Category: Lifestyle

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Love Column: An online dating recipe for disaster

I don’t do online dating. I wish I did, but I just don’t. I would rather ruin a relationship with someone I know in real life, you know? I’m into making places I frequent real awkward for myself. But last spring I thought to myself, “Hey! I’m a catch! And I’ve got to end things...

Students take to the Freedom Trail for Survivor Boston
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Students take to the Freedom Trail for Survivor Boston

Survivor Boston is not your typical reality show. Instead of competing with complete strangers, you contend with the person two rows in front of you in your film lecture. Instead of tackling physical challenges in a tropical jungle or a sandy beach, you play capture the flag on the Boston Common. Alliances are made in...

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Style column: Body before bra

When I finally got my first bra, it was immediately uncomfortable and hard to wear. Upon clasping it together, I asked my mom if this was how they always feel, or if it was only because it was my first bra. She told me I would be stuck with this contraption for the rest of...

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...

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LGBTQ column: Out of the closet, into a box

I have a confession—I think Buzzfeed quizzes are fun. A few weeks ago, I found myself searching the site. One quiz titled, “You Won’t Get 100% on this Quiz If You’re Straight,” jumped out at me. Aware of how questionable this could be, I went ahead and took it. According to Buzzfeed, I am, without...

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Real Talk creates conversations, supports students

It’s time to put the phone away—and talk for real. REAL Talk is a new support group on campus intended to teach students how to communicate with each other in a personal environment through active listening. The “REAL” in REAL Talk stands for everything the that the group wishes to teach students: resilience, engagement, awareness,...

College hires Pulitzer winner
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College hires Pulitzer winner

After 30 years working as a photographer for the Miami Herald, Patrick Farrell is taking a year-long leave—he joined Emerson this year as a Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence. He’s won two Pulitzer Prizes in the last three decades: one as a part of the Herald team’s overall coverage of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida in 1993, and...

Freshman brings menstrual movement to campus
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Freshman brings menstrual movement to campus

With over 100 high school, university, and community chapters established around the world, PERIOD is the largest and fastest growing youth-run nongovernmental organization in menstrual health in the United States. Thanks to freshman communication studies major Arasha Lalani, Emerson now has a chapter of its own. “We want to encourage the conversation surrounding periods,” Lalani...

Mindfulness course moves students to meditate
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Mindfulness course moves students to meditate

Overwhelmed students seeking tranquility can turn to the Mindfulness Practitioner Program, a new initiative focused on mindfulness meditation. Harrison Blum, director of religious and spiritual life and campus chaplain, is introducing the program, a structured eight-week plan that will allow students to begin and deepen a regular practice of mindfulness. The program allows students to...

Bites with Becca: Off-campus cooking starter pack
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Bites with Becca: Off-campus cooking starter pack

Ramen, mac and cheese, takeout, repeat. Sound familiar? While eating pizza every night may be my heart’s true desire, it’s not so great for my wallet or my health. Now that the semester has officially started and about half the school community has found themselves off-campus, we need to talk about what we’re eating. Whether...