College is the perfect time to experiment; the ideal opportunity to test the limits of a new-found freedom, to make poor life choices and follow the pursuit of knowledge. It’s also the only avenue you’ll have to take a handful of bizarre courses that will make your parents wonder if the thousands of dollars spent on your education was worth it.
There has been an increasing fascination with the abandoned theatre beneath the M. Stienert & Sons piano store on Boylston Street on the Emerson Campus, a space we explored late last year. Unfortunately, the belief that this theatre space will be renovated and reopened is more or less wishful thinking, as store owners assure that they have no plans for its resurrection. More
I was walking down a flight of stairs when he struck me. Inside a low-lit downtown bar, a man coming from behind slapped my backside, so hard it stung. Stunned and speechless, I bolted to the nearby ladies room to hide in a stall. More
Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy continues to transition from fictional character to actual media celebrity. Or so it would seem. After endorsing embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford in song and with an upcoming lecture at Emerson’s school of communication on Thursday, the mustachioed Burgundy sat in a real anchor chair in Bismarck, N.D., to deliver, well, real news. Most impressive, though, is co-anchor Amber Schatz’s poise, as she is seemingly nonplussed by Ferrell’s presence. More
There’s nothing far-fetched about a school with a strong communications and media program inviting an actor to speak at the school, which is what will happen at Emerson College on Dec. 4, when funnyman Will Ferrell will make an appearance. The problem is, it won’t technically be Ferrell speaking to students and delivering a heartfelt tale about his perseverance and making it in a tough industry, or following your dreams and not listening to critics who tell you to “get a real job” and that “studying liberal arts is for ‘losers’” – both invaluable lessons that college kids need to hear. Instead, Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy from the “Anchorman” films will impart such wisdom as: “Go see my new film, ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,’ out in theaters soon.” And it won’t just be an appearance by the fictitious newsman. To fully sell the con, the school will rename itself the Ron Burgundy School of Communications for the event. More