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Deck the halls and bake the cookies

Deck the halls  and bake the cookies

December 5, 2013

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights on Boston Common have been strung. The tree at Faneuil Hall is lit. And Starbucks is featuring peppermint mochas instead of pumpkin spice lattes. Bitter cold temperatures mean more time spent inside. Emerson students know how to celebrate the holi...

Health Matters: Making the holidays count

November 21, 2013

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is officially upon us. From festive parties to family gatherings, it is the time of year when traditions and fun take precedence, and healthy habits tend to fall by the wayside. But even with all the tempting treats, there are ways you can...

Coping with devastation, 8,000 miles away

Coping with devastation, 8,000 miles away

November 21, 2013

Four years ago, Tracy Parco gathered with her family in a church in Bohol — a small island in the southern Philippines — for the wedding of he cousin, Jesse Selor.  Now, Parco, an Emerson sophomore, sits over 8,000 miles away from the small province where her ...

College games help feed the hungry

College games help feed the hungry

November 21, 2013

The sky was a cloudless pale blue and everything was quiet. The city was calm, except for the softball fields on Boston Common, where a group of nearly 20 Emerson students gathered for the second annual Emerson Hunger Games. Upon entering the field this past Saturday, Nov 14, there was buzzing excitem...

One Month, 50,000 Words

One Month, 50,000 Words

November 21, 2013

Keyboards are clacking all through these November nights as writers race to complete National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo. With bloodshot eyes and blank stares, the would-be novelists tally their word counts in hopes of proving their devotion and discipline to the craft. ...

Fraternity hosts professional summit for networking newbies

Fraternity hosts professional summit for networking newbies

November 21, 2013

Throughout college, students can mix and mingle, strike up a conversation, and trade resumes with alumni from many fields. During Zeta Phi Eta’s Professional Summit, a weeklong series of events, students are encouraged to make these connections and, in some cases, in two hours or less. Emerson...

Photographs shed light on Emerson students’ stories

Photographs shed light on Emerson students’ stories

November 14, 2013

Boylston Street’s hustle and bustle is crawling with individuals eagerly rushing from classes to internships. Among the busyness, two students might emerge, requesting a picture and a brief interview to capture the creativity among the craziness. It’s all part of the new Facebook page, Huma...

Across the pond: Hidden Inspirations

November 14, 2013

Cities are often synonymous with their biggest attractions: Paris is to the Eiffel Tower, as Rome is to the Coliseum, as London is to the palace guards. But what is Berlin synonymous with? Before visiting Berlin, I had treated my travel weekends much the same as I treated a grocery list —Big ...

Students take action with community service event

Students take action with community service event

November 14, 2013

From serving spaghetti to the needy to playing Family Feud with the elderly, for many students, Veteran’s Day was spent lending a helping hand throughout the Boston area.  On Nov. 11, Off Campus Student Services held Emerson Action Day, a community service event where students had the opp...

Art motivates campus social change

Art motivates campus social change

November 14, 2013

With their bodies sprawled across the floor, eight Emerson students climb over one another, desperately struggling to follow each other’s lead. The rule of the game is to keep the follower’s head constantly five or six inches from the leader’s hand, no matter how it contorts the imi...

Love Notes: Cuffing Season

November 7, 2013

Have you ever noticed that, once it starts getting cold out, even some of the wildest partygoers trade in skin-tight pants for sweatpants, and one-night stands for a steady relationship? The sudden change in relationship statuses can only mean one thing: cuffing season is here.   This time of ...

On poetry and Pulitzers

On poetry and Pulitzers

November 7, 2013

It was nothing but a man and his words, but it visibly moved the audience.   The world-renowned poet Philip Levine is 85 years old, with a bristling mustache and a gravelly voice.  He trembled, one hand gripping the podium as he delivered the last lines of his poem, “Gospel.”  ...