Saturday, 18th March 2017

Pure Serenity

I wake up. I check my phone. I eat a crappy bowl of cereal. I go to class. Check my phone. I go to work. Check my phone. Go meet friends. Worry about tomorrow. Go…

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Saturday, 18th March 2017

The Luminosity of Color

As apartment hunting season finally arrives, my future roommate and I, like expecting parents, are constantly trading ideas about what our apartment will be like. Our vision is there: a cool, welcoming environment with a…

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Saturday, 18th March 2017

Thank You, Tumblr

I thought I had broken up with Tumblr when I went to college. Although it served as my savior in middle and high school, I rarely find myself scrolling through my dashboard anymore. Absentmindedly clicking…

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Saturday, 18th March 2017

Cookbook Extravaganza

There are three things in life that I consider essential. The first, a dog (or a cat, if you’re a cat person). The second, a good cup of coffee. And the third, a collection of…

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Saturday, 18th March 2017

The War on Art

For the past three months, a permanent Star Wars opening crawl has trudged across our vision: It is a shit show. The new Dark Side has risen. The Empire has declared war on refugees, Muslims,…

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Thursday, 5th January 2017

Let’s March

Inauguration day is fast approaching, and despite the best efforts of many activists to avoid a Trump presidency altogether, his inauguration seems certain at this point. Trump, in the course of his campaign, has managed…

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Monday, 19th December 2016

Office Space

He was just making me uncomfortable, albeit to the point where I dreaded going to work and seeing him. That is harassment, she told me.

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Oh, Cy$*!

I had been moody, distant, and confrontational. If you believe in teen angst, then I was the poster child for it. Unfortunately, I didn’t sneak out and ride off into the suburban sunset on the…

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Her Hirsutism

There were ten minutes left in the class. We’d completed the lesson for the day so my English teacher decided we could use the time to talk. My friends and I were seated in the…

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

Angry Asian Girls

ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS began as a Teespring fundraiser. Seven of us were sitting in a conference room at the Northeastern Asian American Institute on a Sunday morning trying to brainstorm ways to raise some fast…

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Tuesday, 8th November 2016

How To: Martha’s Vineyard

I had never been to Martha’s Vineyard before. I imagined there would be preppy guys dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren shirts, girls in tennis skirts, and wealthy people just hopping off of their yachts and…

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Tuesday, 11th October 2016

Public Trust

By embracing boldness and disregarding external judgment, we can open our hearts to both our local and global communities even more.

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Monday, 23rd May 2016

O, Porto

“Where are you going the weekend after travel break?” I asked Maya. “I think we’re gonna go to Lisbon,” she said. “Do you want to come?” Originally I’d planned on Morocco for that weekend, but…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Politics of Smiling

On my trip home last year, a man in his early thirties with whom I shared an airplane aisle exclaimed upon discovering that I was from Thailand, “Aren’t Thais supposed to be smiley?” I wasn’t…

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Saturday, 7th May 2016

The Year of Magical Thinking

The first time I was introduced to tarot was through a reading done by a friend. As she pulled cards, she spoke to me in a soothing voice; I was transfixed. It wasn’t until last…

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Friday, 6th May 2016

Survivor

“You sure you want to do this?” Mom said. “I’d rather have them cut out than have them fall off and see them on my pillow.” A warm smile sprung onto the hairdresser’s face as…

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Thursday, 5th May 2016

Close To Home

I love to sit in my bedroom, adjacent to my father’s office, and hear him laugh. More often than not he is listening to Monty Python audio tapes from the 1970s. His spurts of chuckling…

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Wednesday, 4th May 2016

Stressed, Struggling, Succeeding

The only thing that could make my chocolate-covered mouth fall open—besides another bite of a Bova’s peanut butter chip cannoli—was the Boston skyline. I was a freshman walking back from the North End, gripping my…

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Tuesday, 3rd May 2016

To My Banana Sisters

I remember when I first heard someone use the word “banana” to describe themselves, it was the adopted Chinese daughter of a distant family friend who’d used it in a college essay. She used the…

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Wednesday, 13th April 2016

Tea Time

From Your Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 8: April 2012 “If you are cold, tea will warm you, if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you…

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Tuesday, 12th April 2016

Where to Meet Hipsters Like You

From Your Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 7: March 2012 Emerson College – The Thinking Cup Location: 165 Tremont Street This is the place you want to go to have a social experience while eating a (somewhat…

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Thursday, 24th March 2016

The Impact of Concussions

Haste became a habit. Busy bodies and college students tend to do that: rushing to meet deadlines, racing to class, hurrying to meetings, casting calls, and shoots. Then one day, it catches up with us….

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Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

When Collections Talk Back

I barely cook. I may think I know how important seasoning is (cough, Bobby Flay, cough), but I’ve never made my own spice rub or even know where to begin to make a steak flavourful….

