Let me start out by saying that I hate going to the dentist. I know this exposes my bias, but honestly, who can truly look at themselves in the mirror and think: “Hey, you know what? I really like getting my teeth cleaned with instruments that still taste like the dishwasher.” But more compelling than […]

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The presidential election this year is like Christmas for journalists. All around Boston University, aspiring reporters scour the news for the latest lede on Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The influx of information is like unwrapping presents under the tree. But journalists aren’t the only group buzzing on campus about this election. This is the […]

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and death. Not the loud romantic love, or the fall-off-a-cliff death, but the quiet sentiment at the end of a voicemail from someone who would never call again. Mostly, I’ve been thinking about words left unsaid, voicemails never left and connections broken before they were made. That […]

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On this week’s episode of the podcast “This American Life,” host Ira Glass talked about people trying to become something they aren’t. The first part of the episode, entitled “Becoming a Badger,” included a report of a man trying to do just that: become a badger. As I listened to the ways this full-grown man […]

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Every girl can tell you the unfortunate story of getting her first period. The first chaotic panic of thinking you’re dying from what can only initially described as a vagina nosebleed. Or fumbling with tampon applicators and being self-conscious of the sound the plastic makes when pulled from the sticky side of a sanitary pad […]

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Scrolling through Facebook, I always see the same mishmash of postings — there is that friend who always posts the cupcake in a mug how-to video, the political activist friend who posts videos every few minutes comparing Hilary Clinton to the Antichrist, Farmville friends (who are immediately unfriended) and finally, ads sponsored by Facebook. Thrown […]

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Planned Parenthood made its virtual reality movie “Across the Line” accessible online. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, with the abortion debate hitting the floor of the Supreme Court, the 2016 presidential election candidates arguing about this every single day (see Donald Trump’s comments from last week) and the Food and Drug […]

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Recently, when I should have been doing my homework, I instead prowled through Instagram’s explore page. As I sorted through what seemed like hundreds of spring break party pictures from students at the University of Wherever, I stumbled upon Kate Upton’s Instagram. Instagrams are not usually noteworthy, though it may seem like any time anyone […]

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