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Banyan doesn’t play. The dark, mysterious quality of the restaurant is enchanting. The warm smiles of the employees inches the heat of the room up by a few degrees. And the high-placed booths topped with wooden tables can hardly disguise the air of elegant dining. 

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Valentine’s Day is approaching, and whether you’re taken or single this year, you’ll want to try these Cupid inspired recipes. This is a tailored list of easy, fun, basic desserts you can make for a valentine, with a valentine, or with some friends! The great part is, no matter whether you’r…

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If you want to have a good time with your friends, but don’t want to spend a ton of money out at the bar, here is the perfect list of cheap and easy drinks to make at home for pre-gaming or for a night in. This list is designed to split the drinks among you and a friend or two to get the cos…

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UMass Boston is a commuter school, and with that comes a lot of students who take public transportation. We all know the horrors of taking the Red Line on a delay or packing yourself into a car at North Station. Not to mention, the annoying timing of the commuter rail that never seems to run…

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France was so close that, before leaving the United States, I mapped out my time not only during classes, but before and after. Where would I spend the last few days in Europe? What did I want to see the most? There were a few places on my list: Provence, Paris, Hamburg, Munich. It was such …

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On the night of Thursday, Jan. 30,  Eric Dittelman, mind reader and comedian, came to UMass Boston to perform a mind reading show. Dittelman was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and has also been a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The show was scheduled to be an hour long,…

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 German puff pancakes, or dutch baby pancakes, are truly the most perfect food—they’re airy, buttery, puffy, absolutely delicious and are easily made at any time! Making your own German puff pancake is worth the easy prep and subsequent cleanup. I watched my grandmother make them all the tim…

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Dealing with the loss of a pet is something almost everyone has to go through at some point in their lives. The joy and love from being around them makes it all worth it though. Recently I lost my best friend to cancer that we didn't catch before it was too late. Maya was thirteen years old,…

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Zendaya’s return to television is marked by the emergence of the controversial new HBO show, “Euphoria.” “Euphoria” is a guilty delight, immersed in a world full of irresistible drama, flashing lights, and an ignominious tumble into the chaotic world of its main character, Rue, who struggles…