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Jimmys Traveling All-Stars. Courtesy of Zoe Seitz.

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ commonly known as Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
April 20, 2022

From Los Angeles to Skidmore College to right here at Emerson, Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars’ eventful spring semester filled crowds with laughter at every possible turn. As their last show nears, the...

Courtesy of Sophie Bellone.

ComEx returns in person this weekend

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
April 20, 2022

Comedy Extravaganza, also known as ComEx, will be returning for its annual comedy showcase in person this weekend for the first time in two years. Presented by The Center for Comedic Arts, the student-run...

Courtesy of Meryl Prendergasts Instagram.

Meryl Prendergast: The artist behind the new exhibit ‘Stitching Earthly Scars’

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
April 13, 2022

English indie-pop singer-songwriter Dodie is seen wearing Northeastern University student Meryl Prendergast’s clothing collection, “Stitching Earthly Scars,” on a late night of February this year Dodie...

Illustrated image of DS Oswald by DS Oswald.

Introducing Pub Club’s two winning manuscript authors for this semester: Haley Souders and DS Oswald

By Maeve Lawler
April 6, 2022

Junior Haley Souders and senior DS Oswald are this semester’s manuscript winners for Wilde Press, an imprint of Pub Club that publishes two 50-80 page manuscripts per semester. Gabrielle Jonikas,...

(left to right) Matt Doherty, Aidan Manion, and Carter Nevulis. Photo credit: Matt Berry

Three college students create a clothing brand to promote sustainability and positivity

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
April 6, 2022

In an effort to spread positivity and advocate for the Earth, three Massachusetts college sophomores started a clothing brand.  The Local Brand is a clothing brand founded by long-time friends Matt...

Courtesy of Katie Cotugno.

Alum’s new book shows the human side to a public crash and burn

By Rachel Hackam
March 30, 2022

Having written seven feisty feminist Young Adult (YA) love stories, Katie Cotugno ‘07 wanted to try something new. Her debut adult novel Birds of California will be released Apr. 26, showcasing Cotugno’s...

Courtesy of Mia Silverman.

First-year creates TikTok for food allergy education

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
March 23, 2022

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year Mia Silverman did what any bored teenager would do—go on TikTok. After posting a TikTok sharing her 50-plus food allergies, she woke up the next day...

Photo Credit: Maya Seri

Sustainable clothing swap event to be held April 2

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
March 23, 2022

To kick off Earth Month, a sustainable clothing swap event will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. Sustainable Swaps is a non-Emerson affiliated organization led by sophomore...

Courtesy by Jacob Warman

Sophomore’s clothing brand combines sustainability and streetwear

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
March 17, 2022

In high school, Jacob Warman found himself hanging out with the wrong crowd and needed to escape it. He turned to his childhood hobby of drawing. Later, his doodles became a part of his clothing brand. “I've...

Photo: Shannon Garrido

Cirque du Sol-heyy

By Shannon Garrido, Content Managing Editor
March 16, 2022

Cirque du Soleil welcomed its audience back after temporarily pausing its operations with clownery, camp, and circus magic in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic over spring break. When the production was forced...

LaTanya McQueen. Photo credit: Maryam Thompson of Maryam Thompson Photography.

Author alum wins 2022 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
March 3, 2022

Two-time published author and Emerson alum LaTanya McQueen ‘06, who received her MFA in creative writing, has been named a 2022 creative writing fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts.  The...

Courtesy of Kate Andrews and Jessie Wyman.

Alum and her friend create podcast to help content creators

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
March 3, 2022

The world of content creation can be difficult to break into, especially when you’re on your own.   The Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast offers advice on how to improve your brand. The podcast...

Photo: Lucia Thorne

10 ways to spend your Spring break (without excessive travel)

By Maeve Lawler
March 2, 2022

As Spring Break fast approaches, whether you are returning home, staying on campus, or taking a trip, this week is a time to replenish and have fun. With that being said, here’s a list of 10 ways to...

The kids surrounded around the TV watching their parents. Courtesy of HBO Max.

College newspapers participate in HBO roundtable for reality dating show ‘My Mom, Your Dad’

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
February 16, 2022

While college students are already trying to navigate the complexities of their romantic life, HBO Max takes it a step further with their new reality dating show My Mom, Your Dad, making these students...

Photo: Lucia Thorne

The Do’s and Don’t’s of celebrating Black History Month as an ally

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
February 14, 2022

Black History Month celebrates and acknowledges the contributions that Black People have made in shaping the United States. The national celebration spawned from a press release by Carter G. Woodson, which...

Makeup Atelier logo, created by Julia Magdziak.

First-years start new student makeup organization

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
February 3, 2022

New student organization Makeup Atelier, created by two first-years in the business of creative enterprises major, is the most recent addition to Emerson’s artistic institute.  President Elze Remeikyte...

Summer 2021 mural addition in Chinatown. Courtesy of Abby Lee.

Asian Emerson students celebrate upcoming Lunar New Year

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
January 27, 2022

For many Asian Emersonians, the approaching Lunar New Year is a chance to embrace their cultural identities in a predominantly white environment. “Lunar New Year is such a big part of my life,”...

Graphic by Lucia Thorne

Top eight thrift options around campus

By Dionna Santucci
January 24, 2022

Emerson students are widely noticed for their fashion, and it’s easy to keep up with trends when you live in the heart of a stylish city like Boston. However, most college students can’t afford the...

The artwork for SEVENTEEN

Seventeen again: alum relives her last year of high school in new podcast

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
January 20, 2022

Seventeen is an age that resonates with many—an age full of friendships, appearances, and emotional ups and downs—and that’s no different for Laura Leigh Abby ‘07, the creator of a new podcast...

Liz Collins

Liz Collins ‘19 to host new podcast ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
January 20, 2022

When it seems like everyone around you has already figured out their lives in their mid-20s, you may find yourself asking, “what does it mean to be successful?” Liz Collins ‘19 explores the idea...

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