When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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“I look unto the sea of grey sky. The wind cries with every breeze. Heads hang heavy in sorrow. The chants of love smother the fires of hate. The ground is littered with fallen tears. Wails and sobs break the silence of this Fall day. The questions can only be heard as whispers. ‘What Now?’” […]

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This November will be full of new releases, including heart-wrenching stories, both true and fictional, that will make you think. As you’re planning your weekends up to the holiday season, watch these dramas, memoirs and documentaries. I dare you not to be inspired and moved. 1. “Loving” (Nov. 4) Mildred and Richard Loving married in […]

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This semester will be my first and last time in Boston since I’m an exchange student from South Korea. I currently take a lot of courses in the Metropolitan College with lots of other international students. At first, it was hard to become friends and get along with them. After a few months, I learned […]

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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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Politics is one of those paradoxical things that necessitates promotion and endorsement but when actually done, results in alienation. Filmmaker and YouTube star Casey Neistat is a daily vlogger who recently created a video titled “who i’m voting for president.” The clip — much shorter and more serious than his usual, action-packed vlog entries — is […]

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1. Stash backpack This compact backpack folds and zips to the size of a thin, paperback book. Incredibly lightweight, it can hold 30 pounds. You’ll want this for collecting souvenirs you didn’t think you had the budget for. Okay, maybe you still don’t have the budget for it, but when’s the next time you’ll be […]

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After leaving Puerto Rico to study in the United States, I quickly learned my country was portrayed as two things: 1) an exotic U.S. colony sinking in $70 billion debt or 2) a U.S. commonwealth where its citizens cannot vote for president of the United States. However, Puerto Rico is more than its political status. […]

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It’s that time of year again. The slightly crisp air begins to freeze, snow forecasts are in the near future and your neighbor already has Christmas decorations up. The transition from fall to winter hits us all hard. Besides the fact that you will no longer feel comfortable in a light fall jacket outside and […]

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Looking to take a little vacation? Well, look no further. Getaway is a startup company that can help you do just that — literally. Make way, everyone, your smallest vacation is coming through. If you’ve never heard of the tiny house movement, it is a growing trend in which people say goodbye to their average […]

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