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EDIT: Gentrification Nation

Fifty years ago, Allston was the gritty neighborhood home to a potpourri of blue-collar workers and their families. Today, Allston is the prime spot for college students looking for cheap rent and fun parties. But 50 years from now, Allston may be a high-tech transportation paradise unrecognizable from any of its former incarnations. On Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced […]

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EDIT: A Tale of Two Tech Cities

What could be better than a job that offers a $150,000+ salary, perks such as free massages and state-of-the-art facilities? A job that offers all of that, plus a paid vacation before the first day. The tech startup 42Floors, a San Francisco-based commercial real estate search engine, is giving its newly hired employees two weeks of paid vacation before their […]

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EDIT: A Public Affair

Ever since the Aug. 9 murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown, it seems as if the city of Ferguson, Missouri has had a breaking news story every day. However, a Monday Associated Press accusation reveals the city is taking drastic measures to reverse this reality. Journalists have been stationed in the city for weeks. Accounts of the protests, the burnings, the […]

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EDIT: A Deadly Deal

EDIT: A Deadly Deal

When caught by the campus police selling LSD and Molly, a University of Massachusetts Amherst student by the name of “Logan” was given an offer he couldn’t refuse. In exchange for becoming a campus police informant and helping UMass catch other drug dealers, Logan’s offense could be kept a secret, even from his parents. The deal would later cost him […]

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EDIT: Flu Injection Rejection

EDIT: Flu Injection Rejection

Flu season is not the most wonderful time of year for anyone, but for the nurses of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the period of sickness from October to May is bringing a lawsuit along with the symptoms of the influenza virus. As Massachusetts public health officials have been striving to increase the number of flu vaccinations among health […]

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EDIT: Hazing: A Tired Tradition

EDIT: Hazing: A Tired Tradition

Spread across the tables in the Boston University George Sherman Union Link is a banner covered in marker-traced handprints, signatures and Greek letters. “These hands don’t haze,” the banner proclaims with pride. This week is National Hazing Prevention Week, a yearly initiative begun by HazingPrevention.org to address the national issue of hazing, defined by the Fraternal Information & Programming Group […]

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EDIT: Terms of Endorsement

The magazine that prides itself on publishing the best sex tips and period-related horror stories has taken a break from pillow talk to serve a term on the political stage. On Tuesday, Cosmopolitan Magazine published its official endorsement for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, who is battling Republican candidate and former U.S. Senator of Massachusetts Scott Brown. […]

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EDIT: Good Cop Bad Cop

On a good day, they’re the people who protect you when you’re walking home late at night, track down the person who stole your wallet and save you when your life is at risk. On a bad day, they’re the people who give you a speeding ticket for going 5 miles per hour over the speed limit, break up your […]

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EDIT: Building an Empire

If you are an avid reader of campus news publications, you are well aware that this was an important week for Boston University. Not one, but three building dedication ceremonies took place at various sites of campus: the Alan and Sherry Leventhal Center on Tuesday, the Yawkey Center for Student Services on Thursday and the Sumner M. Redstone Building of […]

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EDIT: An Invasion of Privacy

Most American students have had some level of sexual health education in high school, but Clemson University in South Carolina has demanded that all of its students participate in an online Title IX Training Course to increase knowledge of sexual safety and help avoid instances of sexual abuse on campus. The course tackles issues such as substance abuse and sexual […]

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