Riley Driscoll (left), a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, collects signatures for the Martha Coakley campaign for governor with volunteer Jessica Richards. PHOTO COURTESY OF RILEY DRISCOLL

BU students find valuable experiences on Democratic, Republican gubernatorial campaign trails

With the wide array of clubs and activities available to students at Boston University, it’s rare to find a student who’s not involved in some kind of extracurricular. But when it comes to political involvement, the younger generation has notoriously fallen short in comparison to the older crowds. In the 2010 Massachusetts midterm elections, the voter turnout rate for those […]

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Following two rejections for Boston University Club Sports recognition, the unofficial Boston University women's ice hockey team plays against teams from other schools in the Independent Women's Club Hockey League. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY LAFOND

Unofficial BU women’s ice hockey team finds competition outside BU Club Sports

At a varsity level, both the Boston University men’s and women’s ice hockey programs have a storied history: The men’s team has won five national titles, and the women’s team has been to the NCAA Tournament for the past five seasons. Given the prominence and popularity of hockey in the BU community, one College of Arts and Sciences junior, Emily […]

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The Maccabeats, an all-male Jewish a cappella group that started at Yeshiva University, will perform at a charity concert in partnership with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and the Boston University Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at the Alfred L. Morse Auditorium on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MACCABEATS

BU Hillel to host Maccabeats a cappella concert for Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

The Boston University Florence and Chafetz Hillel House will be partnering with the Maccabeats, an all-male Jewish a cappella group, and the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation to host a joint bone marrow registry drive and a cappella concert at the Alfred L. Morse Auditorium Sunday. “The Maccabeats and Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation have worked together in […]

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The Boston University Bhangra dance team performs at a competition at Ohio State University in February. PHOTO COURTESY OF BU BHANGRA

BU Bhangra dance team to perform at Berklee concert for Oscar-winning composer Friday

The Boston University Bhangra dance team will perform alongside Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman at the “A.R. Rahman Meets Berklee” concert in conjunction with the Berklee College of Music at Boston Symphony Hall on Friday. “A lot of times, A.R. Rahman does get recognized for his music in the American market,” said Arjun Kapoor, a senior in the School […]

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Emma Carroll, 6, of Cazenovia, New York, paints at the “Paint-By-Goya” interactive mural project in Copley Square Saturday, which was sponsored by Santander Bank and the Museum of Fine Arts. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Residents, tourists celebrate opening of new MFA exhibit with paint-by-numbers mural

Copley Square, complete with the historic Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library, was the temporary home of a different kind of relic Saturday and Sunday. Residents and tourists alike were not only able to enjoy the unseasonable warmth among the fountains and patches of grass in Copley, but they were also invited to help fill in a paint-by-numbers mural. […]

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Hanna Anderson (COM ‘17) posing with her ambassador group at the College of Communication Kickoff BBQ on Sept. 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF HANNA ANDERSON

BU Student Ambassadors take different approaches to student mentoring

Autumn brings many prospective students to Boston University’s campus, creating a busy time for student ambassadors who are responsible for giving tours, answering questions from prospective students and making sure that new undergraduate students are adjusting to college life. These student leaders are savvy in all things BU and know how to welcome and support the new student population, whether […]

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Rachael Edelson, a junior in Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and president of Operation Smile at Boston University, has been involved with the global Operation Smile charity since 2006. PHOTO COURTESY OF OPERATION SMILE AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Operation Smile at BU brings back annual a cappella concert for cleft lips, palates

Operation Smile at Boston University has teamed up with several a cappella groups for “Songs for Smiles,” a concert to help raise awareness about cleft lips and palates and the importance of safe surgery in countries that do not benefit from health care resources, an event that Operation Smile at BU hopes to bring back to campus every year. “A […]

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Boston University School of Management sophomores David Szczepankiewicz (left) and Jose Godoy (right) are up-and-coming disc jockeys in the Boston club scene who perform under the monikers of Davvid and Godoii. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID SZCZEPANKIEWICZ

BU DJs Godoii, Davvid to headline Crush! University on Thursday

While a portion of the college population go through penniless internships to earn a decent spot in their career professions, Godoii and Davvid — stage names for Boston University disc jockeys Jose Godoy and David Szczepankiewicz — are already living their musical dreams. Godoii and Davvid do not have to make coffee runs for supervisors or sit at a desk […]

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All-female Boston University a cappella group, Chordially Yours, will perform two songs at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday as the opening act for Lena Dunham's book tour. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHORDIALLY YOURS

BU a cappella group Chordially Yours opens Lena Dunham’s book tour at Wilbur Theatre

When Boston University College of Communication senior Jen Gregorio heard that her all-female a cappella group, Chordially Yours, would be opening the sold-out Boston stop of Lena Dunham’s book tour at the Wilbur Theatre, she had to convince her mother not to go. “My mom is so upset she can’t come. She almost bought the resale tickets — they’re like […]

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Ross Huston (COM ‘15) and Will Dowsett (COM ‘16) dub as a young girl and clown at the Liquid Fun event at Faneuil Hall Sunday. PHOTO BY CARLY ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

BU comedy group Liquid Fun performs at Faneuil Hall

The sun streamed down on a restless crowd Sunday afternoon at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Local Berklee College of Music band Amy and the Engine had just wrapped up, and everyone was ready for a good laugh as Boston University improv comedy group Liquid Fun took the stage and kept the audience in fits throughout their show. Although Liquid Fun consists […]

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