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Annie Huang

Assistant Arts Editor

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ASIA invites spoken word poet Sarah Kay to share verses

Kay founded Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as tool to promote literacy and empowerment around the world. She's best known for her 2011 TED Talk.

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EAGLE shares stories at Queer Monologues

The show consisted of 14 performances of written works submitted by students, some anonymously. All donations from the event went toward financing Second Chance Prom, another EAGLE-sponsored event.

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Black Box Sounds makes the college rounds

At the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, musicians from Emerson, Berklee College of Music, and Boston College played to a crowd of over 50.

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New York Mag's Adam Moss talks publishing to pupils

For Moss, a two-time recipient for Advertising Age's Editor of the Year, print journalism has yet to become a thing of the past. Best known for transforming the now 47-year-old magazine, Moss oversaw the publication as it expanded digitally.

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School of the Arts partners with German media academy

The School of the Arts hosted two events with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, this past weekend. It sparked the first of many future collaborations with the international institution, otherwise known as Kunsthochschule für Medien, or KHM.

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RareWorks’ student-written Anchortown sets sail

The play tells the dramatic tale of an ordinary town and the mystical events leading up to its destruction, starting with a strange man who fell from outer space.

Cuban poet visits campus

Victor Fowler Calzada, poet and author of more than 10 books, shared his experience of living in revolutionary Cuba with a crowd of almost 100 students Wednesday last week.

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Alumnus Aucoin pens mighty sword stories

Under the penname J.M. Aucoin, Justin Aucoin '06 writes historical novels packed with swordplay and thievery.

Sophomore launches website for performance orgs

To spread awareness about on-campus theater, a cappella, dance, and comedy organizations, Zach Holden founded the Student Performance Network, or SPN.

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New theater company explores Latin American culture

In 2014, Amnesty International USA recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide.Faculty member Christina Marín, who teaches courses like Theatre of the Oppressed and Human Rights in Theatre, wanted to direct a play that educates people about human rights violations in Latin America.

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Silversonic showcase expands to three days, invites alums

The Silversonic music video festival is bigger than ever, expanding to a full three-day extravaganza.

Q&A: Leah Meyerhoff, director of “I Believe in Unicorns”

Meyerhoff, a Student Academy Award nominee, is the founder of Film Fatales, a collective of women filmmakers from all around the world who get together to mentor each other, collaborate on projects, and build a community.

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Student duo founds fashion photoblog

Each post highlights a different neighborhood or locale, and the models’ outfits reflect the nature of their particular surroundings. Initially, the two New York City natives focused on areas in their hometown, like Williamsburg, the Meatpacking District, and Central Park.

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EmStage cooks up country vibes in “Spitfire Grill”

Behind the cozy backdrop is a story about a murderer’s pursuit of a new beginning, a deserter’s quest for forgiveness, and a mother’s struggle to mend a broken relationship.

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New Sodexo website allows for increase in communication

“I want students to care about the dining hall,” Breckenridge said, “and I want the dining hall to care about the students.”

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Sister orgs join together for ha-has and harmonies

“It was so cool going from comedy to singing,” freshman audience member Peyton Incollingo said. “The singing was beautiful and the comedy was so funny. I was laughing and crying at the same time.”

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Academy recognizes alum's screenplay

Bickerstaff applied to Emerson as a transfer with the first 10 pages of the screenplay, at the time a work-in-progress that got him accepted to the college. He finished the script, now over 100 pages long, right after his graduation.