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Tiny Thrift Store created in Colonial basement to help curb “fast fashion”

Tiny Thrift Store created in Colonial basement to help curb “fast fashion”

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

January 22, 2020

After years of being surrounded by nature as a Boy Scout and accidentally stumbling upon the environmental studies minor, junior Ben French decided to create a small thrift store on campus to help students avoid shopping at big chains that support fast fashion.French’s project, called the Tiny ...

Alumna to host revived talk show “The Soup” on E!

Alumna to host revived talk show “The Soup” on E!

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Emerson alum Jade Catta-Preta ‘07 fondly recalls watching the TV show Talk Soup on E! during her childhood and being drawn to the humor and friendliness of its host John Henson. After the show’s 2015 cancellation, E! announced at the People’s Choice Awards in November 2019 that the show will ret...

Alum returns to Youtube with unconventional video

Alum returns to Youtube with unconventional video

By Julian Valgora, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Following the death of his father in 2017, Luke Palmer ‘13 sought to follow in his father’s footsteps with a creative career. In June of the same year, Luke created Rhino Stew Productions, a YouTube channel that produces shorts, video essays, and sketches that are both unorthodox and experimental. ...

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

By Emily Cardona

December 17, 2019

Podcast hosts Autumn Brown and Adrienne Maree Brown sat on either side of their friend Toshi Reagon to discuss the end of the world.  On Dec. 2., ArtsEmerson and the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs held a live recording in the Cutler Majestic Theatre of “How to Survive the End of the Wor...

Swap and Shop Lite introduced to quell chaos from past events

Swap and Shop Lite introduced to quell chaos from past events

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Piles of clothing, furniture, books, and nonperishable foods overwhelmed the lobby of the 2 Boylston Place residence hall, making it disorderly at the end of the spring 2019 swap-and-shop event. Senior Raven Devanney, a resident assistant in the building, remembers struggling to manage the mass of items and...

Latinx Heritage Month raises money for nonprofit organization at border

Latinx Heritage Month raises money for nonprofit organization at border

By Casey Bernhard

December 16, 2019

Five resident assistants welcomed students to the third annual Latinx Heritage Month Celebration in the Lion’s Den on Nov. 25, an event put together to raise money for organizations that help those struggling with immigration issues at the border.  Resident assistant and senior Chantal Encalada said Latinx...

Events On Campus: Dec. 10-17

Events On Campus: Dec. 10-17

By Sara Pirzada

December 10, 2019

Emerson Fights AIDS Gala Join Emerson and its support for AIDs research at the annual Emerson Fights AIDS Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m in the Bill Bordy Theatre. Bring your peers and enjoy a night of food, performances, and a selection of raffle and auction items. This event ...

Alum launches business in hopes of igniting local music scene

Alum launches business in hopes of igniting local music scene

By Grace Rispoli

December 4, 2019

Pat Timmons '17 spent his time at Emerson in basements surrounded by vibrant colors, independent artists, and crowds of onlookers.  Whether the shows attracted 10 people or 50, he watched musicians play their music with every ounce of energy they could give. Inspired by the artists he watched, T...

Victorious prison debate from 1950’s resurfaces at Iwasaki exhibit

Victorious prison debate from 1950’s resurfaces at Iwasaki exhibit

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

December 4, 2019

Seeking a deeper history of Emerson College’s work in prisons, Emerson Prison Initiative faculty members sifted through the Iwasaki Library’s archives.  They found documents explaining how former Emerson professors Coleman Bender and Haig der Marderosian coached the Norfolk Prison Colony debate team, which won 2...

VMA Department set to offer gun violence prevention video class

VMA Department set to offer gun violence prevention video class

By Katie Redefer, Copy Editor

November 20, 2019

The Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson plans to work in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital through a new class centered around the creation of gun violence prevention videos.  This past July, The Boston Globe reported 17 shootings over a span of five days within the city ...

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

November 20, 2019

An anonymous faculty donor partnered with the Spirit of Emerson organization to establish an award debuting in spring 2020 celebrating kindness within the college community. Professor Tom Cooper and Assistant Vice President of Student Success Sharon Duffy, co-facilitators of the Spirit of Emerson...

Emerson sends hundreds of socks across country for fundraising campaign

Emerson sends hundreds of socks across country for fundraising campaign

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

November 19, 2019

Over 400 purple socks featuring the Emerson logo and Boston skyline traveled across the world to reach donors for Tight Knit: The Emerson Sock Campaign—an initiative created to increase alumni participation in fundraising for the college.  Every individual that donates to Tight Knit: The Emerson Sock Ca...