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Fox 25 tour puts Emerson in spotlight

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Emerson's Women's Soccer Team members were among the first students to arrive for the Fox 25 Morning News live broadcast at about 6:30 am on Friday, October 17, in Boylston Place. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

What do Emersonians do with their Friday mornings? They hang out with local news stations, of course! Boston’s Fox 25 News visited campus early Friday, October 17, as part of the station’s “Fox 25 Campus Tour,” to chat with students and to test their “College Knowledge.”

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Emerson President Lee Pelton is interviewed by Fox 25 commentator Doug “VB” Goudie on October 17. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

“I got two questions right, which was nice. I felt like I showed a lot of Emersonian pride,” said Journalism student Tasheanea Whitlow ’15 after a trivia segment in which participants were rewarded with gift cards. Tori Bedford ’15, a WERS radio personality, wasn’t as lucky.

“I didn’t get anything right!” Bedford said, laughing, but noted she still received a Dunkin’ Donuts card for her efforts.

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Fox 25 reporter Elizabeth Hopkins interviews an Emerson Visual and Media Arts student Gabby Follett, MA '16, and VMA Chair Brooke Knight. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Several of Emerson’s organizations and Athletics teams were featured on Fox 25 (WFXT-TV), which made for excited parents.

“Some of us are from around here, so a lot of our parents are watching today,” said Jennifer Currier ’16, president of a cappella group Achoired Taste.

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Members of Emerson's four student a cappella groups sang for the TV cameras: Noteworthy, Treble Makers, Acappellics Anonymous, and Achoired Taste. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Achoired Taste is one of the youngest of Emerson’s four a cappella groups, and Currier says singing on live television was an exciting chance to introduce themselves to the community.

David Weiner ’16, who was there to represent Emerson’s E3 and Accelerator entrepreneurial programs, said his family in Kansas was unable to watch the live broadcast, but plans to view it online at myfoxboston.com.   

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Marketing Communication faculty member Lu Ann Reeb is interviewed about Emerson's business studies and entrepreneurialship programs, E3 and Accelerator, along with students. (Photo by Dan O'Brien) 

Free coffee and doughnuts from a nearby tent might have been an incentive, but the students didn’t seem to mind meeting Fox 25 in Boylston Place beginning at 6:30 am.

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Emerson student Tashanea Whitlow '16 is interviewed by Fox 25. Abijeet Achar, MFA '16, looks on. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

“We take any opportunity to perform that we get, so being here this early didn’t scare us at all,” Currier said.

Students from the Emerson Channel’s cooking show were broadcast having fun at the Teddie’s Peanut Butter tent, and other students participated in contests with a Canobie Lake Park vendor.

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A spooky character from Canobie Lake Park got many in the Halloween spirit during Fox 25's October 17 visit. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)

Emerson's Performing Arts and Visual and Media Arts programs were featured as well.

Fox 25’s visit to Emerson is now available to view online.

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Performing Arts chair Melia Bensussen and her students are interviewed shortly before the students sang for the cameras. Playing the piano for the students was faculty member Todd Gordon. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)