softball all four years of her high school career. Junior writing, literature and publishing (WLP) major Jennifer Boyden had a high school secret. Something not even her parents knew about.

Mohammed cartoon creates controversy

There's rioting throughout the Middle East. Radical Islamic leaders are calling for violence...

Mohammed cartoon sparks free speech debate

The Beacon's decision to print the editorial cartoon that has incited rage and violence across...

Students troubled by heating costs

Senior marketing communication major Matthew Myers, who lives in an apartment and splits his heat...

New club on campus stretches mind and body

Annie Testa, a junior video production and performance major, helped found the Emerson College...

SGA to propose an increase in print credits

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate, which is comprised of class and department...

Cambridge to offer free wireless Internet service

Many students interviewed said the plan might influence them to seek out apartments in Cambridge...

Save the last dance for the Cutler Majestic

The sprawling stage of Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre has been home to many creative...

High art, low key: Davis Square is a hot spot

Next time you are bored of shopping on Newbury Street again, or want to pass the time on a lazy...

Student seeks SGA funds to film Indian artists

The piece is capped with acrobatic dancing, breathy vocals and precise drumming.,Six men's...

Student International Festival reaches out to the Emerson community with food and fun

From 5 to 7 p.m., students can groove to global beats and nosh on ethnic eats as well as see...

On-campus thefts rise

Instances of theft on campus have risen in recent weeks, according to Emerson College Police...

Junior perseveres, earns spot in SGA

For the past three years, the junior writing, literature and publishing major had her eyes set on...

Emerson doesn#039;t care about sports people

I can honestly say it was worth the wait. Good seats, good hockey and most importantly, a great...

Winterfest showcases a new take on boarding

Mother Nature was not the cause for such weather; rather, man-made snow acted as preparation for...

Lions devour Nighthawks

On Saturday, it made an appearance as the Lions trounced Newbury College, 68-38.,It is something...

Men lose late to S. Vermont

The following Saturday afternoon was just as diverse an affair as the Emerson Lions hosted the...

The balancing act of an Emerson athlete

"What we did is we traveled and watched [Junior Jodie Jordan] play summer [soft]ball.,Emerson...

Senior campaigns for state rep. in Penn.

<p>pOnce his diploma is in hand#44; the 22-year...

Social justice: Coffee and chocolates for all

The air was filled with the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee. Round tables filled the room,...

The British are coming with cool imports

That particular influx may have received the most press, but the invasion never stopped.,More...

GLBT characters prominent in new films

<p>pquot;It was insane#44;quot; Marie Nikiforov...

Pete Doherty shambles toward a clean life

Many people swear off their respective vices daily; precious few, however, have had such a public...

The new rules of dating

I would really love to get my hands on the memo that explains when the traditional idea of...

Bush v. Internet

Legislation like the Patriot Act has allowed the government to tap phones without warrants, spy...

Being bookstore savvy

The bill, proposed by Representative Steven M. Walsh (D-Lynn), would help cut the cost of...

Kanye West always stays true to himself

Though West did walk away with three Grammys: for Rap Album (Late Registration), Rap Solo...

Politicians move to ban alcohol without liquid devices

Instead of ordering calorie-laden beverages, people would be able to inhale pure alcohol mixed...

Ford not quite on Fire in latest release

Ford, however, must have been somewhat desperate to take on a role when he agreed to participate...

State Radio cures the post-Dispatch munchies

After spending eight years garnering success for Dispatch, Stokes decided to use this chance to...

Actor Harrison Ford is still reaching higher

<p>pHis rugged face and grizzled voice have bee...

Something different for Valentine#039;s Day

Remember Valentine's Day when you were a kid? All it took to make your friends feel loved and...

Season of love: Will you sign a lease with me?

It is the time of year when students have to ask the big question: will you be my roommate? In...

Chinatown celebrates traditional New Year

Its metallic body snaked onto a stage constructed at the intersection of Essex and Harrison...

Buy your tickets to the gunshow in the gym

While this typical image is often associated with the gym, the weight room is really not that...

Athlete of the week

On the court, Dawkins is a fierce competitor who will do anything to win.,Will Dawkins is having...

Women#039;s basketball clinches Super win

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding Super Bowl week, the scene at Pine Manor could best be...

