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James P.W. Martin 13 posing with his new anthology, Eggplant Emoji Volume 1.

‘Laughter is medicine’: alum published comedic short story anthology

By Karissa Schaefer, Deputy Living Arts Editor
November 18, 2021

Labeled as “humor for the culturally refined” and promising to subvert expectations—Eggplant Emoji Volume 1, a new collection of comedic short stories from an Emerson alum, was released last month.  The...

A photo of Carolyn Freyer-Jones 88.

Alum finishes and publishes late friend’s book

By Sophia Pargas
November 18, 2021

An Emerson alum released her debut book, What If This Is The Fun Part? for purchase on Amazon Wednesday. The book, originally started by the author’s best friend about life coaching, is now a story about...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

By Rachel Hackam
November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
November 12, 2021

By all accounts, seeing 3OH!3 in the year 2021 was supposed to be a meme. I wanted desperately to go to a concert after going two years without seeing one, and decided that the iconic band from my middle...

Including captions during filmmaking are one of the topics covered in the Accessible Cinema course.

New class ‘Accessible Cinema’ promotes inclusive filmmaking

By Sophia Pargas
November 7, 2021

Cinema as we know it is filled with advanced animation, encapsulating sound, and enchanting visual effects, but it tends to forget those who cannot experience these things to their full potential. Filmmaking...

Two dogs dressed as a bride and groom at the parade.

Annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade brings spooky festivities Downtown

By Lucia Thorne, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

Tricks and dog treats took over Downtown Crossing this Halloween as the annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade made its triumphant return to Summer Street between Washington and Hawley Streets on Sunday.  The...

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks to Jonathon Graziano ‘13, a former marketing...

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

By Dionna Santucci
October 30, 2021

Boston is opening up after nearly two years of inactivity, and the barriers raised during the pandemic are coming down just in time for Halloween. After many of the city’s Halloween festivities were...

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

By Lucia Thorne, Content Managing Editor
October 21, 2021

After missing out on tricks and treats last year, a somewhat normal Halloween is finally here and it's time to get in the spooky spirit.  Whether you’re dying to spend the night out or you’d rather...

WILLOW performing her new album.

11 years later, I’m still whipping my hair to Willow

By Karissa Schaefer, Deputy Living Arts Editor
October 21, 2021

In 2011, I vividly remember using my iPod touch voice memos to record WILLOW’s “21st Century Girl” off YouTube. I’d repeatedly replay it, singing along while on my trampoline. Now, 10 years later,...

10 must watch fall films

10 must watch fall films

By Rachel Hackam
October 13, 2021

With the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, it can only mean one thing—fall is here.  Fall, especially October, is the perfect time to get together with your loved ones and have...

Students stories highlight the importance of mental health

Students’ stories highlight the importance of mental health

By Margarita Ivanova
October 12, 2021

TW: This article mentions depression, anxiety, and suicide  *Name changed for privacy As we reflect on this past suicide prevention month, it’s important to remember the message of September throughout...

Elly Bryant and Olivienne Redding at their volunteer shift holding “kindness flower” made in the art studio for guests.

Emerson students embrace St. Francis House volunteer work

By Maeve Lawler
October 7, 2021

Three Emerson students participated in the college’s orientation volunteer event at St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for those experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts, located in downtown...

The Jonas Brothers performing at Fenway Park.

The Jonas Brothers blew up Fenway Park

By Shannon Garrido, Opinion Editor
October 6, 2021

You don't have to be a 12-year-old girl with the pitch of a hyena to be a Jonas Brothers fan, some of us are 19-year-old girls and our voices resemble the screams of a castrated goat. The Jonas Brothers’...

The book cover of “I Am My Beloveds.”

WLP professor Jon Papernick’s newest novel set to release January 2022

By Rachel Hackam
October 6, 2021

A new novel by writing, literature, and publishing professor Jon Papernick follows a married couple as they navigate their polyamorous relationship and Jewish customs, and is set to be released early next...

Animal Adventures brings exotic animals to Little Building

‘Animal Adventures’ brings exotic animals to Little Building

By Bailey Allen and Qiuyang Chen
September 30, 2021

Kangaroos, porcupines, owls, foxes, and more exotic animals from "Animal Adventures," a Boston-based family zoo and animal rescue center, arrived in Little Building on Sept. 24, for an event hosted...

Alumnae band Bulletin ready to release their debut album

Alumnae band “Bulletin” ready to release their debut album

By Dionna Santucci
September 23, 2021

Boston-based rock band, Bulletin, formed by two Emerson alums in 2015, is set to release their debut album, “Hiding to Nothing,” on Oct. 1.  The idea for Bulletin came about when John Young ‘08,...

Trent Cole 18s single Here was released last week.

Alum begins music career with release of new single “Here”

By Sophia Pargas
September 23, 2021

Trent Cole ‘18 has loved music for as long as he can remember. It’s that passion that drove him to release his debut pop single “Here” last week, a song about coming to terms with and moving on...

Amanda Richards 10 and Dawn Steinberg 82 worked on the Fantasy Island Reboot.

Emerson alums help create “Fantasy Island” reboot

By Karissa Schaefer, Deputy Living Arts Editor
September 23, 2021

Two Emerson alumni—who graduated the college nearly 30 years apart—found themselves collaborating in Sony’s casting department to bring Fox’s reboot of the 1970s show “Fantasy Island” to life. While...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘Get On Your Knees’ will have you standing on your feet

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

After 18 months of not attending in-person performances, I'm glad that Jaqueline Novak was the one who welcomed me back for my first in-person show.  "Get On Your Knees," Novak’s one-woman show was...

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