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The Robert J. Orchard Stage, one of ArtsEmerson’s venues

ArtsEmerson releases its plans and expectations for the 2021/2022 season

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
July 17, 2021

ArtsEmerson announced a series of in-person and virtual events for its 2021-22 season — marking the return of live events after a year of pandemic-altered entertainment.  The organization will feature...

Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy working on the “Blind Spot” investigation

Alums part of Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning team credit Emerson for success

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
July 6, 2021

When Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen graduated from Emerson, almost a decade apart, there was no way they could’ve known they would find themselves part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team...

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Tana Mongeau’s dizzy history of YouTube controversy

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
July 5, 2021

If you ask a fan, they’ll probably tell you that Tana Mongeau is most famous for her 2015 storytime video where she shouted the iconic line “he fucked me with a toothbrush”, or for her aforementioned...

Actress Trinitee Stokes, who is set to become the youngest student at Emerson at just 15, met with former President Lee Pelton when she visited the college.

15-year-old ‘Mixed-ish’ actress Trinitee Stokes becomes Emerson’s youngest student

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
June 25, 2021

At just 15 years old, actress Trinitee Stokes is set to make history as the youngest student ever to attend Emerson.  Stokes, who starred in TV shows “K.C. Undercover” and “Mixed-Ish” plans...

Disneyland is back: here’s what it was like to return to ‘the most magical place on earth’

Disneyland is back: here’s what it was like to return to ‘the most magical place on earth’

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Living Arts Editor
June 1, 2021

After a little over a year, the wait was over. I woke up at five in the morning, left the house by six and got into line at seven, at 8 on the dot. Then, I had my temperature and bag checked and my ticket...

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

Here are the 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 wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

Alum 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 hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection 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’ illustrates the realities of love and life

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ illustrates the realities of love and life

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,...

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