By Amira Francis @Mircatfrancis According to a story by CBS Boston, Mayor Menino told business leaders he wants to create 30,000 new housing units in the next seven years. He intends for these housing units to be something called micro-units. Micro-units are defined as small 350-500 square feet living spaces. From what it looks like, they […]

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By Amira Francis @Mircatfrancis “Pretty Cute Watching Boston Residents Play Daily Game of ‘Big City,” is the bold title of a new article  from the satirical news organization, The Onion. Does this make your blood boil, Bostonians?! Or are you an original New Yorker who reads the satirical piece with a knowing smile on your […]

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By Amira Francis @Mircatfrancis Have you ever thought about glucose? I have. In fact, for about three months, that’s pretty much all I’ve been thinking about. After displaying several worrisome symptoms for about six months or so, I knew I had to change something. Constant fatigue, on-and-off depression, and brain fog obstructed my ability to […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis I’m sure you’ve heard of the latest dance move gone viral, ‘The Harlem Shake.’ But what’s equally as entertaining as watching thousands of people making dancing fools of themselves on the Internet? Watching Harlem’s reaction to the dance. Five minutes of pure gold ensue as Harlem residents pick apart […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis Does bullying of gay and bisexual students diminish after the transition from high school to college? Recent studies discussed by the Associated Press say yes, it does. So my question to a handful of BU students was: what is your experience with this at BU? Hopefully, this video opens […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis Boston has been clamoring for T changes for quite awhile now and, (hopefully) the Department of Transportation will be making those changes in the near future. Every student’s dream has finally come true: late night T rides back home on the weekends instead of travelling the distance by foot. […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis If I had to describe Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, one of the first words that comes to mind is: bold (right along with “liberal”). The president addressed many controversial issues in his speech on Monday, including themes such as climate change, gay rights, and immigration. I respect when a […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis Let’s talk alcohol. Sitting in my room, shuffling through article after article on the Internet, I stumble upon a title that shouts the name of my home-away-from-home: “Boston again ranked America’s drunkest city.”  Drinking. The never-ending quarrel between you and your parents. The  passionate debate between two parties who […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer @Mircatfrancis It’s almost Christmas time, and with the comforting allure of cookies and presents beckoning, you’re probably excited to hop on that plane or train and high-tail it out of here. You’ve already purchased your tickets home, right? Well, for those of you who haven’t (and I would be among […]

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By Amira Francis, Staff Writer Walking down Commonwealth Avenue, I asked Boston University students what they thought about Occupy Boston. Although the answers vary, the most popular ones I heard were: “Like, the same thing that happened on Wall Street?” “Uh … I’m the wrong person to ask.” Wait – who is the right person […]

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