By Julia Furmanek After what felt like a never-ending summer spent in the soft confines of my childhood home, adulthood and the responsibilities it so affectionately threw my way have come on hard and fast now that the semester has started. September brought a rapid succession of Zoom meetings, club emails and work schedules all […]

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By Katherine Wright  In this pandemic era, crowded grocery stores have changed from annoying situations to full-fledged battlegrounds. Dirty looks are flashed across the store when people turn the wrong direction down a one-way aisle or walk within your imaginary six-foot-diameter bubble. If someone sneezes, forget about it. On the other hand, trips to the […]

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By Khadijah Khogeer When the COVID-19 pandemic forced us into a nationwide lockdown in March, we came face to face with the reality that we would be spending the majority of our time at home.  The shutdown gave us more time to try out new things or pick up old hobbies, even though we still […]

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By Julia Kotaev Back in March, we began hearing three words that a pandemic-wrought world suddenly had to accept — with no concrete context behind them. These words were a general statement, quickly mustered up on the spot, ensuing from unknowing attitudes at the beginning of the pandemic.  The words? The new normal.  What came […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Welcome back to your regularly scheduled program of my blog, aka a reading exercise for my grandfather and probably no one else. I’m personally happy to be back to school, but we’ll see how I feel after two weeks of embodying Dickens’s lament in “Hard Times.” Coming back to college after a […]

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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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