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Political Science Professors Speak on the COF Protest

After attending part of the COF Protest on Monday Dec. 8, Professors Petros Vamvakas, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Adam Silver, Assistant Professor of Political Science offer their comments. Vamvakas teaches a class on street democracy, which, he says, is a popular voice within a political structure. This voice is often found to be […]

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‘The Last 5 Years’ is A Wonderful Display of Talent

Time heals no wounds for estranged lovers Cathy Hiatt and Jaime Wellerstein in the play “The Last Five Years,” directed for the Emmanuel College stage by Alexa Albanese. Hiatt and Wellerstein, brought to life by students Temma Beaudreau and Jordan Lindley respectively, live in a universe plighted by what can only be described as Benjamin […]

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Over the Rainbow with Brian Burns: For Adderall I Know

Had I spent less time typing Erykah Badu lyrics into my TI-84 calculator, I probably wouldn’t have failed algebra freshman year of high school. I went to public school so it’s not like the class was hard. It was taught by Mr. Conway, a guy who climbed mountains for fun and was eye-level with my […]

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COF Protests: #BlackLivesMatter

This afternoon, students from every school in the Colleges of the Fenway faced the cold to speak out against racism, and address the recent death of Eric Garner and so many more. Before the protest began, facilities and security were taking precautions. Perhaps in anticipation for today's protest, the baby Jesus manger has not been put […]

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Emmanuel Launches Title IX Webpage to Address Sexual Misconduct

Last week Emmanuel announced, via a Portal post, that its Title IX compliance web page has been launched to serve as a resource for the Emmanuel community. Since its inception in 1972 Title IX has been used to address discrimination based on sex/gender primarily in education and athletic programs across the country.  However, it is not just […]

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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Emmanuel Community

To Whom It May Concern, My eyes bleed with pain more viscous than ever. Less than a few hours ago, Eric Garner vs NYPD indictment case was dismissed by the NY grand jury in regards to yet another innocent African American man being unrightfully murdered. The video evidence was caught on camera and posted across […]

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Katie Kelly ’15, 1804 Society, and Alumni Relations Organize 5K Fundraiser

On Saturday November 15th, Katie Kelly ’15 completed one of the final phases of her 1804 Society member requirements—her senior project. In conjunction with Emmanuel’s Alumni Relations Department, Kelly and the rest of the 1804 Society hosted its fourth annual 5K in support of Sister Isabelle, SND and her school in the Congo. This year, […]

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Simmons College Transgender Acceptance Policy- A Simmons Alum Weighs In

Simmons College, Emmanuel’s next door  COF neighbor, has officially opened its doors to transgender students. This move makes Simmons the third college in the country and the second in Massachusetts to create an admissions policy that includes transgender and gender nonconforming students. This admissions policy means that Simmons will formally accept students who were born […]

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QOTW: Brittany Maynard and Assisted Suicide

Controversial activist Brittany Maynard chose to pass away on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Having been diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma multiforme, a terminal form of brain cancer, the twenty nine year old ingested prescribed medications in accordance with Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.” The process of Maynard’s diagnosis and decision to move to Oregon, one of […]

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The Week’s End

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Playlist of the Week

This week’s playlist theme is 90’s music! 1.Linger-The Cranberries 2.Loser-Beck 3.Machine Gun Funk-Biggie Smalls 4.Blister In The Sun- Violent Femmes 5.1st of Tha Month- Bone Thugs N Harmony 6.Criminal- Fiona Apple 7.Say My Name- Destiny’s Child 8. Killing Me Softly-Lauryn Hill 9. The Man Who Sold The World- Nirvana 10. Say You’ll Be There 11. […]

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“New York City” A Photo Series by Miller Penaflor

Miller Penaflor ’16 is a junior here at EC.  Miller is a sociology major with a minor in studio art. Check out his Instagram here and follow Miller on Twitter here .  

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Playlist of the Week

This week’s playlist theme is covers. Are they better than the original? You decide! Special thanks to Kayla Hoffestein who contributed this playlist. Tune in to Kayla’s radio show “Alternative Hour” Thursdays from 7-8 on ecradio.org! 1. Sea of Love-  cover Cat Power/original Phil Phillips 2. It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s, World – cover Young the […]

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Opinion

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Over the Rainbow with Brian Burns: For Adderall I Know

Had I spent less time typing Erykah Badu lyrics into my TI-84 calculator, I probably wouldn’t have failed algebra freshman year of high school. I went to public school so it’s not like the class was hard. It was taught by Mr. Conway, a guy who climbed mountains for fun and was eye-level with my […]

Photo: Monica Busch '15

Op-Ed: Open Letter To The Administration

Editor’s Note 9:25 AM, 12/9/2014:  Please see the list of all signatories that has been added to the bottom of the letter. Editor’s Note 5:23 PM, 12/8/2014:  The Black Student Union disseminated the following letter to various administrative officials at 11:30 today, and electronically at 3:43. No edits have been made. To the Board of […]

Photo: Monica Busch '15

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Emmanuel Community

To Whom It May Concern, My eyes bleed with pain more viscous than ever. Less than a few hours ago, Eric Garner vs NYPD indictment case was dismissed by the NY grand jury in regards to yet another innocent African American man being unrightfully murdered. The video evidence was caught on camera and posted across […]

Photo: Monica Busch '15

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Political Science and International Studies Departments

Dear Political Science and International Studies Department; It is with a heavy heart that I write to you all, in light of the recent events that have confounded so many students at Emmanuel College and left us at a stand-still. After the news of Ferguson broke, Jeffrey Smith, Director of Multicultural programs, notified students that […]

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