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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, Assistant Arts Editor

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

Junior Naomi Jones walks the runway at fashion show organized by EBONI. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

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

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

Photo credit: Asia Kepka

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

February 6, 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

Karthik Ramaswami ‘22, Amogh Matthews ‘22, Henry Tyndall ‘22, and Thomas Chadwick ‘22 plan to release first music video and new single for their band Sunsetta this January.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy 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

Wack Magazine accepts and publishes all media of art online with sections for writing, visual art, and audio.

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 Juliet Walker sports the sweatshirt, covered in original drawings, that launched her clothing business. Courtesy of Juliet Walker.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy 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, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

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

Senior Kat Garelli works as an on-campus A24 intern and organized the 'Waves' screening. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

By Shruti Rajkumar, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

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

Alumna Yesenia Rego created her BFA film in the Dominican Republic featuring female workers. Xinyi Xu / Beacon Correspondent

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

Inspired by growing up near the Mexican border, Andrew Siañez-De La O's play

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...