Have you ever thought about how much the world’s most expensive meat costs? If you have, I’m sure you never thought it could be worth four figures. Sixth generation Frenchman Alexandre Polmard is one of the most exquisite butchers and sells the most unique and expensive meats. Polmard’s family founded its business in 1846, and […]

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My dad was in the Paris airport about three hours before the attack. From there he left for China, eerily on time. When I finally processed and acknowledged the horror in France, however, I shivered. I was afraid of my own continent, of my own Europe, of the place I call home. For the first […]

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Are you at least 17 years of age? Are you free of cold or flu symptoms? Are you currently taking any antibiotics? Have you recently traveled to the Caribbean or a malarial region? If you have ever been nervously sitting in the waiting room ready to give blood, you’ve probably half-heartedly skimmed through these questions […]

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Picture your classic 1950s housewife. She has shoulder-length hair that is neatly curled. She wears a tea length, shirtwaist dress and low heels — a feminine, yet, conservative look. She is probably cooking in a kitchen and sporting her staple piece — an apron. This woman, however, is more than a chef. As a mother […]

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As an international student I get asked a lot what the biggest difference is between my home country, Switzerland, and the United States. Although I have noticed many things are different than what I am accustomed to, I am always amazed at the sight of the sizable bright red apples in the Boston University dining […]

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Street artist Banksy’s “Dismaland” exhibit in England officially closed on Sunday at 10 p.m., but its remains will not go to waste. Its pieces are being shipped to Calais, France, to build shelters for refugees. Banksy is a graffiti artist and political activist but, above all, he is quite mysterious. Banksy is a pseudonym, and […]

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Until news broke earlier this year that a deal was in the works between Iran and other members of the United Nations Security Council, it seemed that the nuclear question had been a strictly binary argument as of late. The compromise requires that either nuclear limitations are lightened and sanctions against Iran are lifted, or […]

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Hottest import of 2015? The hashtag. Back in 2013, the French Ministry of Culture banned the use of the English word “hashtag” in French media and culture. The Académie Française, the French government’s institution charged with preserving the French language and classic culture, instead commissioned the word “mot-dièse” to represent the # symbol. Words like […]

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Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs Is the Hacking of France the Beginning of a Cyberwarfare Trend? In more cyberwarfare news, France was hit with a major cyber-attack Jan. 15, just a week after the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters by two armed Islamic extremists. The head of cyber security for the French military, Rear […]

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By Devon Delfino, Staff Writer @devondelfino In a Washington Post interview with Nina Davuluri, the newly crowned Miss America said: “[In India,] the more fair-skinned you are, the more beautiful you are. And they spend tons of money on skin-lightening creams, bleaches, products, and here it’s vice versa; we spend so much on tanning products.” […]

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