2016 has been a doozy in many different ways, and may well be one of the most historic years in the past decade. Rapidly closing in on the end of the year, I often evaluate the past 12 months on a personal and macro scale. Even though many people would say that 2016 is one […]

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On Thursday, I found myself in a classroom in the basement of the College of Arts and Sciences, waiting to listen to Nadya Okamoto, a Harvard freshman, give a talk about tampons. Menstruation is a taboo topic, even on a progressive campus like Boston University, but BU’s new chapter of HeForShe, an organization dedicated to […]

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Tensions are mounting and you sense them everywhere you go these days — from the bulging backpacks that your peers have been carrying around to the crowded libraries during ungodly hours. As you race against time to polish those research papers, why don’t you take a little break and enjoy what the treasure trove of […]

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This November, Disney released its latest blockbuster animation film, the Polynesian adventure “Moana.” It is their first musical since “Frozen” — a high-water mark in their animation history — and aimed to create a strong follow up by soliciting the help of the mind behind “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here is my ranking of the songs […]

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I’ll set the scene for you. The dogs are snuggled up on their beds in front of the fireplace. The entire family is gathered around the dogs, as people sit on the couch with mugs filled with steaming hot chocolate. Now if the holidays for you are anything like they are in my family, they’re […]

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Ever since I started watching “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I have been amazed by Oliver’s ability to speak about touchy subjects in such an effortless and effective way. After the 2016 presidential election, many of his episodes focused on bringing light to the otherwise serious and scary situation for millions of Americans. Oliver […]

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Let’s make this a real WIN-ter break, whether it’s watching four entire series from beginning to end in two days, running a marathon, reading 20 books or just sleeping until you feel revitalized – whatever you choose to view as productive. Anything that isn’t stressing out, studying and Googling “well-paying jobs without a college degree” […]

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We’ve all been following the “Hamilton” craze as its success has grown to unprecedented heights. This musical was the perfect blend of history, hip-hop, acting and intrigue. However, all good things seem to lose their charm after a while. The “Hamilton” hype seemed to be dying down, but then they did it again and now […]

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We live in the age where words such as “hashtag” and “lol” have started to exist outside of digital screens and are being used in oral speech. It has also become the age of optimal creativity. Take our weddings, for example. We no longer want to get married in a traditional fashion and surely don’t […]

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If 2016 was a disappointing year for you, you’re not alone. The election has brought a lot of people down and no one really knows where American politics are heading. If there’s one thing that can make you feel better about 2016, it’s “Saturday Night Live.” The late-night show has systematically been able to poke […]

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