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Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor

Juliet Norman is a Junior journalism major from South Florida. She works on the opinion section and writes the finance column for the Beacon, where she highlights the struggles and challenges of low-income students who attend private colleges. She has previously interned for the South Florida SunSentinel and worked on the editorial board for jGirlsMagazine. When she's not writing, you can find her eating strawberries, waitressing, or reading a Jane Austen novel.

 

Latest from Juliet Norman
When relationships inevitably did disintegrate pre-social media, they were more easily forgettable. Now, even if someone is no longer in my life, they are still just a few clicks away.

Social media forces us to relive our relationships over and over

April 22, 2021

With a simple Google search, I can find out the employer of my middle school crush, know that my high school boyfriend is pledging to a fraternity, and see photos of an old classmate’s newborn baby. Social...

No one should have to pay to work, especially college students who are already paying for their respective schools.

Internship for credit: gaining experience or getting scammed?

March 31, 2021

During my first-year student orientation, I was excited to see that Emerson offered academic internship opportunities, including one located in Washington D.C. I eagerly put my name down for their email...

Unless you are a business mogul or a Rockefeller, shrinking your carbon footprint will not create the same level of difference that a corporation would by changing their waste methods.

Private corporations must be held accountable for climate change, not the American public

March 25, 2021

For as long as I can remember it has been ingrained in me that helping the planet is my individual responsibility. Posters in the hallways of my middle school urged me to “go green” and television...

Handmade stuffed frog made by Rebecca Hirschhorn.

Students rely on new hobbies to stay busy during quarantine

March 23, 2021

At the height of quarantine—the neverending stretch of summer break between campus closure in March 2020 and the beginning of the fall semester, students had to get creative. It would be months before...

More than a year of our college experience has been lost forever, and the scary reality of graduating into a pandemic looms ahead.

A year of loss and disappointment: what the pandemic has taken from us

March 17, 2021

I remember my last day of normalcy perfectly. I met my friend Natalie for morning coffee at The Thinking Cup, went back to my dorm to say a quick goodbye to my roommate, and took the blue line to Boston...

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Norman Lear ‘44 to receive The Carol Burnett Award for decades of television work

February 2, 2021

Statue-guardian of the Boylston Place Alley Norman Lear will be the third recipient of the annual Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes. The award recognizes Lear’s work in television spanning several...

Bowen Yang attends Zoom webinar with Emerson students

Comedian Bowen Yang shares his professional experiences in student webinar

January 20, 2021

Saturday Night Live featured player Bowen Yang joined Emerson students during a live Q&A titled “A Night with Bowen Yang” on Tuesday night. During the hour-long Zoom webinar, he discussed Andrew...

Instead of creating self-confidence by erasing long standing insecurities, these procedures sometimes transfer those insecurities onto other people.

Social media normalizes plastic surgery in a dangerous way

January 17, 2021

When a friend in middle school told me she couldn’t wait to spend her Bat Mitzvah money on a nose job, I told her to “go for it.” I remember thinking that plastic surgery was a positive thing; that...

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

Stop going on mission trips

June 29, 2020

When I was a sophomore in high school, one of my classmates asked for donations through a GoFundMe link on her Facebook page. When I clicked on the link, I expected her fundraiser to cover the cost of...

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.

Safety trumps socialization: stop putting servers at risk

June 22, 2020

When I am slated to waitress my restaurant’s closing shift, suggesting new appetizers and giving wine recommendations is something I usually look forward to. Dining at a restaurant is meant to be a relaxing...

Junior Tea Kingley creates popular food-themed Instagram account where she reviews restaurants around Boston.

Junior food blogs her way around Boston

May 11, 2020

Junior Tea Kingley called herself “the pickiest eater in the world” for the first 19 years of her life. While studying abroad at Kasteel Well in her sophomore year, she was determined to expand her...

Carol Beaugard 78 performs as Yente, for Fiddler on the Roof.

Alumna returns to Emerson for Fiddler on the Roof tour

April 8, 2020

Carol Beaugard ‘78 grew up watching and listening to the soundtrack from Fiddler on the Roof. As a little girl, she played a villager in her hometown’s production of the show and the classic musical...

