As you probably know by now, Bob Dylan is our newly inaugurated Nobel Laureate. Here at Boston University, we find ourselves extremely lucky to have a world-renowned Bob Dylan scholar on faculty here, Sir Christopher Ricks. On Thursday night, Ricks gave his final lecture of the year for the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. This […]

Read More →

The exact age demarcation for the millennial generation is somewhat ambiguous. Some demographers consider millennials as those who were born between early ’80s and late ‘90s, and others extend or shorten the year range. There are, however, less disputable ways in defining this generation. If you have been told that you are entitled, coddled or […]

Read More →

Being Jewish during the Yuletide is like watching one of those fake, recorded fireplaces on your television. You can see the crackling flames and hear the pops of the fire, but it still remains a 4K Ultra-HD version of high-def holiday warmth. For most of my life, I have been an anthropologist of Christmas. That […]

Read More →

October is hallmarked by Halloween and Columbus Day, but Boston University’s international ambience will often shine a light on foreign holidays, one of which is Diwali. Diwali is a five-day primarily Hindu festival that celebrates the theme of good triumphing over evil in the world. The main night takes place on the new moon in […]

Read More →

I grew up in a typical Jewish household: Hebrew school on Sundays, Bat Mitzvah at age 13, secretly knowing Santa wasn’t real before it was cool. However, despite my Jewish upbringing, I never personally believed in God. It always created a slight paradox in my existence, because despite my personal skepticism, religion has always been […]

Read More →

It’s only October, but companies have already begun listing their promotions and discounts in lieu of upcoming Black Friday festivities. As someone who understood the power of Black Friday sales only after I came to college in 2014, I found it ironic that people spent money on materialistic things, and sometimes unnecessary items, the day […]

Read More →

Every girl can tell you the unfortunate story of getting her first period. The first chaotic panic of thinking you’re dying from what can only initially described as a vagina nosebleed. Or fumbling with tampon applicators and being self-conscious of the sound the plastic makes when pulled from the sticky side of a sanitary pad […]

Read More →

I woke up one morning to devastating notifications no one wants to receive. Every news application on my phone sent out a notification about a terrorist attack in a Brussels airport. Receiving this news made my stomach turn upside down. How could another attack occur? Not only were hundreds of lives recently lost in the […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

When quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson announced he was conducting his relationship with singer Ciara “Jesus’ way,” he joined a long history of sports-related abstinence. Although celibacy and athletics may seem unrelated, sex prior to game day has long received attention for how it affects male aggression and testosterone levels. In the case […]

Read More →