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Students plan for spring break amid lessened COVID policies

Students plan for spring break amid lessened COVID policies

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
March 9, 2023

As spring break approaches, Emerson students have adjusted to the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions for the first time in three years—with some planning to finally travel for leisure or home to see family...

Nostalgic for Harvard: its not what you think

Nostalgic for Harvard: it’s not what you think

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
February 23, 2023

I hate CC100: Foundations of Speech Communications—and that has nothing to do with my teacher or my classmates; it’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me. I’m just too good at public speaking. I...

Students relaxing on Boston Common.

International students decide whether to return home for spring break amid ongoing restrictions

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
March 12, 2022

As students prepare to leave campus for spring break, international students have an added layer of difficulty amid the ongoing pandemic. Due to COVID-19 restrictions within their respective countries,...

People walking on Boylston Street.

With spring break canceled, students express burnout fears

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

As the college nears its would-be spring break, some students worry about the mental and academic burnout that might accompany more than three consecutive months of classes. The college canceled spring...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 7,136 new coronavirus cases, highest single-day total of the pandemic

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 7,136 new coronavirus cases Thursday, marking the highest single-day total since the pandemic began and a drastic rise from the 6,419 new infections reported Wednesday. The death...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson community weighs in on the holidays, the president-elect, and new COVID-19 vaccine developments

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Sophia Boyce, and Drew Ascione
November 18, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor talks to the community about the recent advances in effectiveness of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Sophia Boyce fields student's opinions...

Cameron Arendt (left) with his brother, Ryan.

For vulnerable families, return home escalates virus anxieties

By Dana Gerber and Lily Schutt
October 28, 2020

Every year, Nicole Watkins’ grandmother brings a special sweet potato casserole dish and a cranberry mix to Thanksgiving dinner in her Irvine, California home. Sitting around the table to eat with the...

There is so much doubt that its a “risk with almost no reward” situation for those in countries dependent on tourism.

International destinations at risk: How to be considerate travelers during COVID-19

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
October 28, 2020

Several countries around the world are highly reliant on tourism for generating foreign exchange, attracting international investments, increasing tax revenue, and providing job opportunities. Many have...

For me, traveling offers a time to disconnect from my hectic daily routine and allows my mind to focus on the beauty surrounding me. This year, however, the summer was different for most of us.

Secure the remote control, not your luggage. The “new” way to travel during pandemic

By Carlota Cano
October 13, 2020

Although my luggage now collects dust and remains hidden in the depths of my closet, I often think back to the days when I traveled around Spain with my family.   My parents are originally from Spain,...

“[Global Pathways] is something I think Emerson is really proud of. It’s something that I think is unique to us, College Official Corey Blackmar said.

Summer Global Pathways Programs canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

By Elena Naze
May 5, 2020

The college notified all 200 individuals registered for the summer Global Pathway programs—which send students around the world for four to six weeks—in early April that it would be canceling all 18...

Mariana Marshall has blogged her travels to Australia, the Bahamas, Fiji, Nicaragua, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Iceland, and more. Photo courtesy of Mariana Marshall

Mariana Marshall ’10 blogs on the move

By Emily Mason
February 28, 2018

When Mariana Marshall ‘10 graduated from Emerson, she thought she had joined the Peace Corps. After months of not receiving an assignment, she decided to pursue a career as a park ranger and start her...

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