I was at orientation for Boston University when I received the joyful news that people who identified as gay were now able to marry throughout the country. I was in shock and awe, yet at the same time thinking, “Finally.” It took long enough to legalize gay marriage across the country. It was an exhilarating moment […]

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Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced a proposal Wednesday to dramatically change U.S. currency by replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill and adding women’s rights and civil rights leaders to the $5 and $10 bills, The New York Times reported. Specifically, the portrait of Jackson will be moved to the back of […]

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February is just around the corner, so take a second and think back to your second grade class, when other than writing your mom a thank you note on a sparkly red heart on the 14th, the rest of the month was dedicated to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. along with other influential African-American leaders […]

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Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Everyone loves a bit of mindless entertainment. We are constantly inundated with news of awards’ season nominations, wins and, of course, infamous snubs. For many, the news of far-away movie stars goes in one ear and out the other, and perhaps just serves as a fleeting point of conversation or […]

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Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Ever since it was announced that Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo were not to be indicted, protestors have taken to the streets. The murders of these unarmed black men and countless others don’t exist as isolated incidents for these crowds, stifled by a policeman’s fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, whose last words were “I can’t […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Jan. 21 2013 marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday is known nationally as a day set aside to honor MLK’s contributions to history. Amongst BU students, it’s also recognized as a tip-of-the-hat to one of BU’s most notable alumni. And a three day weekend. Without his significant […]

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