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Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

By Bo Feekins

December 8, 2019

Nearly two decades ago Sam Presti ‘00 wore the purple and gold as an Emerson basketball player. He returned to the college Thursday as a renowned figure in the Emerson community and the National Basketball Association.  Presti featured as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym. ...

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Alumnus and General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder Sam Presti ‘00 returned to campus on Thursday as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN. Wojnarowski works as a Senior NBA Insider for ESPN and hosts The Woj Pod where he interviews key figures throughout the Natio...

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

November 6, 2019

In her final possession as an Emerson Skunk, senior captain Kate Nelson reeled in a pass from junior co-captain Cameron Barth for the game-winning score this past Sunday, capturing the Northeast Mixed Regionals Division B championship and ending her career on top.  The Skunks put out their most experienced pl...

Head Of The Charles Regatta tackles waste problem

Head Of The Charles Regatta tackles waste problem

By Lara Hill

October 23, 2019

Head Of The Charles Regatta race coordinators implemented a new sustainability initiative to reduce the event's environmental footprint. The Regatta brings in over 11,000 athletes and more than 400,000 spectators to Boston and Cambridge. “It’s about time,” Courtney Forrester, the sustainability ...

Emerson College Quidditch brings fictional sport off the page

Emerson College Quidditch brings fictional sport off the page

By Christopher Williams

October 9, 2019

Long before Emerson College Quidditch co-captain Tessa Mullins ever stepped foot on campus, Emerson thrived as a mecca within the newly founded world of college quidditch. “We had what was called ‘house league,’” Mullins said in an interview. “Quidditch at Emerson was so big that they had...

Emerson Skunks earn school affiliated org status

Emerson Skunks earn school affiliated org status

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

September 17, 2019

Senior captain Kate Nelson of the Emerson Skunks, the school’s ultimate disc program, remembers the rough times of traveling to tournaments with the team during her first season three years ago. “My freshman year, we slept on the floor of a frat house in Saratoga,” Nelson said. “A guy on...

Former professional player joins women’s soccer coaching staff

Former professional player joins women’s soccer coaching staff

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

The final whistle blew to signal the end of Northeastern University’s 2017 soccer season, and with it the end of an era for Kayla Cappuzzo.  Now, Cappuzzo works as the assistant coach of the Emerson women’s soccer team. During her college career Cappuzzo received first-team all-conference hono...

Alumnus speaks at TEDx Talk about racial bias in sports journalism

Alumnus speaks at TEDx Talk about racial bias in sports journalism

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

April 11, 2019

One of Patrick Ferrucci's earliest memories came at age seven when his father woke him up in hopes of witnessing the Boston Red Sox win their first championship since 1918, but the team lost. "I can still vividly remember how crushed everybody was when the Red Sox blew it, Ferrucci '03 said in his TED T...

Emerson Skunks compete in ‘Huck for Hope’ charity tournament

Emerson Skunks compete in ‘Huck for Hope’ charity tournament

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

April 8, 2019

The college’s ultimate disc club, the Emerson Skunks, participated in the sixth annual Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Skunks and four other teams—Harvard University, MIT, and two from Boston University—each paid $200 to enter Huck for...

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reflects on career in 4th annual Al Jaffe Speaker Series

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reflects on career in 4th annual Al Jaffe Speaker Series

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

March 31, 2019

Stephen A. Smith shared details from his illustrious career in sports television on March 27 to what Al Jaffe called the largest audience to attend the Al Jaffe Speaker Series in his four years as the host. Smith, an ESPN commentator and NBA analyst best known for his TV talk show First Take, drew over ...

Emerson Esports hosts 94-player ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament

Emerson Esports hosts 94-player ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

March 20, 2019

The most qualified “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” players in the New England area competed for five hours in the Collegiate Starleague New England Qualifier, an event Emerson Esports hosted in the Bill Bordy Theater on Sunday. The event was broadcasted live on Twitch, a video game streaming website, ...

Former Celtics All-Star plays 5-on-5 with Emerson students

Former Celtics All-Star plays 5-on-5 with Emerson students

By Andrew Lin

March 18, 2019

Sunday night became an unforgettable experience for a group of Emerson students when former Boston Celtics All-Star and current Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas stayed in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker gym after team practice to play pickup basketball. Sophomore Patrick Mulligan said it was a dre...