I, like many people, am a fan of online shopping. There’s more variety, it takes less time and most importantly, I don’t actually have to put on shoes and go outside. So every year after Thanksgiving, after everyone has packed up their leftovers and said their goodbyes, I don’t get excited about Black Friday. I […]

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This weekend I took a big step in becoming a true Boston University student: I went to my first hockey game. As a Miami native, hockey was a foreign concept to me, much like snowfall — donning L.L. Bean boots and wearing more than two layers at a time. I had never actually seen a […]

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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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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 […]

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I remember the day Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” dropped. Actually, I remember exactly where I was — even what I was doing. I was tucked in one of Warren dining hall’s many dusty corners, picking at a dry piece of chicken. That album became my anthem for the remaining few months of the […]

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Thanksgiving break has unfortunately come to an end, and we’re all in the home stretch of the semester now. With the weekend behind us, the much-awaited events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are, too. While Thanksgiving Day is spent giving thanks, Black Friday tends to completely reverse the sentiments of Thanksgiving. With all the […]

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The invention of the Internet back in the late 1960s eventually led to the start of a dangerous love affair we all know too well — online shopping. It’s comforting to know that you don’t have to threaten your life and safety by actually stepping out into the stores to shop during Black Friday. Your […]

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By Katrina Uy, Blog Editor @katreenz Tired of the Black Friday craze? Apparently so are a lot of people — Black Friday sales from this weekend have gone down 11 percent from last year, according to statistics from the National Retail Federation. A study done by the trade group reported that there was a 5.2 percent decrease […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 The day after Halloween, I decided to treat myself to a trip to Copley Place. I wandered into Bath and Body Works, because who can resist the lure of seasonally scented, one-dollar hand sanitizers? Definitely not me. To my sheer horror, the entire store was covered in red and […]

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By Katrina Uy, Staff Writer @katreenz The end of November is approaching and that means one thing: it’s almost time to head home and spend some time with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Or is it? If you’re hardcore enough to participate in Black Friday year after year, then you may be excited to hear […]

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