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The 40th annual EVVY Awards are set to take place virtually this Friday at 7 p.m. EST.

Here’s the nominees and winners of the 40th annual EVVY Awards

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
May 7, 2021

Emerson’s 40th annual EVVY Awards are finally here. The ceremony will stream live on YouTube, starting at 7 p.m. EST, hosted by Anania Williams and Cedrick Ekra.  The EVVYs consists of over 300 students...

Alum Erik Messerschmidt wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

Alum Erik Messerschmidt wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
April 28, 2021

Alum Erik Messerschmidt ‘02 won his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for Mank, directed by David Fincher, at the 93rd Academy Awards this past Sunday.  Mank, released on Nov. 13, 2020, is a story...

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection written by Senior Kelsey Day Marlett hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection written by Senior Kelsey Day Marlett hits shelves this week

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
April 22, 2021

Senior creative writing major Kelsey Day Marlett explores her relationship with society and nature in her new poetry collection Rootlines, which was released on April 21.  “Humans have always been...

10 songs that will make the spring season that much better

10 songs that will make the spring season that much better

By Margarita Ivanova
April 22, 2021

Spring is here in Boston (besides the random snow day in April), and the best way to enjoy the warm weather is with new music. This list of alternative, rap, and rock songs will make your city walks and...

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ eloquently illustrates the realities of love and life during the Muslim sect division in India

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ eloquently illustrates the realities of love and life during the Muslim sect division in India

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
April 21, 2021

“Keepers of the Faith,” published last April and written by author Shaukat Ajmeri, tells the tale of two Bohri Muslims, set in India and the United States. Mixing elements of history, sociology, romance,...

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Living Arts Editor
April 21, 2021

As the end of the spring semester rapidly approaches, conversations with friends about who’s moving out and when are already among us. While positive COVID-19 tests on campus have risen significantly...

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A contentious timeline of Jake Paul’s controversies and crimes

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
April 21, 2021

TW: This column contains mentions of domestic abuse, sexual assault, racism and xenophobia. There are two main reasons the name Jake Paul might be familiar to you: one, for his infamously annoying...

The first comedic arts class as freshmen, when they entered the college in 2016.

First comedic arts major graduates reflect on program one year later

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
April 21, 2021

Following their 2020 graduation, Emerson’s first comedic arts class is finding new ways to do what they love in the midst of the pandemic—from hosting podcasts to writing self-help books.  The...

Police restrict the south campus gate at Boğaziçi University in Turkey.

Protesting for educational freedom, Free Literature is getting support from Emerson’s Professor Swanson

By Mariyam Quaisar and Karissa Schaefer
April 15, 2021

A group titled “Free Literature” (Serbest Yazın in Turkish), made up of students from Boğaziçi University in Turkey, have been protesting for educational freedom for over 70 days. To expand their...

A woman speaks to filmmaker Ralph Celestin in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.

Local filmmaker releases trailer ahead of documentary ‘Capitol Riots’

By Madison E. Goldberg, Managing Editor
April 14, 2021

Independent filmmaker Ralph Celestin said he will always be haunted by the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when just six days into the new year, a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. Footage...

Helen Keller, with her secretary and close friend, Polly Thompson.

Bright Lights’ screening ‘Her Socialist Smile,’ shines light on Helen Keller’s activism

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Living Arts Editor
April 14, 2021

In Emerson’s latest Bright Lights film screening on April 7 and 8, “Her Socialist Smile” delves into Helen Keller’s affinity for the implementation of socialism, ending the exploitation of the...

Image from one of James Charles’ apology videos.

Bye Sister: James Charles needs to be in prison edition

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
April 8, 2021

TW: This article contains mentions of sexual harassment, pedophilia, and grooming. In 2021, YouTube will seemingly never know peace, and it’s time for beauty community superstar James Charles to face...

Kappa Gamma Chi spring 2021 new member education class.

Emerson fraternities and sororities pledge institutional reimagining

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
April 8, 2021

Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are facing an internal reckoning as they seek to “reimagine” themselves to make recruitment processes more inclusive, hold themselves accountable...

AMC Theater by the Common.

Movies don’t need to be a cinematic masterpiece to be worthwhile

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Living Arts Editor
April 8, 2021

As we all start slowly returning to sitting in front of the big screen, a once-wide selection of movie showings is lacking as a result of the pandemic. We can either see screenings of classics or movies...

8 ways to enjoy Boston’s spring season safe from COVID-19

8 ways to enjoy Boston’s spring season safe from COVID-19

By Karissa Schaefer, Deputy Living Arts Editor
April 5, 2021

Although spring in New England is typically a long, dreadful month with no break, the warm weather springing up in Boston over the past few weeks allowed students to get some much-needed fresh air. Now,...

The Instagram account @EmersonBathroomReviews is the brainchild of a first-year student who wanted to jump onto the Emerson Instagram bandwagon. The account aims to “ensuring all lions know where to find relief.”

Emerson students looking out for peers with bathroom rating Instagram account

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
March 31, 2021

Emerson students are finding unique ways to bring comedy to campus, and some are crappier than others. @EmersonBathroomReviews on Instagram is giving blunt reviews on the ambiance of numerous campus restrooms.  The...

Fiona Apple’s reckoning, 24 years in the making

Fiona Apple’s reckoning, 24 years in the making

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
March 30, 2021

At the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, a 20-year-old Fiona Apple took the stage to accept her award for “Best New Artist in a Video.” She won the award for her music video, “Sleep to Dream,” leaving...

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
March 25, 2021

Trigger Warning: This column contains mentions of racism, homophobia, ableism, and sexual assault. Over the past couple of years, the YouTube community has seen the rise and fall of many internet giants...

Handmade stuffed frog made by Rebecca Hirschhorn.

Students rely on new hobbies to stay busy during quarantine

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
March 23, 2021

At the height of quarantine—the neverending stretch of summer break between campus closure in March 2020 and the beginning of the fall semester, students had to get creative. It would be months before...

A year after COVID-19 sent them packing, students now look forward to the end of the pandemic in sight

A year after COVID-19 sent them packing, students now look forward to the end of the pandemic in sight

By Madison E. Goldberg, Managing Editor
March 18, 2021

Exactly one year ago, Emerson’s students were sent back to their homes across the country as COVID-19 made its way through the historic streets of Boston, and onto the campus that we call home. This...

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