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Jackie Roman

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Kenzy Peach and Arden Jurskis faked a marriage proposal in front of Ted Cruz.

#FollowMe: Students enter internet stardom

By Jackie Roman
April 6, 2016

4,097,946. Make that 4,097,957. Wait, final count is 4,097,958. The number keeps ticking up every day, even though the YouTube video Mary Kate Carr, a Beacon columnist, made came out five years ago. Most...

I approve each drive-by, each man who steps behind me on the subway, each guy who approaches me in this virtual bar.

Swipe right for feminism

By Jackie Roman
February 10, 2016

Within a 15 mile radius, there’s hundreds of eligible bachelors. They attend Harvard University, Emmanuel College, Suffolk University, Berklee College of Music—the list goes on. These pre-med students,...

The truth is that every day of the year provides a new beginning and chance for resolve.

Scrapping the ‘new year’ concept

By Jackie Roman
January 13, 2016

It’s a new year—again. That means New Year’s resolutions—again. It’s ironic that a holiday meant to be representative of opportunity, fresh starts, and new beginnings is so repetitive and predictable....

Sharing a struggle without a conclusion

By Jackie Roman
November 11, 2015

The Facebook post was so long it had a “Read more” hyperlink. It read like the script for a dramatic film, except all of the characters were familiar to me already. The protagonist had (past tense)...

I refuse to play into the role of docility and trepidation that is too often demanded of my gender.

Planned Parenthood and the three percent

By Jackie Roman
October 28, 2015

Back in September, when conservative lawmakers threatened a government shutdown unless Congress defunded Planned Parenthood, outrage surfaced on both sides of the issue. Anti-abortion activists supported...

You are allowed to be the biggest, loudest version of yourself.

In defense of the fangirl

By Jackie Roman
September 16, 2015

In eighth grade, I was admittedly a Twi-hard: a relentless fan of “Twilight.” I read the book series three times, pre-ordered the “Eclipse novella,” and wrote fanfiction. I belonged to the vampire...

real girl opinion

The rise of the real girls

By Jackie Roman
September 2, 2015

She loves to eat a double cheeseburger from In-N-Out with Thousand Island-doused french fries. She purposefully points out her stretch marks, and she even snaps a picture of her Monistat prescription....

Hillary Clinton’s recently-launched presidential campaign could have benefits for many minority groups otherwise ignored by existing leaders in government.

Hillary has her flaws, but she’s equality’s best bet

By Jackie Roman
April 23, 2015

I need you to win this, Hillary. I realize that is partially out of your control, but I need you to keep your head up and campaign vigorously till the very end. Don’t allow your critics to deter you...

It shouldn’t be acceptable for men to be on their worst behavior

By Jackie Roman
March 26, 2015

When I was on the T the other day, I watched a group of men harass a woman. They were in their upper-20s, visibly intoxicated, and grasping the aisle pole for support. One man from the group was sitting...

Despite pop culture power, ‘bitch’ not yet reclaimed

By Jackie Roman
March 5, 2015

I’ve never been called a bitch and been happy about it. Since coming into my own as a feminist, I’ve learned about the widespread attempts to reclaim the oppressive word bitch, and I’ve wanted to...

For celebrities, talent isn’t enough to excuse problematic pasts

By Jackie Roman
February 12, 2015

No one wants to be the one to take off their rose-colored glasses and see a situation for the unsavory reality it actually is. Ignorance really can be bliss. But there comes a certain point where we...


Scoops, she did it again: Alum turns popular blog into ice cream business

By Jackie Roman
November 20, 2014

WELL, Netherlands — Cardamom, ginger, cayenne, rose petals, plantains. What about anise seeds, orange zest, or cow milk from Jersey, the European island? Emerson alumna Chloe Jankowitz is in the middle...

Emerson Professional Shots, Stunts, and Safety, a new group on campus, filmed its first short in Malden, Mass. on April 12. The film, The Hand of WAr, will be released in the summer of 2014.

New stunt group aims to bring safety to film shoots

By Jackie Roman
April 16, 2014

MALDEN — The scene is tense. The Archer Queen stands poised at the bottom of a hill with a large bow in hand. The Barbarian King stands atop the mountain, bare-chested and wielding a sword. A battle...

Learning about the vagina

Taking charge of your vagina

By Jackie Roman
March 19, 2014

It is the creator of new life, contains invaluable stem cells, houses the only body part to exist just for pleasure, and still manages to bring shame to women everywhere: It’s the vagina. While men are...

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