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When you can hardly keep a double digit number in your bank account, making the Dean’s List and prepping a resume at the same time seems unthinkable.

Scheduling solutions for overworked students

By Laura King
February 19, 2018

I once typed a four page paper on my phone from the break room of a Downtown Crossing retail shop over the course of a nine hour shift. I’ve copy-pasted long, important class readings into the Notes...

First is the worst

By Laura King
February 8, 2018

There is nothing more refreshing than spending long hours hunched over a keyboard or a pad of paper to pry an idea out of the recesses of your mind and translate it into beautiful and carefully crafted...

Senior Madison Mortell has been using her old Lenovo laptop since she started at Emersons journalism program.
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Undergrad Outlook: challenging curriculum is the ideal machine

By Laura King
October 5, 2017

This year, instead of settling into a seat at a computer lab, freshmen journalism students pulled out their dazzling new top-of-the-line MacBooks. They’ll learn how to use video editing program Final...

John Depa handled SGA’s funds as Executive Treasurer for two years.
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Depa delegates executive treasury duties

By Laura King
April 19, 2017

A student came into the Student Life office last year, apparently frustrated that John Depa had not answered her email in a timely fashion. Andrew Donahue, the office’s assistant director, remembers...

Solomon said she hopes to work in academia.
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Solomon reflects on SGA presidency

By Laura King
April 19, 2017

Emily Solomon accidentally became executive president of the Student Government Association. The two top vote-getters for the position turned it down, and then-freshman Solomon’s name was...

John Depa handled SGA’s funds as Executive Treasurer for two years.
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Depa delegates executive treasury duties

By Laura King
April 19, 2017

A student came into the Student Life office last year, apparently frustrated that John Depa had not answered her email in a timely fashion. Andrew Donahue, the office’s assistant director, remembers...

Letter from the Editor: An appeal for trust

By Laura King
March 23, 2017

What if our campus had a source of information it could trust? If we didn’t rely on positively-spun emails from administration, petty gossip from your friends, and detailed paragraphs on Facebook? In...

Rosas remembered for clever comedy and authenticity

Rosas remembered for clever comedy and authenticity

By Laura King, The Berkeley Beacon
April 13, 2016

Last spring, Ishmael Rosas performed stand-up at The Hideout, a bar in Faneuil Hall. He and his friend, fellow Emerson student Natalie Torres, had signed up for the open mic after participating in similar...

Demolition continues on Boylston Place dorm

By Laura King
September 10, 2015

The new 1-3 Boylston Place residence hall is in the demolition phase of construction, a process that started early this summer and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017. According to Michael Faia,...

Sexual assault prevention programs improving, but sense of belonging mixed

By Laura King
April 23, 2015

The student component of Emerson’s first climate survey, which polled 1,485 undergraduates and graduates, shows that greatest sources of dissatisfaction are the college’s sexual assault and harassment...

Linda Moore, former VP of academic affairs, is remembered

Linda Moore, former VP of academic affairs, is remembered

By Laura King, The Berkeley Beacon
March 11, 2015

During her 10 years at the college, Linda Moore, the former vice president of academic affairs, became an integral part of the Emerson community, from drafting the faculty handbook to faithfully remembering...

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