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As a student with a history of suicidal thoughts, I posed a liability to the school. But when these issues arise, the college should handle them with more flexibility and compassion.

[Photo] Emerson made me fight for the mental health care I needed. But I shouldn’t have had to

September 29, 2020

As a student with a history of suicidal thoughts, I posed a liability to the school. But when these issues arise, the college should handle them with more flexibility and compassion.

If the college chooses to have people attending classes in Boston and acknowledges its responsibility to provide testing, it must also bear the burden of the danger this puts our homeless and low-income community members in.

[Photo] Don’t ignore our “invisible” community as classes resume this fall

September 2, 2020

If the college chooses to have people attending classes in Boston and acknowledges its responsibility to provide testing, it must also bear the burden of the danger this puts our homeless and low-income...

The cloud ahead of us is grim, but to spite the dark mass, I find it necessary to reach for the silver linings that are both large and small, inconsequential and momentous.

[Photo] Time to look at the silver lining

September 1, 2020

The cloud ahead of us is grim, but to spite the dark mass, I find it necessary to reach for the silver linings that are both large and small, inconsequential and momentous.

Usually, my teammates and I are able to shake off a defeat and bounce back in our next game. But the loss of our fall season to COVID-19 was like no other. It meant there was no “next time.”

[Photo] There’s a new opponent this year: COVID-19

August 24, 2020

Usually, my teammates and I are able to shake off a defeat and bounce back in our next game. But the loss of our fall season to COVID-19 was like no other. It meant there was no “next time.”

I, along with many people who study, work, or live in between these two countries, am balancing on a wobbly cultural bridge. And it also seems the once-strong international journalism community I used to aspire to be a part of is eroding.

[Photo] Caught in the middle of the U.S. and China conflict as a journalist

August 4, 2020

I, along with many people who study, work, or live in between these two countries, am balancing on a wobbly cultural bridge. And it also seems the once-strong international journalism community I used...

I need to know that, when the lives of people with disabilities are placed in students’ hands, students will do everything in their power to keep those of us with disabilities—visible or not—safe.

[Photo] Don’t be the reason someone gets COVID-19

July 25, 2020

I need to know that, when the lives of people with disabilities are placed in students’ hands, students will do everything in their power to keep those of us with disabilities—visible or not—safe.

I have learned that as a white person, it is my responsibility to have these discussions no matter how uncomfortable they may feel.

[Photo] Difficult conversations are one step toward racial equity

July 23, 2020

I have learned that as a white person, it is my responsibility to have these discussions no matter how uncomfortable they may feel.

I did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not even exist, and this country does not welcome people like me.

[Photo] The U.S. I wanted to study in no longer exists

July 8, 2020

I did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not...

The school must hold a mirror to itself, showing the college what they are, rather than the facade they want others to see. For a school that preaches diversity and prides itself on modernity and liberalism, Emerson does not practice what it preaches.

[Photo] Black at Emerson: Confronting racism through social media

July 6, 2020

The school must hold a mirror to itself, showing the college what they are, rather than the facade they want others to see. For a school that preaches diversity and prides itself on modernity and liberalism,...

Poverty is not a two-week fix. Mission trips are not going to magically erase a communitys daily struggles and overall lack of resources.

[Photo] Stop going on mission trips

June 29, 2020

Poverty is not a two-week fix. Mission trips are not going to magically erase a community's daily struggles and overall lack of resources.

Dining out may not seem scary now that new safety precautions are in place. But staying home is the best course of action to ensure the health of both you and your server.

[Photo] Safety trumps socialization: stop putting servers at risk

June 22, 2020

Dining out may not seem scary now that new safety precautions are in place. But staying home is the best course of action to ensure the health of both you and your server.

The ideal solution would be to decrease tuition, allowing for more applications, more students, and in the end, a more accessible Emerson.

[Photo] Emerson should work for a more affordable hybrid experience

June 16, 2020

The ideal solution would be to decrease tuition, allowing for more applications, more students, and in the end, a more accessible Emerson.

Now, we are these bears that need to stay motivated and feed ourselves with skills learned remotely.

[Photo] Maintaining normalcy in spite of drastic changes

April 7, 2020

"Now, we are these 'bears' that need to stay motivated and 'feed' ourselves with skills learned remotely. "

The Berkeley Beacon announced it would be shuttering operations on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

[Photo] The Berkeley Beacon shuts down after 73 years

April 1, 2020

The Berkeley Beacon announced it would be shuttering operations on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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