By Maya Frankel I have quite a bit of experience when it comes to long-distance friendships. At this point, I feel completely comfortable calling myself a professional. Separation anxiety is real. Believe me, I get it. My roommate and best friend Tali and I have separation anxiety if we are apart for more than 30 […]

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By Shaun Robinson I think the first time I realized how the coronavirus might change my study abroad experience in London this spring was when I went to a Brexit celebration.  It was, in fact, the Brexit celebration, organized and headlined by the Brexit politician, Nigel Farage, on the night of the United Kingdom’s departure […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis My not-so guilty pleasure is“The Real Housewives” franchise. When I was in elementary school, my mom had cancer. Today, we joke that the worst aspect of her illness was that while she was bedridden, she became severely addicted to reality TV franchise “The Real Housewives.” While the frequent “beep” of cable censorship […]

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People think New Jersey is fun to rag on, employing descriptors like “trash” and “crowded” and “stupid.” You’ll find included a series of similarly unfounded, similarly vague digs at every other state in the union.

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After going home for the week, I couldn’t help but notice that Monmouth County, New Jersey has a lot of great things that make it feel like home in a way that just Boston does not. And while everyone makes fun of Jersey kids for identifying with their county instead of with their town, you’ll […]

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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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1. “Certain Women” Kelly Reichardt’s film “Certain Women” is a small movie that follows the lives of three women living in rural Montana. They go to work. They try to build a house. They teach night classes. They drive hours through the night. And their seemingly “small” lives are made up of even smaller details. Take […]

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Ever wonder what kind of message you’re sending when you wear your favorite jacket? Don’t fret, here’s how you can find out! Disclaimer: these stereotypes don’t have to apply to you! But if the shoe fits — well, you know what to do. The North Face fur fleece You only kind of know what you’re […]

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When I began the arduous college search my junior year of high school, I prioritized two things: a city environment and diversity. I’m from a very small, rural town in northern New Jersey, and I was one of about five black kids in my graduating class of 248 students. Diversity was not something I was […]

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