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The Daniels.

Emerson alumni ‘the Daniels’ sweep the Oscars in seven categories

By Bailey Allen
Published March 22, 2023

Emerson College alumni Daniel Scheinert ’09 and Daniel Kwan ’10 swept the 95th annual Academy Awards with their feature film “Everything Everywhere...

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

By Bryan Liu and Ryan Yau
Published September 29, 2022

Through the Chinatown gate lies a wrinkle in time against the backdrop of metropolitan Boston. The neighborhood evokes a sense of anachronism: faded, old-fashioned...

A promotional image for Baby Teeth Film Fest.

Alum-created Baby Teeth Film Festival centers queer filmmakers and characters

By Parker Garlough
Published September 8, 2022

The second annual Baby Teeth Film Festival will present short films created by trans and gender non-conforming individuals in a variety of genres including...

From top left to bottom right: Emerson alumni Sam Crimmins, André Archimbaud, Gaby Dunn, Dustin Straube, Steven Rowley and Kasey Fielding. / courtesy

Safe spaces, section 8 and student loan debt: Emerson alums say they (mostly) don’t regret the financial risk

By Vivi Smilgius
Published August 30, 2022

For many freshly graduated Emersonians, monthly loan payments are a harsh awakening to the real world of work—or lack thereof—as creatives. While movements...

Courtesy of Kate Andrews and Jessie Wyman.

Alum and her friend create podcast to help content creators

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
Published March 3, 2022

The world of content creation can be difficult to break into, especially when you’re on your own.   The Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast...

Alex Disenhof on the set of Alice.

Emerson students, both past and present, litter the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
Published January 20, 2022

The chances of spotting an Emerson alum in the entertainment industry are high, and the 2022 Sundance Film Festival—taking place Jan. 20 to 30—is no...

The artwork for SEVENTEEN

Seventeen again: alum relives her last year of high school in new podcast

By Karissa Schaefer, Living Arts Editor
Published January 20, 2022

Seventeen is an age that resonates with many—an age full of friendships, appearances, and emotional ups and downs—and that’s no different for Laura...

Liz Collins

Liz Collins ‘19 to host new podcast ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Living Arts Editor
Published January 20, 2022

When it seems like everyone around you has already figured out their lives in their mid-20s, you may find yourself asking, “what does it mean to be successful?”...

Spark Casting logo

Casting company created by two alumnae

By Maeve Lawler
Published January 12, 2022

Hailey Giles and Stefanie Seifer met through mutual friends at a Super Bowl party and began talking—more than a decade after both graduated from Emerson....

The flyer for The Beta Test.

Two alumni direct and star in new film ‘The Beta Test’

By Sophia Pargas
Published November 4, 2021

Twelve years after they graduated in the same class, two Emerson alumni and self-proclaimed “college drinking buddies” directed and starred in the...

Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy working on the “Blind Spot” investigation

Alums part of Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning team credit Emerson for success

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published July 6, 2021

When Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen graduated from Emerson, almost a decade apart, there was no way they could’ve known they would find themselves part...

Evan Allen 11 (left) and Brendan McCarthy 04

Emerson alums win Pulitzer Prize for Boston Globe reporting

By Camilo Fonseca, Assistant News Editor
Published June 11, 2021

Two Emerson College alumni, Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen, were among a team of Boston Globe journalists to receive a Pulitzer Prize on Friday, honoring...

Alum wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

Alum wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published April 28, 2021

Alum Erik Messerschmidt ‘02 won his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for Mank, directed by David Fincher, at the 93rd Academy Awards this past Sunday.  Mank,...

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Staff Writer
Published February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body...

This month, Emerson Polling Society has surveyed marijuana opinions nationwide.

On Election Eve, alumni panel forecasts presidential race results

By Camilo Fonseca
Published November 3, 2020

A panel of Emerson faculty and alumni gathered at the final “Road to the White House” event Monday to discuss their insights and predictions for the...

Griswold 10 on the set of Quirewood: The Musical, which is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

Adam Griswold ’10 lands first musical on Amazon Prime

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Published October 28, 2020

Filmmaker and alum Adam Griswold ‘10 spent years thinking about producing a musical, but he has now made his mark on the theatre world with the release...

Marina Starkey 15 creates documentary series about women and non-binary professionals experiences in the food industry.

Alum tackles male-dominated food industry in new documentary series

By Katiana Hoefle
Published April 10, 2020

After being assigned to watch Anthony Bourdain’s television shows for a class, Marina Starkey ‘15 began asking questions about how gender influences...

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

Emerson Trustee and Alumnus dead at 69

By Belen Dumont
Published March 22, 2020

Emerson Alumnus and Trustee Emeritus Larry Rasky, 69, died Sunday morning at his home, according to a community-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton.  Rasky...

Beacon Archive.

College begins annual Kasteel Well alumni trip after initial success

By Dana Gerber
Published January 15, 2020

The college plans to introduce an annual alumni trip to the Kasteel Well Emerson campus in August following the success of a previous four-day trip, according...

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

By Juliet Norman
Published 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...

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