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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  There’s something about Thursday night concerts that make me so happy. Whether it’s because they can make a great end to a week or there’s a magical aura associated with Thursdays, these shows never fail to impress me. This past Thursday, Shoffy played an intimate show at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub. After […]

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As a returning sophomore looking back on last year, it’s pretty apparent the biggest selling point of Boston University, and the biggest obstacle, was Boston itself. The city is amazing and beautiful, but arriving at school not knowing many people in a big city can get a little overwhelming. Staying on track with school, making […]

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I had never been to the United States before my college life began in Boston. When I was younger, I would imagine all the scenarios that would happen in Boston. Now, Boston is my second home besides Beijing. Still, there are three questions that I want to ask about Boston because it is so different […]

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The time is here. Marathon Monday. Roughly one million spectators gather along the route of the Boston Marathon each year to witness all types of competitors. Elite runners, handcyclists, veterans and first-time participants gather to race. Volunteers join together to assemble welcome packs for all runners, set up first aid stations and prepare for a […]

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It’s 2017 and it seems like negativity is on the rise. It feels like no matter what is going on, there’s always something to complain about. But as we head toward the end of the semester, I want to focus on positivity and being grateful. There’s always some light in the dark, some reason to […]

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Even though I’ve studied in Boston for almost one year, I’ve barely gone to Chinatown. Perhaps it’s because Chinatown is simply no longer attractive to me. I have been to Chinatown in Manhattan and Philadelphia, and they look the same to me. My friend invited me to go have lunch with him in Chinatown the […]

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For college student Katy Flannery, being lactose intolerant came with such a lack of alternative food options that she decided to take it upon herself to bring about change. After graduating from Villanova University, her and classmate Gwen Burlingame combined their knowledge of food science into a line of ice cream called Minus the Moo. […]

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Spring break is coming soon, so it’s time to start packing. There are some fantastic ways to pack using organizing products purchased from MUJI. Remember to see the bonus list if you plan to go to MUJI to pick up these specific items. In January 2017, Boston opened its first MUJI store, a Japanese retail […]

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Let’s rewind to a few weeks ago, when we had that wonderful cold blizzard that forced Boston University to reward our hard work this semester with a snow day. If you’re like me, then you probably accomplished absolutely nothing that day besides a load or two of laundry and binge-watching an entire season of your […]

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