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Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
Published November 9, 2022

Last month, President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level. Emerson students and experts alike...

President-elect Joe Biden.

President Biden to cancel $10,000 in student debt for qualifying Americans

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published August 25, 2022

President Biden announced on Wednesday a plan to relieve $10,000 in student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers and extended the pause on student...

President Biden needs to understand that identity politics is not enough

President Biden needs to understand that identity politics is not enough

By Justin Chen, Podcast Host
Published February 3, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement on Jan. 27, 2022. In a letter addressed to President Biden, Breyer says that he will retire during the...

President Joe Biden

Biden needs to live up to his campaign promises

By Editorial Board
Published March 4, 2021

Joe Biden took office just over a month ago, and we’re already disappointed. At a time when millions of Americans are facing illness and job insecurity,...

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

By Dana Gerber, Ann E. Matica, Alec Klusza and Frankie Rowley
Published January 20, 2021

After 1,462 days of one of the most contentious presidential administrations to date, the sun broke out in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as Joseph R. Biden...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nations capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Bidens Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

The Capitol attack that could have been prevented

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
Published January 9, 2021

On the day Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over incumbent President Donald Trump, a violent mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists...

President-elect Joe Biden holding a toddler Pete Wentz beside his mother, Dale Wentz. The 41-year-old Fall Out Boy lyricist and bassist is best known for his impact on the emo music genre.

Emo Never Dies: How Joe Biden helped kickstart the emo music genre

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
Published November 18, 2020

When I think of emo music, I used to think of Gerard Way, Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie, or Hayley Williams. After the 2020 presidential election, I now...

Shawna Konieczny is a junior IDIP major from Medford, Wisconsin.

Why I am one of the voters that helped Wisconsin go blue

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
Published November 10, 2020

Four years ago, I had just turned seventeen. I was balancing the stress of school at Medford Area Senior High in Wisconsin, a social life, and the mental...

Hundreds of people flooded the streets next to the Boston Public Garden to celebrate Joe Biden being elected as President on Nov. 7.

‘Our Voices Were Heard’: First-years overjoyed by a Biden presidency

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published November 7, 2020

Celebrations erupted throughout the Little Building this morning, after the 2020 presidential race came to a final conclusion, with former Vice President...

Demonstrates carry a peace sign flag on Boston Common in reaction to Joe Bidens presidential victory on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Professors breathe sigh of relief upon Biden’s win

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
Published November 7, 2020

Political science professor Mneesha Gellman was hiking in the woods with her family Saturday morning, trying to distract herself from the ongoing election,...

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