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Keeping up with the times: BU adopts alternative education methods to embrace modernization

Attach the word “alternative” to a term and it instantly appeals to our generation. Alternative music, alternative lifestyles, alternative clothing, even alternative education are all concepts that are dominated by the youth population. Boston University — diverse in nature, with an undergraduate population of approximately 15,800 — has attempted to incorporate the word “alternative” into […]

BU students to compete in iGem competition

While some of us spent our summers lounging on the beach, Jake Awtry, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore, and Shawn Jin, a Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences junior, worked diligently on one of Boston University’s team science projects. The culmination of their summer efforts will be an entry in the International […]

Franz Ferdinand takes ‘right action’ with new album

Fans of Franz Ferdinand probably expected something different from the band’s new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. While 2005’s You Could Have It So Much Better was not exactly a step in the right direction — with drawn-out depressing attempts at ballads sharply contrasting the band’s eponymous 2004 debut — good old Franz showed us what […]

Mei Mei sets up ‘home base’ restaurant in South Campus

Irene Li, co-owner of the popular Boston food truck Mei Mei Street Kitchen,  has big plans for the future: She wants to open the first brick-and-mortar Mei Mei restaurant together with her siblings and co-owners. She also wants to continue promoting the “social mission” of Mei Mei, using locally sourced foods and community atmosphere. But […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “returns” to Boston in a play

Fifty years on, after circumnavigating the marble columns of the Lincoln Memorial, diffusing the sticky humidity of Montgomery and fortifying the granite foundation of Marsh Chapel, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reverberate just as loud as ever. Arguably the most iconic orator in modern history, King, his speeches and his ideologies still […]