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MBTA stations screen student commercials

MBTA stations screen student commercials

By Cassandre Coyer

September 12, 2018

Instead of the dirty walls of subway stations, students and Bostonians can now watch educational content created by Emerson students. Last September, Emerson students partnered with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to produce 10 commercials addressing commuter issues. The videos first...

A24 boosts Bright Lights screenings

A24 boosts Bright Lights screenings

By Annika Hom

September 6, 2018

After Anna Feder, director of programming for the visual and media arts department, screened Swiss Army Man for the Bright Lights Film Series, she was hooked. The film was distributed by A24, and now has led to a partnership between the company and Bright Lights. Because of this, Emerson students can expect free and...

AutonomoUs artist collective to highlight resilience

AutonomoUs artist collective to highlight resilience

By Ian Sloan

September 6, 2018

Cindy Luu ‘17 realized what it meant to be a survivor from a young age. The writing, literature and publishing major wrote her senior thesis, How Do You Love, as a collection of short essays explaining her struggles as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She is now creating AutonomoUs, an outlet f...

D.C. theater company ties up ‘Top and Bottom’

D.C. theater company ties up ‘Top and Bottom’

By Owen Murray

April 29, 2018

Kevin Michael West hesitated to play the role of a sexually dominant “top.” After a few unconvincing attempts, he decided to channel the awkward experience into a play. Top and Bottom ran in New York, Los Angeles, and Provincetown, and is now part of the Rainbow Theater Company’s first seaso...

Genre fiction receives spotlight in Pub Club books

Genre fiction receives spotlight in Pub Club books

By Ian Sloan

April 23, 2018

Science fiction and fantasy fill the pages of two books published this semester by Undergraduate Students for Publishing. Wandering and Other Stories by Melissa Close and Beautiful Homeland: Mother Earth by Patrick R. Groleau will launch at the club’s event at the Bill Bordy Theater on April 23. ...

Rejected art finds home in Without Collegiate Approval

Rejected art finds home in Without Collegiate Approval

By Isabel Sami

April 22, 2018

After witnessing student artwork get rejected by organizations and faculty on campus, junior Ben Schifano created a solution: Without Collegiate Approval, an online collection of art where Emerson students can submit their art without fear of rejection. WCA is a website with unlimited space for ar...

Intercultural Student Affairs emcees hip-hop month

Intercultural Student Affairs emcees hip-hop month

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

April 19, 2018

At age 14, Elmer Martinez started dancing in Lowell’s underground hip-hop scene. He said hip-hop influenced his upbringing, and he saw a lack of that culture at Emerson. When he pitched a dance battle event to the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs, director Tamia Jordan decided to place the eve...

Emerson Documentaries to discover ‘Hidden Gems’

Emerson Documentaries to discover ‘Hidden Gems’

By Ian Sloan

April 17, 2018

When sophomore Jacob Falberg realized that no organization on campus focused on documentary filmmaking, he decided to start Emerson Documentaries. “If you check all of the crew call posters that are out there, most of them are for dramas and comedies,” Falberg said. “None of the organizations...

Pop goes the evil weasel in alum’s puppet show

Pop goes the evil weasel in alum’s puppet show

By Owen Murray

April 11, 2018

From a purple, faraway planet to the urban landscape of Queens, New York, Richard the Wish Weasel, along with his gang of puppets and aliens, grants wishes and fights battles against evil extraterrestrial demons. Richard Downes III ‘15 is the puppeteer and main voice actor behind the comedic pup...

Uncommon Project course shifts focus to festival

Uncommon Project course shifts focus to festival

By Natalie Busch

April 10, 2018

Students signed up for the Partnered Studio: Projections on a Large Scale course expecting to display public art on Little Building tarp. But after exhibiting their art there for two weeks, the tarp rapidly disappeared as the construction progressed. After initial frustrations, students refocused their efforts to pi...

Beacon alum draws up art heist mystery

Beacon alum draws up art heist mystery

By Ally Rzesa

April 4, 2018

On March 17, 1990, art thieves slashed 13 paintings from the walls of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Although the paintings were never recovered, Scott Von Doviak ‘89 wrote a novel about a Beacon reporter cracking the case. Charlesgate Confidential follows the art heist of the century, ...

Last Airbender star talks representation at ASIA panel

Last Airbender star talks representation at ASIA panel

By Maysoon Khan

March 29, 2018

From break-dancing in the streets of California to being the voice of Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender, accomplished Filipino-American voice actor and actor Dante Basco visited Emerson College to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.   Last Tuesday, ASIA—Asian Students for Cultural Aware...