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Learning to learn, planning not to plan

I’m an English major who likes to write. My decisions to minor in cinema and Italian were purely based on hobby and a “why not?” question. I’ve fantasized about winning an Oscar...


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Calling the Disaster Team for the puddle of doom

My bathroom flooded. There was a leak in the ceiling, and that leak must have thought I was itching to the “Flashdance” scene. My first instinct was to panic. My second was...


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The day after Valentine's is the real holiday

Today is a day for celebration. Break out the fireworks and pop some champagne — it’s the day after Valentine’s Day! Other holidays, such as Halloween or the Fourth of July, usually...


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The Divine Right of Kings

Three alumnae from Jersey are suing BU because they paid out-of-state tuition. Yes, we're with them. ...


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A snow day lost, a snow day found

Conventional wisdom says that locales in which snowfall is normal and frequent are well-equipped to handle the inclement conditions. Syracuse is still a functioning city under a foot or more, but all...


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These days, senioritis may actually be fatal

Whoever said senior year would be fun had no idea what they were talking about. Underclassmen, enjoy your spare time while you can. Senior year isn’t all it’s cracked up to be....


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We're earning straight A's, but real learning is optional

Last semester, I took an interesting, enjoyable and insightful history course with a great professor. I wish I had instead taken a different one — a class that I would have found...


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The next battlefield in the piracy war

As the human race catapults its way through the technological age, new controversies arise with each breakthrough we happen to stumble upon. Some notable disputes: stem cell research, whether or not robots...


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A definition of 'time' is hard to come by

The sun is about to set. It’s 3:53 p.m. Oh wait, never mind, it doesn’t turn dark in the early afternoon anymore. Maybe by 6 p.m these days … Is it already...


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Hockey puts football to absolute shame

Hockey is greater than football. Yes, I’m going there, and right after Super Bowl Sunday. I don’t care if football is the biggest sport in America and everyone and their grandmother tune...