With so many people transitioning to vegan and plant-based diets — especially among younger generations — college dining services find themselves playing catch-up with the burgeoning demand. Year after year, Boston University Dining Services has been upgrading its vegan offerings to accommodate its ever-growing vegan clientele. In fact, BU earned an A on peta2’s Vegan […]

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I always get weird stares when people see “extra virgin raw coconut oil” on my dorm countertop. “You eat that?” or “Wait, but how do you use this?” The questions get annoying after awhile. Alas, I am here to give a voice to coconut oil. It’s time to stop judging it and start using it. […]

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Admittedly, I am not even close to being a vegan. However, since my boyfriend is very much a vegan, I basically hunt for vegan options in places that will also serve things I’ll enjoy (which is a true challenge). For the adventurous omnivore/vegan couples out there, here are some options for snacks and restaurants that […]

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Now that the world’s obsession with kale and blueberries has finally de-escalated, let’s start the crazes for some totally underrated foods that are also healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I love blueberries, but if we’re being honest here, does anyone actually enjoy eating kale? Honey Forget about sugar and artificial sweeteners, honey is a fantastic […]

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As a girl born and raised in Massachusetts, it’s safe to say that I’ve seen snowfall a day or two in my life. Some of my favorite memories are associated with snow. All throughout elementary, middle and high school, we would log onto a website that could predict whether or not there would be a […]

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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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With the semester coming to an end real soon, there’s one major thing keeping us from rejoicing in going home for winter break: finals. This daunting week of horror brings out an overwhelming amount of stress in all of us, and many students don’t know how to cope with this pressure in the best way. […]

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With the strong winds and gray skies, we can all feel that winter is approaching. While this does mean we are that much closer to Christmas break and having fun over the holidays, it can also have alternative effects on our moods. Seasonal depression is when your mood suddenly changes with the seasons, most typically […]

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Everyone knows about the awkwardly short period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the pinnacle of the holiday season. These few weeks are infamous for one thing and one thing only: food. The amount of food the average person consumes between Turkey Day and Christmas Eve is unprecedented. Between Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, leftovers I brought back to my […]

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As December rolls around, the average college student faces a common dilemma: balancing studying with holiday celebration. If you spend all of your time studying, you face the risk of missing out on all of that holiday cheer. If you allow yourself to be completely submerged by holiday cheer, you face the risk of failing […]

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