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Author: Emily Loring Good

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Emily Good is a Boston-based writer with an interest in gender, pop culture, and travel. She studied English literature and gender studies at Northeastern University. She currently works at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and as a freelancer.

Posted April 12, 2019, 1 p.m. by Emily Loring Good | View Comments
Computer coding

When I decided to be an English major in college, a lot of people told me I was crazy. They’d ask, “What do you want to do with your life?” I didn’t know; I just liked books and writing. As time went on, I realized that course after course full of non-stop essays was giving me a skill students outside of my major lacked: written communication. More specifically, academic papers taught me how to change up syntax, engage with new ideas, and mae thoughtful arguments instead of summaries. What does this have to do with coding? Not to be cheesy, ...

Posted Jan. 28, 2019, 3 p.m. by Emily Loring Good | View Comments
Gap Year Adventures

Choosing to take a gap year after high school may sounds a little rebellious, like you’re breaking from the formula you’ve spent years hearing about. The truth, though, is that college is not always best next step. Maybe you want a little adventure and a peak into the ‘real world’ before continuing your formal education? More and more students are choosing to take a year between high school and college to take a break, do a little exploring, or work and save up for college expenses. There are hundreds of great programs that can cater to your personal journey. From ...