I couldn’t quite figure out the paranormal aesthetic of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground: there was an eerie, fantastical aura about the place, shrouded as it is by mist and curling vines, that made it feel like the pumpkin patch from “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There, too, were the rolling hills and jagged tombstones […]

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The release of the second season of “Stranger Things” on Oct. 27 was a sweet escape for me after a particularly taxing week of three midterms. The perfectly-timed drop of the series on Netflix meant that I ended up binge-watching the entire season in a single sitting. Although nothing could have prevented my instant binge […]

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Cutest Couple We all know that Rachel Lindsay was too good for Bryan Abasolo and that she should have ended up with Peter Kraus on the most recent season of “The Bachelorette.” Even though Rachel and Bryan did dress up as Hugh Hefner and a Playboy bunny one night, it’s nice to see Rachel getting […]

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“The ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne really let us down today,” I told my friends as we ran to catch the train back to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Really, it should have been ideal ghost hunting conditions. We were in Salem, Massachusetts, universally acknowledged as one of the most paranormally active cities in the country. We […]

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When I first joined Boston University as an economics major, I didn’t think my curriculum would deviate too much from the traditional macroeconomics classes and the preset business school syllabus. However, the College of Arts and Sciences’ focus on integrating divisional studies and liberal arts into every student’s four years at BU ensured that I […]

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As a young kid, Halloween was the unique opportunity to stay up late and go out on a school night — granted, “late” meant 8 p.m. and “go out” meant walk around the neighborhood. Still, there was something undeniably special about trick-or-treating. It was so much more than just ringing doorbells and getting candy. Now […]

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The amount of pumpkin spice items is unholy. Truly just terrible. From pumpkin spice pretzels, coffee, yogurt, ice cream, dog treats and granola bars, I think it’s excessive. As a loyal former Dunkin’ Donuts employee, I will say that their pumpkin iced coffee is the closest to heaven I’ll ever get, but who needs pumpkin […]

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Nowadays, it feels like every time we log on to Twitter there’s a new terrible event in the news. Here are five weird and funny things that have happened in the last few years to take your mind off the sadness of the real world for a little bit.   140 people in Malawi were […]

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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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A big part of going away to college is buying all of the decor for your dorm. Throw pillows, lights, chairs, pictures and more are used to make an unfamiliar space feel more like home. Lots of time goes into planning, and the setup can take a while. At the end of move in, your […]

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