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10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

10 festive films to get you into the holiday spirit

By Rachel Hackam
December 14, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, the long anticipated winter break we all deserve is only days away. Here is a list of ten classic, snuggle-inducing movies to watch while enjoying your time off during...

Writing, literature, and publishing professor Jerald Walker won the Annual Massachusetts Book Award for his nonfiction work.

WLP professor Jerald Walker’s ‘How to Make a Slave and other essays’ wins the Annual Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction

By Margarita Ivanova
December 9, 2021

Writing, literature and publishing professor Jerald Walker brought home the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction this year for his essay collection entitled How to Make a Slave and Other Essays. The...

Places They Call Home photo practicum in the Huret and Spector Gallery in the Tufte Building.

Fall 2021 photo practicum ‘Places They Call Home’ captures an array of student experiences

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
December 9, 2021

Upon walking into the Huret and Spector Gallery on the sixth floor of the Tufte Building this week, one is greeted by a professional, vibrant, and emotional exhibition filling the space around them. The...

Tim Davis (left), Jane Lynch (middle), and Kate Flannery (right) performing A Swinging Little Christmas at City Winery, with The Tony Guerrero Quintet on the instruments.

Thank you, Jane Lynch for beautifully commencing Christmas

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
December 9, 2021

On Wednesday Dec. 8, I walked into the City Winery with the brightest smile plastered across my face. Want to know why? Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin Little Christmas.” The show is named for the former...

Eric Gordon, executive director of the Engagement Lab and professor

New initiative ‘Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence’ launches two undergraduate courses

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
December 2, 2021

Emerson’s Engagement Lab is launching a new three-year initiative titled “Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence” in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention...

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
December 2, 2021

In the midst of the most stressful time of any college student’s semester—finals week—the Iwasaki Library will be hosting Cirque de De-Stress, a Spirit Award winning event where students can unwind...

One of the recording spaces in The Record Company.

The Record Company, an affordable and accessible space for student musicians

By Adri Pray, News Editor
December 2, 2021

The Record Company, a non-profit, Boston-based studio, offers a vast selection of rehearsal and recording studios to Emerson students and the people of Boston alike. The expansive building houses four...

Headshot of Chen Xu 15

Alum sells new show to Disney+, crediting his time at Emerson for his success

By Rachel Hackam
November 29, 2021

A new Disney show following a talented yet obnoxious lawyer as his life is upended by an unexpected visitor was created by an Emerson alum just six years after his graduation.  Chen Xu’s new show,...

James P.W. Martin 13 posing with his new anthology, Eggplant Emoji Volume 1.

‘Laughter is medicine’: alum published comedic short story anthology

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
November 18, 2021

Labeled as “humor for the culturally refined” and promising to subvert expectations—Eggplant Emoji Volume 1, a new collection of comedic short stories from an Emerson alum, was released last month.  The...

A photo of Carolyn Freyer-Jones 88.

Alum finishes and publishes late friend’s book

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 18, 2021

An Emerson alum released her debut book, What If This Is The Fun Part? for purchase on Amazon Wednesday. The book, originally started by the author’s best friend about life coaching, is now a story about...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

By Rachel Hackam
November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
November 12, 2021

By all accounts, seeing 3OH!3 in the year 2021 was supposed to be a meme. I wanted desperately to go to a concert after going two years without seeing one, and decided that the iconic band from my middle...

Including captions during filmmaking are one of the topics covered in the Accessible Cinema course.

New class ‘Accessible Cinema’ promotes inclusive filmmaking

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 7, 2021

Cinema as we know it is filled with advanced animation, encapsulating sound, and enchanting visual effects, but it tends to forget those who cannot experience these things to their full potential. Filmmaking...

Two dogs dressed as a bride and groom at the parade.

Annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade brings spooky festivities Downtown

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
November 4, 2021

Tricks and dog treats took over Downtown Crossing this Halloween as the annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade made its triumphant return to Summer Street between Washington and Hawley Streets on Sunday.  The...

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks to Jonathon Graziano ‘13, a former marketing...

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

By Dionna Santucci
October 30, 2021

Boston is opening up after nearly two years of inactivity, and the barriers raised during the pandemic are coming down just in time for Halloween. After many of the city’s Halloween festivities were...

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 21, 2021

After missing out on tricks and treats last year, a somewhat normal Halloween is finally here and it's time to get in the spooky spirit.  Whether you’re dying to spend the night out or you’d rather...

10 must watch fall films

10 must watch fall films

By Rachel Hackam
October 13, 2021

With the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, it can only mean one thing—fall is here.  Fall, especially October, is the perfect time to get together with your loved ones and have...

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

By Isabella Luzarraga
September 20, 2021

Fall in Massachusetts is iconic for a reason  — between the beautiful foliage on Boston Common and the crisp air, there is much to look forward to this fall season, especially after fall 2020 was spent...

Ricky Downes III performing on stage

Alum Ricky Downes III writes and performs his own Lion King parody

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
September 9, 2021

“The Lion King but it’s Just One Guy” began when Ricky Downes III ‘15 was a junior at Emerson—now, the production, a one man show, is free to stream on YouTube after it completed a successful...

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