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Donald Trump was just indicted. Now what?

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
April 5, 2023

Former Pres. Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury for using campaign funds to pay off adult film star Stormy Daniels and two other women to stay quiet about their extramarital affair....

Illustration by Rachel Choi

One step forward, two steps back: immigration policies in the United States

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 8, 2023

It’s been three years since former President Donald Trump was in office, but it seems his presence refuses to leave the room.  On Feb. 21, the Biden Administration announced an immigration policy...

The madness over McCarthy could help the Democrats in 2024

The madness over McCarthy could help the Democrats in 2024

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
January 25, 2023

After a week of humiliating deliberations, phone calls to “DT”, and a near-miss physical altercation on the House floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been elected Speaker of the House—and on the...

OISA Director Andrea Popa

International students relieved by reversal of Trump-era visa policy

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 9, 2021

Much of Emerson’s international student community is breathing a sigh of relief after a Trump administration rule that would have limited the amount of time international students could spend in the...

Joseph R. Biden is 46th President of the United States.

We ‘settled for Biden,’ but our work has only begun

By Editorial Board
January 21, 2021

We can all breathe a sigh of relief after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The tumultuous years of former president Donald Trump’s administration are over, and now the hope for brighter...

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

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 Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the...

Belichick declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the right play call

Belichick declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the right play call

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
January 18, 2021

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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
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 attempted to overrun the Capitol building.  Trump...

Boston Mayer Martin J. Walsh.

Walsh calls for Trump to “be removed from office”

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office following the armed insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday.  “I absolutely believe that the president...

President M. Lee Pelton responds to community unrest following COVID-19 pandemic.

President Pelton condemns capitol siege in letter

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 6, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton condemned Wednesday’s siege of the United States Capitol building, a last-ditch effort by Trump loyalists to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.  “On...

Rioters stormed the United States Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.

“It’s absolutely terrifying”: D.C.-area Emerson students denounce insurrection at U.S. Capitol Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 6, 2021

Emerson students living in the Washington D.C. area expressed fear and outrage as a right-wing mob supporting President Donald J. Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, forcing the...

A Georgia lawn with signs for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both running in Georgias two runoff Senate races.

Georgian students strive to flip the Senate

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 5, 2021

Over 1,000 miles from the Boston campus, some of Emerson’s 47 Georgian students are vying to send two Democratic hopefuls to the Senate on Tuesday, which would give President-elect Joseph R. Biden total...

A Washington D.C. man displays a Youre Fired sign.

Students from key battleground states express hope, excitement after Biden win

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 15, 2020

Some Emerson students woke up on November 7 with a unique sense of hometown pride, seeing their states vote blue for the first time in years. The presidential election had just been called for former Vice...

Dueling rallies emerged on Nov. 7 in front of the Boston Statehouse after Joe Biden was reported to have won more than 270 electoral votes and declaring him president-elect

Audio: Celebrations and chanting, how Boston erupted in sound on Nov. 7

By Danielle Shojai, Podcast Reporter/Producer
November 11, 2020

Celebrations and chanting filled the streets of Boston on Nov. 7 as massive celebrations broke out over the city due to the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States. Music and singing...

The next step for pandemic-ridden pro sports after election

The next step for pandemic-ridden pro sports after election

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
November 10, 2020

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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
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 toll from losing three grandfathers within the...

Lebron James and Lakers teammates kneel for the national anthem while wearing VOTE shirts.

Don’t tell athletes to “shut up and dribble”

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
November 10, 2020

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President-elect Joe Biden.

Biden calls for unity, healing in acceptance speech

By Charlie McKenna
November 8, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden delivered a speech to supporters in his home state of Delaware Saturday evening, officially claiming the presidency while attempting to unify a nation deeply divided after the...

A view of the Washington Monument from Saturdays celebration.

Gallery: Washington D.C. celebrates Biden’s presidential victory

By Jacob Seitz and Parker Purifoy
November 8, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.—The streets of Washington D.C. erupted into raucous applause on Saturday, as the nation’s capital celebrated the news that it would soon have new residents in the White House. The...

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
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, when the texts came in that Joe Biden had emerged...

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