A good relationship with your mother allows an irreplacable lifetime best friend. PHOTO via FLIKR USER BLOGONLINE

Winter break has come to a close and now it’s time to buckle down to tackle another semester. Looking back at that month-long break from responsibility, I have to acknowledge that I would not have been able to survive if I didn’t have an awesome relationship with my mom. She inspired this article, so here […]

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Who knows what Donald Trump will choose to say this Friday at this year's Inauguration? PHOTO via FLIKR USER GAGE SKIDMORE

Ah, Inauguration Day. It is the political version of spring cleaning for some, and the beginning of the apocalypse for others. At noon on Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn into the most powerful office in the nation. While most of us will be in class during the day, at night we all will […]

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The Boston Marathon is always a time of celebration on the streets of Boston. PHOTO via WIKICOMMONS

As the spring semester rolls around, it can be a time of stress. There is stress about packing, buying new books, making sure you have great professors and what these next four months will bring. But this is also a time to be excited and ready to take on the new semester with confidence, friends and […]

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Michael Phelps brought home his last gold medal at the 4x100-meter medley relay, finishing off his career with a total of 23 gold medals. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

2016 has been a doozy in many different ways, and may well be one of the most historic years in the past decade. Rapidly closing in on the end of the year, I often evaluate the past 12 months on a personal and macro scale. Even though many people would say that 2016 is one […]

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Tampons were a hot topic on Thursdsay when Camions for Care founder Nadya Okamoto shared her story from homelessness to feminine hygiene advocacy. PHOTO VIA FLICKR USER ERIC E CASTRO.

On Thursday, I found myself in a classroom in the basement of the College of Arts and Sciences, waiting to listen to Nadya Okamoto, a Harvard freshman, give a talk about tampons. Menstruation is a taboo topic, even on a progressive campus like Boston University, but BU’s new chapter of HeForShe, an organization dedicated to […]

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PHOTO VIA FLICKR USER PEABODY AWARDS.

Tensions are mounting and you sense them everywhere you go these days — from the bulging backpacks that your peers have been carrying around to the crowded libraries during ungodly hours. As you race against time to polish those research papers, why don’t you take a little break and enjoy what the treasure trove of […]

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photo courtesy of WALT DISNEY PICTURES

This November, Disney released its latest blockbuster animation film, the Polynesian adventure “Moana.” It is their first musical since “Frozen” — a high-water mark in their animation history — and aimed to create a strong follow up by soliciting the help of the mind behind “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here is my ranking of the songs […]

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This holiday season, consider adding some of these traditions to your winter break agenda. photo via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

I’ll set the scene for you. The dogs are snuggled up on their beds in front of the fireplace. The entire family is gathered around the dogs, as people sit on the couch with mugs filled with steaming hot chocolate. Now if the holidays for you are anything like they are in my family, they’re […]

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John Oliver stars in "Last Week Tonight," a talk show that brought laughter and stress relief after the 2016 election. photo via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Ever since I started watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I have been amazed by Oliver’s ability to speak about touchy subjects in such an effortless and effective way. After the 2016 presidential election, many of his episodes focused on bringing light to the otherwise serious and scary situation for millions of Americans. Oliver […]

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Let’s make this a real WIN-ter break, whether it’s watching four entire series from beginning to end in two days, running a marathon, reading 20 books or just sleeping until you feel revitalized – whatever you choose to view as productive. Anything that isn’t stressing out, studying and Googling “well-paying jobs without a college degree” […]

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