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Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Confessions of a Pastry Addict

Everyone has a vice. Whether it be smoking, watching television, enjoying a nice glass of wine at night, it is something we look forward to everyday.  My addiction is pastries: cookies, pies, doughnuts, cakes, croissants,…

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Thursday, 25th February 2016

When Do We Become Adults?

Turning eighteen does not make you an adult. It is not when you get your license, or when you buy your first legal drink. It is not when enroll in college or move out of…

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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Erasure Poetry: Redefined Art

Erasure poetry is dubbed a lot of things. Titles that come to mind are “art form,” “found poetry,” or “found art.” Simply, it is the process of erasing (hence the name) existing words from a…

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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

In Bruges – Dispatches from Europe

Tension radiated through the pouring rain, hitting me harder than any of the water droplets that showered over my freshly-washed hair. I felt like stopping everything – the rain, the stress, time itself – and…

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Monday, 1st February 2016

Love on Beacon Hill

A trip to chocolate-y heaven will do a body good. Paula Barth, founder and owner of Beacon Hill Chocolates, stands behind the counter of her shop. She is slight of frame and breathlessly sweeps hair…

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Monday, 25th January 2016

Parallels – Dispatches from Europe

Amsterdam is beautiful. Anyone who goes there and has half decent eyesight will tell you that. To powerwalk down any street without taking in the 14th, 16th, or 18th century architecture, so well preserved, would…

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Friday, 11th December 2015

Finding Cafe Harmony

There are people who go to cafés and then there are café goers. When people go to cafés, they step through the doors, order a drink, slide on a coffee sleeve, and head out the…

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Sunday, 6th December 2015

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Review

Forget about finals & see the #Nutcracker by our favorites at the #BostonBallet 👯👯👯 A photo posted by Your Mag Emerson (@your.mag) on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:27am PST Being an Emerson student is about…

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Tuesday, 1st December 2015

Farmers’ Market Fan Favorite

What to pick, after the farmers do. Before the weather officially confines grocery shopping to fluorescently lit aisles or laptop clicks, getting to the farmer’s market is a must. We all know that these pop-up…

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Tuesday, 1st December 2015

Let’s Hear It For Hair

Razor burn. Razor bumps. Waxing. Lasers. Tweezers. Three-bladed razors. Razors with moisturizing strips. Four-bladed razors. Disposable razors. Threading. Electric razors. Enough yet? Hair removal. We’ve been doing it for centuries, but it seems that this…

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Sunday, 15th November 2015

Pilar on Polaroids

Twenty years ago or so, digital was a medium that was in its infancy, so the casual photographer’s only option was film. (Long gone were the days of Victorian era film where you had to…

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Wednesday, 4th November 2015

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

Ingredients: cinnamon, applesauce, glue Materials: measuring cup, tablespoon, bowl, spoon, cutting board, rolling pin, parchment paper, pencil, cookie / baking trays, cookie cutters (holiday), ribbons, glitter

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Monday, 26th October 2015

Spa H20 Day

Water has long since solidified its reputation as the most vital substance for all living things. Just because we know it’s good for us, however, doesn’t mean everyone is taking time out for their daily…

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Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Put ANNAversary on Your Radar

When life at Emerson gets busy—which is always, or cold—which is most of the time, it can be easy to fall into a monotonous food pattern. Mostly, meal choices revolve around two basic factors: what…

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Monday, 5th October 2015

Don’t Judge a House by Its Size

There are two types of people: those who super-size everything and those who downsize it all. These “super-size consumers” are known for their compulsive buying and accumulating, all the while believing that this will make…

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Sunday, 4th October 2015

Unlatching the Boob Cage

It’s like that feeling you get when you’ve had a hat on for too long. The casual twist, the subtle squirm, the strap readjustment, and then the relieving, final unlatch.  They come in all different…

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Wednesday, 1st July 2015

The Speakeasy: From 1920 to Today

In the early twentieth century, it was believed that alcohol was tearing families apart, causing corruption, and increasing crime rates. The Anti-Saloon League and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union strongly advocated the ban of liquor,…

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Monday, 25th May 2015

Pure Barre Torture

I have never been particularly susceptible to peer pressure. Even though it meant stifling my high school social life, I wouldn’t hesitate to pass on the murky depths of a red Solo cup, and sometimes…

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Wednesday, 15th April 2015

Emerson Runs

  Monday, April 20, 2015 marks the 119th Boston Marathon. After seven Emerson students were injured in the 2013 marathon bombing, many Emersonians plan to participate in this year’s event. For some, it will be…

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Sunday, 12th April 2015

Top 5 Places to Go in 2015

5. Cleveland, Ohio Though Ohio may not seem the ideal place for a dream vacation, the state’s second largest city has upped its revitalization efforts, making it more of a cultural hub than ever before….

