How to Stay on Top of School (Without a Mental Breakdown)

When it comes to school, I have precisely two modes. Either I am living my life as if I have never before attended school, as though for all intents and purposes I am the human equivalent of a tumbleweed, drifting through life with no burdens or responsibilities; or I am a sleepless zombie editing the…

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…

Reverse Culture Shock: When Home Ain’t So Sweet

During the fall semester of my sophomore year of college, I had the opportunity to go abroad and study at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands. I was able to travel all around Europe and meet new people both in the classroom and through my adventures. I stayed in hostels, apartments, and even with a friend’s…

Six Tips for Traveling Europe Cheap

Taking a European tour is a dream vacation for a lot of people. It’s also expensive, so many of those dreamers think they can’t afford it. Here a few tips to bring you closer to making that trip happen: 1. Remember the Exchange Rate In years past, the euro and pound have been quite a…

Getting Ahead: The College Catch 22

Sleep: a college urban myth. The ever elusive act of sleeping can only be witnessed on the Emerson College campus if you wander into a History of Media Arts 1 class where you will surely find a room full of sleeping college students. You may think it would be more common to find students asleep…

Old Town, New Person

Eight months away from home changes you. Any freshman at college could attest to this, especially Emerson students who are so often from out of state and living in a city for the first time. You don’t have your parents there to guide you, you don’t have them there to say no. You are forced…