EAGLE changes name to broaden inclusivity

Even the president of EAGLE, Christopher Henderson-West said he felt othered by the name “Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone.” The junior, who identifies as bisexual, said the mention of only gay and lesbian identities in…

Intercultural Student Affairs emcees hip-hop month

At age 14, Elmer Martinez started dancing in Lowell’s underground hip-hop scene. He said hip-hop influenced his upbringing, and he saw a lack of that culture at Emerson. When he pitched a dance battle event to the Office of Intercultural…

Out of the Darkness walk illuminates suicide prevention

For the second year in a row, Emerson will join Northeastern University, Boston University, and other Boston schools in hosting an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, organized by senior Suzie Hicks. This year, Hicks and a team of other…

Style Column: Giving credit is always in season

On the red carpet, it is common that women are asked about their clothes more often than men. Yet recently, many female celebrities are combating this. For example, in 2014, Cate Blanchett called out an E! News cameraman at the Screen…

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Cambiar Festival shines light on rare cancer research

When Kaylee Largay ‘17 was a freshman her mother passed away from Leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Since then, Largay knew she wanted to give back and raise money to support cancer research. Largay is organizing a music,…

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors of sexual assault—to Emerson for Valentine’s Day. Using the hashtag…

Urban Arts to exhibit famed South African artist

On April 21, 2016, William Kentridge covered the Tiber embankment in Rome with six-foot-tall plastic stencils. He used powerful jets to spray the 550-yard section of the wall with water, washing away dirt on the wall to reveal…

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

First time marathon runner and senior Erin Jean Hussey will tread over 26 miles through the streets of Boston to raise money and awareness for survivors of domestic, sexual, and dating violence. “In this chaos of life, running…

Alum performs song “Skinnyfat” to satirize body image

The inspiration for the newest single “Skinnyfat” by Amber Gideon ‘06 came from peers teasingly comparing her body to Jell-O in high school. Her self-noted, seemingly never disappearing muffin top and apparent ability to gain weight…