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Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor

Hannah Nguyen (she/her) is a first-year journalism major from North Wales, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in publications like AsAmNews, Unpublished Magazine, and North Penn Now, among many others. Outside of writing, she enjoys thrifting and painting her nails. (see: https://linktr.ee/hannahcnguyen)

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Courtesy of Sophie Bellone.

ComEx returns in person this weekend

April 20, 2022

Comedy Extravaganza, also known as ComEx, will be returning for its annual comedy showcase in person this weekend for the first time in two years. Presented by The Center for Comedic Arts, the student-run...

(left to right) Matt Doherty, Aidan Manion, and Carter Nevulis. Photo credit: Matt Berry

Three college students create a clothing brand to promote sustainability and positivity

April 6, 2022

In an effort to spread positivity and advocate for the Earth, three Massachusetts college sophomores started a clothing brand.  The Local Brand is a clothing brand founded by long-time friends Matt...

Photo: Sheen Hui

Wicked Queer Film Festival returns in person

April 6, 2022

The Wicked Queer Film Festival will return in person from April 7–17 after being virtual for two years. “There's nothing that beats an in-person screening,” Executive Director Shawn Cotter said....

Photo: Hannah Nguyen

Emerson Contemporary hosts Media Art Gallery exhibition “Onomatopoeia”

March 30, 2022

Emerson Contemporary’s Media Art Gallery has been hosting Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe’s Onomatopoeia exhibition from Jan. 26 to April 3. Tribe grew up in Cambridge and received...

Randy Brecker. Photo by Ada Rovatti Brecker.

The Arlington Jazz Festival returns in person, enters 11th year

March 30, 2022

Tickets are hyperlinked under the name of the performers. After two years of livestreaming due to the pandemic, The Arlington Jazz Festival will return in person from April 7-10. “We just went...

Courtesy of Mia Silverman.

First-year creates TikTok for food allergy education

March 23, 2022

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year Mia Silverman did what any bored teenager would do—go on TikTok. After posting a TikTok sharing her 50-plus food allergies, she woke up the next day...

Photo Credit: Maya Seri

Sustainable clothing swap event to be held April 2

March 23, 2022

To kick off Earth Month, a sustainable clothing swap event will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. Sustainable Swaps is a non-Emerson affiliated organization led by sophomore...

Courtesy by Jacob Warman

Sophomore’s clothing brand combines sustainability and streetwear

March 17, 2022

In high school, Jacob Warman found himself hanging out with the wrong crowd and needed to escape it. He turned to his childhood hobby of drawing. Later, his doodles became a part of his clothing brand. “I've...

Courtesy of Kate Andrews and Jessie Wyman.

Alum and her friend create podcast to help content creators

March 3, 2022

The world of content creation can be difficult to break into, especially when you’re on your own.   The Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast offers advice on how to improve your brand. The podcast...

My Green Bananas, coordinated and directed by Hayley Kaufer. Photo credit: Maya Seri.

My Green Bananas to have a gig at The Tourist Trap

February 24, 2022

What started as a group of five friends “jamming in their dorms” has turned into a local band set to play its first outside gig at the Tourist Trap Saturday, Feb. 26.  My Green Bananas is an Emerson...

Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

February 17, 2022

After witnessing school reopenings, loosened mask mandates, and the nationwide push for booster shots, incoming Emerson students are hoping for a first-year that is closer to normal.  Despite the unpredictability...

The cast in The
Huntington’s
production of The
Bluest Eye by Lydia
R. Diamond. Photo: T Charles Erickson.

Huntington Theatre Company puts on Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”

February 10, 2022

As someone who has never read Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye,” I found that the play adaptation at the Huntington Theater Company to be a compassionately presented racial trauma. The show, directed...

Sophomore Samaya Iman received Emersons Aspire Scholarship.

Sophomore receives $40,000 merit scholarship

February 10, 2022

A sophomore media arts production major received $40,000 in scholarship money each year after winning one of Emerson’s most prodigious scholarships. Samaya Iman was announced as the recipient of the...

Courtesy Katya Veber.

First-year releases debut music video

February 10, 2022

First-year visual media arts major Katya Veber used to believe she would never create music. After a high school teacher told her she has potential, she began writing songs that would eventually end up...

Photo: Payton Cavanaugh

10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

Summer 2021 mural addition in Chinatown. Courtesy of Abby Lee.

Asian Emerson students celebrate upcoming Lunar New Year

January 27, 2022

For many Asian Emersonians, the approaching Lunar New Year is a chance to embrace their cultural identities in a predominantly white environment. “Lunar New Year is such a big part of my life,”...

Bags of food in the Dining Center waiting to be delivered to quarantined and isolated students.

Students split on college’s COVID protocol’s effectiveness upon return to campus

January 21, 2022

In an effort to rebuild the “Emerson bubble” in the first weeks of the spring semester, the college imposed several restrictions not seen since the first year of the pandemic—and students are divided...

Liz Collins

Liz Collins ‘19 to host new podcast ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

January 20, 2022

When it seems like everyone around you has already figured out their lives in their mid-20s, you may find yourself asking, “what does it mean to be successful?” Liz Collins ‘19 explores the idea...

Students entering the testing facility at 116 Harrison Ave.

Pooled testing model draws mixed reactions among students

November 11, 2021

A week after Emerson’s shift to a pooled testing model for all community members, students have expressed mixed reactions to the new model—questioning its safety and accuracy.   The decision to...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion right.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

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