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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 281 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley and Colin A. Young
May 17, 2021

Massachusetts reported 281 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 494 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 19.  Monday’s report marks the first time since Aug. 21, 2020,...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,386 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,386 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a decline from the 1,452 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 12. Saturday's total is the fifth time this week cases have...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Emerson Faculty Assembly passes Flexibility Week and Wellness Passes

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 25, 2021

Emerson’s Faculty Assembly voted to approve two spring break alternatives, wellness passes and a “flexibility week” on Friday, meant to alleviate stress and burnout for students in light of the October...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports one new positive COVID-19 test

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 17, 2021

Emerson reported one new positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday out of the 1,238 tests administered Tuesday, leaving the college’s cumulative positive tests at 158. Emerson’s cumulative testing total...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,548 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 13, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,548 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a decline from the 1,577 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 34.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Emerson students wary of making definite summer plans due to pandemic

By Bailey Allen, Deputy Enterprise Editor
March 11, 2021

With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, three Emerson students said they were hesitant to cement summer plans out of fear they would be upended once again.  After the pandemic upended the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,516 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 27, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,516 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 1,734 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 41.  COVID-19 cases have fallen below 2,000 in the state each...

A Visual and Media Arts class under COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Another semester of hybrid learning garners disappointment

The college’s plan to extend “flex” learning, a mix of virtual and in-person classes, into the fall 2021 semester was met with a mix of approval and disappointment from Emerson community members.  Fall...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,316 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 21, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,316  new coronavirus cases Sunday, a sharp decline from the 1,822 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 46. Sunday marks the tenth day in a row cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,319 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 9, 2021

Emerson reported three new positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday out of the 1,188 tests administered on Monday and three tests administered on Sunday. The college’s cumulative positive tests since testing...

Broadway Smashes COVID virtual event poster

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

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
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....

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports six new positive tests, bringing cumulative spring total to 25

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 27, 2021

Emerson reported six new positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday, out of 788 tests administered Monday, bringing the cumulative number of positives to 85. The college’s cumulative testing total sits at 56,128. The...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,567 new coronavirus cases, lowest since Dec. 27

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,567 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a steep decline from the 3,224 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 45.  Tuesday marks the first time since Dec. 27 that...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 3,224 new coronavirus cases, lowest in two weeks

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 18, 2021

Massachusetts reported 3,224 new coronavirus cases Monday, a steep decline from the 4,283 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 52.  Monday marks the first time in two weeks that cases...

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