Monica Morin was a normal high school student. After her family relocated from suburban New Hampshire to a very small, rural town in southeastern Wyoming, Monica’s mood drastically changed. No longer was she the happy-go-lucky teen her mother described her as in New Hampshire. She had lost her passion for life, turning to alcohol and […]

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Are you at least 17 years of age? Are you free of cold or flu symptoms? Are you currently taking any antibiotics? Have you recently traveled to the Caribbean or a malarial region? If you have ever been nervously sitting in the waiting room ready to give blood, you’ve probably half-heartedly skimmed through these questions […]

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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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Over the years, my father has proudly reminded me of the time he was given the opportunity to travel to four countries in a single week for business. He also mentioned that, while the trip sounded rather cool, it would’ve been a lot better if my mom, brother and I had accompanied him. While corporate […]

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“College will be the best four years of your life.” How many times have we had someone tell us this? Everyone hypes up their own collegiate experiences to excite current or soon-to-be college students. No one, however, talks about the years after college. Some of us are lucky enough to graduate without having to worry […]

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As an international student I get asked a lot what the biggest difference is between my home country, Switzerland, and the United States. Although I have noticed many things are different than what I am accustomed to, I am always amazed at the sight of the sizable bright red apples in the Boston University dining […]

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Breaking news: the Catholic Church is yet again a step behind the rest of society. During his visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to 27, Pope Francis caught the attention of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. From immigration to the death penalty to a surprising stance on gay marriage, he seems to have covered […]

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Honesty is a concept that our parents preached to all of us as we were growing up. It is a basic human virtue, way of life and necessity in developing positive relationships. One would hope that this virtue extends to larger institutions, more specifically the United States government. But are the organizations and companies we […]

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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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Things between U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have been rough as of late, particularly when the word “Iran” is mentioned. The notorious letter to Iran drafted by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton with the support of 46 Republican Senators — allegedly intending to educate Iranian officials about the American system but more-so revealing […]

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