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The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

Healey, Diehl to face off in November elections

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

Maura Healey (D) is set to face Geoff Diehl (R) in November’s midterm elections for Massachusetts governor after both clinched a victory in the primary election on Tuesday. Currently serving as attorney...

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...

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
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 know the truth—President-elect Joe Biden is the...

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...

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...

President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Biden, Trump issue contrasting statements following race call

By Charlie McKenna
November 7, 2020

Statements from former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump struck strikingly different tones, following the Associated Press and several other major other news organizations’ declaration...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to the...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Mayor Marty Walsh casts vote for Biden-Harris in Dorchester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Outside of the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday morning, a line of Boston voters, all six feet apart, waited to cast their votes in the general election. In that line, dressed...

Tris Arthur dropping off her absentee ballot application in the mailbox outside of the Colonial Theater.

As the election begins, the college gets-out-the-vote

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
November 3, 2020

In the lead up to Election Day, Emerson’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership established an outreach campaign this semester to encourage students to vote. Much of the “get-out-the-vote”...

Known on his profile for his butterfly clips and bicycle, Hand makes his followers laugh with mainly comedy content.

Two students front @tiktokforbiden ahead of Election Day

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
October 28, 2020

Sophomore Austin Hand used his half a million TikTok followers to help establish TikTokers For Biden, an account rallying young voters behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “What...

Mail-in voting is still not accessible for everyone

Mail-in voting is still not accessible for everyone

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
September 19, 2020

This election season, a vast majority of the American population is likely going to vote by mail. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended just about everything in our American way of life, including the way...

When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time, there is a pandemic plaguing the U.S. during a presidential election. Illustration by Laura King

Mail-in voting is easy. Here’s why you should do it.

By Robbie Shinder
September 15, 2020

What does it mean to vote? When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time,...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Almost four hundred students elect 13 SGA candidates for next fall

By Charlie McKenna
May 8, 2020

The Student Government Association released its spring general election results Monday, revealing an extremely close race for the organization’s executive presidency with self-described LGBTQ+ activist...

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SGA expands senate and class council positions ahead of spring 2020 elections

By Charlie McKenna
April 18, 2020

The Student Government Association restructured the way the organization conducts business within its class councils and academic senate ahead of the upcoming spring 2020 elections by expanding the number...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

By Editorial Board
September 11, 2019

The Boston City Council election this fall is quickly ramping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years with a total of 24 candidates running for 13 seats. Tuesday, Sept. 24 marks the Boston...

One of the most concerning aspects regarding deepfakes in the 2020 election is how accessible the software is, especially to the wrong people. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Deepfakes—a newer, more dangerous era of fake news

By Katie Schmidt
March 19, 2019

With just over a year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, a new form of fake news is growing more prominent and dangerous than what we experienced in the months leading up to the 2016 election....

As presidential candidates announce campaigns, I see college students already aligning themselves with potential figureheads because of a quality they possess—their gender, their skin color, or their advocacy for a particular issue. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
February 26, 2019

As a woman of color, I’m an advocate for an American political landscape with more females and more color. The influx of minorities into higher offices after the 2018 midterm elections shows this shift...

EDITORIAL: Be woke, especially when you vote

EDITORIAL: Be woke, especially when you vote

By Editorial Board
November 1, 2018

At issue: The approaching midterm election Our take: Educate yourselves—then vote   Despite our activist culture, most Emerson students did not turn out at the polls during the last midterm...

WATCH: SGA holds press night ahead of election

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 22, 2018

The Student Government Association held its elections press night for spring 2018 candidates on March 20. Press night gives candidates a platform to read speeches and field questions from potential...

States of the Union is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the Emerson College Bookstore. Photo: Courtesy of Michaela Papa.

Alumni anthology records election impressions

By Ally Rzesa
February 8, 2018

People processed the 2016 election differently—some took selfies with cardboard cut-outs of Donald Trump, while others took to the streets chanting, “Not my President.” Michaela Papa ‘15 gathered...

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