Cannabis Column: The high cost of criminal cannabis charges

One night in early 2018, a friend and I sat on a bench in the Boston Common and smoked cannabis. A Boston police officer approached us; “There’s no smoking in the Common, but just finish up that bowl and head out,” he said. Cannabis was not…

Abandoning creative pursuits in the name of success

I started playing the piano and taking painting and drawing classes outside of school at age nine. In eighth grade, I studied art history for the first time and aced my final exam on Italian Renaissance art. Freshman year of high school, I…

Head Over Feels: Anthems of my recovery

*Content Warning: This article discusses themes of violence, trauma, and sexual assault. The first time I heard a musical artist sing openly about sexual assault was in the song “Innocent Party” by Jetty Bones, the musical project of…

Head Over Feels: Swipe right to calm dating anxiety

Almost every Tinder date I go on is with someone I already know. A few weeks ago, I was swiping through the app when I saw an acquaintance. After exchanging a few messages, he asked me, “Why are you on here?” I replied, “I only really use…

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Mystic organization creates platform for Paganism

When sophomore Kyle Eber was a child, his mother came home from work one day and he immediately sensed something was wrong. Eber asked her why she was sad, even though she never mentioned it. Throughout his early life, Eber knew he was…

Head Over Feels: Have some respect. Stop ghosting.

My last “breakup” happened with a guy whom I never officially dated. I use the term “breakup” loosely because he didn’t end things with me—he ghosted me. For about a month, I regularly hooked up with a guy I'll call “Cole.” Our…

Junior turns Emerson inside jokes into buttons

Students on campus can be seen sporting pins on their jackets and backpacks with professor Chester Lee and his infamous catchphrase, “If I may,” or ones that read “Don’t kiss fascists,” a quote from professor Ralph Trost. Both pins are…