One day, I came across an article titled “Are my jumpers bobbly?” and was taken aback. My British teacher laughed when I told her that I didn’t fully get what it meant, and then she proceeded to explain that it meant, “are my sweaters pilling?” That slight hesitation is an example of how British English […]

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Between driving on the opposite side of the road and the never-ending downpour, London living has turned out to be a bit different than BU living. Study abroad student Emma Purtell documents 10 major differences between the U.S. and our neighbor across the pond.  

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I was at orientation for Boston University when I received the joyful news that people who identified as gay were now able to marry throughout the country. I was in shock and awe, yet at the same time thinking, “Finally.” It took long enough to legalize gay marriage across the country. It was an exhilarating moment […]

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What is that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s just a drone nearing awfully close to a plane. I may have jokingly recreated a Superman quote, but the concept is unfortunately all too prevalent. Recently, there have been far too many cases in which drones have almost caused […]

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I woke up one morning to devastating notifications no one wants to receive. Every news application on my phone sent out a notification about a terrorist attack in a Brussels airport. Receiving this news made my stomach turn upside down. How could another attack occur? Not only were hundreds of lives recently lost in the […]

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It is April, and when you walk out onto the streets of Boston, instead of finding sun, you could be unexpectedly greeted with snow banks. There were people, myself included, basking in the sun on the BU Beach just last week. The snow began to fall this weekend, and it was snowing nonstop. These obscure weather patterns […]

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Why are Barbies, baby dolls, kitchen play sets, dollhouses, princesses and the color pink generally associated with the female gender, whereas boys are given toy cars, action figures and are typically associated with the color blue? Fireman, garbage man, policeman. Do you notice a trend in these words? Unfortunately, these titles already start to give […]

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President Barack Obama made an historic visit to Cuba on Sunday. This visit is very prominent, as he is the first U.S. president to step foot on the island since 1959, the BBC reported. This is a representation of a new era of Cuban-American relations. This visit also signified a major change in U.S. foreign […]

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People grasping headshots, resumes and clipboards that held a sheet of paper filled with their personal information stood in line during the Sunday heat, lining a street in the Allston area in hopes of achieving a role as an extra in the upcoming movie “Patriots Day,” which will star Massachusetts native Mark Wahlberg. This film […]

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