By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Being punny may not seem like a federal crime, but lawmakers in China say otherwise. On Nov. 24, the Chinese State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television banned “the irregular and inaccurate use of the Chinese language, especially the misuse of idioms.” From headlines to advertisements, the […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates TIME magazine has been on a rampage to be more edgy to attract younger readers. With articles like “Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Try to Break the Internet With Their Holiday Card” and “Benedict Cumberbatch Tries to Get Jimmy Fallon to Say ‘Booty,’” it seems that TIME is […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates I first listened to “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift about two days ago. I asked for suggestions on what to listen to on the “1989” album, and that’s the first one I got from a few people. After giving it a listen, I thought it was an okay song, […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Once again, British fever is taking root in America with John Oliver. You might remember him as that British guy who took over on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” He got his own late night talk show at the beginning of this year, and here are reasons why you […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Remember back in high school when you did extensive Google searches to solve elaborate math problems? Remember those sketchy tutoring services online you signed up for just so you could figure out a problem? Those days might very well be over with the creation of PhotoMath, an app that […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates The Pew Research Center conducted a study recently asking thousands of people from a range of 40 countries to identify what the “greatest threat to the world” was. Interestingly enough, the answers to these questions were very different across the board. The participants in the study had five options […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates One of the great things about living in the Boston area (or more specifically, on the BU campus) is the fact that we live right next to three awesome concert venues – Paradise Rock Club, House of Blues and Agganis Arena. Agganis Arena might not seem like the ideal […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates At some point or another, we’ve all imagined what our marriage proposal will be like. We all have our preferences and we definitely want nothing to go wrong during the actual proposal. While being proposed to in a hot air balloon does sound nice, I definitely wouldn’t want it […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Like the idea of Tinder but find it incredibly creepy? Need a job but don’t really understand how to use LinkedIn? Two Boston University graduates, Nathan Bernard and Sawyer Xie, came up with a way to solve these very problems with the app Coffee. Coffee’s interface is very user-friendly […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Feminism has become an almost unapproachable topic. People are afraid of discussing the word and topic because of the backlash that seems to come with it. It’s somehow associated with negative connotations. Twenty-four-year-old Emma Watson, best known as Hermione from the “Harry Potter” movies (and basically a fantastic person), went up in […]

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