The Perks of Letter Writing

When I started college, I started writing letters more and more. I had always enjoyed writing birthday cards or notes to my friends when I thought they needed to be cheered up, but those were always passed out in person because I never had a reason to send them. Once I went to college, though,…

Breaking YouTube: Controversy About YouTubers Branching Out

When YouTube was created in 2005, it was just a platform for people to create and share videos all around the world. However, that has changed drastically. It was during my sophomore year in high school that I began to hear the word “YouTuber” being dropped around. A YouTuber is someone who accumulates enough subscribers…

The Write Direction: Tips to Help With Writer’s Block

Nothing is more frustrating than staring at a blank screen or an empty piece of paper and not being able to write anything. Whether it’s 3 a.m. and you can’t figure out how to start your research paper or it’s 3 p.m. and you have a story idea that you just can’t put into words, writer’s…

Dissolving the Friction Around Fan Fiction

I’ve always been inclined to ask people what they’re reading, especially if the book cover looks interesting. So when my friend was reading a book during the summer, I naturally asked her what it was. “It’s called After,” she told me. “It’s One Direction fan fiction that was published.” That was certainly not the answer…

Searching for Music to Move the Stars

By: Erin Kayata While flying from Boston to San Antonio, Texas, I embarked on my spring break reading: Travelling to Infinity, the memoir by Jane Hawking which the recent movie The Theory of Everything is based upon. When I was watching the Oscars a few weeks prior, I became intrigued by the story. Having not…

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…

All About Mentors

In the competitive and, at times, daunting industry of media and communications we Emerson students are lucky to have such people as mentors.  Mentors are defined as experienced and trusted advisors who are there to simply help you out. (Some famous mentor/mentee relationships include Dumbledore and Harry Potter, Gandalf and Frodo, and Yoda and Luke…

The Struggles of a Starving Writer

The “starving artist” is a condition that everyone who follows their creative talents will fall into at some point of their life. I am not referring to an artist who is literally hungry for food, but one who is hungry for success in their creative field. For these people, like myself, it is overwhelming to…

I am a Poseur

I’m a huge poseur. I have been all my life. And while I’d been mimicking other kid’s skooter tricks for years, the art of posing truly began to manifest in my sophomore year of high school. That’s when I decided enough is enough; I was going to look exactly like Rae Jefferson. Rae was a…

Ode to Summer Camp

When I was in my junior year of high school I decided that writing was something I, like, actually wanted to do with my life. This, for me, meant that I needed to buck up and do something to further my writing career. So I went online and looked into some writing programs. That’s how I found…