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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1. Trader Joe’s Oh Joe, I don’t know what I would do without you. You make off-brand seem like the best thing a product can be, and I appreciate your commitment to inexpensive food that doesn’t make me feel like I’m living in the Soviet bloc when I eat it. Everyone loves Trader Joe’s grocery. […]

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With spring semester starting, students are already heading to the library to study, and the transition from holiday break to homework and tests is stressful enough as it is. While academics are definitely stress-inducing, getting your lunch or daily dose of caffeine does not. Here are a few pieces of advice about eating at BU […]

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It has now been about six weeks since I’ve left the comfort of my home in Los Angeles and settled into my new territory. Fortunately, I’m loving Boston — a lot more than I expected to. Despite my avid admiration with Beantown, however, I’ve noticed myself having some particularly recurring thoughts that many West Coasters […]

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I grew up in a typical Jewish household: Hebrew school on Sundays, Bat Mitzvah at age 13, secretly knowing Santa wasn’t real before it was cool. However, despite my Jewish upbringing, I never personally believed in God. It always created a slight paradox in my existence, because despite my personal skepticism, religion has always been […]

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West Campus is the home of Claflin, Sleeper and Rich halls and the notorious West dining hall. To most Boston University students, this is the closest you’ll get to a typical college campus. While it’s still on Commonwealth Avenue, it’s still a home away from home. If you’re a tad unlucky like me, you might […]

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By Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy Let’s be honest: how many times have you been to Starbucks or Dunkin’ this week? For the past month? Have you ever been anywhere other than these nationwide coffeehouse chains for your daily fix of caffeine and baked goods? If you answered “no” to the last question, prepare yourself — this column […]

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By Robin Ngai, Staff Writer @bluebird1278 After being away from Boston for a whole summer, the humid air embraced me lovingly as soon as I stepped off the plane and as I was welcomed back to the familiar buzz of Commonwealth Avenue. Though the roads seemed familiar, not everything was as I left it back […]

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By Heather Goldin, Staff Writer @HeatherGoldin Dunkin’ Donuts is packing up its shorts and RayBans and moving to California. The famously affordable coffee and donut chain recently announced their plans to expand to the West. When I heard the announcement, I didn’t exactly raise my hands up and jump for joy. As a native Californian […]

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