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Alum’s new book shows the human side to a public crash and burn

March 30, 2022

Having written seven feisty feminist Young Adult (YA) love stories, Katie Cotugno ‘07 wanted to try something new. Her debut adult novel Birds of California will be released Apr. 26, showcasing Cotugno’s...

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10 TV shows to bring you comfort

March 2, 2022

As the semester gets busier and stress levels rise during midterms, many turn to their favorite TV shows for a source of comfort in these chaotic times. Maybe you’re looking for something familiar to...

New Year. New Diet. The toxicity of Diet Culture

New Year. New Diet. The toxicity of Diet Culture

February 4, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of dieting and issues regarding body image.  With the new year, comes “New Year’s Resolutions,” often including self-imposed goals of weight loss...

10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

December 14, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, the long anticipated winter break we all deserve is only days away. Here is a list of ten classic, snuggle-inducing movies to watch while enjoying your time off during...

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Alum sells new show to Disney+, crediting his time at Emerson for his success

November 29, 2021

A new Disney show following a talented yet obnoxious lawyer as his life is upended by an unexpected visitor was created by an Emerson alum just six years after his graduation.  Chen Xu’s new show,...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

10 must watch fall films

10 must watch fall films

October 13, 2021

With the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, it can only mean one thing—fall is here.  Fall, especially October, is the perfect time to get together with your loved ones and have...

The book cover of “I Am My Beloveds.”

WLP professor Jon Papernick’s newest novel set to release January 2022

October 7, 2021

A new novel by writing, literature, and publishing professor Jon Papernick follows a married couple as they navigate their polyamorous relationship and Jewish customs, and is set to be released early next...

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