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Benjamin Jealous advocates change

“Change often comes faster than you think is possible.” –Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP

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Swomo performs first show of Spring semester

"I feel like we're starting off strong this semester." -Kenzie Woodrow, freshman visual media arts major

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Student writes for music website, interviews up-and-coming artists

"We aim to expand the minds of readers and show people that there's more to the music that they're already listening to." - Junior Cyrus Wesson

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Deck the halls and bake the cookies

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights on Boston Common have been strung. The tree at Faneuil Hall is lit. And Starbucks is featuring peppermint mochas instead of pumpkin spice lattes. Bitter cold temperatures mean more time spent inside. Emerson students know how to celebrate the holidays both indoors and outdoors, exhibiting their decorating expertise by stringing lights, assembling trees, and mounting menorahs.

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Bringing legends to life in the Cabaret

Disco lights, hors d’oeuvres, and thumping music greeted attendees eager to dance the night away. The event was hosted by Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone, Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness, Amigos, and Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests.

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Play me, I’m yours for a day

Senior James Kennedy decided to try to play all 75 pianos in Boston's Play Me, I'm Yours project.

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Student drawings attracts national media attention

Senior Jody Steel's leg-art doodles become an internet and media sensation.