Women’s March: An Exploration of Expression in Times of Distress

by Hayley Broderick and Amelia Wright

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(left to right, top to bottom: Boston, MA; Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; Washington D.C.)

After weeks of cloudy dismal skies, the sun finally shone through over the Boston Common. Pink hats covered the area in roaring support of women’s rights. After a hugely successful march in protest of the presidential election just months before, it seemed almost unreal that this march could be bigger than the one previous. Nearly 175,000 people congregated for this monumental event.

-Hayley

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12 Not-to-Be-Missed Music Remixes

In honor of our “Remix Issue” launching in just a couple of weeks, our co editor-in-chief, Marlo Jappen, shares her top 12 favorite music remixes!  Releasing a cover takes guts. It sets the artist up for comparisons, criticism and the oft-repeated phrase: “Nothing beats the original.” But, music hits us all in different ways and remixes capture that. In anticipation of Atlas’ “Remix Issue, ” … Continue reading 12 Not-to-Be-Missed Music Remixes

The Countdown to “Hamilton” in Boston

By: Sarah Hope If you haven’t listened to “Hamilton” yet, you are way behind. It’s an amazing historical hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton and those surrounding him, written by a genius: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Even those who are not involved in musical theatre and the performing arts are finding themselves intrigued by the musical representation of this man’s life. Although we’ve all fallen in love with … Continue reading The Countdown to “Hamilton” in Boston

Queer Monologues: Emerson’s Archive of Queer Voices

Written anonymously Before this year I would have never considered myself a performer. Before this year I would have never considered myself a part of the queer community. Now I can say that I’m both. This year I became a more active member of EAGLE, Emerson’s LGBTQ+ organization, and through a lot of their events, I stepped more and more out of my comfort zone. Queer … Continue reading Queer Monologues: Emerson’s Archive of Queer Voices

So You Want to Be on Top? An Interview with Two Former ANTM Contestants

By: Casey Tsamis Do you think you have what it takes to go into the modeling industry? Did you love the last season of America’s Next Top Model? Past contestants Dustin McNeer and Hadassah Richardson explain the life of a top model and their experiences. Photography by Blake Ballard Dustin McNeer, ANTM Cycle 22, 18, Kernersville, North Carolina Question (Q): Was America’s Next Top Model … Continue reading So You Want to Be on Top? An Interview with Two Former ANTM Contestants

Finding Inspiration in Mad Men

By: Alexis Clemons The television show Mad Men only has a few episodes left before its series finale and I’ve been feeling very sentimental. As a Marketing Communications major at Emerson, I enjoy watching a show that’s centered on my favorite subject. However, Mad Men seems to have a stigma around it in the academic marketing world. I can clearly remember the first day of my Intro … Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Mad Men

Ryan Meier: Cherry Mellow’s Front Man Opens Up About Their Music

By: Samantha Harton Ryan Meier looks like a rockstar.  Clad in a white, red-striped leather jacket and tight black pants, he drops to his knees on the small stage of the Middle East Corner, his fingers moving tightly along the strings of his red guitar. Soon his face is unrecognizable as a mess of blonde hair that rivals Kurt Cobain’s covers his face completely and … Continue reading Ryan Meier: Cherry Mellow’s Front Man Opens Up About Their Music

Beyond Awareness: Autism Acceptance Month

Published anonymously April is “Autism Awareness Month,” a time where national landmarks light up blue and people share stock photos with phrases like “I support Autism” or “30 days of Autism Awareness.” It’s one of the few times a year when autism is actually recognized or even acknowledged in popular media. It can be easy to forget that autism is actually an everyday part of … Continue reading Beyond Awareness: Autism Acceptance Month

Searching for Music to Move the Stars

By: Erin Kayata While flying from Boston to San Antonio, Texas, I embarked on my spring break reading: Travelling to Infinity, the memoir by Jane Hawking which the recent movie The Theory of Everything is based upon. When I was watching the Oscars a few weeks prior, I became intrigued by the story. Having not yet seen the movie, I decided to start off by … Continue reading Searching for Music to Move the Stars