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Boston University alumni Frederick Townes, CAS ’01 and Matthew Barba, SMG ’09, were both featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list. PHOTO COURTESY PLACESTER

TERRIERS INBIZ: BU alumni decorate Forbes’ 30 under 30 list

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. From her early college days working under the former ambassador of Tanzania, Alexandria Lafci showed interest in international affairs, land reform and making a global impact through leadership and education. Matt […]

by Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
John Krasinski plays Jack Silva in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: Michael Bay strives for authenticity in “13 Hours”

The truth surrounding a controversial entity sits trapped behind iron walls of unbreachable public conceptions. Benghazi and Michael Bay are more similar than you’d think. The first is political shorthand for the throat-deep quagmire left in the Middle East by, depending on who you voted for that year, either a bloodthirsty administration that couldn’t leave well enough alone or a […]

by Joe Incollingo· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” based off Boston University College of Communication professor Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, is slated to premiere Jan. 15, 2016. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

“13 Hours” to bring six men’s heroism in Benghazi to big screen

For 13 harrowing hours from the night of Sept. 11, 2012 to the morning of Sept. 12, six security operators within the CIA’s Global Response Staff defended the United States’ Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station against violent terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The operators — Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave […]

by Michaela Johnston· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Daniele Bocchieri and Nikolai Romanov, Northeastern University students, started “Sapori Pinocchios,” a business that allows them to ride around their campus and downtown Boston on bikes delivering and selling Italian pastries from the North End. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Italian treats to be delivered across city via student bicycle business

The mecca for authentic Italian food in Boston lies in the North End, often called “Boston’s Little Italy.” Daniele Bocchieri, a sophomore at Northeastern University hailing from Milan, Italy, knows this to be true more than most. “I was constantly looking for Italian food,” Bocchieri said about his arrival in Boston, “but the only way to get an Italian taste […]

by Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
“#8Nights8Windows” is Boston’s first Jewish public art project, showcasing eight works of art during the eight nights of Hanukkah. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

#8Nights8Windows puts artistic Hanukkah festivities on display

Lanterns lit up the windows at the Pavement Coffeehouse on Gainsborough Street Monday evening. People of all backgrounds from around Boston gathered to create their own lights and take part in the celebration of Hanukkah as part of the interactive display, “We Are the Shamash.” This is only one of eight pieces making up an art exhibit that’s lighting up […]

by Morgan O'Hanlon· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A Lund University study released Friday found that rudeness in the workplace is contagious if no action is taken to stop it. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Rudeness the latest bug going around offices, study says

Consider the many times colleagues speak to one another in a day. You may want to be mindful next time you utter some sly comment — it turns out that rudeness in the workplace is contagious. Three researchers in the psychology department of Sweden’s Lund University found that being subjected to rude behavior in the work environment largely contributes to […]

by Ashli Molina· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Ellen Parker is a Boston University alumna and executive director of Project Bread, a nonprofit organization to assist those in need of food. PHOTO COURTESY EMILY ABBOTT

TERRIERS INBIZ: Project Bread’s Ellen Parker on fighting statewide hunger

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. Ellen Parker has always looked to make a positive impact in her community. Even in high school, she said, she “was always driven by thinking [she] wanted to change the world.” […]

by Michaela Johnston· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Boston University alumna Mariana Agathoklis is the vice president of communications at MTV. PHOTO COURTESY MARIANA AGATHOKLIS

TERRIERS INBIZ: Mariana Agathoklis on managing communications at MTV

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. MTV was a staple in many current college students’ childhoods. It was a time when Britney Spears music videos reigned and video jockeys became personalities. It became an iconic symbol of […]

by Clara Hudson· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

Welcome to FreeP versus Food: Boston Cream Pie edition. This week, we scouted out the namesake of Boston Cream Pie and got a slice of what our city has to offer. [mediagrid cat="26039"] Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Newbury Street Trident Booksellers and Cafe is known to many students for the cozy atmosphere and delicious food. Located right by Hynes Convention [...]
by Michaela Johnston· · 2 comments · Features, Food & Drink, Muse
Boston University graduate Nicole Trilivas published a book titled “Girls Who Travel,” which was released Dec. 1. PHOTO COURTESY PIXABAY

INTERVIEW: BU grad Nicole Trilivas on writing, adventures in “Girls Who Travel”

Boston University graduate Nicole Trilivas’s debut novel “Girls Who Travel” provides readers with the ability to feel like adventurous explorers while lounging on the couch in pajamas. The novel follows the story of a “free-spirited backpacker” named Kika Shores. “She’s one of those itchy-footed girls who is constantly asked where she’s going next and when she’ll finally settle down,” Trilivas […]

by Kaitlyn Locke· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight