This weekend I took a big step in becoming a true Boston University student: I went to my first hockey game. As a Miami native, hockey was a foreign concept to me, much like snowfall — donning L.L. Bean boots and wearing more than two layers at a time. I had never actually seen a […]

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“JFK’s not here,” Sue told me. “A French king, sure. A colonial woman. A Revolution-era paymaster named Ebenezer. The spirit of a dead chef. But not JFK.” Sue is the manager at the Union Oyster House, the country’s oldest continuously-operating restaurant and one of Boston’s biggest tourist traps. My roommate and I were seated across […]

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“Can you turn my wheel?” This was the question a wizened elderly woman, sitting in front of a complicated instrument I later learned was the glass armonica, asked me early Saturday morning. My friends and I were looking for a fun Family and Friends Weekend activity and had decided to search for the rumored North […]

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In the words of Alex Russo, “everything is not what it seems.” As we’re officially halfway through October, it’s time for BU’s newest class to reflect on their time here so far. Every freshman held a certain expectation as to what college would be like, only to be crushed by the reality of things. Here […]

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Adam Grant is no amateur writer. His first book, “Give and Take,” was considered one of the best books of 2013 by The Financial Times. It made the Wharton School professor stand out as someone who is highly insightful and approachable for people who are looking to better their personal and professional lives. It’s no […]

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Family and Friends Weekend is almost upon us and if you’re anything like me, you want to use this as a reason to finally get off campus, but you don’t have a clue what to do. Luckily, I went and did some research on exciting activities taking place this weekend. So without further ado, here […]

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What I should have been doing last Friday morning: studying for my French test. What I was actually doing last Friday morning: crawling through the window of an abandoned Civil War fort on Georges Island, an isle about 40 minutes off of the shore of Boston. Scaling a rickety wooden staircase and scooting through a […]

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Dear Flaky People, You are most likely reading this as you avoid fully committing to plans with two (or more) people. Stop. I have been there. Let’s work this out. Let’s re-evaluate and break down why you are flaky. Because, let’s be honest, you are tired of being that friend who cancels last minute — […]

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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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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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