When I began the arduous college search my junior year of high school, I prioritized two things: a city environment and diversity. I’m from a very small, rural town in northern New Jersey, and I was one of about five black kids in my graduating class of 248 students. Diversity was not something I was […]

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Considering how volatile the job market has been recently, we all applied to Boston University, at least to some extent, because of the employability of the university’s graduates. It is reassuring to know that the tens of thousands of dollars we spend on tuition will eventually make their way back to us. And who can […]

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  Here I go, walking to my first class of the day. Oh my god it’s 7:30 in the morning. Why did I sign up for an 8 a.m.? Oh right, it’s because I hate sleeping and being well-rested. I need to stop at Starbucks. But oh my god, it’s so expensive. Whatever, we’ll cross […]

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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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