Men#039;s hoops defeats Suffolk

The victory brought the Lions one game closer to balancing the season's overall record, which now...

Anti-war Democrats must walk a fine line as elections approach

This was not at all unexpected.,In last week's mostly ordinary State of the Union address,...

Addicted to what? I couldn#039;t quite hear you, W

What a bold, honest and long overdue statement made by President George W. Bush during his recent...

Remembering the life of Coretta Scott King

After the death of her husband at the hands of a hateful assassin, King carried her husband's...

Emersonians battling some cocky little buggers

Mice. "The two utility closets, you'll see mice in there," said Ana Lowry, a freshman TV/Video...

West-side properties put up for sale ahead of schedule

Initially, David Rosen, vice president of public affairs, stated in the fall that the buildings,...

Pair#039;s plans for Allston hookah bar progress

The hookah, an Eastern water pipe which holds a mixture of natural flavors and tobacco, can...

#039;Terrible#039; fans and super ads make this Sunday

Time to plan ahead, to think up excuses to cut class and skip work. An occasion when being...

Lions pounce Daniel Webster

The squad had dropped its previous two games, including last Tuesday's loss at the buzzer to...

Men#039;s basketball moving up

The team came together as a unit and played solidly on both ends of the court.Using strong...

Down with blogs

About a year ago, I joined the fad. At first it started as a joke, then I took it kind of...

Palestinians choose change

With the votes counted, it is clear that the group, deemed a terrorist organization by Israel,...

The elephant in the room

Although many of Emerson's core values are fundamental to the college's existence, it is hard to...

Facebook monitoring stirs debate

The contract, which is meant to work in accordance with federal laws, is specifically supposed to...

Put down the chips and work out, it#039;s that time

According to ECFC general manager Jennifer Finn, in January of 2005, 849 students visited the gym...

quot;Feel Goodquot; about this year#039;s Grammy nods

This year's Grammy nominees comprise an eclectic bunch: where else could you find a former...

A brand new Storm of metal

The underground music scene has always leaked to the surface from time to time, but the veil...

James the Viking attacks

The band's fanbase grew out of fliers and hearsay on the UMass-Boston campus, when the group...

mtvU brings college-oriented music to campus

With such varying tastes of music on college campuses, it is a wonder that mtvU, MTV's 24/7...

Proposal would stem the rise in tuition

,For the many students seeking financial aid to assist in the rising cost of a college education,...

Admission defines employee Internet policy

The policy extends the code of conduct in the student handbook to include material that...

Bill would lower textbook prices

State Representative Steven M. Walsh (D-Lynn) is sponsoring a bill that would require publishers...

Motives differ for FFTW pledges

For some students, however, it represents the freebies they get for making what is many times an...

Resolution #109: Cook at home more often

You are ready to resolve to stop making resolutions. You'd love to save money and shed pounds...

Professor publishes quot;perspectivequot; poetry book

Strobe lights flashed in a Boston nightclub, illuminating dancing bodies and striking the...

Swizzle and spit: Boston#039;s annual Wine Expo

While high ticket prices ($60-$70) may have kept many students away, this did not necessarily...

She Wants Revenge brings angst back to pop

Its members, guitarist/vocalist Justin Warfield and bassist/keyboardist Adam Bravin, remain...

The elephant in the room

Although many of Emerson's core values are fundamental to the college's existence, it is hard to...

Terrorists, check yourselves: Jack Bauer#039;s back

Five years and a hundred episodes later, FOX's pulse-pounding hit "24" began its fifth season...

In latest Japanese import for Nintendo DS, create music using colorful seafood

To clarify, Electroplankton is the latest entry in the growing DS catalogue that does not have a...

Islamic New Year signifies a clean slate

Al-Hijra begins the first month in the Islamic calendar.,As those New Year's resolutions to eat...

Free for the Weekend offers a drug-free deal

This week, the student, faculty and business project Free for the Weekend is having its 10th...

Lions cold during break

Amid injuries, new players and the process of getting into shape, the Lions struggled to a 2-4...

It#039;s a very happy new year

Fresh off a three-week hiatus for winter break, the Lions returned rejuvenated, winning four of...

Tapping freedom

If nothing else, we should use this time to remember one of Franklin's key declarations: "They...

Uncovering North Korea

No regime in the world is more oppressive than that of North Korea. The only true Stalinist state...

