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The Skunks in the Boston Common

Fun-loving ultimate frisbee team set to return to competition

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 12, 2021

The emphatically fun Emerson Skunks, the college’s ultimate frisbee team, are preparing for their first competition since the Northeast Mixed Regionals Division B championship they won in 2019. On...

After former captains Cam Barth (pictured) and Kate Nelson left the team, Jared Merrifield and Tori Purcell have assumed their leadership positions.

Skunks stay connected despite abbreviated spring season

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
April 22, 2020

When Emerson announced the college would be closing its campus and moving to online learning in March, the ultimate disc team’s spring season was about to begin.  The Skunks, who received school-affiliated...

Elvis Chen catches the frisbee during a team practice.

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 6, 2019

In their final possessions as members of the Emerson Skunks, senior captain Kate Nelson reeled in a pass from junior co-captain Cameron Barth for the game-winning score this past Sunday, capturing the...

Al Jaffe (left) and Stephen A. Smith (right) spoke about sports journalism and gave advice to interested students. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reflects on career in 4th annual Al Jaffe Speaker Series

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
March 31, 2019

Stephen A. Smith shared details from his illustrious career in sports television on March 27 to what Al Jaffe called the largest audience to attend the Al Jaffe Speaker Series in his four years as the...

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