Category: Lifestyle

Freshman founds Muslim Student Association
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Freshman founds Muslim Student Association

Despite concerns there would be too few students to form a Muslim Student Association, Maysoon Khan pushed to create one last month. Now, the association has over a dozen members. Freshman Samara DeBruyn, one of the first members of the MSA, said the formation of the organization was motivated by the lack of visible Muslims...

Bites with Becca: Cooking can be comforting
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Bites with Becca: Cooking can be comforting

When I think of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, I think of all the years my family hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house. If I said those foods to you, you would probably think of your own Thanksgiving memories. But why? Maybe it’s because the holiday is right around the corner—or maybe it’s because of...

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...

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Sex column: Common mis-contraceptions

The sheer number of people who say they don’t wear condoms never fails to surprise me. I’ve had it happen to me—I’ve been with men who think there’s no need for such a thing. Maybe I’m simply a paranoid queer, still bearing the weight of the ‘80s AIDS epidemic generations later, or maybe I’m old-fashioned,...

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Spacey’s sexuality is no excuse for past assaults

Kevin Spacey is facing several allegations of sexual assault. Anthony Rapp accused the actor of assaulting him when Rapp was only 14 years old, and in Spacey’s apology, he seems to have deflected from these allegations by coming out as gay. This is nothing new. Queer people often hide behind their sexual identities to justify inappropriate thoughts...

Em Mag editor-in-chief photographs Fall Collection
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Em Mag editor-in-chief photographs Fall Collection

Amid the commotion at a star-studded Hamptons wedding in July, senior Adam Ward focused his camera and tried to capture every moment. Little did he know, his photos would soon be featured by one of the best known fashion publications in the world. “The funniest thing is that the entire time people were telling me,...

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EAGLE hosts Queer History Month

Even though October is officially known as LGBT History Month, Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone decided to relabel it as Queer History Month for its yearly celebration. Christopher Henderson-West, a sophomore and co-president of EAGLE, said he feels this change makes the month more inclusive. “There’s so many letters that a plus sign...

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EAGLE hosts Queer History Month

Even though October is officially known as LGBT History Month, Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone decided to relabel it as Queer History Month for its yearly celebration. Christopher Henderson-West, a sophomore and co-president of EAGLE, said he feels this change makes the month more inclusive. “There’s so many letters that a plus sign...

Bites with Becca: A lesson in loving leftovers
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Bites with Becca: A lesson in loving leftovers

There’s only one thing better than a home-cooked meal. I’m talking about the hero of brown bag lunches and impromptu sandwiches. It’s a blessing, it’s a lifesaver — I’m talking leftovers. Leftovers let you eat home-prepared meals while only cooking a few days a week, and let’s be real, no student has time to cook...

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,...