By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, free candy and Frankenstein costumes (or, better yet, Miley Cyrus costumes). This week’s roundup is dedicated to Halloweekend, as Boston has tons of haunted happenings scheduled. If you’re not into that, maybe you’ll enjoy the Vegetarian Food Festival or […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis This week The Daily Free Press spoke with Boston University alumnus Matt Heverly, a mobility systems engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory rover (also known as Curiosity). Between Heverly and some research, we found some interesting details about the rover and the planet it’s exploring. 1. Your iPhone has more […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis Chances are, you’ll spend the next week or two in Mugar. Midterms are evil, but I digress. If you’re the type who wants a break at the end of the week, see what’s in store this weekend, starting with our bonus, week-day event on Wednesday. Vintage Bazaar & Book Sale […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis While you’re probably not running painfully low on dining points, chances are you’re starting to see your work money or family allowance disappear at your fingertips. Blame food (or the PBR). Either way, Boston’s got you covered with some fun events that are free, or at least inexpensive. Boston […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis There’s a ton happening this weekend, from music to free food to crazy shows. Here’s the roundup. Free Boston: A night of Live Art, Music & Social Good at Workbar Cambridge Few know how to have a good time on a budget better than the folks at The Boston Calendar. […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis Take advantage of the free events because they don’t last. Sure, there’s always the occasional promo on campus or National Doughnut Day over the summer, but the deals are less frequent and not as sweet as they are in September. Here’s a list of some free or low-cost events […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis Now that matriculation and SPLASH are behind us, it’s time to dive back into the city or start exploring it–here’s looking at you, freshmen. You can enjoy the city on a budget. In fact, some of the most interesting happenings in Boston are cheap or free. If you’re not […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis Most professors dive into their lessons on the first day of class, but engineering professor Jeffrey Carruthers took a different approach with his students. Students in EK128, “Engineering Computation,” which teaches students the programming language Python, looked through their syllabus and found that the professor included an algorithm for […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis Whether looking for some vintage chic, or a cheaper pair of jeans, Boston’s got you covered. Check out a roundup of thrift shops near BU’s Charles River campus. This isn’t a full list by any means, but if there are any vintage or consignment store that deserves a shout […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff On nearly every freshman’s checklist is his or her first visit to FitRec. My freshman-year roommate and I crossed that off our list on the first week of school, but instead of working out, we just took the tour and left. We went back in for a minute, realizing we hadn’t […]

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