Articles by Emily Curtis

Trust Your Abilities: The Fashion of Girls Chronically Rock

“I like tutus.” Kiesha Greaves, founder of Girls Chronically Rock, was at Cambridge College receiving her master’s degree when diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy–a chronic illness that manifests in the weakness of the muscles.  This diagnosis didn’t prevent her from accomplishing her dreams. Instead, she used it to her advantage, incorporating her story into her […]



‘Marching Toward Coverage’ With Health Care Expert and Author Rosemarie Day

The coronavirus pandemic has many scared—not only for their physical health, but for their financial health as well, especially if they are uninsured.  What the country needs is someone who will fight for the public’s well being, while also providing them with the knowledge to later advocate for themselves. Somerville’s Rosemarie Day—a longtime health reform […]


Ready, Set, Grow!: How to Start an Urban Garden

Gardeners, rejoice! Spring is right around the corner, and we have some tips and tricks perfect for growing an urban garden, whether you’re a planting novice or were born with a green thumb. If you’re looking for something to do during the time of the stay-at-home advisory, consider ordering the necessary supplies online and starting […]


Passim Launches Virtual Music Festival and Artist Relief Fund

If you’re a music lover in the Cambridge area, then you’re probably familiar with the nonprofit Passim in some capacity—whether it’s their live shows at Club Passim, their music school, or their local festivals. But now they’re trying something completely new: the virtual Keep Your Distance Festival, featuring artists like Mark Erelli and Stephen Kellogg, […]



How To Promote Local Business From Your Couch

With the current pandemic, many are left worried about what their future holds. More specifically, local businesses are taking a big hit from social distancing—a policy of avoiding gatherings as a way of containing the spread of the virus. To promote social distancing, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that all restaurants and bars will be […]



#Galentines2020: Cambridge’s first-ever Galentine’s Day celebration

If you’ve ever spent a Valentine’s Day evening with your girlfriends, or watched “Parks and Recreation”—the political comedy television show that coined the term for the unofficial holiday—then you’re probably familiar with Galentine’s Day. But this year, Cambridge put its own spin on the up-and-coming holiday. The AFCOST Middle School Network (MSN) partnered with the Cambridge […]