Despite single digit temperatures and a cold weather advisory issued by the city of Boston, students braved the chill to go about their normal activities on Monday.

Weather.com predicted a high temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 3 F with temperatures falling into the negatives once the wind chill factor was taken into account.

In response, the city of Boston released a cold weather advisory that claimed, “According to some local meteorologists, the next few days may be some of the coldest this region has seen in years.”

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About two weeks ago I embarked in what is bound to become one of the most enriching four months of my life. I arrived in London on a chilly Sunday afternoon with my life packed away in two suitcases completely unready to begin my semester away from BU, my friends and, most importantly, my family.

Standing on the Prime Meridian in Greenwich. Photo credit Katherine Keegan.

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We’re living for the weekend just like everyone else, but sometimes at The MUSE we need a little extra help getting through the grind until Friday. Here’s a compilation of some things we’re looking forward to and some things we can’t get out of our heads as the weekend arrives. Leah Roh, Blog Contributor 1. Dr. […]

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Due to the snowstorm forecast, Boston University issued an emergency alert late Thursday night stating the Charles River Campus would have a two-hour delayed opening on Friday. Areas around Boston received about 7.5 inches of snow early Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. While many students may have taken this opportunity to stay […]

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Fresh out of its solar-powered oven and into your ear buds, Cake served up its sixth studio album, Showroom of Compassion (Upbeat), on Jan. 11. Recorded in Cake’s eco-friendly and green-powered studio in Sacramento, CA, the album is the band’s first release since 2004’s Pressure Chief (Columbia). And amongst the mainstays of distorted guitars and […]

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Yeah, we caught it. The initial lineup for California uber-festival Coachella was announced today with a formidable collection of bands that characteristically walks the tightrope between mainstream and underground. With the festival coming up April 15-17, we’ve had some of our contributors tell us what they’d be most looking forward to from each day of […]

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On Jan. 16, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical Score. Reznor, lead vocalist of rock/electronic band, Nine Inch Nails, tweeted “Holy shit!” shortly after his acceptance speech, showing his apparent surprise at the honor. Reznor and Ross thoroughly deserve this award because they produced a soundtrack that defined […]

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With the start of a new year and new semester, those all too familiar New Year’s resolutions should soon be on their way out.  More cliché than the actual resolution is the abandonment of that pledge to exercise more, use Facebook less or maintain a GPA worthy of showing your parents. Sure, it all seemed […]

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Dearest Earthlings, Welcome to the MUSE Blog! This semester we’ll be bringing you show and album reviews, artist interviews, movie reviews, and all kinds of television, music, film, gaming and food news and stories. So, how are the fine people running the MUSE Blog going to be any different than the web site and the […]

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Approximately a year ago, I made the decision to study abroad some place far, far away in order to plunge myself into something uncomfortably and exhilaratingly new. I’d been leading a routine life in Boston for two years at that point, and though I basked in its ease, it was time for change. So here […]

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