By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Whether you’re in a committed relationship or flying solo, I think we can all agree that Valentine’s Day was way better in elementary school than it is in college.  Cut-out cards, little boxes for your classmates to distribute Valentines in, Conversation Hearts and Pixie Sticks were all the rage in the […]

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By Katherine Wright All of the Santa-shaped chocolates flooding the stores — before Thanksgiving — have led to a premature holiday spirit and I’m all for it. Any excuse for putting up pretty lights and watching endless repetitions of the Grinch.  However, when you think “Grinch,” you generally think of hatefulness, bitterness, isolation and thievery […]

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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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