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Green Schools emphasize environmental education for young

By Aidan Connelly  The organization Green Schools held their annual summit last Wednesday at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Boston offices. The summit focused on the current state of environmental education in schools and the myriad of rising programs that are aiming to push environmental education further.  In attendance were students, teachers, and many green energy [...]

Social Creatures

Writer and surgeon Atul Gawande wrote about solitary confinement in a 2009 essay for the New Yorker. He writes, “Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a [...]

Late night T Service to be launched March 28

Late night T Service to be launched March 28

By Zhihong Lee Starting Friday, the late night MBTA service is ready to roll with all subway trains and 15 popular bus routes running until 3 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings. MBTA Media Manager Kelly Smith said that the late-night T service is nothing different from the usual service but only an extension of [...]

Anti-fracking activists use “Shalefield stories” to highlight need for legislation

By Aidan Connelly Environmental activists gathered in front of the State House today to raise awareness of the looming threat of fracking in Massachusetts through “Shalefield Stories”, a collection of accounts from people whose lives have been affected by fracking. Among those present were public health professionals, representatives from Environment Massachusetts, and state representative Denise [...]

State parks’ funding remains below pre-recession levels

By Aidan Connelly The continuing cuts in funding for the Department of Conservation and Recreation is leading many state parks to lose their old world charm. The funding, which starting in 2008 was cut down by 20 percent is starting to show visible signs in parks like the Boston Common. Erica Mattison of the Environmental [...]

Walk Boston to award pedestrian activists

By Bridget Morawski  On Tuesday, non-profit Walk Boston will honor two local officials during their annual celebration. The Golden Shoe Award is given to up to five recipients for their work improving pedestrian conditions. For the twenty-fourth annual celebration, two Malden residents – local artist and community advocate Sharon Santillo as well as the Mayor [...]

Environmental groups urge legislators to support net metering

By Melanie Escobar  Environmental groups like Environment Massachusetts, Vote Solar, Boston Community Capital and more came together today in a public hearing to encourage legislators to extend and expand the state’s net metering program. The net metering program allows solar panel owners to sell the extra energy produced back to the grid. This is what [...]

Environmental lobbyist rally for Pension fund divestment

by Aidan Connelly  A plethora of environmental lobbyists took to the state capitol yesterday morning following a rally with several, urging congressmen to sponsor bill S1225. The bill aims to deplete holdings of fossil fuel companies from Massachusetts’ public fund by 2020. The bill, which targets the 1.3 billion dollars worth of holdings to fossil [...]

Climate activists rally against fossil fuels

by Melanie Escobar  The Statehouse will see  rallying and lobbying on it’s footsteps on Wednesday for divesting the state from fossil fuels. Climate Activists, guest speakers, pensioners and more are coming to show their support for bill that would divest the state pension fund from fossil fuels. The speakers will be urgently asking the legislators to [...]

Landing in the US: a journey of dreams and difficulties

Landing in the US: a journey of dreams and difficulties

By Zhihong Li & Zimo Zhou A foreign language, different culture and a different skin color – coming to the United States is a journey, which immerses international students in a strange yet exciting time of their lives. Stepping in the United States, they break ground to realize their dreams on a difficulty-laden path. Here, [...]

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The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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