By Adrienne Cytto, Staff Writer @acytto It’s hard to believe that four months have gone by and that my time in Sydney is almost over. Not everyone has the chance to say they student-taught and lived in Australia while in college, but BU has given me the opportunity to do so and it has been […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Being punny may not seem like a federal crime, but lawmakers in China say otherwise. On Nov. 24, the Chinese State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television banned “the irregular and inaccurate use of the Chinese language, especially the misuse of idioms.” From headlines to advertisements, the […]

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by Elly Hu, Staff Writer @xoellyy Welcome December! ‘Tis the season for ice skating, Christmas lights and of course, Michael Buble’s Christmas album (a solid collection of carols to get you in the holiday spirit). Now that the New England winter weather has finally settled in, I can’t help but crave hot cocoa. Luckily for us, this […]

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by Austin Crann, Staff Writer @austincrann Now that it is once again the holiday season, we are treated to — or punished with — a wide array of Christmas music. This year, however, we also celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the best Christmas album of all time: Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas.” No holiday collection is […]

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by Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus In a Vulture article published Sunday about Chris Rock’s new film “Top Five,” where he acts as director, screenwriter and star, Rock had a lot to say about comedy and the intergenerational gap between himself and his children. Rock started out the interview with a discussion of comedy, relating specifically […]

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 by Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton It’s that time of year again — time to bite our nails in fear of another government shutdown for the next eight days. The U.S. Congress is currently faced with the challenging prospect of passing a spending bill to fund the next fiscal year into 2015, and the U.S. […]

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by Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 The queen is making her comeback. On Monday, Broadway diva Idina Menzel performed “Let it Go” with country star Jennifer Nettles on CMA’s “Country Christmas” special. Confused? So was I. But Idina Menzel is a household name now — she isn’t just gracing the Broadway stage anymore. For those […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein On Sunday, former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was reinstated into the NFL. Rice was suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-fiancée, Janay Rice (neé Palmer) in an elevator in an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino. Since then, Janay and Ray have married, and the NFL […]

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by DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer Shia LaBeouf spoke out this week about an alleged rape that occurred at a performance art installation in Los Angeles in February. At the installation, entitled #IAMSORRY, LaBeouf sat in a room with a bag over his head — with “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” written on it — and invited viewers […]

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by Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs Sony Pictures Hacked – And North Korea May be the Culprit Everyone’s favorite wacky dictatorship is at it again. The North Korean government allegedly hacked Sony Pictures and leaked a few upcoming movies, including “Fury” and a remake of “Annie.” One movie that wasn’t leaked to the public, however, […]

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