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…

Tips for Managing Stress

As Emerson students, we all know what it’s like to have busy schedules: classes Monday through Friday, orgs in the afternoon, then part-time jobs, internships and/or performances. Sometimes it’s overwhelming and we don’t know how to get out of it. I know that I’m constantly anxious about all the things I need to get done….

So You Want to Take a Gap Year

“You need to go to college.” This phrase has become a mantra of sorts to teens and young adults everywhere. Without college, you won’t succeed or find a job. Without college, you won’t be prepared to make it on your own. Jumping right into college after high school, however, isn’t the only choice. Many students…

Paper vs. Laptop

As a writer, I’ve always gone back and forth between using technology to write and using paper and a pen. I’m sure even if you’re not a writer, everyone has had this dilemma as well. I always go back and forth between which method is better, but now I’m starting to thing that neither method…

The Summer Playlist for the Busy Bee

“Summertime, and the living’s easy.” So goes the famous opening line of “Summertime,” the Porgy and Bess song that every slightly talented American Idol contestant wails in the Hollywood Round. As individuals still in the prime of our youth, we like to think that our summer is easy livin’. God knows we’ve slaved away at…

Real World Lessons I Learned While Waitressing

By Maureen McDermott Photo by someecards.com                  I don’t consider myself a waitress or a bartender. My occupation is ‘Student,’ a title that takes on a whole new meaning at Emerson. Emerson students are overworked and under (see: not) paid, but only until they graduate and get real…