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Activism isn’t skin-deep

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
September 13, 2023

I am sitting with the wettest elbows.  My forearms are slick with water from this morning when I was bent over the sink, washing my face. They will dry soon, but knowing this doesn’t make the feeling...

Nessa Barrett rocks Roadrunner

Nessa Barrett rocks Roadrunner

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
March 9, 2023

A sea of young adults wearing bedazzled pink cowboy hats and black lace outfits braved the cold outside Boston’s Roadrunner on March 6, eagerly awaiting TikTok musician Nessa Barrett’s Boston installment...

The new year is the perfect excuse for total self-reinvention— here’s how

The new year is the perfect excuse for total self-reinvention— here’s how

By Vivi Smilgius
February 4, 2022

Every time Jan. 1 rapidly approaches, with it comes dozens of Instagram posts announcing fitness journeys, wardrobe purges, and a slew of other reformatory gauntlets disguised as New Year’s resolutions.  Some...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to the...

Regaining control during quarantine

Regaining control during quarantine

By Emily Cardona
May 28, 2020

I didn’t even notice the heavy blanket that formed on my body at first. I didn’t even notice my depression and anxiety were triggered.  I never thought I would have to leave campus without emotional...

We want to encourage a healthy work-life balance and talk about the importance of self-care. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Self-care beyond bubble baths and face masks

November 28, 2018

Students’ schedules will become even busier in preparation for finals as the end of the semester approaches. They may place taking care of themselves at the bottom of their to-do list in these next few...

When you can hardly keep a double digit number in your bank account, making the Dean’s List and prepping a resume at the same time seems unthinkable.

Scheduling solutions for overworked students

By Laura King
February 19, 2018

I once typed a four page paper on my phone from the break room of a Downtown Crossing retail shop over the course of a nine hour shift. I’ve copy-pasted long, important class readings into the Notes...

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