Category: Lifestyle

Boston rallies for one-year anniversary of Women’s March
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Boston rallies for one-year anniversary of Women’s March

Freshman Monica Gregoretti prepared a sign with the words, “Don’t Fucking Touch Me,” and a shirt with the image, “I heart consensual sex,” in preparation for the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018. They said they’re looking forward to participating in a historical movement focused on equality. “Everyone belongs in that space,” Gregoretti said. “All trans women...

Pat Giguere ’12 chronicles cancer in comedic web series
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Pat Giguere ’12 chronicles cancer in comedic web series

For Kiren Lall, a mother and entrepreneur based in London, filming a web series created by Emerson Alumnus Pat Giguere diverted her attention from her battle with cancer. Giguere ‘12, Lall, and her daughter Elise Lall Rothera play themselves in a series roughly based off of their real lives. The first season of the web...

“Funnilingus” combines comedy and awareness in Hollywood
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“Funnilingus” combines comedy and awareness in Hollywood

When visual and media arts major Ellory Smith decided to stay in Los Angeles after attending ELA senior year, she wanted to take on the lack of diversity in her field while landing punch lines. So, Smith founded “Funnilingus,” a monthly, all-female–identifying comedy show in North Hollywood. “Funnilingus,” just three months old, is both a...

“Shitposting” Facebook group creates hidden community
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“Shitposting” Facebook group creates hidden community

Last February, senior Kenzy Peach created a Facebook group comprised of herself and a few close friends. A year later, 1,300 students are members of Emerson Shitposting. “[Emerson Shitposting] is basically a place to post jokes, memes, anything that could be construed as funny by anyone,” Peach said. “Anything that people want to broadcast to...

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...

Alumni cite student debt for donation reluctance
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Alumni cite student debt for donation reluctance

Since Emerson alumna Anna Correa graduated in 2012 with her masters degree in theater education, she has worked at Emerson Los Angeles as department coordinator for undergraduate studies, been involved in a theatre show in Rhode Island, and tackled several part-time contract jobs. What she hasn’t done, however, is pay off a single dollar of...

Meet the senior living off campus and off the grid
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Meet the senior living off campus and off the grid

While most off-campus students wake up to the ringing of alarms in their apartments, Bailey Galvin-Scott rises to the chirping of birds in the woods. After packing his tent and sleeping bag into his backpack, he hops on the T and rushes to campus for his 10 a.m. class. The senior visual and media arts...

Back at home, back in the closet
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Back at home, back in the closet

While the holiday season is a time of celebration and festivity for most people, many in the queer community dread the time off. For a lot of us, the holidays mean one thing: forcing ourselves back into the closet. For many it’s easy to be out and proud at a left-leaning college like Emerson, but...

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...

Chase Ybarra finds funds to finish final semester
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Chase Ybarra finds funds to finish final semester

Senior visual and media arts major Chase Ybarra, 44, has 20 credits to complete before he can graduate. But when he ran into financial trouble, he questioned whether he would reach the finish line he worked so hard for. Siobhan Dolan, a senior and fellow member of the film fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha,  started a fundraising...