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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.”  ...

First Transgender Awareness Week promotes “the authentic me”

First Transgender Awareness Week promotes “the authentic me”

November 7, 2013

As October’s Queer Awareness Month came to a close, some on-campus organizations, with help from the college, decided to continue the theme by hosting Emerson’s first Transgender Awareness Week, running from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ Resourc...

Students assist media lab aimed to aid nonprofits

Students assist media lab aimed to aid nonprofits

November 7, 2013

At Emerson, it is nearly impossible to come across unmotivated students. Everywhere you turn, there are eager students searching for new opportunities to share their skills and expand their knowledge. However, very rarely can all of these be combined and put into one opportunity for students. But now, thanks ...

Foundation on the Margins: Liberal arts profs try to offer value at a specialized school

Foundation on the Margins: Liberal arts profs try to offer value at a specialized school

November 1, 2013

Jon Honea does not have the type of office you might expect for a professor in Emerson’s communication sciences and disorders department. Books about audiology, speech pathology, and sign language are absent—instead, the most prominent feature is a giant surveyor’s map of Andover, Mass. Althoug...

Across the Pond: Forsaking the clichés

October 31, 2013

When I got to Europe, my overly romanticized notion of what I was getting into had me sipping wine in Paris, experiencing the nightlife in Amsterdam, visiting the Peace Palace in the Hague, and eating waffles and chocolate in Belgium. Now that I’ve been here for nearly two months, those ideas are st...

America’s Funniest Home Videos creator returns home

America’s Funniest Home Videos creator returns home

October 31, 2013

When Vin Di Bona’s friend Henry Winkler sent him a script, he passed up a $100,000 job to take a chance on it.  The script eventually became the hit series MacGyver.  Di Bona pulled a lesson from this experience that he shared with Emerson students: take risks. “You’ve got to...

Bringing legends to life in the Cabaret

Bringing legends to life  in the Cabaret

October 31, 2013

From ninjas, to luchadores, to Che Guevara, Emerson’s Legends Ball was an intercultural rendezvous of many characters. The four multicultural groups  on campus and guests gathered in the Cabaret on Friday, Oct. 25 to celebrate icons of all backgrounds. Disco lights, hors d’oeuvres, and thum...

Families conquer campus activites

Families conquer campus activites

October 24, 2013

The campus crawled with a strange demographic — a mix of college students and parents adorned with Welcome Center swag bags, brochures, and souvenir water bottles labeled “Emerson College Family Weekend 2013.” More than 500 families registered to attend Family Weekend, w...

Pelton embraces Emerson’s Halloween spirit

Pelton embraces Emerson’s Halloween spirit

October 24, 2013

Halloween is a holiday of traditions. Whether it’s decorating the house, dressing up in a costume, or going to a Halloween party, the day is marked by customs that seem as old as the holiday itself. This year, Emerson’s Student Government Association tried incorporating President M. Lee Pelton into a...

Health Matters

October 24, 2013

These days, you can’t enter a grocery store without seeing the words “gluten-free” plastered all over various products. Gluten-free breads, crackers, cereals, and other products have taken over entire sections of grocery store shelves, and many restaurants now have sections of their men...

Student’s show hopes to thrill and terrify

Student’s show hopes to thrill and  terrify

October 24, 2013

Areana is obsessed with herself.  Evan physically cannot make his own decisions.  Phoebe and Mikki are two roommates on the wrong end of revenge.  All of these characters have something in common on the upcoming narrative-horror show “Boston Uncommon.” Sam Beasley, a sophomore visual and media ar...

Ups and Downs: Surviving — and embracing —  a vertical campus

Ups and Downs: Surviving — and embracing —  a vertical campus

October 24, 2013

Any prospective Emerson student is bound to hear an overly excited tour guide say something along the lines of, “We’re a very vertical campus. If you don’t like elevators, you shouldn’t come to Emerson College.” After a few weeks at the school, it quickly becomes apparent ...

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