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Superstar teaches self-love in Love, Lizzo documentary

Superstar teaches self-love in ‘Love, Lizzo’ documentary

By Clara Faulkner, Correspondent
November 30, 2022

“Love, Lizzo” is nothing short of special. It is a reclamation of Lizzo’s identity as a rapper and soul singer.  On Nov. 24, HBO Max premiered “Love, Lizzo”, a documentary that focuses on...

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

New season, new flavors: Ranking the Dunkin’ and Starbucks holiday drinks

By Vani Hanamirian, Correspondent
November 30, 2022

Every winter, frenzies of people gather in Dunkin and Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on limited-time holiday flavors. In the spirit of testing both my taste buds and abilities, I sampled each company's...

Junior Mintt during the pilot of her late-night talk show.

The Junior Mintt Show brings Black, trans representation to late night

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

The Junior Mintt Show just taped its pilot episode on Nov. 3 at the The Bell House theater in New York City. The late-night talk show combines drag performances, comedy sketches, thoughtful interviews,...

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

Mental health meets music in Selena Gomez documentary

By Clara Faulkner, Correspondent
November 9, 2022

After much anticipation, Selena Gomez's documentary My Mind and Me premiered on AppleTV+ on Nov. 4. The documentary chronicles six years of Selena Gomez's life and presents the pop icon in an authentic...

Robert Hansen, founder of Apollo Hansen Designs.

Student graphic design brand shoots for the moon

By Bryan Liu, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

Apollo 13 may have exploded, but Apollo Hansen made it to the moon.  The 20-year-old marketing major, filmmaker, and fashion developer, also known as Robert Hansen, has rebranded marketing through...

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

“Her Loss” didn’t live up to its potential

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, rappers Drake and 21 Savage dropped the 16-track project “Her Loss,” produced under Drake’s record label, OVO Sound. The two have teamed up for a handful of projects before...

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

By Clara Faulkner, Correspondent
November 2, 2022

At midnight on Oct. 21, students all throughout Little Building were playing Taylor Swift's newest album on their headphones and speakers during the apex of its debut. Following the album's release, students...

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The late-night city scene buzzed all around, but within the trolley walls, the tour group was in its own mystical world. Transported back to the 1700’s, participants of the Ghosts and Gravestones tour...

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

By Max Handelman, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The flames of a crackling fire cast an eerie orange glow as they bounce off the black steel of a cauldron. A mysterious, ghost-white extract is added to boiling brew and then stirred with just the right...

Beacon Hill Bookstore on Charles Street.

Five-story bookstore opens in Beacon Hill

By Rachel Hackam, Correspondent
October 19, 2022

In a five-story townhouse on Charles Street, customers can peruse the newly-opened Beacon Hill Books and Cafe. The shop’s cool gray walls, warm white lights, and soft background music create a bibliophile’s...

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
October 12, 2022

Two Emerson alumni combined their love for craft beer and their passion for brewing to open up a brewing company in Hudson, MA.  Jamie Muldoon and Jake Leblanc both studied broadcast journalism and...

Emerson Mafia admin debuts new merchandise fundraiser

Emerson Mafia admin debuts new merchandise fundraiser

By Bryan Liu, Staff Writer
October 6, 2022

While the Emerson Mafia is often known solely as a means of networking, it has now expanded its community and fundraising efforts in a unique way: merchandise.  Michael Benko ‘09 recently created...

Feelin Fallish, a Sustainable Swaps event, was held on Oct. 2.

Sustainable Swaps: Saving the environment one trade at a time

By Max Handelman, Correspondent
October 5, 2022

The crisp wind of nearing autumn rustled through rows upon rows of hanging clothing, creating a chorus of rattling hangers and a symphony of flutters from anything folded on the ground.  In one direction,...

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

By Bryan Liu and Ryan Yau
September 29, 2022

Through the Chinatown gate lies a wrinkle in time against the backdrop of metropolitan Boston. The neighborhood evokes a sense of anachronism: faded, old-fashioned architecture contrasts with the surrounding...

Afterlife is a Boston-based music management and promotion company.

Junior BCE’s music management and promotion company in the Boston Hip-Hop scene

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
September 29, 2022

Two students have jump-started their careers in the music industry, managing emerging artists, planning concerts, and promoting events within the Boston hip-hop scene.  Juniors Harry Jenkins and Nissim...

When a Soul Walks by Lauren Ditullio 22.

‘When A Soul Walks’: alum turns senior thesis into debut novel

By Avieana Rivera, Correspondent
September 22, 2022

Amidst the emerging pandemic, an Emerson alum found solace, inspiration, and peace in writing a senior thesis that has now become her debut fiction novel.  Lauren Ditullio ‘22, a creative writing...

Carnivora drummer Dan DeLucia drinking a bottle of Black Mass BBQ sauce.

Emerson professor incorporates love of heavy metal music into BBQ sauce company

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
September 14, 2022

What started as a passion project in 2014 has since created a harmonious heavy metal barbecue sauce spearheaded by one Emerson faculty member.  Marketing professor Douglas Quintal created Black...

Livy Burdo poses for a promotional shoot.

Student-run jewelry shop thrives as new earthy designs and collaborations surface

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

From disco balls to shark teeth and magic mushrooms, a student-run online jewelry shop featuring fun, eclectic designs has garnered traction among the Emerson community and beyond. The shop has grown through...

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, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
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...

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