As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, most of us are looking forward to “traditional” gatherings: catching up with family, wearing cozy sweaters and eating some scrumptious comfort food. But with everything great about Thanksgiving, there are some downsides, too: screening questions about your love life while squished between your emo cousin and your politically incorrect uncle at […]

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Being a international student in the United States is an interesting experience. You get to live in a totally different culture from yours and enjoy some of the best education around while at it. While there are many ups to it, studying abroad can become very difficult when Thanksgiving comes around. As an international student […]

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On Saturday afternoon, I returned home to see some of BU’s newest students on South Campus. These four guys aren’t like anyone else at BU. If you ask them where they live, they’ll give you a vague response, followed by a random noise that no one can really understand. I took some time to get […]

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‘Tis the season, my friends. As the clock struck midnight on Halloween and October evolved into November, we have started the transition from spooky times to holiday spirit. For many Christmas enthusiasts, Nov. 1 officially kicks off the holiday season. Some beg to differ and say that Christmas celebrations should not commence until the day […]

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About three weeks into the semester, homesickness hit me. The newness of college was wearing off, my workload was building up, and suddenly being away from my family didn’t hold the same appeal that it did in August. For a week I groaned and sulked and felt bad for myself, but eventually I got over […]

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Hot Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things to do in college is staying healthy. With endless french fries and ice cream only a swipe away, it’s hard to want to eat nutritious food. Especially at this time of year, with the weather getting colder and Thanksgiving around the corner, all I tend to […]

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As we start the seventh week of fall semester, many of us feel like we’re drifting. All that drive we had to be more productive and procrastinate less this year is flickering in the face of midterms and the changing weather. Sometimes, it can be hard to pick ourselves up after a bad week. Sometimes, […]

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It’s job hunting season, which means I’ve been spending most of my time sitting at my desk, filling out application after application. It’s especially during this period of time that I can’t help but revisit my more youthful days spent playing with toys, without a care in the world. Toys R Us has played a […]

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There is something really special about a farmers market in the city. It is slightly out of place — the little white tents are dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers and the stacked crates of brightly colored produce beam cheerfully at taxis and pedestrians. But farmers markets work so perfectly, especially in Boston. Farmers markets provide […]

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Everyone knows about the awkwardly short period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the pinnacle of the holiday season. These few weeks are infamous for one thing and one thing only: food. The amount of food the average person consumes between Turkey Day and Christmas Eve is unprecedented. Between Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, leftovers I brought back to my […]

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