It’s 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and you’re in a hysterical panic. Once again, you have failed to plan your Halloween costume ahead of time. I know this feeling, and it’s the worst. You want to look good and have an awesome costume, but the party starts in 3 hours and you are still in […]

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We can all agree that the past long weekend was a much deserved break from the monotony of classes. While most of my friends went back home for the extended weekend, being an international student, I didn’t have the liberty to make the 30-hour trip down to Singapore. I did, however, make the trip down […]

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Thankfully, on-campus housing almost always provides students with a bed, desk, lamp, dresser — the bare necessities. Living off campus, however, comes with its own protocol. After purchasing bed sheets, toiletries, snow gear and so on, our college student budgets are pretty tight (my intake of ramen noodle dinners has exponentially increased since starting college). […]

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Moving from an on-campus dorm to living off-campus can be scary. I am an international student who transferred from the State University of New York at Binghamton to Boston University last year. Instead of moving into the dorms, I moved all my stuff from Binghamton to an off-campus apartment in Boston. It was a big […]

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Stressed? You shouldn’t be! Just kidding – I am, too. And it’s okay. Put down that fourth container of Easy Mac and go get hydrated. This semester, allow yourself to at least be somehow saved by these awesome, helpful sites. 1. EasyBib Who knows why English professors still require us to use MLA format? I don’t. […]

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Christmas is right around the corner, and you know what that means: scrambling for last-minute gifts for your friends after you’ve accaccidentally spent your last 10 dollars on City Convenience or Uber. Now you’re begging your parents for a few dollars to last you until the holidays come around, but what will you do about […]

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Ever since its launch in 2004, Facebook has pulled out all the stops to ensure that users spend the majority of their time on the internet (but more specifically, on Facebook). The social networking service that once began as a way to simply connect with friends and family all over the world has evolved to […]

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1. Stash backpack This compact backpack folds and zips to the size of a thin, paperback book. Incredibly lightweight, it can hold 30 pounds. You’ll want this for collecting souvenirs you didn’t think you had the budget for. Okay, maybe you still don’t have the budget for it, but when’s the next time you’ll be […]

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Seven p.m. on a Tuesday rolls around. You’re tired, still have more than half of the week ahead of you and are hungry for dinner. You check the fridge and see that all you have is a half-eaten cup of soup and the end piece of bread in the otherwise empty bag. You check the […]

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