Just about everyone I know dreads lugging their laundry down to the basement of whatever building they live in to pay for something they don’t want to do anyway. I even know some people who live in Massachusetts that just drive home instead and have their parents do it for them, which seems pretty […]

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As temperatures drop, each colder and colder morning serves as a reminder that winter is just around the corner. Along with winter comes ski season (easily the best time of the year). Whether you are a long-time skier or snowboarder or are looking to get into either of these sports, now is a great time […]

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“The ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne really let us down today,” I told my friends as we ran to catch the train back to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Really, it should have been ideal ghost hunting conditions. We were in Salem, Massachusetts, universally acknowledged as one of the most paranormally active cities in the country. We […]

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I went to Salem this weekend and it was much more than I ever expected. Salem, Massachusetts is known for the infamous witch trials that took place between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, 20 of which were executed. Now, Salem is like the Mecca for witches, wiccans, pagans, […]

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I don’t know about you, but I woke up Wednesday morning after three hours of sleep feeling great and ready to face the world. Just kidding — I felt awful, and I bet most people reading this did as well. While we’ve all started coming to terms with the fact that we elected an anthropomorphized […]

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As a Hillary Clinton supporter, I ask myself not what she can do for this country, but who will join her to govern the country. Hillary alone cannot change America: it takes a team to decide and shape its norms and future values. I hope she chooses a team of powerful women who are not […]

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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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Nov. 8 may be the presidential election, but it’s also a big day for candidates running in our local elections. In the town of Barnstable, Aaron Kanzer is running as the Democratic nominee for Massachusetts state representative. The Northeastern University graduate is an energized voice hoping to bring solutions to his home of Cape Cod; […]

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As someone who moved to Boston this year from North Carolina, I am now a self-declared expert on the differences between the South and the North. I can now pinpoint specific differences between the two cultures not typically visible to the average New England eye. Here’s a handful of them: 1. Boston has aggressively bad […]

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As a Connecticut native I’ve been extremely fortunate to experience the wonder that comes with the yearly transition from summer to fall. Although I’m fully aware that my background makes me biased, I continue to defend the notion that New England boasts some of the most beautiful fall weather in the country, as the foliage […]

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