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Photos: Honorary Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives from Nova Scotia

The Tree for Boston being moved into its location for the holiday season on the Boston Common. The 45 foot tree will be decorated with lights on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor November 21, 2020

Several dozen spectators watched Friday morning as Maltby and Company Tree Service helped erect this year's Nova Scotian white spruce Christmas tree in Boston Common. The tree is sent by the Canadian...

Gallery: Washington D.C. celebrates Biden’s presidential victory

A view of the Washington Monument from Saturday's celebration.
By Jacob Seitz and Parker Purifoy November 8, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.—The streets of Washington D.C. erupted into raucous applause on Saturday, as the nation’s capital celebrated the news that it would soon have new residents in the White House. The...

Lens: Snow envelops the Emerson campus for first time this year

Students walk to The Little Building in the snow
By Tomas Gonzalez, Visual Managing Editor October 30, 2020

Just one day before Halloween, more than an inch of snow enveloped Emerson’s campus for the first time this season. The white layer covered the Norman Lear statue, the sidewalk by the dining hall,...

Photos: Thousands demand justice for Breonna Taylor in streets of Boston

Breonna Taylor march 9/25
By Lizzie Heintz and Katie Redefer September 26, 2020

Protestors marched by Nubian Square, Boston Police headquarters, and the Theater District Friday evening before landing at Boston City Hall. The demonstration was held to commemorate and demand justice...

Gallery: Mourners remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of U.S. Supreme Court Building

A LQBTQ+ pride flag hangs over a jar displaying the phrase
By Parker Purifoy, Senior Reporter September 19, 2020

  WASHINGTON — Throngs of mourners gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building to remember the life of longtime Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg was a prolific champion...

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building
By Lizzie Heintz and Diti Kohli August 21, 2020

First-year students began to move into Little Building Friday, while adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations. Unlike previous years, the new student move-in process will be parsed over four days, rather...

Photos: A tale of two demonstrations on Beacon Hill

The protesters and counter protesters were separated by barriers on either side of Beacon Street and lines of police officers.
By Parker Purifoy, Senior Reporter June 27, 2020

Two groups of protesters squared off Saturday in front of the State House. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity” protest in support of police, and on the other,...

Photos: Violence gives way to peace in Boston

Hundreds of protestors on Wednesday laid face-down for a die-in on Boston Common for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in solidarity with the time officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his death.
By Lizzie Heintz and Parker Purifoy June 4, 2020

Thousands converged on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon for a third day of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

Photos: A night of unrest in Boston

The Temple Place bus stop sat quietly after the protesters were pushed onto Tremont Street.
By Parker Purifoy and Lizzie Heintz June 1, 2020

Thousands converged on the State House in Boston Sunday evening for a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis by a white police officer. The protest in Boston...

College lights up Little Building in honor of graduating students

The college illuminated Little Building with artwork and messages celebrating the graduating class of 2020 on Saturday. The display will run for two weeks.
By Diana Bravo and Dylan Rossiter May 16, 2020

A series of messages and artwork lit up the Little Building Saturday night to honor the Class of 2020.  The 11-story art installation titled “One Emerson” included a video message from President...

Lions end regular season with senior day win

Senior guard Natalie Clydesdale recorded four steals and dished out seven assists on Saturday
By Alberto Gilman February 23, 2020

The women's basketball team defeated Dean College by a score of 91–42 on its senior day to end the regular season with a 15–10 record. The Lions recognized their three senior guards Natalie...

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...

Youth ski program at Marlboro serves as bright point as merger looms

Vesper smiling for a photo as she skied across the field.
By Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor February 12, 2020

MARLBORO, VT––The smell of marshmallows and chocolate roasting over the fire filled the air as Spencer Knickerbocker gathered all of the kids together for one last lap around the soccer field. Reluctantly,...

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

Senior guard Kate Foultz during a game against Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 22, 2020
By Kayla Buck January 23, 2020

The women’s basketball team won its fifth game in a row to remain undefeated in the NEWMAC with an 87-31 win over Mount Holyoke College. Despite nine turnovers in the first half, the team held...

Lions suffer loss against WPI in conference championship rematch

Junior guard jack Healy helps up teammate Ben Allen during a game against WPI on jan. 22, 2020.
By Megan Maclaren January 22, 2020

The men's basketball team fell to Worcester Polytechnic Institute by a score of 87-64 in a rematch of last season's NEWMAC championship on Wednesday, snapping the Lions two-game win streak. The...

Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

A snow blower clears the way for students to walk in the 2 Boylston Place alley.
By Chris Van Buskirk 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...

The day a campus faced its fate

The day a campus faced its fate
By Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor November 6, 2019

On Wednesday, President Lee Pelton announced that Emerson College acquired the endowment and land holdings of Marlboro College through means of a merger. Immediately, we knew as a paper that we needed...

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy
By Maya Gacina March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

College hosts tours of new building, students look at building before construction

 The new building looks over Boston Common and other Emerson buildings. Photo: Chris Van Buskirk/Berkeley Beacon
By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor February 4, 2018

  The college may dedicate its newest 172 Tremont St. building to student spaces. The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership led student tours and discussed how to best utilize the...

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