Gallery: Japanese Breakfast at Paramount Center

Solo artist Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performed a private concert for Emerson students on April 2 in the Paramount Center. Two student bands, Squitch and The Pool Boys, opened for the college radio WECB–organized event. The…

Alumna takes the booze out of the bar

As Lorelei Bandrovschi's 27th birthday neared, she asked 27 of her friends to each give her a personal challenge. She initially disliked one challenge to quit drinking for a month, but it ultimately went to inspire her to open her own…

Pretty Girl Rock: I am a cakeface queen

After the final performance of my community college’s spring play, my director sat me down for a heart-to-heart reflection on the show. “You know, I almost didn’t cast you because of this,” he said, gesturing to my face. By this he …

Pretty Girl Rock: the ethics of your favorite makeup

In June, Katherine von Drachenberg, known widely as Kat Von D—tattoo artist and CEO of Kat Von D Beauty—announced on Instagram she would not vaccinate her soon-to-be-born son. “My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided…

Students resort to military to pay off debt

Senior Christopher Rogers chose Emerson to create a career out of journalism. Now, with over $100,000 in student debt, Rogers will join the military after graduation for its student loan forgiveness programs. Each year, Rogers said he…