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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...

Miami Film Festival winner documents life as it happens

Miami Film Festival winner documents life as it happens

By Ian Sloan

March 29, 2018

After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011, Andy Laub ‘09 knew he wanted to show others the beauty that he saw in nature. He has created feature-film documentaries of countless trails, national parks, and modern-day cowboys on airboats. The journalism graduate is also the sole force behind the filmma...

Review: The White Card gets a green light

Review: The White Card gets a green light

By Ally Rzesa

March 28, 2018

The minute you step into the white room, The White Card’s set, constructed on the Paramount stage, you enter a mirror. The sleek chairs, the glass projectors, and everything around you reflects society's white privilege. Esteemed poet, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine uses a white art co...

Brandon Golden ’17 grows Barren Trees into feature film

Brandon Golden ’17 grows Barren Trees into feature film

By Owen Murray

March 22, 2018

When Brandon Golden ‘17 started his own production company, Project 10K, his goal was to give young filmmakers $10,000 to produce a feature film. Now its project, Barren Trees, is set to release next week in Los Angeles. Barren Trees will be screened at Arena Cinelounge from March 23-29. Go...

Music Column: Road to recovery runs through Camp Cope

Music Column: Road to recovery runs through Camp Cope

By Joseph Green

March 21, 2018

I have a confession to make about Australian rock band Camp Cope: I can’t listen to their music on public transit without crying. After my first few times listening to their 2016 self-titled debut, I thought I felt prepared to enjoy the album during my morning commute. But when lead singer Georgia Ma...

Cambiar Festival shines light on rare cancer research

Cambiar Festival shines light on rare cancer research

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

March 14, 2018

When Kaylee Largay ‘17 was a freshman her mother passed away from Leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Since then, Largay knew she wanted to give back and raise money to support cancer research. Largay is organizing a music, fashion, and art event called Cambiar Festival, set to happen in Bo...

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