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A woman waits for her train at South Station.

A look into the students’ pandemic-era holiday plans and pronoun usage at Emerson

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Drew Ascione, and Sophia Boyce
November 25, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor sits down with Express News Editor Charlie McKenna to talk about last week’s surge of positive COVID-19 cases at Emerson...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson community weighs in on the holidays, the president-elect, and new COVID-19 vaccine developments

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Sophia Boyce, and Drew Ascione
November 18, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor talks to the community about the recent advances in effectiveness of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Sophia Boyce fields student's opinions...

Dueling rallies emerged on Nov. 7 in front of the Boston Statehouse after Joe Biden was reported to have won more than 270 electoral votes and declaring him president-elect

Audio: Celebrations and chanting, how Boston erupted in sound on Nov. 7

By Danielle Shojai, Podcast Reporter/Producer
November 11, 2020

Celebrations and chanting filled the streets of Boston on Nov. 7 as massive celebrations broke out over the city due to the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States. Music and singing...

Hundreds of people celebrated into the afternoon on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street on Nov. 7.

After Biden’s presidential win, joy floods the streets

By Andrew Brinker and Dana Gerber
November 7, 2020

  America awoke in quiet, palpable tension Saturday morning, awaiting the conclusion of a presidential contest that has gripped the nation for months. The day was peaceful and abnormally warm...

A polling place at City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3, 2020.

Voting initiatives, mail-in experiences, and a new Supreme Court justice: Election Day on campus

By Drew Ascione, Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, and Sophia Boyce
November 3, 2020

In today's special election edition of The 172 Review, host Drew Ascione sat down with Beacon reporter Camilo Fonseca to talk about student voters and the college's effort to boost civic...

Students walk to The Little Building in the snow

Lens: Snow envelops the Emerson campus for first time this year

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 30, 2020

Just one day before Halloween, more than an inch of snow enveloped Emerson’s campus for the first time this season. The white layer covered the Norman Lear statue, the sidewalk by the dining hall,...

The Little Building on a rainy day.

Sanctions for breaking social distancing, Among Us overtakes campus life and a mid-semester student check in

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Sophia Boyce, and Drew Ascione
October 27, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor sits down with Frankie Rowley about sanctions the college administers to people who break social distancing guidelines. Drew Ascione checks...

A student walks past the Emerson College Barnes & Noble.

Bookstore sees significant delays, off-campus students and dance orgs press ahead during a COVID-era semester

By Sophia Boyce, Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, and Drew Ascione
October 20, 2020

  Today on the 172 Review, host Sophia Boyce talks to Alec Klusza to discuss issues within the college’s textbook ordering process that persist over halfway through the semester. Maximo Aguilar...

Students walk in front of The Colonial Building residence hall on Boylston St.

Examining dashboard discrepancies, school facilities, and Emerson Missed Connections

  Today on the 172 Review, host Danielle Shojai sits down with news editor Andrew Brinker to discuss inaccuracies and missing metrics on Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard. Drew Ascione talked...

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

Letter: Ruthanne Madsen, VP of Enrollment, responds to Gina Martin article

By Ruthanne Madsen
September 4, 2020

The Office of Financial Aid at Emerson College is devoted to providing access to education for all students with financial need. Unfortunately, inaccurate descriptions of individual circumstances and...

For some spots, like Maria’s, college campuses reopening could boost their chances of turning a profit in a year otherwise marred by financial ruin.

Nearby restaurants ‘excited’ by return of college-aged patrons

By Taina Millsap, Shruti Rajkumar, and Katie Redefer
September 2, 2020

Businesses neighboring the bustling Emerson campus usually overflow with students, tourists, and commuters in early September. But this year, several nearby restaurants and bars remain eerily empty inside—void...

Chloe Chauvin is from Shanghai, China, but is currently stranded in Wyoming. Chauvin (pictured) FaceTimes her parents to feel connected to home.

For international students, a silent struggle as the pandemic rages

By Katiana Hoefle and Leah Jablo
July 23, 2020

As everyone laments the loss of their normal lives in the midst of the pandemic, international students studying in the United States may be the niche in higher education hit hardest by the coronavirus. Travel...

Smruti Thirunavukkarasu has been stuck in her home in Chennai, India for four months under the state’s second strict lockdown.

Smruti Thirunavukkarasu, Chennai, India

July 23, 2020

Smruti Thirunavukkarasu has been stuck in her home for four months.  Shortly after returning home to Chennai, India from Boston in March, the Indian government announced a strict nationwide lockdown...

Daniela Lobo-Rivera is stuck in Florida, unable to get home to her mother and step-father in Honduras who are sick with the coronavirus.

Daniela Lobo-Rivera, currently in Miami, Florida, from Tegucigalpa, Honduras

July 23, 2020

When Daniela Lobo-Rivera’s parents got sick, she couldn’t get back to them. Her home country, Honduras, halted all international flights as Emerson shut down campus, leaving Lobo-Rivera stuck in...

Danielle Ducharme has decided to get her racing license with the extended free time she has over the summer waiting out the coronavirus outbreak.

Danielle Ducharme, Kelowna, Canada

July 23, 2020

Danielle Ducharme is waiting out the coronavirus on a racetrack in Kelowna, Canada. With extended time at home this summer, Ducharme, her father, and brother decided to get car-racing licenses.  “I...

Xinyi Tu did not remove her mask and refused to eat during her 13 hour flight from New York to Shanghai, China as she raced to outrun the coronavirus outbreak.

Xinyi (Cynthia) Tu, Suzhou, China

July 23, 2020

Xinyu Tu raced across the world to outrun the coronavirus outbreak. After her study abroad experience in the Netherlands at Kasteel Well came to an abrupt halt, Tu had only just settled into her new...

Chloe Chauvin is cut off from her family in China by travel restrictions. Photo courtesy of Eugene Yang.

Chloe Chauvin, currently in Wilson, Wyoming, from Shanghai, China

July 23, 2020

Chloe Chauvin is stranded in the U.S. After Emerson’s March announcement that all students must immediately vacate campus residence halls, Chauvin was given little time to make an impossible decision—return...

Jaime Vega Troncoso after voting in the Dominican Republic presidential election against the Dominican Liberation Party, which has held power for the last 16 years.

Jaime Vega Troncoso, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

July 23, 2020

Jaime Vega Troncoso risked contracting the virus to vote in the Dominican Republic’s July election. The coronavirus hit the island country amid their presidential election season. After being postponed...

Putthida Chalermpao said the coronavirus regulations in Thailand have not been too difficult to follow because Thai people usually wear masks and avoid contact.

Putthida (Namo) Chalermpao, Bangkok, Thailand

July 23, 2020

Putthida Chalermpao’s parents were terrified of her returning to Emerson’s Boston campus in the fall. From their home in Bangkok, Thailand, a condensed city of over 8 million people with no cases...

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

College officials apologize for earlier statement on sexual misconduct, lay out steps for further accountability

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
July 3, 2020

College officials apologized for a previous statement on sexual misconduct allegations after students and alums heavily criticized it and vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of...

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