By Ryan LaRosa Boston is home to a wide variety of specialty coffee shops and roasters. In recent years, the scene has grown across the city, with some older shops expanding to multiple locations and new shops popping up quickly. Here at Boston University, Starbucks is a mainstay, with many locations across campus. While convenient, […]

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By Katherine Wright All of the Santa-shaped chocolates flooding the stores — before Thanksgiving — have led to a premature holiday spirit and I’m all for it. Any excuse for putting up pretty lights and watching endless repetitions of the Grinch.  However, when you think “Grinch,” you generally think of hatefulness, bitterness, isolation and thievery […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi You may be wondering: Why do cheesy baked potatoes need a recipe? Well, if you just make a few minor tweaks to your favorite baked potato recipe, I promise they will end up tasting better than you could have ever imagined.   Ingredients Russet potatoes  1 tablespoon olive oil per potato 1 […]

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By Dylan Hubert When one hears the name Randy Newman, they probably think about all of their favorite movies (or their kids’ favorite movies) full of songs composed by Newman, himself. Coming from a family full of composers, naturally, Newman fell into the business as well.  What makes Newman such an elite icon in the […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Animal testing for makeup, skincare and fashion items is the ugliest side of the beauty and fashion industry.  There are ways to be more ethical and animal-friendly without going completely vegan though, one of them being to purge out any makeup, skincare and clothing brands that partake in unethical animal testing […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Today I’m going to talk about the painting of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling because a lot of fun stuff went down that you probably don’t know about. And you need to know. Trust me.  The Sistine Chapel is the chapel located in the Pope’s residence in Vatican City, Rome. Today, it attracts […]

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By Andrew Harwood When it comes to “teen dramas,” a narrative tends to include comedic, romantic and serious aspects. Utilizing a secondary school as the setting, the “teen drama” in all tells the story of the youth and all that comes with that.  Popularized in the 1980s, thanks to John Hughes and his films “The […]

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