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Alum opens contemporary art gallery in Downtown Crossing

Alum opens contemporary art gallery in Downtown Crossing

By Grace Rispoli

October 9, 2019

Black, white, and red paint popped through a storefront window while two men stood in the doorway, welcoming in anyone enamored by the art inside. Behind the doors, low lighting mixed with lively conversation as attendees and artists alike celebrated the images surrounding them. On Sept. 28, Sam Fish ...

Brother music duo Joyer releases second album

Brother music duo Joyer releases second album

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

With nothing more than two microphones, minimal technology experience, and GarageBand software installed on their computer, Shane Sullivan, a sophomore visual and media arts major, collaborated with his brother, Nick Sullivan, graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York City, in the basement ...

The Emerson Hip-Hop Society wraps up summer mixtape

The Emerson Hip-Hop Society wraps up summer mixtape

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

October 3, 2019

Sophomore Ademir Monteiro sat in his closet and looked through The Emerson Hip-Hop Society’s Google Drive folder to choose a beat. Once chosen, he grabbed his phone and his lyric-filled notebook, took a deep breath, and rapped his verse for The Hip-Hop Society’s summer mixtape.  The Hip-Hop Socie...

Journalism alumna Gaby Dunn pens Boston-based graphic novel

Journalism alumna Gaby Dunn pens Boston-based graphic novel

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

October 1, 2019

At only nineteen years old, Gaby Dunn ‘09 spent her nights waiting at hospitals to find out the status of shooting victims or driving to the scene of fires where houses had burned to the ground. As a journalism major, Dunn had scored a coveted opportunity: a position at The Boston Globe throug...

Senior turns pop culture memes into on-campus job

Senior turns pop culture memes into on-campus job

By Emily Cardona

September 27, 2019

The faint scent of dry erase markers constantly lingers in the rooms of 172 Tremont St. ever since the college hired senior comedic arts major Joe Scardilli to create pop culture and meme illustrations on the building’s windows and white board walls.  Jason Meier, director of student engagement ...

Alessandra Guarneri drums up YouTube success

Alessandra Guarneri drums up YouTube success

By Tatum Jenkins

September 18, 2019

When junior Alessandra Guarneri attended a Camila Cabello concert in 2016 at the Orpheum Theatre, two fans recognized her from the Fifth Harmony covers Guarneri used to post on YouTube.  “It was wild,” Guarneri said. “I had never had that happen to me.”  Her friend, junior Samantha W...

Student band Snoozer rocks out on first album

Student band Snoozer rocks out on first album

By J. Faith Malicdem

September 18, 2019

James Ammirato knew the Boston music scene is its own little microcosm of the city, and because of that, it’s really hard to be heard.  According to student punk rock band Snoozer, Boston’s up-and-coming music scene is caught in a flurry of new-wave scruffy bedroom pop and grainy low-fi jazz, in...

Sophomore brings victory to St. Louis team at international poetry competition

Sophomore brings victory to St. Louis team at international poetry competition

By Cassandre Coyer

September 4, 2019

Six teens sat cowered in a compact dorm room in Las Vegas, whispering poetry to each other for hours at a time so their competitors would not overhear. It’s a vital part of the St. Louis team’s strategy for the 2019 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival that led them to victo...

Juniors feature creative artwork in self-produced zine

Juniors feature creative artwork in self-produced zine

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

April 11, 2019

Juniors Emilie Krone and Liza Rogulina toyed with the idea of producing their own publication since meeting freshman year during an Introduction to College Writing class. The pair sat on the idea for two-and-a-half years but finally decided to start working on the “zine" this spring after fee...

Emerson Chuang Stage founders hope to break down cultural barriers

Emerson Chuang Stage founders hope to break down cultural barriers

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

April 9, 2019

Every day for the past four months, 27 Chinese students at Emerson spent several hours working to create their own student-run play, If I were not me. Junior Alison Qu, graduate student Qianru Wang, and graduate student Shuyu Zheng created the Emerson Chuang Stage last semester and will hold their firs...

Gallery: Japanese Breakfast at Paramount Center

Gallery: Japanese Breakfast at Paramount Center

By Caroline Broderick

April 3, 2019

Solo artist Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performed a private concert for Emerson students on April 2 in the Paramount Center. Two student bands, Squitch and The Pool Boys, opened for the college radio WECB–organized event. The 30-year-old musician performed the song “Boyish” f...

Alumni ‘No Whites Allowed’ documentary exposes Emerson’s lack of diversity

Alumni ‘No Whites Allowed’ documentary exposes Emerson’s lack of diversity

By Cassandre Coyer

April 2, 2019

Evan McDonald ’18 joined comedy troupe Emerson Comedy Workshop in January 2016 as the first black man to ever join in its 40 years of existence. After acknowledging the lack of inclusion in comedy troupes at Emerson, McDonald said he needed to create a space for comedians of color. In fall 2016, McDo...