By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Think back to your childhood. I can almost guarantee that at least one of your parents wasn’t always there to celebrate a special moment or milestone in your life. Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of PIMCO, used to be one of those parents before he resigned in January. The reasons for […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Zilla van den Born’s family and friends waved goodbye at the airport, thinking that she would be off to East Asia for the next five weeks. Instead, van den Born snuck back home. This was the start of her university graphics project, which focused on the perception of the […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra The 2010 BP oil spill was one of the most detrimental human-made disasters to hit our environment. The Gulf of Mexico is still not recovered, nor do scientists believe it will ever be. It has become what marine scientists call a dead zone, which is when the water becomes […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra As I scrolled through social media sites over the past few years, the word “trigger warning” had stood out to me from the normal cacophony of the Internet.  It was like a buffer. It was someone telling me that what was to come in the following article, post, video, […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Since its arrival on the market, GoPro has intrigued millions, and why not? After all, a tiny camera that can attach to a helmet and record any activity seems like a daredevil’s dream come true. Whether it’s frowned upon or not, people use it in all sorts of places, though […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Over the past few years, college classes have changed and adapted to pop culture and the modern college student. They have infused television mediums, as well as popular movies and trends. This coming spring, MIT will offer a course called “Credit for Reddit.” The MIT Reddit class will both […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Welcome, BU Class of 2018! Being a freshman is difficult, but luckily, the Student Activities Office has planned yet another series of wonderful “Weeks of Welcome” events throughout September for you to get comfortable, both on campus and with each other. BU offered some of the same events when I […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff [email protected] Have you ever walked by homeless people without actually looking at them? It’s okay to admit to it, I definitely have. Now, what if those people you were passing were actually your beloved relatives? Well, this video is going to shock you. People’s brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and even wives […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff [email protected] “Text me when you get home,” is a phrase that we often give and receive when we part with friends and family at the end of a night.  I’ve used it, you’ve used it, everyone’s used it.  But most people forget to follow up once they do actually get home […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Wr[email protected] Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney characters would look like as the opposite sex? Well, look no further! Sakimi Chan is a Canadian digital artist who “loves to draw fantasy, sci-fi and gender bending.” Her works include characters from Disney, anime and original content. She also does commissions for […]

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