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Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2020

Light snow blanketed downtown Boston Saturday as students and residents experienced a renewed winter wonderland following a weekend of spring-like temperatures. A forecast for the night detailed a total nighttime snow accumulation of three to five inches with clouds clearing around mid-morning S...

Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

Palauskas campaigns on experience at SGA press night

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 10, 2019

Student Government Association Executive Vice President Will Palauskas used his previous experience in the governmental body to sell himself to potential voters Thursday during SGA’s Candidate Press Night.  Palauskas’ stump speech, the same speech posted in the description of his campaign’s ...

Events On Campus: Dec. 10-17

Events On Campus: Dec. 10-17

By Sara Pirzada

December 10, 2019

Emerson Fights AIDS Gala Join Emerson and its support for AIDs research at the annual Emerson Fights AIDS Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m in the Bill Bordy Theatre. Bring your peers and enjoy a night of food, performances, and a selection of raffle and auction items. This event ...

Balanced scoring leads men’s basketball past Lesley

Balanced scoring leads men’s basketball past Lesley

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Lesley University on Tuesday by its largest margin of victory so far. A 54-point first half gave the Lions an early advantage, and they never trailed on their way to a 103-70 win.  The Lions started the first half with six straight points—including four from sop...

Poll: Unwillingness to donate and disapproval of residency requirement

Poll: Unwillingness to donate and disapproval of residency requirement

By Elena Naze

December 10, 2019

A new poll from Emerson College Polling Society found a low willingness to donate after graduation, high favorability of professors and resident assistants, and a sizable disapproval of the updated residency requirements.  The survey, conducted over the fall 2019 semester, marks the first time Em...

Saying goodbye to ‘Dear Diary’: The reality and benefits of journaling

Saying goodbye to ‘Dear Diary’: The reality and benefits of journaling

By Carlota Cano

December 10, 2019

A key figure in English literature, Oscar Wilde, once admitted: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” On a daily basis, my mind is processing and attending to hundreds of stimuli, and it oftentimes feels like it’s on overdrive ...

Celtics: Sizing up the competition

Celtics: Sizing up the competition

By Maxwell Pardis

December 9, 2019

The Celtics have played extremely well with the season nearing the 20 game mark and as they are on pace for the coveted sign of sustained elitism during the regular season: 60 wins.  However, the road to the NBA Finals will not be easy. The Celtics are one of three teams in the Eastern Conference ...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 12/9: Health insurance anxiety, ECAPS increases staff, EDC restrictions, and Marlboro trustree

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 12/9: Health insurance anxiety, ECAPS increases staff, EDC restrictions, and Marlboro trustree

December 9, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 12/9: Health insurance anxiety, ECAPS increases staff, EDC restrictions, and Marlboro trustree" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city new...

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

By Bo Feekins

December 8, 2019

Nearly two decades ago Sam Presti ‘00 wore the purple and gold as an Emerson basketball player. He returned to the college Thursday as a renowned figure in the Emerson community and the National Basketball Association.  Presti featured as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. ...

Journalism students recognize access restrictions at the EDC

Journalism students recognize access restrictions at the EDC

By Faith Bugenhagen

December 8, 2019

Junior Giulia Campos noticed a difference between the equipment she could access for her journalism courses and her visual and media arts classes when she transferred to the individually designed interdisciplinary program in fall 2018. Campos found that the JVCR-200, a commonly used camera in journa...

Turning our New Year’s resolutions into realities

Turning our New Year’s resolutions into realities

By Jocelyn Yang, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 8, 2019

Counting down to 2020, I've started drafting the list of my New Year's resolutions: read more books, go to the gym every day, get more sleep. But these mirror the plans I had for previous years. And like the past few years, I fear losing track of my progress of these goals only a week after I set them. ...

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

Largest meeting room on campus to open in Fall 2021

By Diana Bravo, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

The college plans to create a meeting space opening in Fall 2021 for around 300 people in the Little Building known as The Commons according to a college official.  Duncan Pollock, assistant vice president of Facilities Management said members of the Emerson community will get priority when booking a...