Forgetting your phone is one thing, but forgetting your glasses is far worse. Seriously though, what feeling is worse than when you’re all cozy in a blanket burrito, hot chocolate in one hand, remote in the other, ready to watch “Friends,” and then you realize that you can’t see the TV screen because your glasses […]

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I went to Salem this weekend and it was much more than I ever expected. Salem, Massachusetts is known for the infamous witch trials that took place between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, 20 of which were executed. Now, Salem is like the Mecca for witches, wiccans, pagans, […]

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At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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After a little over a month at Boston University, I, like many others, have developed a sense of invincibility when it comes to crossing the infamous Commonwealth Avenue. Comm Ave., the ultimate inconvenience to anyone running late to class, is an essential part of what gives BU the atmosphere of being immersed in a city. […]

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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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Family and Friends Weekend is almost upon us and if you’re anything like me, you want to use this as a reason to finally get off campus, but you don’t have a clue what to do. Luckily, I went and did some research on exciting activities taking place this weekend. So without further ado, here […]

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What I should have been doing last Friday morning: studying for my French test. What I was actually doing last Friday morning: crawling through the window of an abandoned Civil War fort on Georges Island, an isle about 40 minutes off of the shore of Boston. Scaling a rickety wooden staircase and scooting through a […]

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When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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On Sept. 20, the Category 5 Hurricane Maria touched down in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, leaving the entire U.S. territory without power. Government officials, celebrities and organizations are extending a hand to those affected by the devastation of the hurricane. Sometimes, as citizens, we can feel helpless when things like this happen, but here’s what others […]

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I’m Mexican and my hometown is Miami, so I have been surrounded by Hispanic culture my entire life. I’ve only been away from home for a month, but I already miss speaking Spanish daily and being surrounded by my fellow Latinos. Boston is an extremely diverse city, so although there is Hispanic community here, it’s […]

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