I have a complicated relationship with Christmas music. To be honest, I have a complicated relationship with the idea of the “Christmas” season and how public schools give weeks off of school for one (two, if you count New Year’s) holiday and most schools don’t even give a day off for other religions’ high holidays, […]

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After the first snowfall this Saturday, Boston is truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas season really begins, however, at the turn of November after Halloween, when skeletons and pumpkins are replaced with stockings and twinkle lights. As someone who does not celebrate Christmas, this season has always been rather conflicting for me. […]

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‘Tis the season, my friends. As the clock struck midnight on Halloween and October evolved into November, we have started the transition from spooky times to holiday spirit. For many Christmas enthusiasts, Nov. 1 officially kicks off the holiday season. Some beg to differ and say that Christmas celebrations should not commence until the day […]

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When I first joined Boston University as an economics major, I didn’t think my curriculum would deviate too much from the traditional macroeconomics classes and the preset business school syllabus. However, the College of Arts and Sciences’ focus on integrating divisional studies and liberal arts into every student’s four years at BU ensured that I […]

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What I feared most before getting my first tattoo was not the pain, but the disappointment that would follow. For most of my pre-college life, I lived under not necessarily strict, but the compulsory rules of my parents. I’m sure you’re familiar.  In my good Christian household, as an only child, I was raised by […]

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“Can you turn my wheel?” This was the question a wizened elderly woman, sitting in front of a complicated instrument I later learned was the glass armonica, asked me early Saturday morning. My friends and I were looking for a fun Family and Friends Weekend activity and had decided to search for the rumored North […]

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Columbus Day is approaching, and it has me asking, “Why are we still celebrating this?” Every second Monday of October, the United States has a federal holiday that only an assortment of schools and businesses actually observe. But let’s be real, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Its named after a man whose greatest […]

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She had blue hair, and she told me I had once been a witch. Salem, Massachusetts, is many things — a traditional New England maritime town, the epicenter of the art scene on the North Shore of Boston, a tourist trap full of cheesy museums and certified weirdos. But, above all else, it remains the […]

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As you probably know by now, Bob Dylan is our newly inaugurated Nobel Laureate. Here at Boston University, we find ourselves extremely lucky to have a world-renowned Bob Dylan scholar on faculty here, Sir Christopher Ricks. On Thursday night, Ricks gave his final lecture of the year for the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. This […]

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The exact age demarcation for the millennial generation is somewhat ambiguous. Some demographers consider millennials as those who were born between early ’80s and late ‘90s, and others extend or shorten the year range. There are, however, less disputable ways in defining this generation. If you have been told that you are entitled, coddled or […]

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