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Play me, I’m yours for a day

Play me, I’m yours for a day

October 17, 2013

While meandering the streets of Boston, there’s a myriad of sounds to be heard. The mindless chatter of pedestrians, the screech of the T, construction vehicles at work, and — since Sept. 27 — melodious piano music. With the installation of 75 pianos throughou...

Across the Pond

October 17, 2013

My quarter-life crisis happened one night in Dublin. Well, maybe it was less of a crisis and more of a predicament. And maybe I’m too young for such an ordeal. But it was jarring and frustrating nonetheless.  Before arriving in Europe, I figured I would take a few trips, see a bit more of ...

Student take on new sushi joint

Student take on new sushi joint

October 17, 2013

Exquisite sushi rolls, elegant background music, stylish furniture, and spirited lights dominate the new Fin’s Japanese Sushi and Grill, situated conveniently down the block from Emerson College. Fin’s Sushi, located at 62 Boylston Street, opened a few weeks ago in the place of Bento Expr...

New belly dancing class brings a taste of the Middle East to campus

New belly dancing class brings a taste of the Middle East to campus

October 17, 2013

Walking through the Paramount studios on any given Wednesday night, groups of Emerson students can be found practicing for their classes, rehearsing for shows, and preparing for upcoming auditions. But from outside one studio, the beating of a drum and an explosion of Middle Eastern music can be heard. Th...

Bracelets break down cultural barriers

Bracelets break down cultural barriers

October 11, 2013

At a glance, Michael Notrica is a fairly average sophomore. He’s lean and lanky, with bright brown eyes and a smile that comes easily. He wears a cotton shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a distinctly unremarkable pair of jeans. When he moves, however, dozens of multicolored bracelets that co...

Sorority hosts networking workshop for college community

Sorority hosts networking workshop for college community

October 10, 2013

Eager, career-oriented students of all different ages, majors, and backgrounds mingle at Emerson on a daily basis. On Oct. 2, Kappa Gamma Chi taught students to use those networking skills at its first campus-wide professional event.  The workshop instructed attendees how to effectively use soci...

Students learn the ins and outs of internships

Students learn the ins and outs of internships

October 10, 2013

The task of applying for internships can be confusing, lengthy, and at worst, daunting. Emerson’s Career Services wanted to help fix this problem by hosting Internship GPS, an informational program aimed at giving sophomores the tools they need to complete the internship process. The two-hour-long ev...

Love Notes: Putting yourself out there

October 10, 2013

We are now over a month into the school year, meaning we’re comfortable in classes, we know the best places to score a good meal, and we have well-established crushes. If you are like me, the fifth-floor cutie with the booty has no idea you’ve been on their Facebook page every day for th...

Elma Lewis’ long legacy of high standards: Over decades, new center’s namesake spread the arts

Elma Lewis’ long legacy of high standards: Over decades, new center’s namesake spread the arts

October 10, 2013

A collection of photographs, plaques, and certificates hangs in a newly filled glass case on the far wall of the Little Building’s lobby. At the center of the display is a photo of a woman with a serious expression — she stares intensely through a pair of wide-rimmed glasses, a bouffant hairdo ato...

Across the Pond

October 8, 2013

I have taken home for granted for my entire life. Sleep-away camp, boarding school, and even college never fazed me because I always knew I simply had to open my phone, select the contacts named “Momma” or “Popsicles,” and I could hear what I considered home. Studying abroad in Europ...

A look at this year’s org fair

September 26, 2013

Students visiting and hosting booths at the annual organization fair talk about their experiences.

Students respond to Sodexo

Students respond to Sodexo

September 26, 2013

When students are asked about the dining hall food provided by Sodexo, one word is repeated over and over again: disappointing. With complaints ranging from the lack of vegetarian options to the shortage of meat and everything in between, students are voicing concerns about every dining service.  ...

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