In a city as big as Boston, amidst the big touristy locations that many of us curious students have explored, lie some lesser known treasures – the hidden gems of our college town.

This week, we visit a spot close to home – a tiny café that brings the grand tastes of France here to Boston. Nestled on the corner of Park Drive in South Campus, Crispy Crepes Café boasts gourmet flavor at a pauper’s price. Simply walking five to six minutes across the St. Mary’s Bridge will bring you in front of this little diner-esque café.

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Welcome to Saba & Sam on Sports! The blog where you respectfully laugh at Saba’s “thoughts” on sports and agree or disagree with Sam’s smart yet sometimes stupid commentary. It’ll be everything from discussions on the goings on in the Wide World of Sports to teaching Saba about different topics. Though we aren’t (that) funny, […]

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Studying in London has meant a lot of new changes from the usual university life, including travel.

For the first time, not including the plane ride over to London that was full of BU students, I was traveling to Europe on my own. This weekend, for my first trip of the semester, I traveled to the wonderful city of Frankfurt, Germany to visit my older cousin. I hadn’t seen my cousin in ages and we were celebrating my 21st birthday, so the weekend was set to be one of the best ever.

Thanks to a bit of luck, one of my professors cancelled class on the last day of the week and I was able to leave a day early for an extended weekend away. Traveling in Europe is similar to travel back in the States, with the difference being that you can hop from one country to the next in the same time it takes you to travel from one state to another back home.

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The MUSE is back to tell you what to look forward to and what has been spinning in the record players of our minds this week. Check out your weekly chunk of videos, lovingly bequeathed by our staff. – Sam Ulan, TV Columnist Shameless: Like a catchy Katy Perry song, I just can’t get this […]

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Students trampled across snowy sidewalks to get to class on Thursday after Boston University issued it’s second delayed opening in the first two weeks of the semester, canceling all classes before 11 a.m. after a snow storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on the city.

Students said that with the exception of a few areas, most of the campus was cleared adequately before classes began.

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Photo frog, The Daily Free Press’ beloved friend and snuggle companion, is dirty, cold and alone. Scratchy couch, a piece of furniture that has been with The FreeP for ages (since the old office!), is soaked. Oh yeah, and the newsroom looks like a hurricane hit it. All this is the result of The FreeP […]

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Hey there movie lovers,

So, as some of you might have heard, Oscar nominations were announced this morning. But even if you’re dead set that “Eclipse” should sweep like no movie since “The Lord of the Rings,” just bear us out as we break down some of the nominees.

It wouldn’t be the Oscars if there wasn’t at least one “Where did that come from?” nomination per year. This year, that category is filled by Javier Bardem’s nomination for lead actor in his role in “Biutiful,” a movie with a title that is annoying my spell check. Although Bardem is a solid actor who usually turns in great performances, it’s too bad that he snagged the nomination out from under Ryan Gosling, whose turn in “Blue Valentine” was widely heralded as more than Oscar-worthy.

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After four successful seasons in Britain, the controversial series Skins has now traveled across the pond to a Monday night slot on MTV.

Its arrival in the U.S. is causing a stir, leading Parents Television Council president Tim Winters to say, “Skins may well be the most dangerous show for children that we have ever seen,” according to the LA Times.

The PTC has also gone as far as to call for an investigation into Skins for violating federal laws on child pornography because of underage actors involved in sexual situations, while companies including General Motors, H&R Block, Wrigley, Subway and Schick have all pulled their commercials from the Skins time slot.

But despite all the uproar, many in the Boston University community say the complaints are blown out of proportion.

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Upon hearing about a supposedly “happening” club in Quito – by the name of Love, no less – a friend and I decided to don our heels and see how we measured up to Latin genes on the dance floor. And after an eternity and a half of Raggaeton and persistent dance proposals by ridiculously flexible, 4’11” men, we decided to call it a night. We made our way to the lobby to check out, where we received the unpleasant surprise that our bill amounted to a cardiac-arrest-inducing $48. You see, when a typical cab ride in the city costs a maximum of $2, $48 may as well be the equivalent of purchasing a moon-faring safari. Needless to say, neither Cristina nor I had the required amount.

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