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Smoking Can be Made Safe Again

Something lit off a crime spree in the Fenway this fall (maybe the real culprit is anxiety; ironically no one can enjoy their menthols here for relief.) Armed robberies of students hanging out after dark, veiled neither by their discretion or puffing smoke. Eventually, community alerts amount to as much as the Surgeon General’s warning, but what are we […]

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Over the Rainbow with Brian Burns: MBTA Is a 4-Letter Word

I’m standing in the hallway of an apartment in Allston, wearing nothing but day-and-a-half-old boxer briefs, and I need to use the bathroom. It’s the last weekend before the new semester begins and I’d spent the night at a friend’s place after two bottles of wine and three failed attempts at pronouncing “uber.” Me, my […]

Tom Brady (above) had a strong game for the second week in a row as the Patriots cruised to a big win over the Bears.
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Brady, Gronk, and LaFell, Oh My!

The New England Patriots continued their hot streak on Sunday as they easily defeated the Chicago Bears 51-23 at Gillette Stadium. This improves the Patriots to 6-2 while dropping the Bears to 3-5 on the season. Gillette Stadium continues to be the Pats’ domain, as they are now 4-0 this season at home. Tom Brady had […]

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Throwback Thursday, 1983: Campus Communication and American Exceptionalism

Editor’s Note: The following are two articles from Emmanuel College’s student newspaper, Emmanuel Current, from October 1983. Emma Nuel Hi, my name is Emma Nuel. I got to Emmanuel college and I’d like to know what events are going down and why my tuition goes up, just like you. I’d like to be made aware of what’s happening in my […]

Although it wasn't the prettiest game New England has ever played, Vince Wilfork and the Patriots were happy to escape with a win against the Jets. 
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Patriots Take Close Game at Home Over Jets

In a surprisingly tight game at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night, the Patriots came away with a 27-25 win over the New York Jets. The Jets were coming into the game losers of five straight, while the Patriots had won four of their last five. On paper, and certainly to me, this game was expected to be […]

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Throwback Thursday, 1951: A Freshman’s Eye View of College

Editor’s Note: The following is an article from Emmanuel College’s student newspaper, Focus, from October 1951. To the freshman, upper classmen present a constant source of wonder. During Freshman Week, they greeted us with out-stretched arms and invitations to join at least a dozen societies. Now they either greet us with outstretched palms (those societies have dues) […]

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Patrice Bergeron will lead the team this season after a summer which saw him named the cover athlete for EA Sports' NHL 15. (Photo: Lisa Gansky, Wikipedia CC)

Can Bruins Bring Stanley Cup back to Beantown? A Preview of the 2014-15 NHL Season

The 2014-2015 National Hockey League season gets underway Wednesday night with four games, including the Bruins taking on the Philadelphia Flyers at Boston’s TD Garden. The Bruins took home the Presidents’ Cup last season as the team with the league’s best regular season record, but an early playoff exit at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens […]

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Patriots Tame Bengals, and Other Scores From Around the League

After a dismal outing against the Chiefs in Week 4, the Patriots stormed out of the gate Sunday night against the Bengals on their way to a 43-17 win. The win saw New England’s record improve to 3-2. Never falling behind in the game, Tom Brady and company led a balanced attack that scored three […]

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Patriots Face Bengals in Game of AFC Titans

Coming off a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Monday night, the Patriots will host the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Sunday night. Cincinnati is coming off a bye week last week, and currently stand at 3-0, making them one of the last two unbeaten teams left at this point. The Patriots are […]

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The Week’s End

“Under The Chandelier” A Poem by Abbi Matheson

He watches her through the glass The girl who passes out newspapers To the people like him who will become corpses If they cross the boulevard without looking Or if an enemy taints their meal with poison As they dine underneath a crystal chandelier Light is cast around the room from a chandelier Sending rainbows […]

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Playlist of the Week

This week’s playlist is all about rainy day /coffee break tunes. Listen to this while you’re brooding/pretending you’re working on your latest novel in a Starbucks on a rainy day or laying around in bed on a lazy Sunday and blobbin’.     1. Cigarettes and Coffee-Otis Redding 2, Come Pick Me Up- Ryan Adams 3. […]

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10 Things to Do Around Boston for Under $20

If you’re currently indebted to Sallie Mae but still want to have fun here’s a list for doing Boston on a student friendly budget. 1. The Institute of Contemporary Art Located in the Boston Harbor the ICA features exhibitions, performance art, and film and video presentations. $10 for students with id Closed Mondays 2. The North End […]

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Over the Rainbow with Brian Burns: MBTA Is a 4-Letter Word

I’m standing in the hallway of an apartment in Allston, wearing nothing but day-and-a-half-old boxer briefs, and I need to use the bathroom. It’s the last weekend before the new semester begins and I’d spent the night at a friend’s place after two bottles of wine and three failed attempts at pronouncing “uber.” Me, my […]

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Written Up with Paul: How to Peel an Apple in 12 Steps (Advice for Terminating a Sour Relationship)

Above all else, do what you believe is right. 1.) Disregard the length of any relationship you’ve maintained with people who have hurt you because they’re hurt. No amount of years can make tender the unlawful malice of another. If you weren’t the cause (indirect or otherwise) of an individual’s suffering, you aren’t liable for […]

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Opinion: Media: Is It Informative or Invasive?

It’s been just over a month since the world learned the devastating news about Robin Williams’ death. In the month since his passing, the public and countless notable celebrities expressed their sorrow and sympathy for his family. Despite the outpouring of support, the media has managed to taint any positive messages by overstepping their journalistic […]

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Op-Ed: Classless

Suffolk University is responsible for a pretty unabashed advertising campaign that distinguishes its students by mocking privilege. Here’s why their efforts are regrettable. The ad I saw this morning on the Orange Line is brandished “Suffolk students rely on their will to succeed, not their father’s will.” Geez, sorry Dad. Pictured is a young woman […]

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