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Throwback Thursday, 1983: Campus Communication and American Exceptionalism

Editor’s Note: The following are two articles from Emmanuel College’s student newspaper, Emmanuel Current, from October 1983. Emma Nuel Hi, my name is Emma Nuel. I got to Emmanuel college and I’d like to know what events are going down and why my tuition goes up, just like you. I’d like to be made aware of what’s happening in my […]

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Playlist of the Week

This week’s playlist is all about rainy day /coffee break tunes. Listen to this while you’re brooding/pretending you’re working on your latest novel in a Starbucks on a rainy day or laying around in bed on a lazy Sunday and blobbin’.     1. Cigarettes and Coffee-Otis Redding 2, Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams 3. […]

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10 Things to Do Around Boston for Under $20

If you’re currently indebted to Sallie Mae but still want to have fun here’s a list for doing Boston on a student friendly budget. 1. The Institute of Contemporary Art Located in the Boston Harbor the ICA features exhibitions, performance art, and film and video presentations. $10 for students with id Closed Mondays 2. The North End […]

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Question of the Week: No More Midnight Madness?

Students who look at the activities calendar this fall may find a surprising gap in October’s campus festivities – namely, the absence of the rowdiest October event, Midnight Madness. The pep-rally-esque event is usually held in the Jean Yawkey Center to celebrate Emmanuel’s various athletic teams. This year, however, the event seems to have taken a […]

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What Happened to Midnight Madness?

If you’re looking to spread your school spirt at Emmanuel this fall, you might be disappointed. This year, Emmanuel’s annual pep rally, Midnight Madness, has been cancelled. In the words of Kevin Farrell, Assistant Director of Student Activities and head of EC’s Superfans, “cancel is a tough word” to use to describe the lack of Midnight Madness this year. […]

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Written Up with Paul: How to Peel an Apple in 12 Steps (Advice for Terminating a Sour Relationship)

Above all else, do what you believe is right. 1.) Disregard the length of any relationship you’ve maintained with people who have hurt you because they’re hurt. No amount of years can make tender the unlawful malice of another. If you weren’t the cause (indirect or otherwise) of an individual’s suffering, you aren’t liable for […]

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Patrice Bergeron will lead the team this season after a summer which saw him named the cover athlete for EA Sports' NHL 15. (Photo: Lisa Gansky, Wikipedia CC)

Can Bruins Bring Stanley Cup back to Beantown? A Preview of the 2014-15 NHL Season

The 2014-2015 National Hockey League season gets underway Wednesday night with four games, including the Bruins taking on the Philadelphia Flyers at Boston’s TD Garden. The Bruins took home the Presidents’ Cup last season as the team with the league’s best regular season record, but an early playoff exit at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens […]

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Patriots Tame Bengals, and Other Scores From Around the League

After a dismal outing against the Chiefs in Week 4, the Patriots stormed out of the gate Sunday night against the Bengals on their way to a 43-17 win. The win saw New England’s record improve to 3-2. Never falling behind in the game, Tom Brady and company led a balanced attack that scored three […]

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Patriots Face Bengals in Game of AFC Titans

Coming off a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Monday night, the Patriots will host the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Sunday night. Cincinnati is coming off a bye week last week, and currently stand at 3-0, making them one of the last two unbeaten teams left at this point. The Patriots are […]

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The Week’s End

“People of the Boulevard”

Ash falls from the sky Streets fill with corpses of People living on the boulevard From inside I watched ash With its charcoal grey color On bodies of the boulevard I tilt my head up Charcoal falls onto my hair Of gold tattered and unwashed My boss sent me out Onto the streets where Tattered […]

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Playlist of the Week

This week’s playlist is all about girl power and bad ass ladies in honor of Malala Yousafzai, a 17 year old Pakistani education activist. Earlier this week, Yousafzai was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work for the advancement of women’s education and child welfare. Yousafzai gained notoriety for protesting her government, for keeping her and other young […]

Top Ten Halloween Costumes for 2014

By Anna Topping 1. Ray Rice & Janay Palmer – cute couples costume, have one person wear a Ray Rice jersey and then beat up the other person who is being Janay. Add a sling or some bandages for the finishing touch. 2. Any member of Orange is the New Black – wear all orange […]

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Written Up with Paul: How to Peel an Apple in 12 Steps (Advice for Terminating a Sour Relationship)

Above all else, do what you believe is right. 1.) Disregard the length of any relationship you’ve maintained with people who have hurt you because they’re hurt. No amount of years can make tender the unlawful malice of another. If you weren’t the cause (indirect or otherwise) of an individual’s suffering, you aren’t liable for […]

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Opinion: Media: Is It Informative or Invasive?

It’s been just over a month since the world learned the devastating news about Robin Williams’ death. In the month since his passing, the public and countless notable celebrities expressed their sorrow and sympathy for his family. Despite the outpouring of support, the media has managed to taint any positive messages by overstepping their journalistic […]

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Op-Ed: Classless

Suffolk University is responsible for a pretty unabashed advertising campaign that distinguishes its students by mocking privilege. Here’s why their efforts are regrettable. The ad I saw this morning on the Orange Line is brandished “Suffolk students rely on their will to succeed, not their father’s will.” Geez, sorry Dad. Pictured is a young woman […]

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Over the Rainbow with Brian Burns: A Tragic Child of Heterosexuals

I used to spread mayonnaise on saltines because life wasn’t depressing enough. I wasn’t on the BRAT diet nor was I orphaned, but I still spent the greater half of eighth grade slathering cholesterol globs over full-sodium crackers. It wasn’t delicious but I had spent enough afternoons mourning empty raisin bran boxes to know that […]

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