At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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On Sept. 20, the Category 5 Hurricane Maria touched down in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, leaving the entire U.S. territory without power. Government officials, celebrities and organizations are extending a hand to those affected by the devastation of the hurricane. Sometimes, as citizens, we can feel helpless when things like this happen, but here’s what others […]

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Columbus Day is approaching, and it has me asking, “Why are we still celebrating this?” Every second Monday of October, the United States has a federal holiday that only an assortment of schools and businesses actually observe. But let’s be real, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Its named after a man whose greatest […]

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I’m Mexican and my hometown is Miami, so I have been surrounded by Hispanic culture my entire life. I’ve only been away from home for a month, but I already miss speaking Spanish daily and being surrounded by my fellow Latinos. Boston is an extremely diverse city, so although there is Hispanic community here, it’s […]

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For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to rewind back to January of this year, when I’d just landed at Heathrow Airport for my study abroad semester in London. Prior to the flight, I had looked up ways to get to my home for the next four months in the least expensive yet comfortable […]

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Another long weekend is approaching, and instead of staying at home and sleeping for three days straight, here are some suggestions for where to go for Columbus Day Weekend.   If you like the city: New York Probably the most fashionable city in the world, New York City is only a four or five hour […]

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Disclaimer: This blog post is satire. All sources and quotes are fabricated, meant to serve a fictional and satirical purpose. Any resemblance to actual events is coincidental. Absolutely convinced that North Korean officials are lying about their resources and weaponry capabilities, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to threaten North Korea with weaponized […]

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As someone with friends across the country and the world, I can tell you it’s rough to cope when your favorite humans are 2,000+ miles away. From coordinating FaceTime chats to even replying to a simple text with the three-or-more hour time difference, the distance is terrible. Ideally, you’ll be able to plan trips to […]

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It’ll only be a matter of time until the bright purples and yellows seen on the London Fashion Week runways fill shop windows all over the world. If you thought ruffles had their moment last season, think again. They’re back again, this time with full-volume force. From Molly Goddard to Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, ruffles […]

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