At this point, if I told you an outrageous quote and claimed that Donald Trump had said it, you would probably believe me. You would also roll your eyes and exasperatedly tell me that everyone is tired talking about this. I would agree with you, but what if I said that Donald Trump, according to […]

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Brazil finally made a decision Sunday on an issue that has been in the news for months — it decided to move one step closer toward the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Obviously, this is chaotic for a country that has been dealing with the downfall of the Petrobras scandal for an incredibly long time, and […]

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Pope Francis released a much-anticipated document on family Friday and cleverly called it “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love). When I briefly skimmed over a summary of it, I was incredibly happy with what was said. According to the BBC, the document said that “every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or […]

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Picture this: You just came back from a holiday in a country far away from yours. You had a great time and it was such a refreshing experience, but as an avid citizen of the 21st century, you posted about some of the things you liked and didn’t like on social media. You went about […]

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The Rolling Stones debuted a free concert Friday in Cuba, according to the BBC. Thousands showed up, finally able to openly admit their love for this band and others. Barack Obama visited Cuba last week as well, but the timing of both made me wonder which one has had more of an impact on the […]

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Last year, I was having lunch with a group of my friends at the dining hall when the conversation shifted from the apolitical discussion of how BU cooks its rice to something a lot more important: abortion rights. I am from Chile, and while I am pro-choice, my country is completely against abortion — inducing […]

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Imagine walking around Rio de Janeiro and looking at statues of Mahatma Gandhi or Brazilian Princess Isabel blindfolded. It would be strange, right? However, it is the reality for many, BBC News reported Sunday. A Brazilian artist has anonymously blindfolded approximately 100 statues in Rio de Janeiro as a sign of protest, given the general […]

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I look back at most of the things I have written this semester and I am baffled, because it is 2016. A lot of the things we are talking about in the media — with our friends and in general — should not be an issue anymore, yet they are. Today, I am going to […]

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Merriam-Webster defines terrorism as, “the use of violent acts to frighten people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal,” or in other words, the act of instilling fear. So terrorism is measured by how successful it is in doing so. Does the country react to terrorism with panic or calm? […]

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George and Amal Clooney met German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday to talk about the refugee crisis, according to The Guardian. They commended her for Germany’s stance on the issues and spoke about ways in which the world can become more proactive regarding this issue. It was a positive meeting and when I read about it, […]

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