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Sleep deprivation causes euphoria along with irritability, study says

While many college students associate little sleep with irritability, there is evidence that sleep deprivation can cause feelings of euphoria and risky behavior, according to an ABC news article. Scientists at University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Medical School conducted a study, which was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of […]

Local bars punished for serving ‘beer towers’

After Boston police cited two restaurants for serving large, portable beer taps on St. Patrick’s Day, licensing officials have moved to suspend the “beer towers,” and are requiring businesses to request city permission to sell the drink dispensers, according to a March 29 article in The Boston Globe. Tavern in the Square in Allston and […]

City Councilor Pressley reveals she was victim of sexual assault while at BU

City Councilor at-Large Ayanna Pressley revealed that she was raped as a college student during a Boston City Council meeting on Wednesday. Though she did not specify where she went to college during the meeting, Pressley attended Boston University’s College of General Studies from 1992-94. She dropped out of the Metropolitan College in 1994 to […]

Hundreds flock to Cambridge for International Pillow Fight Day

All hell and feathers broke loose on the Cambridge Common as hordes of people gathered to pummel each other with pillows for the annual Boston Pillow Fight on Saturday. The annual Pillow Fight was part of the larger International Pillow Fight Day, and was hosted by Banditos Misteriosos, an organization with a mission to “get […]

Copley branch of BPL to close on Sundays

Those who flock to the Copley branch of the Boston Public Library on the weekends might soon have to find somewhere else to check out their books after BPL trustees approved budget cuts at the end of March which will keep the library closed on Sundays starting next fall. The trustees passed a $39.3 million […]