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Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
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, Assistant Living Arts 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 21, 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...

Harassment of journalists in Kashmir is getting worse every day

Harassment of journalists in Kashmir is getting worse every day

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
October 14, 2021

India’s government is treating journalists in Kashmir as terrorists, and it is disproportionately affecting Muslims. From being unnecessarily arrested to beaten, attacked and murdered, journalists in...

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

By Shannon Garrido, Deputy Opinion Editor
October 14, 2021

Over the course of my life, I feel like I have been watching women’s rights walk a tightrope across a giant canyon. But, when I was home in the Dominican Republic this summer, something felt different.  While...

Get the vaccine, your lack of sympathy is showing

Get the vaccine, your lack of sympathy is showing

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Living Arts Editor
October 14, 2021

When the general population became eligible for the vaccine on April 19, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths drastically declined, providing the much-needed glimmer of hope.  But with the arrival of...

New prison is a step in the wrong direction

New prison is a step in the wrong direction

By Shannon Garrido, Deputy Opinion Editor
October 7, 2021

MCI-Framingham, built in 1877, is one of the oldest women’s state prisons in the U.S. Needless to say, the facility is in need of structural repair, or in this case, a replacement. Massachusetts intends...

Turning Point U.S.A, should there be a voice for them on campus?

Turning Point U.S.A, should there be a voice for them on campus?

By Justin Chen, Staff Writer
October 7, 2021

Emerson students erupted with justified anger after the recent Turning Point U.S.A Emerson tabling event in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway, when the organization passed out stickers reading “China kinda...

The pill made me someone I’m not, and I dont blame the hormones

The pill made me someone I’m not, and I don’t blame the hormones

By Sophia Pargas
October 7, 2021

Growing up, one of my family’s most watched movies was “The Bad News Bears,” a 1976 classic whose entire script quickly earned a permanent spot in my brain. Though the movie is about a little league...

Running with your crisis

Running with your crisis

By Charlie Brian Ambler
September 30, 2021

It is noon on a Sunday, you wake up in the clothes you wore last night. You are extremely hungover and the only thing messier than you is the state of your room. Your head is pounding from last night’s...

Pandemonium at Paramount

Pandemonium at Paramount

By Jack Bixby
September 30, 2021

Imagine arriving for the first time at college, already bubbling over with nervousness and excitement, ready to learn and adapt to your new environment, overjoyed to be part of a new community. You get...

A year without Jenna Marbles

A year without Jenna Marbles

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
September 24, 2021

It’s Virgo season, beech, and Jenna Marbles is nowhere to be found. Over a year has passed since Jenna Marbles left YouTube, and as we pass her 35th birthday on Sept. 15, the internet misses its favorite...

The Hypocrisy of Choice in Texas

The Hypocrisy of Choice in Texas

By Sabine Waldeck, Columnist
September 24, 2021

With abortion rights once again at risk, it seems “personal freedom” is only justified in the eyes of pro-life Republicans when it comes to their right to not wear a mask or opt-out of a life-saving...

Stop trauma dumping on your friends and strangers

Stop trauma dumping on your friends and strangers

By Shannon Garrido, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 24, 2021

There is something that I have noticed in my youth — a lack of consideration. Young adults are ready to jump at any opportunity to tell the world why we feel bad, without stopping to think about the...

The environment, your sanity, and student budgets

The environment, your sanity, and student budgets

By Charlie Brian Ambler
September 17, 2021

For the average student, being an environmentalist comes with a hefty price tag. Eating organic foods and exclusively supporting eco-friendly brands are expensive choices to make— especially if you’re...

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

By Mariyam Quaisar, Living Arts Editor
September 17, 2021

After the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, the entirety of the American population was traumatized and devastated. However, it slipped the minds of many that Middle Eastern and Southeast Asians residing...

The Impossible job market for students

The Impossible job market for students

By Shannon A Garrido
September 10, 2021

For young people everywhere, looking for employment after graduation has become much more difficult. High competition, little work experience, a pandemic, and the recession it caused, have made it increasingly...

Haiti current climate is not for you to dismiss

Haiti current climate is not for you to dismiss

By Shannon A Garrido
September 10, 2021

It seems like with everything happening in Haiti, the media has been searching for single incidents that could explain away the nation's current climate. On Wednesday, July 7, former Haitian President...

The spark of a climate revolution

The spark of a climate revolution

By Margarita Ivanova
September 9, 2021

Over the course of the past 20 years, Chevron Corporation, the second-largest oil company in America, has spent billions of dollars trying to silence those who have opposed them and their practices.  Steven...

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