A Florida woman was accused of torching a car after her boyfriend refused to buy her a McFlurry. We here at the ol’ Free Press were wondering what irrational things people at BU would do if someone denied them something they really wanted.  SHA: Spit in their food. COM: They would publish a defamatory article about him or her. CFA: […]

EDIT: Social media for the anti-social

Finally, a new social media app has been created to eliminate the possibility of a dreaded and awkward encounter with our archenemies during the day. Because apparently, enduring small talk and civil conversations with those we don’t exactly match eye-to-eye has become too much for some people to handle. Creator of Cloak and former creative director Chris Baker deems this […]

EDIT: Free college, with a catch

The Michigan legislature has introduced a new program that would provide students with free tuition, but, of course, there’s a catch. In return for free tuition, after a student graduates and begins earning above the poverty line, they have to give up a percentage of their income for a specified number of years. That is assuming, however, that the students […]

EDIT: It’s much more than just pictures

Boston prosecutors filed a motion on Monday asking a federal judge to bar accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from viewing autopsy photos of victims, aside from those being used as evidence during the trial. The prosecutors argue that, although photos are standard procedure of all autopsies, it is unnecessary to allow Tsarnaev the unrestricted right to view all of […]

EDIT: More colors on St. Patrick’s Day

In 1995, John Hurley, the chief organizer of the South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, was so against Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Groups participating in Southie’s annual parade that he brought the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court. Since the Allied War Veterans Council organized this private annual event, the Supreme Court ruled that Hurley, also known as “Wacko,” […]

EDIT: Why are we over-speculating 370?

In the 10 long days that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has been missing, we’re only certain about one thing — no one actually knows where the heck that plane went. The most concrete news that has developed since this plane went missing last week is that “an official news source who preferred to remain anonymous but is still closely connected […]


Blogger Rob Beschizza ranked America’s 99 problems in order of severity on boingboing.net. According to Beschizza, America’s 99th problem is “terrorism,” and number one problem is “sellouts.” We here at the ol’ Free Press were wondering what people at BU would rank as their number one problem.  ENG: Girls CFA: The real world SHA: An incompetent waitstaff COM: Numbers SMG: A […]

EDIT: SAT gets a makeover

President of College Board David Coleman announced Wednesday that he will revamp the SATs to make them less elitist and more representative of undergraduate skills. Or, at least, as non-elitist and representative as a standardized test like this can be. These reforms will change the fundamental way the SAT is structured, and will focus more on a high school student’s […]

EDIT: No chores, no college

New Jersey high school senior Rachel Canning hated doing chores around the house. She also hated coming home before curfew and loved her boyfriend dearly. So, when her parents asked her to wash the dishes, come home by 11 p.m. and cut ties with her boo, Rachel took matters into her own hands on her 18th birthday and moved into […]

EDIT: Busting parties and breaking trust

Four BU students were put in jail on Tuesday for violating their probation after they were caught hosting a large party in their house at 85 Linden St. on Jan. 26. Upon entering the house, the police claimed they smelled marijuana, found at least 1,000 alcohol containers and also found “at least one underage drinker.” Fraternity members were playing loud […]