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Op-ed: Residency requirement blocks avenue for students to save money

Op-ed: Residency requirement blocks avenue for students to save money

By Megan Ellis

March 13, 2019

I represent the inaugural class of students the college will require to live on campus for three years. Soon to be facing a future of financial insecurity due to college debt, I am disregarded from Emerson’s list of credible reasons to be exempt from their new residency requirement. My parent’s annu...

Head Over Feels: Swipe right to calm dating anxiety

Head Over Feels: Swipe right to calm dating anxiety

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

Almost every Tinder date I go on is with someone I already know. A few weeks ago, I was swiping through the app when I saw an acquaintance. After exchanging a few messages, he asked me, “Why are you on here?” I replied, “I only really use Tinder to match with people I already know.” He replied, ...

Op-ed: Stop bureaucratizing students’ internship opportunities

Op-ed: Stop bureaucratizing students’ internship opportunities

By Diti Kohli

March 13, 2019

I wandered through Emerson’s internship fair last October and searched for tables hailing a green balloon that indicated a company with an interest in hiring journalism students. After filling out a quick form on the spot at the Malden Access Television table and handing my resume to the representative...

EDITORIAL: Black History Month deserves more attention at Emerson

EDITORIAL: Black History Month deserves more attention at Emerson

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2019

At issue: Black History Month on campus Our take: The college needs to formally recognize the celebration   Emerson College lacks its own formal commemoration to honor Black History Month. At the moment, there is little indication of the school’s attention to this month-long celebration ...

Op-ed: Speaking up in class improves learning experiences

Op-ed: Speaking up in class improves learning experiences

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist

February 28, 2019

I always raised my hand in middle school with the hope of answering every question the teacher asked, but my classmates rolled their eyes when I spoke because my passion for participation was jarring. Both my classmates and teachers called me “perky” and “bubbly.” Because of this, I wondered if...

Person of Color Column: Black History Month deserves a school-wide celebration

Person of Color Column: Black History Month deserves a school-wide celebration

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

February 27, 2019

I was sitting in an Uber with my friend Sydnie when my driver started telling us about his childhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His story didn’t particularly interest me until he began to question us about Martin Luther King Jr. “Yes, we know who MLK is,” I said, confused why he brought it up. He co...

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

By Diti Kohli

February 26, 2019

As a woman of color, I’m an advocate for an American political landscape with more females and more color. The influx of minorities into higher offices after the 2018 midterm elections shows this shift is already happening. The presidential election in November 2020 lingers on the horizon, and minority voices ...

Age of the Twink: Red Cross picks politics over science

Age of the Twink: Red Cross picks politics over science

By Kyle Labe

February 21, 2019

When I was in high school, the American Red Cross would sometimes station one of their “bloodmobiles” in the parking lot. A doctor, nurse, and phlebotomist collected pints from willing donors, and students lined the sidewalk waiting to contribute to the cause. I recall one time when my physical educa...

EDITORIAL: Pronouns are not up for interpretation

EDITORIAL: Pronouns are not up for interpretation

By Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

At Issue: Lack of pronoun procedures in classrooms Our take: Professors should be required to ask for preferred pronouns Emerson prides itself on creating an accepting atmosphere for individuals. On campus, we have gender-neutral bathrooms and even staff in place to assist students with updating their em...

Op-ed: Enhancing our world view through foreign films

Op-ed:  Enhancing our world view through foreign films

By Ziqi Wang, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2019

I was living in Michigan as a Chinese exchange student during my junior year of high school when my mother called to tell me about a new movie premiering in China. She was excited about the film and urged me to see it. But all I could say was, “Sorry, Mom, I don’t think it will get released here...

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

By Isha Marathe

February 20, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2018, I walked into a meeting about institutional racism at Emerson College and was surprised to see I was the only student of color in the room. The meeting was led by Sylvia Spears, vice president of the Social Justice Center, and included eight others who were staff, administrators,...

Person of Color Column: Accepting the “brown” label

Person of Color Column: Accepting the “brown” label

By Diti Kohli

February 20, 2019

In July 2015, a Huffington Post Canada article about the fashion choices of a Bollywood star’s wife sparked controversy because of its headline, “Shahid Kapoor’s New Wife Mira Rajput’s Outfits Have Every Brown Girl Drooling.” Impassioned readers flooded the comment section and called the h...