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Opinion

Don’t let apathy stop you from grieving the loss of a pet

Don’t let apathy stop you from grieving the loss of a pet

By Shannon Garrido, Opinion Editor
November 18, 2021

When we lose a family member, we are told to grieve. We cut our days short, we make funeral arrangements, we take time off, or drown ourselves in work. We do whatever it takes to get by.  For so many,...

Editorial: Emerson should not make winter breaks harder for International Students

Editorial: Emerson should not make winter breaks harder for International Students

November 18, 2021

A winter break away from home can be very difficult—spending the few moments off we have as college students with family can be restorative after a draining semester. Many international students, however,...

Don’t stuff your animals; team anti taxidermy

Don’t stuff your animals; team anti taxidermy

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

Don’t taxidermy your precious pet. After all, there's a reason why the vet doesn't tell you you’ll get your pet back in good shape if it dies. As I scroll through TikTok, I look at the curated videos...

It’s OK to get attached after sex

It’s OK to get attached after sex

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
November 18, 2021

Losing one’s virginity is usually a powerful moment in one’s life, and it often results in feeling a strong connection to whomever they lost it to. I’m here to tell you that such a feeling is normal,...

Is Taylor Swift revolutionary or is she just white?

Is Taylor Swift revolutionary or is she just white?

By Hadera McKay
November 11, 2021

With the upcoming re-release of Taylor Swift’s award-winning album Red on Friday, it’s about time to investigate exactly why we love this white woman and her mediocre singing voice so much.  The...

Vaccine mandates arent fascism; theyre a public health imperative

Vaccine mandates aren’t fascism; they’re a public health imperative

By Shannon Garrido and Lucia Thorne
November 11, 2021

Life gets you down sometimes, and that’s understandable. But if you ever feel worthless or unwanted, just remember this past Sunday, a group of what are clearly very “well-rounded” individuals gathered...

Travis Scott fans need to re-evaluate their relationship with the artist

Travis Scott fans need to re-evaluate their relationship with the artist

By Vivi Smilgius, Assistant Express Editor
November 10, 2021

A year ago, or even a few weeks ago, believing people shouldn’t die at concerts wouldn’t be considered remotely controversial. But after eight people died at Astroworld in Houston on Saturday, it seems...

Stop kink shaming: all types of sex are valid

Stop kink shaming: all types of sex are valid

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
November 10, 2021

People have sex. That is a concept that society has come a long way in wrapping its head around, which is great. Now, society needs to wrap its head around kinks and the wide array of fetishes that people...

Democrats could lose electoral power if they dont unite

Democrats could lose electoral power if they don’t unite

By Justin Chen, Staff Writer
November 4, 2021

“The honeymoon is over,” according to CNN political commentator Van Jones. That is indeed the case as democrats are heading towards ugly midterm elections. Less than a year from the midterm elections,...

Super stoked to get super soaked;  We should all buy a vibrator

Super stoked to get super soaked; We should all buy a vibrator

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
November 4, 2021

Sept. 26. That’s the day my life changed, the day I met the best friend any girl could ever ask for.  From that first day I met him, Gavin has been by my side through thick and thin, through good...

Editorial: Emerson should do more to address antisemitism on campus

Editorial: Emerson should do more to address antisemitism on campus

By Editorial Board
November 4, 2021

In the wake of yet another attack on Emerson’s Jewish community, it has become clear that the college needs to do more to combat antisemitism on campus.  On Oct. 15, antisemitic graffiti was found...

We cant continue to ignore the toxicity of fraternities

We can’t continue to ignore the toxicity of fraternities

By Shannon Garrido, Opinion Editor
November 4, 2021

Since moving to this country and dipping my toes into what is considered the “American college experience,” there is one thing I still can't wrap my mind around—Greek life.  Although the idea...

Students sit in a computer lab.

Grad students must overcome the barrier of age and program differences to thrive

By Charlie Brian Ambler
October 28, 2021

As post-undergraduate programs increase exponentially in enrollment, according to a report from the United States Census Bureau, the social division between undergraduates and graduates persists. This...

One month isn’t enough to recognize the strength of those fighting breast cancer

One month isn’t enough to recognize the strength of those fighting breast cancer

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
October 28, 2021

On Oct. 17, I lost my aunt, Nafisa, to breast cancer. After 16 years of fighting, she was forced to give up because her body gave in, even if her conscience wasn’t ready yet. Losing her made me realize...

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox—hope for weird couples everywhere

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox—hope for weird couples everywhere

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
October 28, 2021

It’s official—Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have become the celebrity equivalent of that gross high school couple that would make out under the stairwell in between classes or better yet, the couple...

Down with the drinking age

Down with the drinking age

By Shannon Garrido, Opinion Editor
October 27, 2021

As an immigrant, I’ve found a long list of things that don’t make sense in the U.S., but the drinking age being 21 might take the cake.  Since 1984, the legal drinking age in the United States...

Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
October 21, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of racism, homophobia, sexual assault, suicide, and pedophilia. YouTube drama trending on Twitter can only mean one thing—Keemstar crawling out of the...

Fraternities and Colleges perpetuating a culture of abuse

Fraternities and Colleges perpetuating a culture of abuse

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
October 21, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and rape. On Friday, Oct. 8, a female student at the University of Delaware was kidnapped, strangled to the point of unconsciousness,...

American exceptionalism foreshadowed our pandemic response

American exceptionalism foreshadowed our pandemic response

By Lucia Thorne, Content Managing Editor
October 21, 2021

As Americans, we have been taught to believe that the U.S. is the pinnacle of what a nation should be. To question the authority of our nation would be borderline-treasonous, as this is the best the world...

The phrase ‘pick me’ has added fuel to the fire that is internalized misogyny.

The phrase ‘pick me’ has added fuel to the fire that is internalized misogyny.

By Sabine Waldeck, Columnist
October 20, 2021

If you’re a frequent TikTok user, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the term “pick me” flooding the comment sections of girls’ TikTok accounts.  For those who don’t know, Urban Dictionary...

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