Using music to find inner peace after a breakup

It’s late May, and I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of my mom’s car parked in front of my now-ex-girlfriend’s apartment. I’m sobbing uncontrollably into my hands as they rest on the steering wheel. The breakup was not entirely out of the…

Students host President Pelton for dinner

When juniors Patrick Westervelt and Simon Olarte studied at the Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands together last year, they jokingly debated about who could cook better. Westervelt said he and Olarte often spoke of a hypothetical…

The B Side: Let artists’ unfinished work rest in peace

Controversial rapper XXXTentacion’s newest project, Members Only, Vol. 4, was released on Jan. 23—just in time for his 21st birthday. The project features verses from the rapper himself along with many features, yet there’s one small detail…

Junior forward earns First Team All-Conference honors

Two Lions took home individual honors for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference postseason awards earlier this month. Junior forward Gavin Faucette made the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team while freshman midfielder…

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The B Side: Less is more in the streaming age

My first listen of Vince Staple’s newest project FM! disappointed me. It had nothing to do with the quality of the album but rather the length. FM! clocks in at 22 minutes in length, 14 minutes shorter than the rapper’s previous album …

Women’s soccer to face Springfield in NEWMAC semifinal

The college’s No. 3 seed women’s soccer team will face No. 2 seed Springfield College in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs. Emerson defeated No. 6 seed Babson College 1-0 in the…

Junior jumps into cheer squad as male cheerleader

When Ryan Rinaldi transferred to Emerson from the San Francisco Art Institute, he did not anticipate becoming a cheerleader. But after attending the organization fair in his second year at Emerson, the junior signed up for the Emerson Cheer…

The B Side: Brockhampton breaks the hip-hop mold

Brockhampton self-proclaimed itself as the “best boy band since One Direction." Its quick rise to fame and early success proves the group earned the title. The hip-hop collective set a new career milestone when its first major label…