By Maya Devereaux, Staff Writer @MayaDevereaux While hailing from the town that inspired West Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby certainly adds to my excitement for Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation out next week. A long list of other factors account for my increasing enthusiasm— the soundtrack and Leonardo DiCaprio, just to name a […]

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By Lindsey Cantey, Staff Writer Thanks to business-review sites like Yelp, every decision we make as consumers can be well-researched. These days, we, as consumers rarely need to buy a new product, visit a new restaurant, or plan a vacation to a new place without becoming acquainted first with the level of quality it possesses. This […]

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By Heather Hamacek, Staff Writer @HeatherHamacek Cupcakes are delicious; there is no denying that.  Probably because they’re miniature cakes! Everything tastes better when it is miniature. Treat Cupcake Bar, which recently opened a location in Chestnut Hill, knew exactly how to take a cupcake shop to the next level.  The customer becomes part of the […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky As citizens of the 21st century, we have the technological world at our feet. And that world of technology may soon be in the palms of our hands. At the 2013 CHI conference in Paris, a team of computer scientists from the University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science introduced a […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis People say that when you have children, you change forever. Well, when it comes to hipsters having children, they pretty much stay the same. According to an article in the New York Times, young New York parents have been catching on to ‘elimination control,’ which apparently means allowing their […]

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By Devon Delfino, Staff Writer @devondelfino On April 14, Dove released its latest Youtube video, in which women were asked to first describe themselves to a sketch artist, and then others described each women to the same sketch artist. The results indicate that women’s views of themselves are often much harsher than the way that […]

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By Abigail Lin @abbielin At the close of my time in Paris, it’s jarring to think about the difference between the Paris I imagined and the Paris whose streets I traverse every morning on my way to work. Just like I have struggled with washing machines, irons, and electricity, I have had difficulty finding the […]

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By Samantha Wong, Staff Writer @saaaamwong A few months back, Buzzfeed produced an article titled “24 Signs You Went to Catholic School,” and being Buzzfeed, the article was naturally relatable and hilarious. Admittedly, though, there is some element of sadness with being able to relate to the signs. Some signs are normal (e.g., “4. You probably […]

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By Brooke Jackson-Glidden, MUSE Editor There’s a tiny foodie mecca hidden across the bay, a five- to ten-minute walk from South Station. Perhaps you’ve seen it on a visit to the ICA or the Atlantic Wharf. It’s a bizarre contrast between modern Los Angeles glass and classic Boston brick architecture: the waterside docks perfect for a quick […]

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By Danielle Focarile, Staff Writer Dear Avocados, Let me ask you a rhetorical question: why are you so delicious? I know I’ll never receive an answer from you, so let me tell you my theory. You are the perfect balance of creamy, fresh and bright. You are good on a sandwich, on salad or as […]

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