There is something really special about a farmers market in the city. It is slightly out of place — the little white tents are dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers and the stacked crates of brightly colored produce beam cheerfully at taxis and pedestrians. But farmers markets work so perfectly, especially in Boston. Farmers markets provide […]

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Girls only: 5 lady-powered acts you should know 1. HAIM annnnndddd we’re just getting started A photo posted by HAIM (@haimtheband) on Mar 30, 2016 at 3:59am PDT Este, Danielle and Alana Haim harmonize in alto tones over guitar riffs and bass pulses  — a pretty rad sister trio. They grew up in a musical […]

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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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I recently bought myself a plant from Market Basket. As I cradled my new polka dot/freckle face plant in the checkout line, I did not anticipate that $3 could bring me so much joy. I’ve watched with delight as my plant has slowly spread it’s pink-speckled leaves and flourished on my desk. However, happiness is […]

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National Geographic and Leonardo DiCaprio just released a documentary about climate change with some pretty interesting facts. You can watch the movie in full here. Here is my summary of some of the major points of the film: 1. Climate change’s grave consequences are approaching faster than previously predicted. Climate change is not just our […]

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This November will be full of new releases, including heart-wrenching stories, both true and fictional, that will make you think. As you’re planning your weekends up to the holiday season, watch these dramas, memoirs and documentaries. I dare you not to be inspired and moved. 1. “Loving” (Nov. 4) Mildred and Richard Loving married in […]

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Boston University students tend to take for granted our easy access to the rest of Boston. What other campus has eight subway stations running right through it? However, we still grumble about the nausea-inducing unsteadiness of the Green Line and wish that the train was as slick as the red line. I’m guilty of all […]

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1. It’s a piece of Boston history. You know you’re at the right place when you see a large wooden sign in the shape of a red book with a quill hanging over West Street. While the storefront of Brattle Book Shop is unassuming, it’s history is not quiet at all. Brattle has been around […]

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1. Stash backpack This compact backpack folds and zips to the size of a thin, paperback book. Incredibly lightweight, it can hold 30 pounds. You’ll want this for collecting souvenirs you didn’t think you had the budget for. Okay, maybe you still don’t have the budget for it, but when’s the next time you’ll be […]

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