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Benjamin Jealous advocates change

Benjamin Jealous advocates change

February 6, 2014

When he was 21 years old, Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, said he thought there was no need to speak up for civil rights anymore. But after a conversation with his grandmother, he realized that the time for activism was not over.  “We got what we were fighting for, but...

November Project comes to campus

November Project comes to campus

February 6, 2014

The term “snow day” does not exist in the vocabulary of some of Boston’s most dedicated athletes. Members of November Project have pledged to prevail through their outdoor workouts without fail, regardless of the weather. November Project, a fitness movement created in Boston by Nor...

Dating Tips

February 6, 2014

Unless you are currently in a relationship, you are going to be kicking it with friends this Valentine’s Day. The very short window between the back-to-school-I-missed-you-so-much frenzy and the awkward pre-Valentine’s Day love shutdown has closed. This means the holiday can either be a to...

In tune, but out of the curriculum

In tune, but out of the curriculum

February 6, 2014

It all started with a single sound effect. Two weeks and a combination of 58 individual tracks later, Jacob Fagliano, a sophomore visual and media arts major, had finished another song. He said this new song will be released as part of an online mix compiled by his manager, Noah Beresin, formerly of the ...

Anime @ Emerson hosts mixer event to gain members

Anime @ Emerson hosts mixer event to gain members

January 31, 2014

According to club president John Depa, the three rules of Anime @ Emerson are simple: “Get involved, discuss and question, and geek out and have a blast.”   Depa, creator of Anime @ Emerson and a freshman visual and media arts major, said he started the club in his room during the fa...

Swomo performs first show of Spring semester

Swomo performs first show of Spring semester

January 30, 2014

“Shout out a word, any word at all!” “Beatbox!” “Meatball!” “Deli!” For the improv comedy troupe Swollen Monkey Showcase, also known as Swomo, one word is all they need to perform. No planned plot, characters, or scripted lines are necessary. The group ki...

ASIA raises money for Philippines relief funds

ASIA raises money for Philippines relief funds

January 30, 2014

In early Nov. 2013, a Category 5 typhoon devastated the Philippines, leaving millions homeless and over 5,000 dead. Now, a few months later, the recovery process from Typhoon Haiyan has only begun. On Wednesday, Emerson hosted the “Sun After the Storm: Philippines Fundraiser” in the Cab...

Dutch Diaries: A Pilgrimage to a Place of Heritage

January 30, 2014

I grew up listening to Dutch lullabies, playing with Dutch porcelain Hummel figurines and eating Dutch apple pie. I was named after my Dutch grandmother, and taking my first of five trips to the Netherlands when I was six so being Dutch has always been a significant part of my identity. And now, livin...

Dating Tips

January 23, 2014

A new year means a new you and there is no better time to reinvent your dating technique. You wouldn’t be reading a dating advice column if your love life was spectacular, so at least consider that something you’re doing isn’t working. Much like your new gym membership, if it doesn&rs...

Professor’s novel praised by NYT

Professor’s novel praised by NYT

January 23, 2014

Writing, literature, and publishing professor Megan Marshall’s biographic novel Margaret Fuller: A New American Life was awarded a spot on the New York Times’ list of the 100 Notable Books of 2013. The book, which was published in March, received positive reviews from the beginning, but Marshal...

Troupes prepare for Skidmore comedy fest

Troupes prepare for Skidmore comedy fest

January 23, 2014

When asked what they’re most eager about in regard to the upcoming Skidmore Comfest, sophomore Justin Cordua of This is Pathetic joked that troupe member Brendan Mulally is most excited for the ladies.  “One hundred percent, I’m hoping to get with some biddies,” the freshman ...

Love Notes: Surviving the Break

December 5, 2013

Does your significant other seem a bit more annoying now than he or she did last month? Does the pressure of finals and the long winter break have you on the verge of a nervous breakdown and a serious breakup? As it turns out, you are not alone. According to research released by Facebook analysts, more peo...