“Dear White People,” released in October, highlights race relations on college campuses. PHOTO BY ASHLEY NGUYEN/COURTESY OF ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Activist organizations want film to start conversation on race

With the high-profile deaths of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner during the summer […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
New features will launch this week on 7 Cups of Tea, an application that connects users with a person to speak to for emotional support at any time. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CARLY ROSE WILLING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Revamped emotional support app promises an open ear

Asked about 7 Cups of Tea, the emotional support app he conceived and helped develop, Glen […]

by · January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Men attempt to stop Kathrine Switzer as she runs the 1967 Boston Marathon as the first woman to compete as a participant with a number, inspiring the name of her new activewear brand, 261 Fearless Collection. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHRINE SWITZER/AP FILE

Groundbreaking marathoner Kathrine Switzer dresses to progress

Writing about marathon running, Haruki Murakami coined this adage: “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Kathrine […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, Spotlight
Boston University a cappella group Chordially Yours performs in Downtown Disney in January. PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY

Chordially Yours makes magic at Disney World, plans happy-ever-after

Dreams really do come true at Disney. During winter break, members of Boston University a cappella […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Harvard University students Mazin Elfakhani and Hikari Senju have developed a tutoring app called Quickhelp for students and Quickteach for tutors that allows students to request help in any subject and helps to replace tutoring scheduling systems of universities. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tutoring apps offer quick, inexpensive resource for students

In this day and age, smartphones are capable of summoning a ride home, a delivery of […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Stacy Ulrich, director of the Office of Student Programs and Leadership at Boston University, and Matt Lengen, program manager in OSPL, dress up in anticipation for BU’s first Midnight Breakfast planned for Wednesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF STACY ULRICH

BU Midnight Breakfast serves up fun-filled study break for students

We’ve all heard of breakfast for dinner. But on Wednesday night, Boston University will be serving […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Spotlight
The Happiness Lab founder Vishal Patel loves you and wants you to be happy

The Happiness Lab founder Vishal Patel loves you and wants you to be happy

Walking into a coffee shop — spilling textbooks over a table, typing away furiously and having […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Commonwealth Avenue is projected onto a wall by a camera obscura as part of The Camera Obscura Project, which celebrates the use of the tool in fields such and painting, drawing and neuroscience. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Camera Obscura Project shines light on photography’s past

When Toni Pepe Dan found a box full of camera lenses over the summer, she knew […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
The Culinary Arts Lab within the Boston University Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program is an elective that gives students experience in cooking through field trips, lectures and hands-on classes. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU gastronomy program combines academia with ‘culinaria’

On an average weekday, Beth Wittenstein walks into the kitchens at 808 Commonwealth Ave. and starts […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Downtyme team members Barron Roth (ENG '16), Luke Sorenson (ENG 16), John Moore (ENG '15), Nick Sorensen (SMG '14), Darryl Johnson (ENG '17), Ben Pusey (CAS '16) and Tufts University senior Nikki Dahan placed first in the Beantown Throwdown Tuesday night. PHOTO BY HEATHER GOLDIN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU startup places first in inter-collegiate tech competition

Downtyme, cofounded by Boston University College of Engineering juniors Barron Roth and Luke Sorenson, placed first […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight