On this week’s episode of the podcast “This American Life,” host Ira Glass talked about people trying to become something they aren’t. The first part of the episode, entitled “Becoming a Badger,” included a report of a man trying to do just that: become a badger. As I listened to the ways this full-grown man […]

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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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Preppy, girly, goth — everyone rocks their own different and unique style. With the rising popularity of “athleisure,” a new style has blurred the line between athletically inclined people and those who just want to be comfortable. Athletic or not, these people can be found sporting T-shirts from their high school lacrosse team or yoga […]

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When I moved into Rich Hall just three short summers ago, I had no idea what to expect. I was eager to make new friends, meet interesting people and feel at home in a new city. While in my head I thought everything would work out as planned, freshman year certainly wasn’t a walk in […]

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With so many people not only at Boston University, but also in Boston itself, first impressions are everything. We occupy time with fun dating apps that are meant for judging strictly by appearance — and that’s okay! However, with the upcoming election, America’s political tensions are high and college social scenes are not excepted from the hysteria. […]

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Welcome new Boston University students! Congratulations on choosing such a wonderful school to attend, and for clicking on such a great article to read. You’re probably feeling a mix of two emotions right now: excitement at the thought of becoming an independent college kid in a modern metropolis, and fear due to the fact that […]

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Perhaps the most daunting aspect of my study abroad program before I arrived in Italy was the idea of the homestay experience. I am by no means a neat person. I like to play music in the mornings and to sing in the shower. The idea of intruding on someone’s family and home scared me […]

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By Nicole McMillen, Staff Writer @nicchmcm Day after dreary day, I trek from Danielsen to Marciano. The dining halls are so out of the way for me that I have a really bad habit of skipping meals when I’m in a rush (which is often, because I’m late for just about everything). Then, when it’s […]

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By Kimberly Rendon, Spotlight Editor @kimi_rendon_22 One of the beauties of living in a dorm room with a meal plan is never worrying about where your next meal is coming from. The dining halls – no matter how much we might complain about them sometimes – can be lifesavers. You just have to slide that […]

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By Kimberly Rendon, Spotlight Editor @kimi_rendon_22 The first few weeks back at school are rough for everyone. From waking up in time for 8 a.m. classes to trying not to fall asleep in that giant lecture hall, sometimes the whole month of September feels like you’re riding one big struggle bus. Don’t follow my footsteps; […]

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