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Tyler Deffebach

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The global effects of Afghan elections

The past election is evidence that Afghanistan is moving in the right direction, but the country certainly has not arrived at a stable destination.

North Korean prison camps: More action needed

The council should place restrictions on economic aid to Pyongyang from China that would eliminate funding to North Korea’s military

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Syria deserves serious solutions

The world cannot just sit idly by and watch the war in Syria implode the region.

Wary of a nuclear Iran

We must continue to press, perhaps even intensify, economic sanctions against Tehran until there is clear evidence that they have abandoned all WMD ambitions.

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The case for Syrian intervention

In order to end this nightmare for the region, the world needs to put Assad on the defensive. The only way this can be accomplished is through military strikes.

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Men's tennis team remains undefeated in GNAC

On Tuesday, the men’s tennis team swept Norwich University 9-0 to open the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs, continuing a season that has seen the Lions post the program’s best record in its history.

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Lions lose heartbreaking game in double overtime

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Emerson splits doubleheader with Saints

In its first game since April 6, the Emerson softball team split a doubleheader with Saint Joseph’s College Sunday, with initial home runs giving the Lions an early lead.

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Men's volleyball knocked out in GNAC semifinals

In a packed gym at Emmanuel College, nearly 200 spectators looked on as the Saints swept Emerson College 3-0 in the semifinals for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s volleyball playoffs, the first time the team reached the tournament since 2011.

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Women's lacrosse dominates second half in win

The team dominated possession of the ball by winning draw controls 16 to 6, ending the game with a final score of 13-7.

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Lions unable to start offense against Saints

The Lions’ defense could not keep up with Emmanuel College’s early offensive barrage of shots, as the Saints shot the ball 22 times in the opening period, and was limited to taking only three shots of their own, causing an early 4-0 deficit.

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Baseball team posts worst record in program history

Baseball head coach Dave Hanley said he has been disappointed with his team’s subpar effort this season as the Lions find themselves with the worst record in the program’s history.

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Men's volleyball wins first playoff game

The men’s volleyball team secured its first Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason win in the program’s history Tuesday, after a season in which the Lions have found success with their largest freshman class ever.

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Tennis player awarded GNAC rookie of the week

Though he’s humble off the court, once freshman Vinny Castellini picks up his racket, his modesty fades away — becoming a player that his teammates and coach recognize as fiercely effective.

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Emerson lacrosse suffers third quarter slumps

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Junior continues hitting dominance in GNAC

Brittany Rochford has been a leadoff hitter since high school. Her stats — though she refuses to see them during the season — show that these years of practice have paid off, as she now leads the Emerson softball team in hits and walks.

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Women's lacrosse team wins game in final minutes

The Lions won 13-12 in a contest that was highly competitive down to the final seconds of the game.

Softball rallies in extra innings past Albertus Magnus

Emerson rallied and scrambled to overcome a three-run ninth inning by Albertus Magnus College, scoring four times in the final inning to win the game 6-5.

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Lions persevere in double overtime win

On Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team overcame an early 3-0 deficit and rallied to take its first victory of the year in double overtime against Regis College, proving to be a possible turning point for the Lions early in the season.

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Women's lacrosse captain leads GNAC in goals

Chelsea Phillips continues to lead as captain of the women’s lacrosse team and currently is number one in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in goals and shots attempted.

Men's lacrosse unable to maintain early lead in season opener

At the end of the first quarter in the men’s lacrosse season opener, Nicholas Kitsos passed the ball to a cutting Eric Colleran, who threw it into the top-right corner of the net, beating the buzzer and give the Lions a 3-2 advantage over Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Lions' softball hitters among leaders in GNAC

The Emerson’s softball team has maintained its status as a power-hitting team this year, as the Lions have batters topping the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in home runs and runs batted in.

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Nine games postponed from weather

The Emerson baseball team has missed nine consecutive games because of inclement weather and unplayable field conditions, and are predicted to have several more games postponed through the end of the month.

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Softball team enters the season with two pitchers

The Emerson softball team is entering the season with only two pitchers after junior Alexandra Magistro sustained an injury during a game over spring break in Florida.

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Women's lacrosse looks to exit GNAC with championship

The women's lacrosse team hopes to leave a legacy by winning the championship in its last year in the conference.

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Lions eliminated from ECAC playoff

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Men's volleyball shuts out Mount Ida

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Women's basketball unable to overcome early deficit

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Strong bench performance pushes Lions past Fisher

Emerson’s reserves outscored Fisher College’s bench 51-0, helping the Lions achieve a commanding victory. Emerson never trailed Fisher, ending the game with a final score of 96-53.

Men’s basketball relies on free throws in win over Emmanuel

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Emerson basketball looks to boost attendance

Despite improved records for the men’s and women’s teams, Emerson’s basketball programs have struggled to attract fans to the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym this season, averaging an estimated 61 attendees per game, according to Emerson’s website.

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Men's volleyball roster filled with freshman recruits

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Men's basketball team ties season high in three-pointers

Emerson tied a season high earlier this week attempting 24 three-pointers, eight attempts above the Lion's season average of 17 attempts per game.

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Pelton begins talks for Tokyo

President M. Lee Pelton took the initial steps in negotiating Emerson College’s first academic partnership with Japan by signing a memorandum of understanding with Tokyo International University (TIU) during a four - day trip to the country early last month.

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The circle of life: from player to coach

O’Brien, who appointed Venter as team captain last year, said he thinks the former player is doing a great job so far.

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Quiyk spreads its magic to the Olympics

As for their next project, the duo is looking to design jerseys for the 2013 Quidditch Summer Games, which will be held in April in Chicago.

Student backpacks stolen near campus

Bobby Feltault put his black North Face backpack down on a counter during the crowded morning rush at Emerson Cafe Tuesday. Twenty minutes later, after eating his breakfast, Feltault said he reached for his bag, only to find an empty counter.

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Students partner with non-profit to raise funds for a clean water cause

Two Emerson students will host an art auction in cooperation with Emerson Peace and Social Justice to raise money for Maji, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing purified drinking water. The show will feature water-themed paintings, and all money raised will be donated to Maji.

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Ambassador speaks about country "branding"

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, the consul general of Israel in New York and Emerson alumnus, shared his expertise on establishing an identity for Israel to students and professors Thursday.

College sets plan to replace Blackboard WebCT

Last week, Blackboard — the company that owns WebCT— installed emergency fixes to the website after it crashed for the second time in one week. The system is still running at a slower than normal pace, according to Emerson’s Instructional Technology Group (ITG).

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President’s inauguration kicks off with video

At the kick-off event for the two-day-long inauguration of President M. Lee Pelton, attendees were shown a comedic video featuring Pelton visiting various locations on campus, which culminated in his arrival on the stage of the Bill Bordy Theater.