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How does Emerson’s COVID-19 response compare to others’ in Massachusetts?

How does Emerson’s COVID-19 response compare to others’ in Massachusetts?

By Karina Sanchez

March 12, 2020

Following Gov. Charlie Baker’s declaration of a state of emergency Tuesday, a cascade of colleges and universities across the commonwealth told students to vacate campus housing and moved classes online. Emerson College released its own statement Tuesday evening detailing the decision to shift clas...

Explorateur to be replaced with two Guy Fieri restaurants

Explorateur to be replaced with two Guy Fieri restaurants

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

March 2, 2020

Explorateur will close its doors Monday to be replaced by two new Guy Fieri restaurants, the cafe’s parent company said in a statement. The new restaurants, Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar and Chicken Guy!, will be open daily for lunch and dinner. Big Night Entertainment Group, the company that ...

Incoming businesses plan to compete for student customers

Incoming businesses plan to compete for  student customers

By Karina Sanchez

February 19, 2020

The competition for college students' taste buds is well on its way, as Garbanzo and El Jefe’s Taqueria are set to open this spring. In response to the new businesses' openings, current restaurants are concerned over the impact they will bring to the downtown area. “This year, we thought we...

Attorney General lawsuit against Juul draws positive reaction from some students

Attorney General lawsuit against Juul draws positive reaction from some students

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

February 13, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Wednesday against JUUL Labs Inc. alleging responsibility for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally targeting minors in its advertising campaigns. Following the announcement of the lawsuit, some Emerson students interviewed Wednesday...

Growing concern for the coronavirus places study abroad programs on hold

By Elena Naze

February 10, 2020

The college halted its study abroad programs in the Asia-Pacific region following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency on Jan. 30, according to college officials. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'prK2Gu3dQeF...

Boston residents reject impeachment outcome in front of State House

Boston residents reject impeachment outcome in front of State House

By Tomas Gonzalez, Deputy News Enterprise Editor

February 6, 2020

On a chilly and historic Wednesday night, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to the Boston Common to call out what they saw as the mishandling of the impeachment proceedings of President Donald J. Trump.As demonstrators chanted “What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Now!" some 437 ...

Senate to vote on expediting carbon neutrality

Senate to vote on expediting carbon neutrality

By Maxwell Carter, State House Reporter

January 30, 2020

The Massachusetts Senate will vote on three bills Thursday that would set Massachusetts on a fast-track to carbon-neutrality by 2050 if passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. If passed, the legislation will commit the state to carbon neutrality by 2050, require the MBTA to completely...

Boston401 conference to tackle diversity in leadership issues

Boston401 conference to tackle diversity in leadership issues

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Common Purpose, a U.K.-based not-for-profit organization, will bring a leadership program focused on developing cultural intelligence in future leaders to Boston this April.Boston401 will assemble young leaders to brainstorm solutions for the lack of diversity in leadership that they will face in the ne...

Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

By Chris Van Buskirk, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2020

Light snow blanketed downtown Boston Saturday as students and residents experienced a renewed winter wonderland following a weekend of spring-like temperatures. A forecast for the night detailed a total nighttime snow accumulation of three to five inches with clouds clearing around mid-morning S...

Mass. Senate moves forward with plastic bag ban

Mass. Senate moves forward with plastic bag ban

By Anissa Gardizy

November 22, 2019

BEACON HILL — The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill that would ban the use of plastic bags across the state on Wednesday, taking precedence over more than 120 communities who have already passed ordinances on the issue. The bill would also require retail establishments to charge a fee of at least 10 c...

What to know ahead of tomorrow’s vote on a statewide plastic bag ban

What to know ahead of tomorrow’s vote on a statewide plastic bag ban

By Anissa Gardizy

November 19, 2019

The Massachusetts Senate is scheduled to debate a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags across the state tomorrow.  The ban would prohibit the distribution of plastic bags and place a fee of at least 10 cents on all recycled paper bags or reusable bags. The ban would not apply to certain produ...

Boston-area graduate students push for unionization rights

Boston-area graduate students push for unionization rights

By Anissa Gardizy

November 16, 2019

Boston-area graduate students spoke at City Hall Thursday to oppose a new federal rule that would prohibit them from unionizing.  Graduate students at Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University are currently trying to unionize so they can address issues including...

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