Learning the Forgotten History of Boston’s West End

When people think of neighborhoods in downtown Boston, they think of the North End, the South End, Chinatown and Beacon Hill. When I heard of the “West End” of Boston, I wasn’t even sure if it existed. Because it doesn’t. Of course, the area of land that is the West End still exists, but there…

Free Things You Can Do in Colleges Around Boston

Boston is America’s #1 College Town. It’s a phrase that has sold many a student to coming to the city in their pursuit of higher education. Besides the contribution of new undergraduates, many of these schools give the public a chance to share in the knowledge that goes on behind closed doors. You can take advantage…

Make the Most of Your Small Space in Three Easy Steps

Moving into college, especially for the first time, is exciting. Squeezing all of your belongings into a tiny room you share with someone else is not. Even if you’ve graduated from a dorm, chances are your apartment may not be that big either. If you’re not sure how you could possibly fit everything into such…

Date Ideas to Spark Up Your Summer

The summer is a perfect time for fun dates. So many opportunities arise that couples just can’t do during the chillier months. Especially after a long year of classes and work, the summer months allow couples to reignite the spark that may have been lost during the year by going out and taking advantage of these…

Fair Trade Companies: Buying Ethical Brands

Today a lot of millennials  are concerned about buying organic and all natural products for health and environmental reasons, however another component to consider when shopping is if products are fair trade certified. Fair trade by definition means that the supplies and goods used to create a product are made in a developing country and…

Gentrification in Boston

Gentrification is not a new fad, in fact it has been ongoing for decades. Sometimes it takes a more lighthearted form like when my mother complains that a Chipotle has replaced an old record store in Harvard Square or when multiple organic juice bars begin popping up in Chinatown. However, beyond its novelty, it has…

Liquid Art House: A Gourmet Gallery

Ever walk into a restaurant and see a group of artists casually painting next to the bar? Well, if you are a foodie or an artist, food and art intertwine to create an amazing place. Liquid Art House is unique because it’s part restaurant, part bar, and part art gallery. That’s right – you can…

“The Today Show” Visits Boston

It’s official- the Big Apple finally got a taste of Boston. Dreams came true for many a Boston resident when NBC’s The Today Show did a live taping from Faneuil Hall Marketplace early on the morning of Friday February 15. Several Emerson students were present at the event. Though we were all groggy from the…

MFA Screens Stanley Kubrick FIlms Through February

The Museum of Fine Arts is known as a beacon for culture and knowledge in the city of Boston. The galleries are strategically curated with paintings, jewelry, sculptures, books, post-cards, and posters. These objects are typically the topics of intrigue when the MFA is brought up in conversation. It is important to remember, however, that musuems such as the MFA…