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WARNING: New cigarette labels could harm independence

December 13, 2012

You take the T when you could easily walk, buy a venti white chocolate mocha with whipped cream in place of black coffee, and take a drag on a cigarette when you could be breathing in the clean (well, kind of) Boston air. Everyday we make bad decisions and while we should be educated about the conse...

For curious students, too many institutional road blocks

December 13, 2012

Visit Emerson.edu, and you will see the caption, “opportunity surrounds Emerson students.” I remember reading these words my senior year of high school as they appeared under videos of students touting the merits of the school, attempting to persuade prospective students to apply. I won’t en...

Editorial: DC is the place to be in 2012

December 13, 2012

At Issue: D.C. program expects more applicants for fall 2012Our Take: Emerson’s politicos shouldn’t miss outFor the last few months we’ve watched the beginning of a presidential race unfold during the Republican primary. While candidates are eager to distance themselves from Washin...

Stressed and sullen, students need to lighten up

December 13, 2012

Ask any Emerson student how they’re doing today, and chances are you’ll be able to predict his or her answer. Some are tired, others are so stressed they haven’t eaten yet, and still others can’t help but remind you that they still have so much to do. The individual responses v...

GOP using questionable tactics to detract Dem voters

GOP using questionable tactics to detract Dem voters

December 13, 2012

Emerson students planning to vote in this year’s election may be rejected from Massachusetts voting booths.  A new legislation that requires government-issued identification will make it harder for college students to vote in November. Seven states have already passed laws requiring strict ph...

Political tolerance at Emerson leaves much to be desired

December 13, 2012

Bipartisanship is a beautiful thing. Here at Emerson, this collaboration of parties was showcased on a micro level when Emerson Democrats and Republicans teamed up to promote voter registration this past week. I am a Republican who is socially liberal, but since arriving at Emerson, I haven’t ad...

SGA should make recognition rationale public

December 13, 2012

  With steadily rising tuition costs, Emerson students know firsthand that money doesn’t grow on trees. Each semester, crestfallen organizations are denied funding from the Student Government Association because there simply isn’t enough cash in the pot for everyone. SGA recognition is...

Confronting the moment every urban student fears

December 13, 2012

Most nights, I walk home alone.   So do my friends who live off-campus and juggle activities that often keep them out into the early hours of the morning. In the mindless routine of coming and going from class, extracurriculars, jobs, and parties, we revert to autopilot.  For me, that changed i...

On social media, express yourself — don’t confess yourself

December 13, 2012

Emerson students are some of the most social media savvy around — eighth in the country, according to a May 2011 ranking published by StudentAdvisor.com. It’s an honor we’ve earned. We can tumble, tweet, pin, and update our status, all in the time it takes to walk from...

Trustees should seriously consider SGA’s recommendations

December 13, 2012

At issue:  Student government representatives make suggestions for tuition review.  Our take:  The Board of Trustees should keep entire student body in the loop. _______________________________________ This week, our elected student leaders lobbied Emerson’s Board of Trustees with...

Letter of tuition suggestions from the SGA

December 13, 2012

Dear Emerson College Board of Trustees,  Thank you for your continued dedication to Emerson College. This year, as the Emerson College Student Government Association discussed what to recommend to you in regard to the yearly tuition increase, it felt that the best way to help you decide on a tui...

Kony 2012: rebels without a pause

December 13, 2012

In the mid-1940s, Walt Disney produced a number of cartoons at the request of the United States government. These shorts, given titles like “Commando Duck,” portrayed Germans and Japanese as corrupt and uncivilized caricatures. As modern viewers, we laugh at the images of the three indust...

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