My dad was in the Paris airport about three hours before the attack. From there he left for China, eerily on time. When I finally processed and acknowledged the horror in France, however, I shivered. I was afraid of my own continent, of my own Europe, of the place I call home. For the first […]

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It’s the talk of the town, for the left-wing at least: climate change. With all of its menacing effects so far (displacement of both wildlife and people in the Arctic region is just one downfall), we still have yet to hear the Republicans utter a word, except to denounce the existence of it, but will […]

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If you’re a hoverboard rider, please stop. I have decided they are ridiculous and useless, so please stop riding them. First of all, they don’t even hover; they have wheels. These contraptions are essentially skateboards with two giant wheels on the end instead of four on the bottom. It’s like someone wanted to market a […]

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Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei found hidden listening devices, or “bugs,” in his studio after returning to his Beijing home last week. Ai, famous for his design of the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was visiting an exhibition of his work in London, his first trip out of the country […]

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Until news broke earlier this year that a deal was in the works between Iran and other members of the United Nations Security Council, it seemed that the nuclear question had been a strictly binary argument as of late. The compromise requires that either nuclear limitations are lightened and sanctions against Iran are lifted, or […]

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin wanted to send a message “to the cosmos” and probably to NASA as well. On Monday, the 85-year-old posted a picture on Twitter standing in front of Stonehenge revealing his T-shirt, Clark Kent style, that reads, “Get your a** on Mars.” From an overly analytical perspective, the actual juxtaposition of an ancient […]

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While Valentine’s Day might have come and gone in a jiffy for most of us, it remains a memorable celebration for 10 same-sex couples based in China. A contest titled “We Do” arranged by Taobao (a subsidiary of Alibaba) – China’s largest online shopping platform – involved more than 400 participants and promised the winners […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Being punny may not seem like a federal crime, but lawmakers in China say otherwise. On Nov. 24, the Chinese State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television banned “the irregular and inaccurate use of the Chinese language, especially the misuse of idioms.” From headlines to advertisements, the […]

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By Stacy Schoonover, Staff Writer @stacyscootover Interested in architecture and want to learn more about it? Here are some ways to get involved with architectural opportunities at Boston University! The Architecture Club BU’s Architecture Club is the first club dedicated to enjoying and learning more about architecture. The club acts as a resource for students interested […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen Plastered on every  Twitter feed in the country this week was Amazon’s announcement for creating a sophisticated network of autonomous flying drones which would be able to deliver packages based on GPS locations. Wow. This sci-fi technology sounds intriguing, and I’m sure it was inspired by something ridiculous from a 60’s […]

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