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Grand jury will not pursue indictments in Hollis investigation

Grand jury will not pursue indictments in Hollis investigation

By Andrew Brinker, News Editor

February 28, 2020

A grand jury has declined to pursue indictments related to the investigation of sophomore Daniel Hollis’ death last October, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced in a statement Friday night.  The announcement follows an “incredibly thorough and painstakingly detailed” five-m...

Marlboro updating Title IX policies months ahead of proposed merger

Marlboro updating Title IX policies months ahead of proposed merger

By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter

February 28, 2020

Marlboro College is set to adopt meticulous changes to its Title IX policy, with less than 12 weeks left in what is set to be the institution’s final semester of operation, according to a Marlboro College official. The new policy—which the college has yet to publicize—was first proposed by Marlboro...

FAB approves over $4,500 in appeal requests

FAB also voted to approve a $3,315 appeal request for Sigma Phi Theta's annual HerStory formal. Photo credit: Yongze Wang

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

February 28, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board, in a meeting that lasted approximately 15 minutes, voted Thursday to approve a spring annual budget request from Theyta, an on-campus multicultural organization for gender non-conforming students. The request totaled $1,504.98 and will enable Theyta to bring guest speakers...

College advises against travel to China and South Korea as Coronavirus spreads

College advises against travel to China and South Korea as Coronavirus spreads

By Elena Naze

February 27, 2020

The Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement sent an email to the community Thursday advising against “nonessential travel” to China and South Korea, citing the global outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. The warning aligns with official recommendations from the Centers...

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

Nate Martin scored 19 points in Wednesday's loss. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

By Ethan Mcdowell, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The men’s basketball team lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday by a score of 80-78 after a potential game-winning three-point shot fell short, ending the Lions’ season with a 14-12 record. Coast Guard made its first three shots of the game, helping them build a 10-3 le...

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average out of a 4.0 scale and reach second-year academic status to be eligible for the a...

Softball looks to reach new heights as season nears

Courtesy of Kate Foultz

By Megan Maclaren

February 26, 2020

The softball team ranked fifth in the NEWMAC conference in 2019. This season, with nine players entering their sophomore season, the team is aiming to not only return to the playoffs but climb higher in the conference rankings. “Being in the middle of the pack is something to be proud of,” head...

The Long Road Home: Weathering Storm Ciara back to the castle

The Long Road Home: Weathering Storm Ciara back to the castle

By Christopher Williams

February 26, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—A major winter storm raged across northern Europe on Feb. 9 and delayed transport back to the Netherlands as Kasteel Well students wrapped up their first independent travel weekend. The storm, referred to as Storm Ciara, brought thunderstorms and high winds up to 75 miles per hour to multiple countries between ...

The failures of Boys Scouts of America are not failures of scouting

The failures of Boys Scouts of America are not failures of scouting

By Alexander Hahn

February 26, 2020

2020 marks the 110-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. This year will also mark the first time in history a Scouting organization announced bankruptcy after several hundred sexual abuse lawsuits were filed against the BSA. Other branches of the Scouting Movement have been exiled, dissolved, spl...

SGA passes resolution in support of faculty union and appoints two new members

Joint Session appointed two new members Tuesday for the positions of Class of 2021 President and Transfer Student Commissioner.

By Charlie McKenna, Deputy News Editor

February 26, 2020

Members of the Student Government Association voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution in support of the Emerson College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors after the union advised its members to discontinue directed study courses beginning next semester. The recommendation...

Freshmen band to play at WECB 2020 spring event

Freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza start a new band “Identity Crisis.”

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

One night in October 2019, freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza decided, out of boredom, to start a band called Identity Crisis. “We were bored and we figured masturbating will only get us so far,” Cabreza said in an in-person interview. “We are making heroin...

Freshman volleyball player stands out above the net

Parker Gray totaled 83 kills through 11 games this    season.

By Alberto Gilman

February 25, 2020

Going into high school, freshman middle blocker Parker Gray had several options on the table to play baseball in college. Four years later, he's starting on the Emerson men's volleyball team, putting up 10 kills in four of his last six matches, including a career-high 13 in the team's most recent...