The archetype is familiar: looks like a young adult novel protagonist, journals while listening to her favorite punk-pop acoustic band you’ve never heard of and has a room that adheres to an astute aesthetic: walls adorned with motivational quotes, art posters and books everywhere. An alleged “Tumblr girl” would have recoiled at this title […]

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    I grew up on the other side of the world, in Asia. While I was exposed to a lot of American culture at my international school, there are aspects I did not grasp until I actually moved here. Here are five things I found impossible to understand when I first moved to the […]

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Thankfully, on-campus housing almost always provides students with a bed, desk, lamp, dresser — the bare necessities. Living off campus, however, comes with its own protocol. After purchasing bed sheets, toiletries, snow gear and so on, our college student budgets are pretty tight (my intake of ramen noodle dinners has exponentially increased since starting college). […]

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  One of the best perks of going to college at Boston University — besides, you know, earning a prestigious degree, finding yourself and making friendships that will last a lifetime — is that you have access to countless stores and attractions in Boston that offer student discounts. Happy saving! Boston Red Sox Games You […]

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Khushbu Shah, a writer for Eater, says, “Urban Outfitters has long been a mecca for millennials with disposable income to spend on pricey beanies, records and floral rompers that should have probably stayed in the ‘90s.” The store has taken hipster style and made it more conventional for the average, trend-seeking young person. Because of […]

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“Does anyone even buy CDs anymore?” I was asked a few months ago when a friend had seen me contemplating buying the Michael Bublé holiday album while waiting in line at Starbucks. Well, apparently not. On February 19, Billboard confirmed that Starbucks would stop selling physical CDs in its retail locations. This took effect on March […]

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Well everybody, our favorite overpriced, indie-chic clothing store has done it again, and I’m not talking about you, American Apparel! This past week, Urban Outfitters surprised no one by yet again making a stupidly offensive marketing decision when they decided to sell a tapestry that looks strangely familiar. The tapestry, with gray and white stripes […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @dannyvonunicorn Yeah, we’re going there: the Christmas Sweater. It’s a strange phenomenon: something so ugly that it becomes chic. But for some reason, I am completely on board. Maybe it’s the mob mentality and maybe it’s my love for thick wool and reindeer. All I know is that I crave […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @dannyvonunicorn When the high from chugging that Starbucks venti pumpkin spice latte fades and you’re stuck walking from East to West campus in weather so cold your hands might as well be frozen meat-gloves, you realize that sometimes, winter sucks. And when you’re waddling to class swathed in layers of […]

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By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @dannyvonunicorn I have a lot of clothes, probably a lot more than I need and definitely more than my meager money supply can manage. I think I’ve been spending so much and buying so many clothes over the past few months (cue rolling eyes from my parents), because I need […]

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