The Emerson Hip-Hop Society wraps up summer mixtape

Sophomore Ademir Monteiro sat in his closet and looked through The Emerson Hip-Hop Society’s Google Drive folder to choose a beat. Once chosen, he grabbed his phone and his lyric-filled notebook, took a deep breath, and rapped his verse for…

Person of Color Column: Conversations can change culture

Last semester, I confronted a white friend about her unintentionally racist comments. In our conversation, I talked about one of the biggest problems with racism today—microaggressions. “Some of the words and phrases you’ve said are…

Sophomore brings Model United Nations back to Emerson

Sophomore Marcel Truong-Chun revived Model United Nations at Emerson last semester after the club disbanded in the early 2000s. He participated in his high school’s Model UN club for three years where he learned the importance of political…

Emmy-winning alumnus discusses new thriller novel

Gary Grossman said he was never going to write again when he graduated from Emerson in 1970. A few years later, Grossman, a professor at the time in the Interdisciplinary program, wrote an article for the Beacon on Superman’s representation…

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Student rapper ‘Prophet’ to perform at local nightclub

Junior Moses Small never imagined he was going to be a rapper. Until his freshman year, he had only made music with his violin and drums—never with his own words or lyrics. Since his freshman year, Small has rapped professionally and goes…

Grad student becomes Boston’s newest poet laureate

Creative writing graduate student Porsha Olayiwola read one of her poems aloud for the first time in her senior year of high school. She used the story of Beauty and the Beast to construct a poem about domestic violence. Thirteen years…

Person of Color Column: From majority to minority

As I was eating lunch one afternoon, my half-Latina friend asked me a question I’ve been waiting to hear since enrolling at Emerson: “Is that your real hair?” It comes as no shock to me that this friend or any other Emerson student…