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A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

SGA to hire student employees to lighten treasurer workload

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 4, 2021

With the spring semester underway, the Student Government Association is staring down a vacancy in one of its most crucial positions—the executive treasurer—for the first time at the start of a semester...

A student walks in the snow on Boylston Street

High positivity rate at Emerson not cause for concern, college official says

By Charlie McKenna
February 4, 2021

With in-person courses officially underway this week, the pandemic appears to have taken a firmer grip on the Boston campus in less than a month than it did over the course of the entire fall semester. As...

Monday was the first of Emersons Counseling and Psychological Services three planned workshops on mental health in student athletes during the pandemic.

New event series aims to help student athletes grappling with mental health during COVID

By José Ríos
February 3, 2021

With the fall and winter sports season canceled and the future of the spring uncertain, Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services partnered with the Emerson Athletics Department to address the mental...

People walking on Boylston Street.

Student experiences reveal a chasm between on- and off-campus isolations

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 3, 2021

For four days in September, off-campus student Devin Davis-Lorton received little communication from the college after testing positive for COVID-19. Only after sending 49 emails to the Office of Student...

Marias Taqueria

Why local businesses need student support now more than ever

By Editorial Board
February 3, 2021

COVID-19 has decimated countless American businesses. In 2021, many are struggling under new COVID safety regulations, which force them to reduce seating capacity and often reduce late night hours, an...

Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat

The missing half: The reality of Mexico’s femicide crisis

By Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat , Copyeditor
February 3, 2021

Content warning: This Op-ed discusses topics of domestic violence, murder, sexual assault, and gender-based violence.  On Mar. 9 of last year, millions of women carried out one of the largest protests...

Retail investors, trading for themselves rather than on behalf of institutions or corporations, first hatched the plan on the Reddit community r/wallstreetbets almost a year ago.

The GameStop surge shows Wall Street’s contempt for the “free” in free market

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 3, 2021

The stock market uproar over the past two weeks has enthralled financial institutions and social media platforms alike. It threatens to prove, if nothing else, that the “free” in “free market”...

Broadway Smashes COVID virtual event poster

Non-profit ‘Health Care Without Walls’ to host virtual Broadway fundraiser

By Lucia Thorne
February 3, 2021

In an effort to raise funds for their organization, the Wellesley-based non-profit Health Care Without Walls (HCWW) is hosting the “Broadway Smashes COVID” virtual benefit on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. EST....

Calling for unity in America—to once again use the trite politics-as-a-sport metaphor—is like calling for peace in the middle of a football game. It isn’t going to happen.

Unity in America is a far-off dream

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 3, 2021

On Jan. 20, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stood in front of the Capitol Building and gave his inaugural address. His words had a resounding theme, one that I wasn’t surprised by but was still startled...

SOPHIE, a complex whole made of intricate parts

SOPHIE, a complex whole made of intricate parts

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
February 3, 2021

SOPHIE, a Grammy-nominated electronic-pop producer and artist who revolutionized the genre of hyperpop, died on Saturday in Athens, Greece. At 34 years old, she was known for her reinvigoration of the...

Norman Lear 44

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

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
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...

Plastic Hearts: Why Miley Cyrus is the musical chameleon of Gen Z

“Plastic Hearts:” Why Miley Cyrus is the musical chameleon of Gen Z

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 31, 2021

Gen-Z follows Miley Cyrus through it all. From living a double life on screen as Hannah Montana to a Tiktok trend where fans do whatever Cyrus comments. Throughout her career, fans appreciate her authenticity...

The glow of the green neon sign outside The Tam on Tremont Street.

A limited menu buoys The Tam through the pandemic

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 31, 2021

The Tam, a venerable Tremont Street dive bar, is best-known amongst Emerson students for its potent drinks. But this summer, it was a menu of turkey sandwiches, Hot Pockets, and popcorn that enabled their...

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