As we start the seventh week of fall semester, many of us feel like we’re drifting. All that drive we had to be more productive and procrastinate less this year is flickering in the face of midterms and the changing weather. Sometimes, it can be hard to pick ourselves up after a bad week. Sometimes, […]

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Ever since our fitness tests in elementary school, we have been conditioned to believe that crunches and sit-ups are effective. If I knew then how disadvantageous crunches are for your core, I would have told my “sit on the ankles” partner. Certainly, he would have appreciated this advice more than the high five I gave […]

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It’s official: Fall is here. That means it’s finally time to break out the sweaters, boots and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Besides the gorgeous weather and changing leaves, my favorite thing about fall is definitely the food. There seems to be cinnamon and pumpkin flavored everything this time of year (but I’m not complaining). It may […]

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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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Everyone goes into college hoping to find their best friend and excel in their classes, extracurriculars and jobs. With so much on our plates, we find ourselves making our best friend in the contents of our cup: caffeine. As a recovering coffee addict and a sleep procrastinator, I find myself reaching for my mug more often […]

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When it’s 2 a.m., the party is dry, your crew is hungry and most of the restaurants are closed, it’s time to check out the best late night food spots on Commonwealth Avenue. Crossing the Bering Strait to your dorms after the BU Shuttle has stopped running will require some refueling, but luckily I’ve got […]

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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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The first few weeks of my sophomore year have been super chaotic, to say the least. I’ve been attempting to successfully juggle an overloaded course load, extracurricular activities, a decent social life, and healthy exercise and sleep habits … all with the stress of waiting for my foot to heal after getting stitches on the […]

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This is how my friends deterred me from transferring without even knowing it. I started my freshman year in January of 2016. I came into college only knowing a handful of people that I had met at orientation the summer before, but besides my roommate, everybody I had met lived across campus. It was definitely […]

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I can be a klutz. More often than not, you’ll see me on the sidewalk outside Pavement Coffeehouse juggling a bagel, an iced coffee, an overdue research paper, carbon-copied lab notes and my laptop charger — all of which I’m about to drop. This summer, I found myself in a familiar situation when I was abroad […]

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