What I should have been doing last Friday morning: studying for my French test. What I was actually doing last Friday morning: crawling through the window of an abandoned Civil War fort on Georges Island, an isle about 40 minutes off of the shore of Boston. Scaling a rickety wooden staircase and scooting through a […]

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Every Terrier has been through it: you look forward to enjoying a weekend with your friends, and as Friday night approaches, you get the sniffles. Saturday morning arrives, and you wake up a zombie. The BU-bonic Plague has been making its way around campus, and it has finally infected you. So instead of spending the […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Hiroshima Monday, visiting one of the two Japanese cities affected by the nuclear bombs dropped by the United States during World War II, Bloomberg reported. It is estimated that 80,000 people perished immediately when the nuclear bomb hit Hiroshima, and another 40,000 were killed when […]

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There are six distinct American generations to date. The Greatest Generation consisted of the Americans grew up to fight World War II. Then there is the generation of the Baby Boomers. Generation X came after, followed by Generation Y and there is us, the largely discussed Millennials. Our age group has received a ton of criticism […]

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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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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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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs America’s biggest booty advocate has returned with a controversial lyric video. Nicki Minaj’s animated video for her song “Only” featuring (in order of relevance) Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown has warranted a statement from the Anti-Defamation League condemning its use of Nazi-alluding imagery. The Anti-Defamation League is a […]

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By Katie Bernatchez, Staff Writer Holocaust movies are often shown as heartbreaking stories of oppressed Jews versus ruthless Nazis. These may be the polarized extremes of World War II, but German families, neither fighting the war nor suffering in camps, lived in constant fear, poverty and eventually, a deadly war zone. “The Book Thief,” directed […]

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