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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson, Trillium Brewing Company announce partnership

Emerson, Trillium Brewing Company announce partnership

By Adri Pray, Content Managing Editor
February 16, 2023

Emerson College and Trillium Brewing Company will create a  “community gathering space” on the Boston Common, which aims to promote the city’s arts culture and unite community members. The college...

Boston Common tree lighting illuminates holiday spirit

Boston Common tree lighting illuminates holiday spirit

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer, News
December 5, 2022

Just before 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Mayor Michelle Wu, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, and WCVB hosts flipped the switch to light the Nova Scotian Christmas tree and illuminate the Boston Common, ringing...

Race participants begin their first lap around the Boston Common.

Move for MDS 5K raises awareness for rare blood cancer

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022

Dozens of runners and walkers circled the Boston Common for the annual Move for MDS 5K, hosted by MDS Foundation Inc. on Sunday. MDS, or Myelodysplastic syndrome, is a rare blood cancer that is often...

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
October 14, 2022

At the intersection of Boston Common and the Public Garden, two of the oldest parks in America, lies the Portraits of Pride exhibition. The exhibition is itself an intersection in LGBTQ history, showcasing...

Overlooking the tents at the Boston Freedom Rally.

MassCann hosts 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally

By Bishop Marshall and Sabrina Lam
September 21, 2022

The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition hosted its 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally in the Boston Common Saturday, known by most attendees as “HempFest.”  Originally, the coalition’s mission...

Attendees gather to watch performers / Photo: Chloe Els

Asian American Day Festival returns to Boston Common

By Maeve Lawler and Chloe Els
September 14, 2022

The Boston Common buzzed with vendors and visitors attending the 12th Asian American Day Festival on Saturday afternoon. After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, the annual festival returned in celebration...

Boston Common in snow.

Robbery on the Boston Common serves as safety reminder for students

By Zhuo Huang
February 14, 2022

A robbery involving two Emerson students on the Boston Common was reported to the Boston Police Department in the evening of Jan. 22. The robbery—first reported to the Emerson College Police Department...

Boston, MA: December 8, 2021 – First-year students Ellie McCabe and Emma Paiva take a selfie on Boston Common in the snow Wednesday night.

First snow of season brings students end-of-semester joy

By Bailey Allen, News Editor
December 9, 2021

Starting around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, a thin blanket of snow dusted Boston Common, prompting Emerson students to venture outside and experience the first real snow of the season. Bundled up in...

The art installation, What Do We Have In Common, on the Boston Common.

End of Boston Common Art Installation leaves behind conversations on ownership

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 28, 2021

The public art installation “What Do We Have in Common?” concluded its run on Boston Common Sunday after a month of prompting passersby with questions about ownership.  The installation, a large...

What do we have in Common installation in the Boston Common.

‘What Do We Have In Common?’ Art Installation seeks to provoke thought

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor In Chief
September 30, 2021

Friends of the Public Garden teamed up with NOW + THERE to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a public art piece titled “What Do We Have In Common?” on Boston Common until Oct. 26 with a purpose...

Hempfest in Boston Common

Marijuana festival hits Boston Common

By Mariyam Quaisar and Bailey Allen
September 25, 2021

Emerson students grabbed their stashes and lined Boston Common on Saturday, joining the crowds gathered for a fair of marijuana and cannabis-related paraphernalia. The Boston Freedom Rally has been...

Students lighting candles to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

‘Every year I heal a little bit more’: Emerson community commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
September 12, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 11, several dozen individuals gathered in darkness under the Boston Common bandstand, to remember the lives lost twenty years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked...

The Boloco location next to Emerson College on Boylston Street.

Boloco reopens downtown locale after long hiatus

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
January 11, 2021

Boloco Modern Mexican will reopen its Boston Common location on Jan. 12, resuming dining at the Emerson staple for the first time in nine months. The restaurant will return on Wednesday with limited...

Temperatures topped 70 degrees again Tuesday, making 2020 one of the warmest Novembers on record.

Abnormally warm November draws students to Boston Common

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 10, 2020

A Boston November typically greets students with rapidly dropping temperatures and whipping wind, forcing them to dust off winter coats, gloves, and scarves. But this year, students are reaching for T-shirts...

Junior Will Dean and Will Grattan-Smith of University of Miami made the best of their remote learning semester, successfully establishing their own clothing brand, Wonderboy.

Junior launches ‘Wonderboy’ clothing brand in midst of pandemic

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 4, 2020

Junior Will Dean started Wonderboy Clothing LLC, a streetwear clothing line that sells shirts and hoodies featuring designs from artists, with a friend while taking classes remotely this semester.  In...

The Boylston and Tremont intersection covered by snow

When Halloween looks a lot more like Christmas

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 30, 2020

Boston Common transformed into a pre-winter wonderland Friday morning as the first snowfall of the season made its way through the city. About one to three inches of fresh, powdery snow covered the...

American Indian activist Chali’Naru Dones speaking to a crowd of protesters in Boston on Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest calls for end of Columbus Day

By Charlie McKenna
October 11, 2020

Hundreds marched from Boston Common to the North End Saturday afternoon to call on the city of Boston to formally replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day and remove existing monuments of Christopher...

A protestor is arrested during last Augusts Straight Pride Parade. The group that organized the parade, Super Happy Fun America, is set to clash with counter-protestors Saturday afternoon at a pro-police rally.

Dueling protests to clash on Boston Common

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 27, 2020

The organizers of last summer’s Straight Pride Parade that erupted into violence, will hold a pro-police rally at the Massachusetts State House Saturday that will likely be met with considerable opposition...

Hundreds of protestors on Wednesday laid face-down for a die-in on Boston Common for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in solidarity with the time officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his death.

Photos: Violence gives way to peace in Boston

By Lizzie Heintz and Parker Purifoy
June 4, 2020

Thousands converged on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon for a third day of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

A woman holding an inflated red heart at Bostons third day of protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Demonstrators crowd Boston Common during third day of protests

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
June 3, 2020

Boston joined cities nationwide for a third day of protests Wednesday in response to the police killing of George Floyd, with organizers remaining peaceful for the entirety of the three-hour march from...

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