Testing the death penalty

Those were the final words spoken by Roger Coleman, a convicted killer executed in Virginia in...

New keg policy misses the mark

When considering what feeble effect this most recent assault on student privacy will have on...

SGA set to increase awareness about organization

With eight newly elected officers in place, four of whom are voting members, Daniel believes the...

College to offer mentoring program

The informational meeting was organized to bring attention to a mentoring program aimed at...

Chinatown#039;s long-time residents forced to leave homes

According to Karen Chen, the lead organizer of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), The...

Happy Holidays from The Berkeley Beacon

Happy Holidays from the staff of The Berkeley Beacon!Production of the newspaper will resume in...

Note to Senator Kerry: Too little, too late

Welcome to the anti-war movement. It is heartwarming to know that public opinion regarding Iraq...

Holiday cheer without the word Christmas

Political correctness has hit a new low. With Americans obsessed with calling janitors...

Disabled students face obstacles on campus

Amanda Martins, a freshman audio/radio major who has been blind since she was 10 months old,...

Dean apologizes for Katrina comments

Sigman said that his demeanor at the event was unfortunate, and that he supported the efforts of...

SAE chapter under investigation after pledging incident

The Emerson chapter of a national fraternity is under investigation by both the Emerson...

Offbeat dates cheaper, more memorable

<p>pBostonapos;s reputation for being one of th...

Muslims in Europe need a chance to succeed

Most of those engaged in the riots were underprivileged Muslims, which underlied the fact that...

Thanksgiving break gives freshmen mixed feelings

They wondered, will friendships at home hold the same zeal as they did months ago? Will the...

Nothing fishy about trade

God knows it seemed that way when Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein declined to renew his...

Fans say farewell to quot;Arrested Developmentquot;

In the tradition of these shows, FOX has another program that celebrates the frayed ties among...

Charlize Theron: a life constantly in Flux

Following media hype surrounding great performances in "ugly" roles (there is already Oscar talk...

Pat Morita, Karate Kid#039;s Miyagi, dies at 73

Ralph Macchio will have to learn to "wax on and wax off" from another sensei. Actor and comedian...

Slap it out loud

<p>pTen athletes glide as fast as they can acro...

Get your rear into gear by working it

,Many people hate their backsides. They think their buttocks are too big or too small, too round...

Women#039;s b-ball start season shorthanded

"I think last year was a huge step for the program," said co-captain and forward Pam Coppola. "I...

Emerson#039;s Dance Team is alive and kicking

,You see the 11 women stretching before practice. The mood is relaxed as they talk with each...

Men#039;s basketball on the rebound

Senior William "Jay" O'Connell said the squad hopes to accomplish what it did last year in...

Which basketball team will have a better year?

The Emerson College women's basketball players have something to prove this season. Last season...

Organic diets offer a healthier alternative

Recently, I received a care package from home. Not your average package with cookies and...

Jordan battles terrorism

At first it seemed like a scene all too common in the Middle East. On Nov. 9, suicide bombers...

Ending Roe v. Wade

There's nothing like a Supreme Court nomination to bring the complicated issue of abortion to the...

Democrats eke out a win

If you asked a Democrat's opinion about the results of Election Night 2005, that person would...

A personal journey back to Auschwitz

In April of 2004, I visited the Auschwitz camp complex during the March of the Living, an annual...

Letters to the Editor

Heads up from SGADear Editor,After last week's elections throughout this country (including the...

AIDS pandemic is still a danger to us all

While most Americans are quite familiar with the illness, in recent years the country has seemed...

Patrick speaks to area students

The "Town Hall with Deval" event was hosted by Students for Deval, a statewide group led by Tufts...

Students rally against on-campus recruitment

The conference is part of a larger movement on college campuses around the country, including a...

Silver Line bus pierced by bullets on Herald Street

Gunshots shattered the rear window of a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Silver...

SGA members disagree over dispersal of student funds

Tempers flared at a recent Student Government Association (SGA) joint session meeting as board...

Student leaves city due to area crime

After the sun sets, the Theatre District, once known as the "Combat Zone," plays host to a number...

Proposed faculty contract complete

At a union meeting Tuesday, however, members voted to postpone ratifying the contract until a...

Seek out Squid

With few exceptions, 2005 has lacked exceptional filmmaking. Such "prestige" pictures as Capote...

