Navigating Your College Career Goals

I’m someone who likes to have everything figured out. I like to know that what I’m doing is ultimately helping me accomplish one of my long term goals, or at least moving me toward something – like a degree. Every class we take at school, every paper we write is moving us toward that little piece…

Un Aventure En France

When I landed in the Marseille airport, I had no earthly idea what would be in store for me throughout my first three weeks of travel in the beautiful and mysterious south of France. There was so much I had yet to learn. I didn’t know that there are €1 and €2 coins that replace…

Keeping Busy and Staying Focused During the Summer

After a year of hard work and pure stress, it’s difficult to force yourself off the couch and away from your computer screen once summer break hits. Of course, your summer break should be relaxing and fun. For students, summer vacation is a much-needed reprieve from the looming essays, projects, and exams that haunt them…

In Defense of Young Love

As I packed up my boxes to leave my dorm room for the summer, I felt all the usual end of the year nostalgia. Saying “goodbye” to the friends I’d begun to call family was certainly not easy. But, I also could not help but feel a wave of excitement rush over me. Of course…

How to Keep in Touch with College Friends Over Break

The bonds you create when you share a bathroom with someone or many someones are powerful. You become so close with people so quickly that being ripped away from them at the beginning of summer break can feel like having a piece of your soul missing. Though it’s never the same, there are a lot…

When Life Doesn’t Go The Way You Planned

College is a very strange, unique time in our lives. Our fate has yet to be decided, and as a result, many parts of our lives feel constantly left up to chance. What we imagine ourselves doing in ten years is probably not what we will actually end up doing. So how can one stay…

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…

Where to Study When You’re Sick of the Library

The time to spend hours studying for finals is quickly approaching. Most students hunker down at their desk or at the library for hours every day. But in your room it’s so easy to get distracted by all the other more enjoyable things you could be doing, or your roommates coming in and out. And…

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…

Revising Your Opinion About Revisions

When I was in high school I stared at the red, failing grade of an essay I had written for English class, trying to read the scribbled comments my teacher had given me so I could somehow connect the grade to my writing. I thought I had understood the prompt. I thought I had studied….