About three weeks into the semester, homesickness hit me. The newness of college was wearing off, my workload was building up, and suddenly being away from my family didn’t hold the same appeal that it did in August. For a week I groaned and sulked and felt bad for myself, but eventually I got over […]

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As a young kid, Halloween was the unique opportunity to stay up late and go out on a school night — granted, “late” meant 8 p.m. and “go out” meant walk around the neighborhood. Still, there was something undeniably special about trick-or-treating. It was so much more than just ringing doorbells and getting candy. Now […]

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Looking back on move-in day of freshman year, I remember it all vividly: the organized chaos that is the check-in process, renting a cart, waiting in line for 15 minutes just to get into an elevator, seeing my dorm room for the first time and meeting my roommate. It was one of the more hectic days […]

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I can be a klutz. More often than not, you’ll see me on the sidewalk outside Pavement Coffeehouse juggling a bagel, an iced coffee, an overdue research paper, carbon-copied lab notes and my laptop charger — all of which I’m about to drop. This summer, I found myself in a familiar situation when I was abroad […]

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It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone flocks to their nearest drug store and paces through the aisles in search of a nirvana that can only come around once a year. That’s right, it’s when all the Easter candy that remained unbought by BU’s largely secular student body goes on sale. It’s […]

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This year was the first year I wasn’t home for Coachella or, properly, the Coachella Music Festival. Yet, though I was across the country from the event, it still felt more prominent than ever due to all the Snapchat stories, Facebook profile picture changes, daily (hourly) outfit updates on Instagram and so on. I felt […]

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With spring break just around the corner, people are putting more and more into their CVS Pharmacy beauty baskets. Some of the products I support. Others not so much. But this is not to shame or bash on anyone’s purchases — I’ve definitely bought my fair share of extra sunscreen, lip balm and bronzer. But […]

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You’d think it would be peaceful to return to a clean and quiet apartment everyday, but it is truly uneventful without your entire friend group on campus. Boston University has definitely given me my best friends in the world, and a month without them was semi-brutal. Break is nice but an active semester is somehow […]

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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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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @dannyvonunicorn Ellen came to Boston. The tweet read: “Who’s ready to win some World Series tickets? I’m talking to you, Boston. Marsh Plaza at BU. 5pm. Be there.” False. This statement should have read, “A representative of Ellen DeGeneres is holding a competition for, like, three people to win Red […]

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