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Freshmen band to play at WECB 2020 spring event

Freshmen band to play at WECB 2020 spring event

By Emily Cardona, Assistant 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...

Emerson alumni rely on decades of film making experience to create new festival

Emerson alumni rely on decades of film making experience to create new festival

By Casey Bernhard

February 19, 2020

Griffin and Alyssa Devine '10 were directing a play in late 2017 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood when the theatre's staff expressed interest in hosting a film festival—the opportunity was too good to pass up for the Emerson alumni. Less than three years later, the duo is set to launch...

Alum takes inspiration from mom to create feature film The Queen of Hollywood Blvd

Alum takes inspiration from mom to create feature film The Queen of Hollywood Blvd

By Erin Renzi

February 19, 2020

Orson Oblowitz ‘09 finds inspiration for all his creative projects in his mother. His first award-winning feature film, The Queen of Hollywood Blvd, features a lead centered around his mom's personality and a role which Oblowitz knew she could embody. The film focuses on Queen Mary’s journe...

EBONI fashion show highlights local designers

EBONI fashion show highlights local designers

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

February 19, 2020

Emerson students walked the BLK OUT runway in the Lion's Den, in the midst of technical difficulties and Tik Tok dance competitions during intermission, to celebrate Black History Month. The third annual BLK OUT fashion show was hosted by Emerson's Black Organization with Natural Interest, EBONI, S...

Sophomore explores “Jingle Pop” in new extended play

Sophomore explores “Jingle Pop” in new extended play

By Althea Champion

February 12, 2020

Sophomore Mackenzie Morris was relaxing on a sand dune in Venice Beach, California, listening to music with his friends, when his recently released song "Stuck" began playing. "It just came up and we were, like, screaming it," Morris said. "We were just singing, and we realized that's our art. We...

Emerson artist in residence releases book about transition

Emerson artist in residence releases book about transition

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

February 5, 2020

A few months before P. Carl’s fifty-first birthday, just over two years ago, he made the final steps to transition from female to male. Around a year later, in an effort to better understand his own journey, Carl began brainstorming ideas for a book that would document his journey. Carl’s new...

Junior creates crystal jewelry business called “Raw Intention”

Junior creates crystal jewelry business called “Raw Intention”

By Althea Champion

January 29, 2020

In fall 2019, junior Jalyn Cox took a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, where she made the decision to get her Tarot cards read for the first time. Cox was stunned to hear the reader mention the idea of a potential entrepreneurial endeavor, something she had been entertaining in her mind for months. After...

“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, Assistant Sports Editor

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, Assistant Sports Editor

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...

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