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Soccer fans decry European Super League

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Updated registration system draws praise, frustration

Updated registration system draws praise, frustration

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
April 22, 2021

Emerson students were met with an updated system when fall course registration opened on April 12—and not all of them responded well to the unexpected changes.  The college actualized updates to...

HI Boston Hostel.

Students turn to off-campus lodging for small social gatherings

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 22, 2021

First-year Harry Robinson and his high school girlfriend of two years, who goes to Boston University, had grown used to seeing each other whenever they wanted. When they moved into their respective...

The global pathways program in Santiago, Chile.

First Global Pathways programs in two years slated to return over winter break

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
April 22, 2021

Applications opened last week for two of Emerson’s study abroad programs that will run this winter break, paving the way for the first Global Pathways programs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Students marched through downtown Boston to protest gun laws and advocate for change. Photo: Daniel Peden/The Berkeley Beacon

The Other American Epidemic: Gun Violence

By Editorial Board
April 22, 2021

TW: This editorial contains mentions of gun violence, homicide, and suicide.  Since the pandemic began, the U.S. has shifted much of its attention to improving public health. Despite this, an epidemic...

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ illustrates the realities of love and life

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ illustrates the realities of love and life

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
April 21, 2021

“Keepers of the Faith,” published last April and written by author Shaukat Ajmeri, tells the tale of two Bohri Muslims, set in India and the United States. Mixing elements of history, sociology, romance,...

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

By Lucia Thorne
April 21, 2021

As the end of the spring semester rapidly approaches, conversations with friends about who’s moving out and when are already among us. While positive COVID-19 tests on campus have risen significantly...

The way we experience the weather says a lot about our positionality and our privilege.

Climate change is detrimental for people living in poverty

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 21, 2021

A few days ago it was raining, and for the first time in a while, it wasn't too cold for me to enjoy the drizzle. Whenever I see rain, my mind immediately travels back home to the Dominican Republic, where...

An in-person class taking place at Emerson.

Emerson changes course, pivots to fully in-person fall semester

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 21, 2021

In a shift from previous plans, Emerson will transition to a fully in-person academic semester on all campuses this fall for students, who will now be mandated to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the boldest...

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A contentious timeline of Jake Paul’s controversies and crimes

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
April 21, 2021

TW: This column contains mentions of domestic abuse, sexual assault, racism and xenophobia. There are two main reasons the name Jake Paul might be familiar to you: one, for his infamously annoying...

The first comedic arts class as freshmen, when they entered the college in 2016.

First comedic arts major graduates reflect on program one year later

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
April 21, 2021

Following their 2020 graduation, Emerson’s first comedic arts class is finding new ways to do what they love in the midst of the pandemic—from hosting podcasts to writing self-help books.  The...

President M. Lee Pelton condemned the police killing of George Floyd in a statement released to the Emerson Community Sunday night.

Pelton provides insight on Chauvin verdict and calls for police reform

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 20, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton mourned the loss of George Floyd and called for an end to violence and hate against Black people in a letter addressing the Emerson community Tuesday evening.  The letter comes...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 968 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 968 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a significant fall from the 1,236 new infections report Monday. The death toll rose by three. Tuesday’s total marks the first time cases have...

A clinician fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine from a vial.

State vaccine eligibility expands to cover all Emerson students

When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 1.7 million Massachusetts residents—including any Emerson students who didn’t yet qualify—became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a signal of hope...

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