Being The Change

The events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last week are nothing short of appalling. Watching the news has made me feel so incredibly sick. I’m upset, angry, and looking to make a change. As a young adult in the world today I am in an important place of power. I have the power to…

No Internship? No Problem!

You go to Emerson College, so odds are when you think of summer, you’re not thinking about lazy days spent relaxing at the beach or the memories you’ll make with family members and friends. Instead, you’re thinking about resume building: how can I get an internship this summer? And what happens if I don’t find one?…

Why You Should Care About Senior Dogs

There are few pleasant places left on the internet, save for the Facebook page belonging to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (OFSDS). I first discovered OFSDS sometime last year, after seeing the organization mentioned in one of the many dog-friendly Facebook groups I’m a part of. After finding their Facebook page, the rest was history….

Backstock for Standing Rock with Pub Club

It has always been important to take action, but now is an essential time to be advocating for social and political change. That includes taking action here on Emerson’s campus, in the greater Boston area, or beyond. But, sometimes advocacy can mean showing solidarity. Or fundraising in support of an issue or movement. That’s why…

Theatre as a Safe Space

It’s 2016 and news is traveling incredibly fast. In the wake of the presidential election, it’s hard to keep track of every political issue or scandal being buzzed about by the media. But, there’s one news story that has definitely kept my attention. A few weeks ago, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of…

An Open Letter to Clowns

This past Wednesday night, two clowns were spotted on Emerson’s campus, loitering near the entrance to Colonial. My feelings when I first heard this were a mixture of disgust and disbelief. If Emerson’s campus isn’t safe from these clowns, where is? Then, I remembered that our campus is in downtown Boston, next to the Common…

Fast Fashion: Who’s Really Paying the Price?

The brown paper bags are ubiquitous. It is impossible to walk down Washington Street or anywhere in the Downtown Crossing area without seeing them. They can be the size of a lunch bag or the size of a suitcase; either way, the hands they are held in swing them back and forth, content with their…

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…

Californication: San Francisco

I’m standing on some random street in San Francisco close to midnight, carry-on luggage and stuffed backpack in tow, shivering in my cotton shorts and a thin t-shirt because I didn’t take into account the difference in latitude and bay winds. Nathan throws me his sweatshirt and insists that I wait on the stoop, somewhat…

A New Look at the Old Peak

I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a while that someday I would visit the ancient ruins, but also on my list are about a couple dozen other places around the world that each seem beautiful in different ways. Machu Picchu was a good place to start. As someone not accustomed to…