All young people have idols. They are the people we strive to be like. But because idols are human beings, they have their faults. Some of their faults are larger than others. I could spend this whole article dissecting every single one of my idols, but because I am a writer, I decided to focus […]

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National Geographic and Leonardo DiCaprio just released a documentary about climate change with some pretty interesting facts. You can watch the movie in full here. Here is my summary of some of the major points of the film: 1. Climate change’s grave consequences are approaching faster than previously predicted. Climate change is not just our […]

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When I began the arduous college search my junior year of high school, I prioritized two things: a city environment and diversity. I’m from a very small, rural town in northern New Jersey, and I was one of about five black kids in my graduating class of 248 students. Diversity was not something I was […]

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Every summer, Harvard University opens its doors and welcomes thousands of students from all over the world who have enrolled themselves in an enriching seven-week experience to intellectually challenge themselves. This summer program is the ultimate Harvard experience where students live in on-campus housing, enjoy their meals in Annenberg Hall, take courses under the direction […]

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George and Amal Clooney met German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday to talk about the refugee crisis, according to The Guardian. They commended her for Germany’s stance on the issues and spoke about ways in which the world can become more proactive regarding this issue. It was a positive meeting and when I read about it, […]

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I want to start this off with a word-association exercise that I have no doubt will yield unanimous results among readers: Chocolate > Sweet Bed > Sleep Israel-Palestine > Conflict Holocaust > Hitler (and horrible, and inhumane) There are some incidents in history that never cause a debate. It is undoubtedly agreed who was at […]

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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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May 31 would be legendary German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 70th birthday. Unfortunately, he died of a drug overdose in 1982, but his influence on the international film industry continues. The Deutsches Filmmuseum and the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum have collaborated on a new project entitled, “Fassbinder — NOW.” It is set to open on May 6 and remain […]

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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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Earlier in 2015, news broke that Greece could potentially be leaving the European Union, colloquially called the “Grexit,” or the Greek exit from the Eurozone. This was astonishing for many reasons: it would be the first country to leave the EU since its founding in 1993, and the announcement came soon after Greece’s economic and […]

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