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Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

Don't Try To Rent Out Your Dorm Room On Airbnb, Dummy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2016 | College

Posted by Jack Worth on Sunday, January 31, 2016 The friends of an Emerson College student are trying to prevent the school from punishing him f...

Should Professors Be Forced To Retire?

WGBH | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | College

Since the Great Recession, postponing retirement is becoming more common in some professions, including higher education. A new survey shows two third...

Personal Branding Attempt Sends Twenty-Something Into Identity Crisis

Becky Brinkerhoff | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Becky Brinkerhoff

Personal branding--it's not exactly easy for an early twenty-something. Putting yourself out into the world is terrifying enough. Trying to put together a packaged version of yourself when you're still trying to figure out who you are is even harder.

Saved by the Television Station

Write for the Future | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

My principal thought I should stick to sports when I approached him with the idea of Redwood TV, telling me, "Redwood TV will end up being a waste of your time and the school's time." I proved him wrong, and he is now one of the strongest supporters of the station.

Not Yet a Grown Up, and I'm Fine With It

Hilton Dresden | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Hilton Dresden

I'm 21, but I'm also only 21. There's no Cosmo quiz to help me find my life's path, no online listicle to show me that the guy standing behind me in Starbucks is the one I'm meant to watch reruns of Friends with until we decide to get married.

The Character of My Boat

Write for the Future | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

Boats are like movie cameras and can grow into films or stories themselves. When you think a boat's life is over -- dead, think again; its ending grows into a new beginning. Boats can have many lives, as long as their captain has a dream and a good work ethic.

Double Majoring and Dabbling

Becky Brinkerhoff | Posted 03.08.2015 | College
Becky Brinkerhoff

At the end of the day, I'm not "half" anything. I'm a Swiss Army Knife, not a hat-juggling dilettante. I have multiple translatable skills and passions and I want to develop them all. So sue me.

Students Should Seek Balance of Solitude and Socialization

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Gretchen Kuhsel

The key to achieving this solitude is to erase the stigma of being alone. I've learned to embrace the fact that just because I'm not surrounded by other people doesn't mean that I am necessarily lonely.

For college freshmen, Mental Health Help Should Come Early On

Sam Rivman | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Sam Rivman

At fourteen, I began to notice a feeling of constant anxiety. It wasn't only that my emotions weren't lining up quite right with my thoughts; it was d...

It's Not Just Homesickness Anymore: The "Youthsickness" of College Students

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Jacqueline Gualtieri

This nostalgia -- the choice of spending a Saturday night watching Finding Nemo rather than sipping Yellowtail -- is nature. Homesickness is real occurrence, but so too is youth-sickness.

#TBT to My #FBF Our Generation's Obsession with Nostalgia

Megan Shuffleton | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Megan Shuffleton

I don't want to be showing off my embarrassing patterned leggings and ugly bangs, circa 2002. However, I do see the fun in it: There's something satisfying about hearing a song that brings you back to your carefree high school days.

From Students of Color, a Call for Cultural Competency Training

Willie Burnley Jr. | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Willie Burnley Jr.

Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.

The Impermanence of College Town Homes Deserves Special Appreciation

Hunter Harris | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Hunter Harris

Whether they are desolate college towns or bustling metropolises, the cities that serve as our college-town homes are only ours temporarily, a third place in between the cities with the homes we grew up in and the future meccas with the homes we'll build for ourselves.

Tyler Kingkade

Emerson College: We Have No Legal Duty To Protect Students From Rape | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2014 | College

In a response this week to a lawsuit from a rape survivor, Emerson College claimed it had no legal obligation to prevent the student from being sexual...

Why Is Emerson College So Hip?

| Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

On Emerson College's first day of classes, the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets swarm with students; students drinking coffee, students smoking ...

Tyler Kingkade

Rape Victim Forced Out Of College Due To School's Response, Lawsuit Claims | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.12.2014 | College

Emerson College's handling of a student's sexual assault case caused so much stress that she landed in the hospital and eventually dropped out of scho...

Why George Will Is So Wrong About Sexual Assault on Campus

Sofie Karasek | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

Recently, journalists from across the country have rushed to defend campus rapists and allowed men's rights activists to successfully infiltrate op-ed columns. For those of us who are survivors of sexual assault, we haven't been nearly as lucky.

One Key Takeaway From 2014 Commencement Speakers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

In 2005, when Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University’s graduating class, he urged students, "You've got to find what you love." While love of ...

To Change in the Face of Change

Sheryl Kaller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheryl Kaller

Growing up in a conservative middle-class Long Island community, it was easy to think that freewheeling traditions only existed in our showtune-singing, freeish-thinking, theater-invested home that fostered individuality.

Tyler Kingkade

Feds Respond To Complaints That College Botched Sexual Assault Reports | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Emerson College is facing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights in response to three complaints filed in Octo...

Tyler Kingkade

Student Landed On Academic Probation After Reporting Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Another student at Emerson College in Boston has come forward and added her name to a federal complaint claiming the private institution failed to ade...

Emerson Lays Out Response Plans To Federal Complaint

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Emerson College will launch an internal review of its response to sexual violence on campus after a group of students filed a federal complaint agains...

Tyler Kingkade

Sexual Assault Victim Says College Told Her Not To Make A Big Deal Of Attack | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

Emerson College administrators in Boston took months to begin investigating a student's reported sexual assault and told her she "shouldn't be making ...

Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians

Posted 08.12.2013 | College

There's hardly a university within the Princeton Review's latest ranking of the best colleges for hippies. The ranking, titled "Birkenstock-Wearing...