By Katrina Liu Boston University had announced March 11 that students would attend classes remotely until at least April 13 — a deadline that would later be extended to the end of the semester. I remember looking at the email, shrugging, then going back to whatever I was doing, not knowing at that moment how […]

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By Katherine Wright  It’s weird to think about the pre-summer excitement of the past. At this point in the year, we would normally be eager with anticipation regarding the end of school work and the onset of summer vacation. Now, though, everything is totally different. While the conclusion of classes and warmer weather are definitely […]

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By Katrina Liu After about a month of online classes, I can assuredly say that it isn’t for me. I miss being in a university setting. I miss walking along Commonwealth Avenue. I miss physically going to a classroom or lecture hall. I miss Boston. It’s really difficult to sit through recorded lectures since no […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Finals are just around the corner, but taking classes from the comfort of our beds makes it feel like we’re already on summer vacation. All I can hear in my head is the classic chant from “High School Musical 2:” “Summer… summer… summer…” But, unfortunately, we still have about two weeks […]

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By Julia Furmenak Okay universe — I surrender. It’s unsafe to go to the grocery store, I have to learn Spanish via Zoom and my little sister has taken to waking me up at 5 a.m. So, naturally, I woke up to a slew of texts from various family members: “Boston University might not open […]

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By Katherine Wright  Some of our favorite childhood books have been taken out of inventory in our ambitious attempts to tackle home-restriction-related boredom. In that battle, I’ve given some thought to possibly reinventing these stories to suit our current state. Here they are: your favorite childhood stories, coronavirus edition. “Are You There God? It’s Me, […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Two weeks before in-person classes were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, I joined the sorority Gamma Phi Beta. Everything was beyond perfect. I made new friends who I know will be my friends for life, we went out for coffee and lunch dates together and were all looking forward to […]

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By Katherine Wright  Amidst a global pandemic and the need for social distancing, our sense of “normal” has become completely unhinged. Every minute passed at home feels more or less the same, and it’s becoming harder to differentiate between the days of the week. Conversations at my house frequently play out like, “When I baked […]

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By Michelle Lu Tian Remember when we said to ourselves that 2020 was going to be our year? Well, was I right?  We rang in this new year with the Australian bushfires, then thought there was going to be a World War III. Next, a legendary athlete and his daughter passed away. But now? COVID-19, […]

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By Aasha Amber Bhatnagar Boston University has recently become “Zoom University.”  The Terriers are now the “Quaran-terriers,” we can show up to “class” wearing whatever we want and we can tune into lectures live from our beds. As someone from the West Coast, my 8 a.m.’s have recently become 5 a.m.’s, and the last thing […]

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