Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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GIESLEMANN: China’s national pastime

Waking up without the sound of my alarm jostling me from sleep is a wonderful feeling. Sleeping in is something I took for granted during my obscenely long winter break. Now I look forward to weekends when I can finally recuperate and gain back the hours I lost during the week working on Chinese homework […]

EDIT: Spare the Spanish program

State officials are looking to scrap a dual language program that emphasizes making students fluent in both Spanish and English at Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, one of the most diverse towns in the Boston area. According to a state report from this year about the Dever School, the overemphasis on Spanish has played a […]

EDIT: Salute instead of disrobing

The Kappa Sigma fraternity at MIT has created a charity event called the “Nearly Naked Nearly Mile” in honor of Officer Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was allegedly killed last year by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. This charity event in which fraternity boys, among others, will run a “nearly mile” will take […]

RUTH: You’re not my type

Whenever I type, Cambria is my font of choice. It’s not the sturdy appearance of the letters that makes me swoon — but the fact that my eyes can actually read it without me hunching over at my desk with my face two inches away from the screen. A slight exaggeration, but you get the […]

MAHDI: Every vote counts?

In the Central African Republic, the site of a former village can sometimes be determined by an influx of mango tree clusters, with unpicked fruits on the ground. Tim Whewell described these groups of trees, the fruit ripening and falling to the ground, inhabiting a land of forgotten people with an intoxicating scent in a […]