Emerson Stage brings Sachar#039;s Sideways to life at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Mrs. Gorf is the meanest teacher in the history of Wayside School, and when she disappears, the...

Emerson hosts week of events to fight AIDS

All the proceeds go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), an industry-based, non-profit...

Spider Woman weaves deadly web of intrigue

Based on a novel by Manuel Puig, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Kiss of the...

One Man travels to a galaxy far, far away

For years, Star Wars has been an amazingly popular film series. It has spawned both sequels and...

Harry Potter puts a spell on audiences again

Riding on the coattails of the best-selling books, the Harry Potter movies act as supplements to...

How to avoid the sniffles this year

While according to the Emerson Collge Center for Health and Wellness Web site, there is no sure...

Deconstructing natural remedies

While Advil, Nyquil or other pharmaceuticals are all options for tending to these symptoms, some...

The gift of giving: dresses, pies, and laughs

This Thanksgiving weekend, while you're home pulling winter sweaters out of the closet, grab...

Academia takes on Katrina with varied views

A town hall forum called "Hurricane Katrina: Questions for America about Poverty, Race and...

New nonfiction mag Apostrophe debuts today

Billed as "the college's first lifestyle magazine" by its editors, Apostrophe will stray from the...

Yoga gives students time to relax

The number of participants in yoga classes at the Emerson College Fitness Center (ECFC) has...

Hennigan playing for a different winning team

Now he is in the professional world of basketball operations and, though not playing hoops as...

Lions return to the den

<p><p>Sheryl Crow&apos;s song &quot;Everyday is...

News You Can Use On Cancer Risks for the College Crowd

Here are some other vital stats to know for better health over your lifetime.&,"Skin Cancer...

To decrease risk of health complications, men and women should be vaccinated for human papillomavirus

<p><p>More than 20 million people in the United...

The paradox of good, cheap wine

<p><p>While there&apos;s no real consensus on t...

Musical Theatre Society gives Hair bounce

<p><p>They say that history repeats itself and&...

Hanson rocks Emerson with new documentary

<p><p>The term &quot;indie rock&quot; brings to...

Boston&#039;s Averi support new album at Avalon

<p><p>With catchy hooks and ready-for-radio mel...

Lloyd Webber&#039;s Amazing Technicolor flops

<p><p>On his journey&#44; Joseph shares his exp...

Benefit concerts for less fortunate hit DVD

<p><p>Rock stars are often considered a selfish...

Owen and Aniston cannot keep film on track

<p><p>Derailed is Swedish director Mikael Hafst...

Boston Common exhibit opens eyes

<p><p>Last Thursday the Boston Common was fille...

Fire Drills show evacuation time improvement

<p><p>During the first round of planned fire dr...

Vaccine for cancer-causing STI awaits FDA approval

<p><p>Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Company said...

Menino re-elected to historic fourth term

<p><p>Boston residents voted Tuesday to keep in...

Students stunned by Brighton attack

<p><p>A man wielding a stun gun assaulted a 22-...

Athelete of the Week: Mike Lower

<p><p>&quot;My hair doesn&apos;t slow me down&#...

Raiders pillage Emerson

<p><p>In the end&#44; there was no championship...

Looking for love online

<p><p>Recently&#44; I read an article in The Ne...

Diversity sorely lacking

<p><p>I suppose I made this association because...

Menino must stay focused on the road ahead

<p><p>Twelve years and four elections later&#44...

Rioting heats up

<p><p>Fourteen straight nights of rioting have ...

Limelight too bright for ex-Sox GM Theo

<p><p>Last Halloween&#44; ghosts were out to sc...

Covering catastrophe across the globe

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Letters to the Editor

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ECPD receives fourth sexual assault report in 3 years

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ECPD Officer O&#039;Donnell remembered

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Faculty extends contract deadline

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Hairspray does not hold up to original version

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Julianne Moore makes film a Prize Winner

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Report: Drug, alcohol referrals increase

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Women raped after Fanueil Hall cab rides

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The Hill&#039;s Grotto: no longer an underground secret

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UMass downs men&#039;s soccer

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Sharks bite Lions

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Emerson golfers joins the club

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Player shortage faults tennis

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Oil and ANWR

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Playing the blame game

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Conglomerated fashion

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