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Emerson College's student newspaper

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The Silent Disco finished Autism Awareness Week, with students wearing individual headphones with adjustable volumes. Photo by Emily Mason.

Silent Disco caps off Autism Acceptance Week

April 9, 2018

Shaggy carpets, inflatable chairs, and blue string lights filled the Cabaret for a silent disco hosted on Friday night. Emerson students danced, sang, and ate—all while listening to music through...

The men’s volleyball team is 2-4 in the GNAC with eight games remaining. Photo: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball notebook: Lions hope to host first round of playoffs

March 22, 2018

The men’s volleyball team is moving into tougher competition in their season as conference play begins. From this point in the season on, every game counts towards determining the top six teams moving...

Cathleen DaCosta debuted Heroin Is Not Chic at New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Cathleen DaCosta.

Alum combats ‘heroin chic’ trend with style

March 22, 2018

In the late '90s, supermodel Kate Moss popularized “heroin chic,” a fashion style based around grunge. Today, Cathleen DaCosta ‘10 has repurposed the phrase, turning it from a glamorization of drug...

Mariana Marshall has blogged her travels to Australia, the Bahamas, Fiji, Nicaragua, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Iceland, and more. Photo courtesy of Mariana Marshall

Mariana Marshall ’10 blogs on the move

February 28, 2018

When Mariana Marshall ‘10 graduated from Emerson, she thought she had joined the Peace Corps. After months of not receiving an assignment, she decided to pursue a career as a park ranger and start her...

Squitch is touring nationwide starting this May. / Photo courtesy of Charlie Debevoise

Student band enters the Boston DIY scene

February 19, 2018

“Fruit punk”—a more lighthearted offshoot of punk music—is band Squitch’s genre of choice. Freshman Emma Spooner started Squitch her senior year of high school, and now the trio is working on...

Freshman founds Muslim Student Association

Freshman founds Muslim Student Association

November 16, 2017

Despite concerns there would be too few students to form a Muslim Student Association, Maysoon Khan pushed to create one last month. Now, the association has over a dozen members. Freshman Samara DeBruyn,...

Natalie Harper, the vice president of SheCult, is helping lead the charge to publish a magazine.
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SheCult collective plans to publish magazine

October 12, 2017

In fall 2016, SheCult was founded to create a network for queer artists. This year, the collective is publishing its first full-length magazine, to be released at the end of the semester. The president...

Patrick Farrell
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College hires Pulitzer winner

September 27, 2017

After 30 years working as a photographer for the Miami Herald, Patrick Farrell is taking a year-long leave—he joined Emerson this year as a Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence. He’s won two Pulitzer...

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