We can all agree that the past long weekend was a much deserved break from the monotony of classes. While most of my friends went back home for the extended weekend, being an international student, I didn’t have the liberty to make the 30-hour trip down to Singapore. I did, however, make the trip down […]

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re a first-time owner or shared owner of a kitchen. To this I say congrats, because cooking on your own is one of the biggest leaps into the world of full-blown “adulting.” However, once the excitement has died down and all of the IKEA plates and cups are […]

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With so many people transitioning to vegan and plant-based diets — especially among younger generations — college dining services find themselves playing catch-up with the burgeoning demand. Year after year, Boston University Dining Services has been upgrading its vegan offerings to accommodate its ever-growing vegan clientele. In fact, BU earned an A on peta2’s Vegan […]

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I always get weird stares when people see “extra virgin raw coconut oil” on my dorm countertop. “You eat that?” or “Wait, but how do you use this?” The questions get annoying after awhile. Alas, I am here to give a voice to coconut oil. It’s time to stop judging it and start using it. […]

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1. Trader Joe’s Oh Joe, I don’t know what I would do without you. You make off-brand seem like the best thing a product can be, and I appreciate your commitment to inexpensive food that doesn’t make me feel like I’m living in the Soviet bloc when I eat it. Everyone loves Trader Joe’s grocery. […]

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For college student Katy Flannery, being lactose intolerant came with such a lack of alternative food options that she decided to take it upon herself to bring about change. After graduating from Villanova University, her and classmate Gwen Burlingame combined their knowledge of food science into a line of ice cream called Minus the Moo. […]

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We all know the struggle of not being able to connect to a network, or the torture of watching Apple’s spinning wheel of death. In a time when most people can’t go a full hour without their phones, losing your Wi-Fi connection can leave an individual lost and confused. However, with the right alternatives, this […]

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In college, we develop new eating habits, but how healthy are they? The dining plan, which is mandatory with most university housing, gives students a variety of food options that are quick, easy and familiar. It’s so easy to grab pasta, a slice of pizza and soda, but what are the consequences? For most students, being […]

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If you’re tired of the same old trail mix and chips, Whole Foods has you covered. On top of its already varied and original stock of organic snacks, the supermarket has just announced its new partnership with Grub — an edible insect company. Starting in late December, Whole Foods will be selling Grub’s seasoned roasted […]

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“Does anyone even buy CDs anymore?” I was asked a few months ago when a friend had seen me contemplating buying the Michael Bublé holiday album while waiting in line at Starbucks. Well, apparently not. On February 19, Billboard confirmed that Starbucks would stop selling physical CDs in its retail locations. This took effect on March […]

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