Annual scholarship to memorialize student Lucas Flint

The college established an annual $1,000 Lucas Flint Memorial Scholarship, starting in fall 2019, for incoming students after Emerson parent Kate Mueth raised over $4,000 through a Facebook fundraiser for Lucas’ family. Director of…

Person of Color Column: Managing multiple identities

For the first 18 years of my life, I viewed myself as white. When I came to Emerson, I realized that even though I am mixed, I could still belong to communities of color. I grew up in a white community in the Philadelphia suburbs, but I…

Op-ed: Weighing the mental perils of studying abroad

During my first semester, nothing thrilled me more than receiving an email inviting me to apply to study at Kasteel Well. Emerson offered me the chance to study in the Netherlands for three months, travel around Europe, experience new…

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Op-ed: Emerson can’t settle for the status quo

On the first day of my freshman year, I discovered one of my suitemates was mixed race, just like me. She was one of the few people I’d met who could understand my confusion at navigating my multiracial identity. In my honors class, I met…

Cannabis should not dictate creativity

In my first literature course at Emerson, I read a beautiful poem by one of my classmates that impressed and moved me. When I told them how much I loved reading it, they informed me they always write better when they’re high, because that’s…

Keep it clean on spring break

Picture the iconic scenes of spring break: college students blasting music surrounded by red Solo cups, people dancing well into the night and spending long, luxurious days on the beach. It’s been the subject of countless movies, with…

Just keep swimming: coping with others’ success

Growing up, everyone told me I was a “gifted” child. My GPA and standardized test scores deemed me capable of changing the world. I could write novels, run for office, or find the cure for cancer if I wanted to. For years, I heard…

Tuition talks are a two-way street

When student protesters marched across campus and into Faculty Assembly last fall, they called for more than just a few conciliatory remarks and an email from administration. They asked for real, immediate structural change for the…