As a senior in my final semester at Boston University, at the same time that I’m looking forward to the fast-approaching graduation day, I’m simultaneously consumed by the ambiguity of my job placement.   My father often told me about how he would be physically interviewed for jobs back in the ‘80s, with face-to-face […]

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  At the end of every semester, I always look forward to finally being back in the warm embrace of my family in Singapore. However, I’m never thrilled at the prospect of flying over 30 hours to get back home, especially when I know I’ll be restricted to a 32-inch by 17-inch seat.   In […]

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  Back in December, my roommate messaged me a forgettable meme about eating Tide pods. At the time, considering that I was all too consumed by finals, I thought the meme was a one-off joke about how stress eating was no longer limited to junk food. Fast-forward to last week: I’m thoroughly perplexed by the […]

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As an international student, I have found myself getting more and more acclimated to living nearly 10,000 miles away from my family over the course of my undergraduate studies. That is not to say that I don’t miss them — it’s just that I have found my home away from home in Boston. Even so, […]

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In an era where technology has picked up speed and maintained momentum thus far, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t in control. Knowing that by using apps and websites you are essentially giving up personal information and forsaking your privacy, people can perceive themselves as simply data points for tech companies. However, it’s imperative […]

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The release of the second season of “Stranger Things” on Oct. 27 was a sweet escape for me after a particularly taxing week of three midterms. The perfectly-timed drop of the series on Netflix meant that I ended up binge-watching the entire season in a single sitting. Although nothing could have prevented my instant binge […]

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When I first joined Boston University as an economics major, I didn’t think my curriculum would deviate too much from the traditional macroeconomics classes and the preset business school syllabus. However, the College of Arts and Sciences’ focus on integrating divisional studies and liberal arts into every student’s four years at BU ensured that I […]

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At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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We can all agree that the past long weekend was a much deserved break from the monotony of classes. While most of my friends went back home for the extended weekend, being an international student, I didn’t have the liberty to make the 30-hour trip down to Singapore. I did, however, make the trip down […]

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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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