Being a international student in the United States is an interesting experience. You get to live in a totally different culture from yours and enjoy some of the best education around while at it. While there are many ups to it, studying abroad can become very difficult when Thanksgiving comes around. As an international student […]

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In college, it seems like it’s nearly impossible to take a trip or vacation with your own money. Getting away can seem like a distant dream, but it’s actually very doable. This past weekend I took a weekend trip to New York City and, miraculously, didn’t drop an unreasonable amount of money. In this short […]

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Boston is an amazing place to go to college. Thousands of students from every corner of the world come here to experience all the city has to offer every year. BU students especially love to frequent Boston’s famous North End, Newbury Street and Boston Common, but there are many parts of the city that go […]

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I couldn’t quite figure out the paranormal aesthetic of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground: there was an eerie, fantastical aura about the place, shrouded as it is by mist and curling vines, that made it feel like the pumpkin patch from “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There, too, were the rolling hills and jagged tombstones […]

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On Saturday afternoon, I returned home to see some of BU’s newest students on South Campus. These four guys aren’t like anyone else at BU. If you ask them where they live, they’ll give you a vague response, followed by a random noise that no one can really understand. I took some time to get […]

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As temperatures drop, each colder and colder morning serves as a reminder that winter is just around the corner. Along with winter comes ski season (easily the best time of the year). Whether you are a long-time skier or snowboarder or are looking to get into either of these sports, now is a great time […]

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About three weeks into the semester, homesickness hit me. The newness of college was wearing off, my workload was building up, and suddenly being away from my family didn’t hold the same appeal that it did in August. For a week I groaned and sulked and felt bad for myself, but eventually I got over […]

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“The ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne really let us down today,” I told my friends as we ran to catch the train back to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Really, it should have been ideal ghost hunting conditions. We were in Salem, Massachusetts, universally acknowledged as one of the most paranormally active cities in the country. We […]

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As a young kid, Halloween was the unique opportunity to stay up late and go out on a school night — granted, “late” meant 8 p.m. and “go out” meant walk around the neighborhood. Still, there was something undeniably special about trick-or-treating. It was so much more than just ringing doorbells and getting candy. Now […]

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We all miss our dogs sometimes. Even people who don’t own dogs jump at the chance to hang out with some. When I first got to Boston, I realized there are a few spots with particularly high dog populations where you can hang out with them after class. Here are the top spots around Boston to […]

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