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“Pastel” punk band to release new single and music video in January

“Pastel” punk band to release new single and music video in January

By Emily Cardona

January 16, 2020

Sophomore drummer Amogh Matthews posted on the Emerson Musician Mafia Facebook in 2018 in search of a group of fellow musicians to jam with. He received a response from sophomore singer and guitarist Karthik Ramaswami that led to the creation of Sunsetta, a band the two describe as a “pastel” punk...

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

By Grace Rispoli

December 19, 2019

In September, sophomores Kate Cunningham and Hanna Marchesseault sat in a coffee shop and started to create an online magazine after hatching the idea their freshman year.  Cunningham told Marchesseault she wanted to do something wacky. Marchesseault heard that word and became immediately attracted...

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

By Emily Cardona

December 14, 2019

Frustrated by her inability to wash stains out of a thrifted sweatshirt, Junior Juliet Walker uncapped her permanent marker and started to draw on the fabric covering the stains. Early in the semester, Walker wore her revamped sweatshirt to class, and many of her classmates asked her where she got it. ...

New play from Chuang Stage highlights 20th century Chinese societal issues

New play from Chuang Stage highlights 20th century Chinese societal issues

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Two students dressed in traditional Chinese clothing faced the audience and spoke indirectly to each other in Mandarin from opposite ends of the stage at the Greene Theater as they rehearsed the first scene of Chuang Stage’s fall production. At the beginning of July, senior Alison Qu and graduate students...

Waves early screening attracts crowds to AMC Boston Common

Waves early screening attracts crowds to AMC Boston Common

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Northeastern University sophomores Alex Pesek and Holly Devarger decided to enjoy a night off of their college campus on Nov. 13 to see their favorite actress from the show Euphoria in a free advance screening of the film Waves held at the AMC Boston Common.  Devarger was happy to see such an eve...

Low-budget BFA film shows working life in Dominican Republic bateyes

Low-budget BFA film shows working life in Dominican Republic bateyes

By Eloisa de Farias

November 8, 2019

Hunched over a jacket to protect the sound, Emerson alumna Yesenia Rego recorded herself on her iPhone, reciting powerful excerpts from letters she once exchanged with women from small working communities in the Dominican Republic for her BFA film, “Through the Eyes of a Woman."  Rego created ...

Alum secures dream fellowship at Huntington Theatre Company

Alum secures  dream fellowship at Huntington Theatre Company

By Althea Champion

November 8, 2019

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 wrote a Boston bucket list following his college graduation. At the top of his list sat a playwriting fellowship at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, but Siañez-De La O never took that prospect seriously as he saw it as an impossible feat.  Siañez-De La O appl...

Seniors capture viral YouTube family on film

Seniors capture viral YouTube family on film

By Grace Rispoli

November 4, 2019

When senior Eliot Lee was in his freshman year at Emerson, a high school friend of his reached out to let him know about an opportunity to work as a video editor for a YouTube channel. After a roughly month-long trial period, YouTuber Kyra Sivertson hired Lee, and he began editing videos for her family...

Neo-Political Cowgirls perform for Lucas Flint scholarship fund

Neo-Political Cowgirls perform for Lucas Flint scholarship fund

By Taina Millsap and Abigail Hadfield

November 1, 2019

On a cold, rainy night in Boston, a silent audience sat in Old South Church under dim lighting, waiting in fear while veiled figures gradually appeared around them, whispering and shouting across the room. Eerie music began to play and more figures appeared, yelling in tongues, while young women, dressed...

Junior draws onstage persona from Bonnie and Clyde

Junior draws onstage persona from Bonnie and Clyde

By Emily Cardona

October 31, 2019

One late night in July 2018, junior visual and media arts student Andrew Muccitelli searched the infamous American crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.  Muccitelli unintentionally discovered Bonnie Parker’s lesser-known identity as a romantic poet and painter before her husband Clyde Barrow introduced...

Alum Georden West wins Student Oscar for experimental short film

Alum Georden West wins Student Oscar for experimental short film

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

October 30, 2019

Georden West '18 watched in disapproval as their college in southern Virginia forced transgender students to leave, stripping them of their ability to graduate. As a queer media maker, they refuse to acknowledge the name of the institution and promote its existence. “I was making films about what it was like...

Emerson team takes home a slamming win in poetry competition

Emerson team takes home a slamming win in poetry competition

By Eloisa de Farias

October 23, 2019

A group of Emerson students won a national poetry slam tournament after setting out on a seven-month path of redemption following their loss at a collegiate poetry slam tournament in April.  The four students took home first place and a $1,200 cash prize from the 2019 VOX Pop Slam Poetry Tournament i...