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Saturday, 4th April 2015

Come With Me and You’ll Tea

Kevin Borowsky, co-owner of The Whistling Kettle, initially turned to loose-leaf tea for health reasons. “My wife and I used to drink coffee, and then we switched to tea,” says Borowsky. But after some research,…

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Thursday, 26th February 2015

Where To Live Off Campus

Starting the search for off-campus housing can be an overwhelming ordeal. There are many aspects to consider, from choosing a neighborhood to setting a price range. Not sure where to begin? Well, you’re in luck,…

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Thursday, 26th February 2015

The Power of the Seed

Getting healthy can often times be a lengthy and convoluted process that can involve tedious routines and unpleasant measures. There are so many steps you can take, fads you can latch onto, and methods you…

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Tuesday, 24th February 2015

Tea For Every Occasion

Want to feel like a royal? Indulge in afternoon tea this weekend at one of these five Boston locations. Each one has its own unique style, so choose wisely.

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Tuesday, 17th February 2015

From One Entrepreneur To Another

A recent Emerson College graduate, Vikki Berezovskaya, is taking the bull by its horns and launching her new business, InTheKnow Social Media Management. Although the name speaks for itself, the company is specifically targeting entrepreneurs…

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Thursday, 12th February 2015

Home Is Where The Love Is

What is home? It’s a difficult question to answer. To many, home is a physical structure a place we can keep returning to even as circumstances change. But as we grow older, the idea of…

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Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Data Driven Driving

Bridj, a Boston-based transportation startup, is changing mass transit as we know it. I look down at my phone as I stand on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner. It’s 9:26 a.m. My Bridj should be…

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Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Using YouTube To Change Your Life

YouTube has always been about discovering the new. As one of the last great internet inventions that doesn’t require a paid subscription or login, it has long been the favored means of sampling music for…

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Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

The Power of a Needle Poke

Having needles poked into your body probably doesn’t sound like much fun. I’m sure many of us can’t even handle the thought of getting a shot at the doctor’s office, but acupuncture is actually a…

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Monday, 1st December 2014

The 5 Best Travel Mugs in Existence

With cool winter weather approaching, hot chocolate, hot coffee, and tea are must-haves to warm up. Yet, with busy schedules, having time to sit down and sip a hot cup of Joe in the morning is almost…

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Monday, 24th November 2014

Our Guide to Small Business Saturday

In 2010, American Express launched a successful national campaign, naming the day following Black Friday, “Small Business Saturday.” This movement encouraged people nationwide to support local businesses, starting a holiday shopping tradition.

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Tuesday, 18th November 2014

The 5 Best Throw Blankets Ever

Wrapping yourself up in a nice blanket is something that everyone should be doing at least four times a day (this is negotiable but heavily recommended). You can basically do all of your regular day…

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Saturday, 15th November 2014

Boston’s Best Hot Chocolate

As temperatures continue to drop, warm up with a cup of Boston’s best hot chocolate at any of these five locations. Whether you like yours simply chocolately or with a little spice added in, there’s…

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Monday, 10th November 2014

How To Spend Your Veteran’s Day

9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Emerson Action Day Hale House Community Service The Office of Off Campus Student Services is sponsoring Emerson Action Day on Veterans Day. Emerson Action Day provides multiple community service projects to volunteer…

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Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Help Out On Halloween

Halloween in college is nearly unrecognizable from the favorite October holiday of our youth. Most people head out hoping there will be people to open their doors for a party rather than to offer Kit…

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Monday, 27th October 2014

Where To Get Your Flu Shot

Flu season is upon us. Fever, fatigue, stuffy nose, sore throat, we all know the symptoms, and we all know how debilitating and awful the flu is. The key to fighting the flu this season…

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Wednesday, 22nd October 2014

10 Signs Your Friend Needs You

Most of us are probably inclined to let our friends work through a bad day by themselves. After all, we don’t want to feel intrusive. However, there are some instances when a friend is actually…

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Monday, 20th October 2014

Griddler’s Burgers and Dogs Coming To Campus

Most of us at Emerson have been wondering what new business will fill the now-empty spot at 134 Boylston. The alcove in which Four Burgers once stood has been vacant for some time, but we at Your Mag have good news. A new burger joint, Griddler’s Burgers and Dogs, is coming to campus. This will be a second location for Griddler’s, which is currently open at 204 Cambridge Street in Beacon Hill.

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Wednesday, 15th October 2014

A Rower’s Routine

Chloe Laverack is rowing her third Head of The Charles Regatta. She’s no stranger to practice. On the banks of the Charles River this Oct. 18 and 19, you won’t find the typical still waters…

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