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RENNER: Taylor Swift flexes celebrity muscle in Apple Music ad

RENNER: Taylor Swift flexes celebrity muscle in Apple Music ad

On the splendid holiday April Fools’ Day, Taylor Swift graced the Internet with a comically tragic video of her falling off of a treadmill. Unfortunately, this was not a joke. As part of her relatively recent partnership with Apple Music, Swift released the clip, which shows the perfectly beautified Swift putting on her Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones, […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama leaves mixed nuclear arms legacy

YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama leaves mixed nuclear arms legacy

In 2009, months after his inauguration, President Barack Obama gave a memorable — albeit quixotic — speech in Prague. He promised “concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons.” In accordance with the importance he placed on this goal, he hosted the first-ever biennial Nuclear Security Summit the following year in Washington D.C. Last week, he attended his fourth and […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under envies carefree living

GANS: Fish Down Under envies carefree living

I have been worrying about finding a job for as long as I can remember. In fact, most millennials have. We’re the generation that grew up during the Great Recession and watched as skyrocketing unemployment rates tore at the seams of our previously strong economy. We all had a parent or a friend’s parent who lost their job. We all […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Georgia and North Carolina religious freedom laws response to LGBT progress

TENTINDO: Georgia and North Carolina religious freedom laws response to LGBT progress

Last year, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States, and members of the LGBT community and their allies celebrated nationwide. The nation seemed to be at its proudest just in time for the parades. Many felt happy to be gay Americans, two descriptors that were becoming increasingly compatible. At the same time, I observed a growing trend. […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Teach me how to say goodbye

WILSHERE: Teach me how to say goodbye

It was a physical shock to my system. The guy that I had in the back of my mind, the one with the kind eyes and good manners, has a girlfriend. I was caught off guard when I saw the photo as I passed it on my timeline. I felt my body go into crisis mode. My hands sent frantic […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NADEL: My Galápagos awakening

NADEL: My Galápagos awakening

I grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by farms, suburbia and forests. My summers were filled with tubing with my best friend in her boat on Lake George, going to summer camp in the Adirondacks and biking for miles through the paths that started in my neighborhood. I’ve been fortunate enough to see beautiful places like Glacier National Park, […]

By Olivia Nadel· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MARTIN: Tattoos should be worth bleeding for

MARTIN: Tattoos should be worth bleeding for

What do you think about ink? Tattoos have been around for centuries — even Ötzi the Iceman got all inked up before the deep freeze. From the Neolithic Era to present day, humans have found themselves fascinated with body modification. Tattoos are, in my opinion, the best way we can express individuality. Each mark, permanently left on the skin, can […]

By Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Puerto Rico’s debt situation unprecedeted

GAMADES: Puerto Rico’s debt situation unprecedeted

Puerto Rico is in serious trouble. The island is facing a massive debt crisis, on par with Greece and Argentina. This past August, the commonwealth missed a $58 million payment it owed (mostly to the residents of Puerto Rico), according to Vox. The country’s debt now totals around $72 billion, with little way out of the hole. Puerto Rico is […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns
GANS: Fish Down Under flops around on dry land

GANS: Fish Down Under flops around on dry land

Growing up, my family spent many summer weekends in Ventnor City, New Jersey, one of many towns that South Jerseyans affectionately refer to as “the shore.” Each weekend started the same way: my family and I playing the Tetris game called “The Gans Family Tries to Fit Everything They Own in a Car as if They’re Going to a Place […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Without WTBU, Boston University’s heartbeat gone

TENTINDO: Without WTBU, Boston University’s heartbeat gone

A fire in the College of Communication this past Friday sent five people to the hospital for smoke inhalation, caused $500,000 worth of damage and forced WTBU to stop broadcasting. Our radio station’s role on campus is only emphasized in its absence. WTBU serves as a voice for students and a place for aspiring musicians, journalists, entertainers and more to […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion