By Andrew Harwood The Greek chorus blares their droll commentary as Jocasta, wife of Oedipus and Queen of Thebes, runs into the palace and hangs herself. Oedipus lingers, having just been told other horrid news, still unknowing of his beloved wife’s fate. His servant follows after the Queen, only to return with morbid information. Oedipus […]

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By Michelle Tian “Live life to the fullest because it only happens once.” This is a quote we’ve probably heard too many times, and one that we’re most likely sick of — rightfully so. But what if, in some alternate universe, we did live more than once? What if we had nine lives?  I often […]

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  I’m a fake fan, I’ll admit it. I’m not ashamed of it, nor do I understand why we get so much hate. In all honesty, I don’t even like the term “fake fans,” because it’s not that I’m not part of a fandom; it just isn’t my entire life. I consider myself to be […]

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When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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Columbus Day is approaching, and it has me asking, “Why are we still celebrating this?” Every second Monday of October, the United States has a federal holiday that only an assortment of schools and businesses actually observe. But let’s be real, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Its named after a man whose greatest […]

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This year’s presidential race falls somewhere between “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “60 Minutes:” a reality show with a sense of scrutiny, authority and importance. Perhaps it is simply because I am older and more cognitively aware, but it seems like this year, American citizens are more vocal than ever about their extreme likes […]

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As an international student I get asked a lot what the biggest difference is between my home country, Switzerland, and the United States. Although I have noticed many things are different than what I am accustomed to, I am always amazed at the sight of the sizable bright red apples in the Boston University dining […]

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Perhaps one of the most frustrating and unyieldingly irksome aspects of the study abroad experience in Europe is travel. Travel in Europe seems to be guided by Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong will go wrong. Such has been the case for me all around Europe. Just two weeks ago, my friends and I found […]

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