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Good Vibes week spreads positivity on campus and beyond

Good Vibes was a weeklong program led by resident assistants Claire Hilton and Rhys Scheibe and designed to uplift the campus spirit by having students send and receive positive notes.

Putting the “me” in comedy: Improv jam develops skills

"A lot of people were taking risks, which always makes everything more fun." -Sophomore Isabella Boettcher

Dutch Diaries: Kasteel Well travel tips and tricks

"Just because you can legally order drinks doesn’t mean you have to drink yourself under the table.”

Dutch Diaries: On Amsterdam

The Dutch long ago implemented freedoms that are just beginning to be discussed in the states, like regulated prostitution, marijuana legalization, and same sex marriage.

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Hug it out: Troupe members converge in L.A. to form Bearhug Comedy

Since forming last October, Bearhug Comedy has been writing, performing, and producing comedy sketches for their YouTube channel.

Emerson community creates a culture of consent

Campus implements a culture of consent initiative.

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OL training plays up their unique strengths

Although OLs are traditionally some of the most spirited and unique members of the Emerson community because of the responsibilities the job entails, the goal of orientation is to make everyone feel at home, no matter how active they are in the social and extracurricular worlds, according to Emily Enters, chair of undergraduate orientation core staff.