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Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus
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Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors of sexual assault—to Emerson for Valentine’s Day. Using the hashtag #SurvivorLoveLetter, participants read their letters in videos or post photos of them to social media on or after Valentine’s Day. Writers address their letters to themselves, loved ones, or...

Urban Arts to exhibit famed South African artist
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Urban Arts to exhibit famed South African artist

On April 21, 2016, William Kentridge covered the Tiber embankment in Rome with six-foot-tall plastic stencils. He used powerful jets to spray the 550-yard section of the wall with water, washing away dirt on the wall to reveal depictions of Italian history. The mural is part of the South African artist’s newest collection Triumphs and...

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason
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Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

First time marathon runner and senior Erin Jean Hussey will tread over 26 miles through the streets of Boston to raise money and awareness for survivors of domestic, sexual, and dating violence.   “In this chaos of life, running has been my constant and source of strength,” Hussey said. On April 16, Hussey plans on...

Alum performs song “Skinnyfat” to satirize body image
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Alum performs song “Skinnyfat” to satirize body image

The inspiration for the newest single “Skinnyfat” by Amber Gideon ‘06 came from peers teasingly comparing her body to Jell-O in high school. Her self-noted, seemingly never disappearing muffin top and apparent ability to gain weight even after eating just one meal also influenced the lyrics. The comically worded single focuses on the struggle of...

Emerson mascot Griff the Lion gets a new look
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Emerson mascot Griff the Lion gets a new look

Emerson’s newly reimagined lion mascot fits in well with the student body, sporting a “man bun,” gauges, and flannel. Senior and graphic designer Mercedes Lamb designed Griff the Lion as part of her job in the office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL). Lamb said the Emerson logo was hard to market, and she wanted to create...

Raíz Latinoamericana spreads roots on campus
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Raíz Latinoamericana spreads roots on campus

After two years on campus, Raíz Latinoamericana is expanding from theater into publishing a magazine, a short film, and a documentary showcasing the Latinx community at Emerson. Senior Valentina Amaro and sophomore Vera Santana serve as co-editors-in-chief for the new magazine, called Raíz—”root” in Spanish. The magazine will be published once a semester, with the first...

ASIA to host conference with panel, performances
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ASIA to host conference with panel, performances

Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness is launching Engage: The First Campus Tour, a new one-day student conference, this Saturday. ASIA is teaming up with the East Coast Asian American Student Union to launch the event. It is adapted from ECAASU’s coastwide Campus Tours, which draws awareness to prominent issues faced by the Asian-American community on...

Freshmen aim to start summer camp
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Freshmen aim to start summer camp

When she was 10, Rishona Kumar went to Camp Kesem, a weeklong summer program led by college-student counselors for children with parents who have cancer. Now, Kumar is looking to help the next generation by starting a chapter of the camp at Emerson. “It helped me so much,” Kumar said. “My mom was in remission,...

Hidden Lantern festival to shine light on mental health
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Hidden Lantern festival to shine light on mental health

Last April, over 200 students packed into a Walker classroom for the one-night event Project WOW, an art fair promoting mental health. The festival will return for five days this November under a new name: Hidden Lantern. Seniors Suzie Hicks and Ellie Penfield-Cyr, created the festival to showcase music, art, and dancing last semester. Hicks...