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The new FX series “Atlanta” features Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Keith Stanfield. PHOTO COURTESY MATTHIAS CLAMER/ FX

REVIEW: Donald Glover proves himself man of many talents with “Atlanta”

Donald Glover is the Renaissance man of the 21st century. With successful ventures into online skits, TV writing, acting and rapping, Glover now adds to the list with a new project: his own television show that combines all of his previous experiences into one. “Atlanta” tells the story of two cousins navigating the rap scene of Georgia’s capital. Through an […]

By Alex Peña· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The Boston Burger Company is launching the startup Burgabox, a new food delivery service in Boston. PHOTO COURTESY BOSTON BURGER COMPANY

Boston Burger Co. startup “BurgaBox” gives consumers a cheat day in a box

There’s nothing quite like a home-cooked “cheat meal.” Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese or a juicy burger? However, sometimes going out to the local food market isn’t possible with busy schedules and hectic work weeks. For the cooks who don’t have time to grocery shop, but still want to whip up food for the indulgent soul, BurgaBox is here to help […]

By Anne Walker Wells· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Attendees of a celebration for the New England Foundation of the Arts view the newly unveiled mural by Cedric Douglas in celebration of the new UP Walls program. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Northeastern street art mural tackles public arts initiative beyond campus

Color and creativity take shape on Northeastern University’s campus as students and faculty welcome a new mural by designer and street artist Cedric Douglas as part of his latest art initiative, Up Walls: Pop Up Street Art Wall. Funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts with a $10,000 grant and commissioned by Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative, Douglas created […]

By Priscilla Valdez· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
Grace Xiao, recipient of the $100,000 Thiel grant fellow from Harvard, dropped out of Harvard to found Kynplex, a company that consolidates scientific information for easier collaboration between labs. PHOTO COURTESY GRACE XIAO

Former Harvard undergrad creates social network for science

In the midst of a world mediated by Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, a new social networking platform has arisen — this time, geared specifically toward scientists. Kynplex is a startup co-founded by Grace Xiao and Raul Jordan, former Harvard University undergraduates, to facilitate scientific communication and provide accurate updates on the latest scientific developments. Xiao and Jordan came up with […]

By Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Teenage Fan Club, an alternative rock band from Scotland, releases its third album, “Here,” on Sept. 9. PHOTO COURTESY DONALD MILNE

REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub’s latest album disregards the “Here” and now

“Timeless” is an overused descriptor that’s almost never as apt as it would like to be. When people say something is timeless, they’re often trying to say that it reminds them of a particularly pleasant time in their history. Calling a work of art “timeless” is just an easy way to congratulate it for being nostalgic in a personally satisfying […]

By Conner Reed· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Invented at MIT in 2013, the Copenhagen Wheel is a bike attachment making biking more accessible and powerful to riders who hope to help the environment. PHOTO COURTESY SUPERPEDESTRAIN

BU students encouraged to bike, promote eco-friendly transportation

At the Matriculation Ceremony Sunday, Boston University President Robert Brown challenged the Class of 2020 to do whatever they could to combat climate change. Many students have already taken up his advice by riding their bikes around BU’s campus and the city of Boston instead of taking public transportation or using services like Uber. Rebecca Gausepohl, a junior in the […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 1 comment · Catalyst, Features
Harvard student Nadya Okamoto is the founder of Camions of Care, a nonprofit focused on providing feminine hygiene products for women in need. PHOTO COURTESY CALVIN H KWAN

From homelessness to helping women around the world get menstrual care

When Nadya Okamoto was declared legally homeless at 15 years old, she didn’t sit idly by and wait for her situation to change — she moved forward by helping others. She talked to low-income-earning women, expecting to hear troubles surrounding a lack of clothing or job stability. Instead, she heard that once a month, these women were unable to manage […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
Kristina Linko, an aspiring surgeon from Harvard, started a company called VISION to provide glasses and eye exams to children who can’t afford them. PHOTO COURTESY MARIA BROUARD

INTERVIEW: Kristina Linko VISIONs affordable vision-related health care

The ability to see clearly can make a huge difference in a person’s day-to-day life. It makes it possible to drive a car, read a book and see the words written on a blackboard. Unfortunately, not everyone is given access to vision-related health care. Many patients who do not have access to quality health care, in both developing countries and […]

By Shivani Singh· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
A study by the Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine found that college students tend to be less physically active when starting at a university. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/ DFP FILE PHOTO

Study finds drop in students’ exercise habits after high school

When students start college, they are usually prepared to see big changes in their social and academic lives. A new study, however, has found that students’ exercise habits may also change when they start at a university. Two researchers from the Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine surveyed 689 college students for the study, published in the September issue of […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

11 great places to grab a bite around campus

By now you’ve probably already visited campus and explored all the academic and extracurricular activities that Boston University has to offer, but there’s something important that your tour left out — food, of course! Sometimes, eating at the dining hall every day just doesn’t cut it. We here at the ol’ Free Press thought we’d introduce you to some great […]

By Sonia Rao· · 0 comments · Features, Muse