When relationships inevitably did disintegrate pre-social media, they were more easily forgettable. Now, even if someone is no longer in my life, they are still just a few clicks away.

[Video] Strapped for Cash: The financial aid system is broken

March 11, 2020

Every year when October rolls around, I dread filling out the application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA.  It takes me weeks to complete over 100 questions...

No one should have to pay to work, especially college students who are already paying for their respective schools.

Strapped For Cash: Experience doesn’t pay the bills

February 13, 2020

Last summer, a clip of U.S. Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez went viral on Twitter. Standing alongside fellow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, she shouts into the camera, “Experience...

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Strapped for Cash: Sacrificing a college experience to pay my tuition

November 20, 2019

Last week, my digital journalism professor stopped me after class and asked to talk to me.  I instantly was seized with worry—was I in trouble? Had I messed up an assignment? None of those was the...

Liam Carnahan 08 found his love for editing manuscripts while at Emerson and created a business doing just that. Photo courtesy of Liam Carnahan.

Alum turns love of editing into online business

October 24, 2019

While Liam Carnahan ‘08 earned his degree in writing, literature and publishing, he constantly gave and received critiques on classroom writing assignments.  When Carnahan realized that this brought...

Emerson Flows, Emeron’s chapter of national organization PERIOD, will attend a rally for
accessible menstrual products on Oct. 19. Courtesy of Natalie DeRoche

Students rally for accessible menstrual products

October 16, 2019

Decked out in all-red outfits and holding up signs of protest, student organization Emerson Flows will gather in City Hall Plaza on Oct. 19 to rally against period poverty. Mass NOW, Massachusetts...

Schifano (left) said he had no idea how Driver (right) managed to fit the entire orange in his mouth. He had to cut his in half to make it fit. Photo courtesy of Ben Schifano.

Adam Driver doppelgänger asks the actor to buy him a sandwich through Instagram

September 4, 2019

While Ben Schifano vacationed in Disneyland last year, he agreed to strike a pose as Star Wars' Kylo Ren after a mother asked him to take a picture with her child. “You look just like Adam Driver!”...

The Nonprofit Fundraising Campaign and Introduction to Public Relations classes teamed together to start a book drive providing literature to students at Conley Elementary School in Roslindale.  • Courtesy of Abbey Finn

Students’ fundraising campaign brings inclusive books to elementary school

April 18, 2019

Junior Althea Smith never saw her queer identity represented in books or on television growing up. But when her Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns class started a fundraising campaign this semester, Smith,...

Juniors Emilie Krone (left) and Liza Rogulina (right) started their own zine over winter break. Thomas Bloxham / Beacon Correspondent

Juniors feature creative artwork in self-produced zine

April 11, 2019

Juniors Emilie Krone and Liza Rogulina toyed with the idea of producing their own publication since meeting freshman year during an Introduction to College Writing class. The pair sat on the idea for...

Photo by Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ bus makes a stop at Boylston Street

March 28, 2019

Emerson students eagerly lined up on Boylston Street at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to get free merchandise from the back of rhythm and blues pop singer Khalid’s Free Spirit van. In an effort to promote...

Kyle Miller ‘11 (left), Jake Mann ‘11 (top left), Giovanni Nahrendorf ‘12 (top center), Noel Carey ‘11 (center left), Nathaniel Taylor-Leach ‘11 (center), Max Fox ‘11 (center right), Ian Wexler ‘11 (bottom left), Adam Rapchik (bottom center), and Ally Condrath ‘11 (bottom right) created Dinner for One while in college and produced their web series “Life Sucks” post-graduation. Photo courtesy of Dinner for One

Alumni go back to middle school in “Life Sucks” web series

February 28, 2019

When several alumni failed to make the cut after trying out for Emerson comedy troupes their freshman year, they teamed together to form their own comedy sketch group, Dinner For One, in 2009. Nine...

Tim Chang took over as associate dean of campus life and administration after a two-month search involving 110 applicants. Photo courtesy of Tim Chang

ELA welcomes new associate dean of student life

February 13, 2019

Emerson Los Angeles appointed Tim Chang as the new campus associate dean of student life and administration after a two-month search. ELA Vice President and Executive Director Allison Sampson announced...

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