Uber, the largest ride-sharing company in the United States and in many countries around the world, agreed to settle two class-action lawsuits Friday that sought to reclassify drivers as actual employees. Currently, Uber counts drivers as independent contractors, which saves money in the process because it does not have to provide benefits that are required […]

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Why are we all here at Boston University? Most of us would answer, “to get a degree and hopefully get a job right after graduation.” While the job market already looks pretty dicey, we are definitely not ready for the job market situation a mere four years down the line. The World Economic Forum reported that […]

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It’s that time of year again. The slightly crisp air begins to freeze, snow forecasts are in the near future and your neighbor already has Christmas decorations up. The transition from fall to winter hits us all hard. Besides the fact that you will no longer feel comfortable in a light fall jacket outside and […]

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In the past few years, interest in autonomous vehicles has increased exponentially, with companies ranging from Google to Uber to Ford exploring the field, spending vast sums on achieving the futuristic dream of self-driving cars. As one can imagine, these cars must have incredibly advanced crash-avoidance systems, looking out for objects ranging from children to […]

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I say, “Fashion Week.” You think, ‘stark white runways, celebrity appearances, clothes’ — and you’re right. Even up until recently, fashion week was about two main things: who wore what and who sat where. But, what many people don’t think about when it comes to the bimonthly spectacle is that there are publicists and designers […]

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We are now well into the semester, and the trees around the Charles River Esplanade are beginning to turn, indicating another beautiful Boston fall. I have found that I have fully settled into my regular school routine. I groggily walk to CAS for early morning classes, spend late nights in Mugar cramming for upcoming tests, […]

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Perhaps one of the most frustrating and unyieldingly irksome aspects of the study abroad experience in Europe is travel. Travel in Europe seems to be guided by Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong will go wrong. Such has been the case for me all around Europe. Just two weeks ago, my friends and I found […]

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Literature and media allowed me to grow up in New York without ever actually being in New York. It started off with “Gossip Girl,” developed with Holden Caulfield and Nick Carraway and is still being shaped by Woody Allen. I catch myself conjuring up a concrete paradise that I travel through in an iconic yellow […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra You know how parents always tell you to never trust strangers and especially not to get in a car with one, even if they have candy or puppies?  Well, a new app called Shuddle lets parents schedule rides for their children. It sounds weird, but Shuddle has already been dubbed […]

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By Clinton Nguyen, Multimedia Editor (@voxels) This week is mostly about, well, blogging. Feeling meta as heck rn. I. Content Moderation Behind every social media website, there’s an invisible army of content moderators, most of which are outsourced. They serve as the aegis for the digitally uninitiated—your grandma, Aunt Sally, your baby brother—and they’re the […]

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