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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Tensions are mounting and you sense them everywhere you go these days — from the bulging backpacks that your peers have been carrying around to the crowded libraries during ungodly hours. As you race against time to polish those research papers, why don’t you take a little break and enjoy what the treasure trove of […]

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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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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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I recently bought myself a plant from Market Basket. As I cradled my new polka dot/freckle face plant in the checkout line, I did not anticipate that $3 could bring me so much joy. I’ve watched with delight as my plant has slowly spread it’s pink-speckled leaves and flourished on my desk. However, happiness is […]

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I may or may not have had a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving break. I am thankful for Friendsgiving, amazing food and great memories, but I’m also super thankful that people are back on campus now. Here’s my Thanksgiving break play-by-play: Day 1: Where have the natives gone? (Wednesday, Nov. 23) The first day of break […]

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Twins are portrayed in books, films and TV shows as clones. They finish each other’s sentences, act and dress the same and in some cases look the same. But these stereotypes are more myth than fact when it comes to my relationship with my twin brother, Andrew. When you first see me and Andrew, you […]

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College is a time full of intense study sessions, late night fun and social opportunities 24/7. It means FaceTimes with Mom and Dad, scavenging for food and trying to catch up on sleep every chance you get. For me, college has been one of the best experiences of my life, but it also has made […]

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These days, love can seem hard to come by. Our generation has made it nearly impossible to find anything close to a valid relationship, with various dating apps and the weird hookup culture we’ve found ourselves in. Yet, love can be found in a couple of weird places, even if it only lasts for a […]

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