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Breaking down the language barrier

Breaking down the language barrier — BU's Chinese, Korean and Japanese programs, funded from abroad. ...


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How to, and how not to, speak up in class

It’s hard to think about speaking up in class, especially for those with classes at 8:30 in the morning. But, there are always those moments, whether forced by the professor or stemming...


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Letters for grades, but not recommendation

Keep a watchful eye on your professors. There’s nothing more stressful than the graduate school application process. You have to worry about your grades in class, admissions exam scores, personal statements, résumés...


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A look into the world of collegiate a cappella

This Presidents Day weekend (and virtually since the eighth grade) I found myself knee-deep in a cappella. My a cappella group, The Binghamton Crosbys, took a trip to the worst place in...


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The turmoil in the Middle East requires another Marshall Plan

As instability abounds in the Middle East, so does uncertainty for the Western powers. The protests in the Arab world loom as potentially major threats to American diplomatic efforts. Though no figures...


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The Fall

The NYPIRG saga — the death of a student group and the broken system that killed it. ...


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Rescuing dogs, my sisyphean task

Have you ever seen a dog running without its owner along the streets? Have you ever said, “Someone’s bound to get him,” instead of stopping and trying to help? Well thanks a...


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The Grammys and the acts that made it

This past Sunday, I did something I rarely do. I watched the Grammys. Yes, I’ll admit that I’m not incredibly tuned in to modern pop music, but I did recognize some names,...


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The texting personalities we encounter every day

It might be said that “only kindness matters in the end,” but that is not very helpful for everyone in the middle, or in what I like to call “life.” The honest...


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Worth the ticket price

Plus-sized penalties for parking prohibition poo-pooing. Finally. ...