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Some friendships are disposable—and that’s okay.

October 20, 2022

Do you ever pass by the people you once laughed through packs of Pale Ales with, and now approach them with casual gestures and seemingly meaningless small talk? What changed? you may think to yourself....

Anzhelika Holdobina photographed in Ukraine before the war.

A connection resistant to displacement, battling loneliness during times of war

September 17, 2022

It was late February during my study abroad program in The Netherlands when I first heard about Russia’s potential attack on Ukraine. The talk of an invasion was simply a rumor until Thursday, Feb. 24....

Writing, literature, and publishing professor Jerald Walker won the Annual Massachusetts Book Award for his nonfiction work.

WLP professor Jerald Walker’s ‘How to Make a Slave and other essays’ wins the Annual Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction

December 9, 2021

Writing, literature and publishing professor Jerald Walker brought home the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction this year for his essay collection entitled How to Make a Slave and Other Essays. The...

Going home for the holidays is a privilege

Going home for the holidays is a privilege

December 1, 2021

This Thanksgiving, following a pandemic, many of my peers and I were able to experience the warm feeling of being able to go home and take in a semblance of normalcy. For me, that meant spending time with...

Students stories highlight the importance of mental health

Students’ stories highlight the importance of mental health

October 12, 2021

TW: This article mentions depression, anxiety, and suicide  *Name changed for privacy As we reflect on this past suicide prevention month, it’s important to remember the message of September throughout...

The spark of a climate revolution

The spark of a climate revolution

September 9, 2021

Over the course of the past 20 years, Chevron Corporation, the second-largest oil company in America, has spent billions of dollars trying to silence those who have opposed them and their practices.  Steven...

U.S. media coverage of Palestinian struggles lags behind

U.S. media coverage of Palestinian struggles lags behind

September 2, 2021

Calling family is something that the average person sees as routine, not an emotionally grueling task. You talk about your day, maybe complain a bit about the traffic or how you didn’t get enough sugar...

10 songs that will make the spring season that much better

10 songs that will make the spring season that much better

April 22, 2021

Spring is here in Boston (besides the random snow day in April), and the best way to enjoy the warm weather is with new music. This list of alternative, rap, and rock songs will make your city walks and...

Students working on a film set.

Productions amid a Pandemic: how student films are being affected by COVID-19

April 1, 2021

Visual media arts majors involved in creative projects outside of school have had numerous opportunities taken away from them during the pandemic. Despite this setback, many students still managed to continue...

Founders of Hidden Gems of Emerson

Students set out to uncover creative Emersonian ‘Hidden Gems’

February 24, 2021

Three students recently came together to create “Hidden Gems of Emerson,” an online human interest platform that aims to highlight fellow creative Emersonians. The group shares video interviews and...

Jasmine Hawkins

Jasmine Hawkins ‘23 set to produce College’s first predominantly Black musical, Jelly’s Last Jam

January 17, 2021

Sophomore theatre and performance major Jasmine Hawkins is set to become the first Emerson student to produce a musical with a predominantly Black cast at the college. The show is in the midst of planning...

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