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College students are no strangers to applying themselves. They bury their noses in textbooks, stare at computer screens as they type their essays and try to get something out of every class they take. While it is important to take some time off to lie down and relax, it's also important to f…

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Since the pandemic wreaked havoc on people’s lives, international travel and the global economy, many study abroad programs were canceled for at least a year, if not two. This amazing opportunity was taken from students with no clear timetable on when it would return. However, now that inter…

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Picture yourself walking into a room. How do you enter the room? How is everyone else reacting? Are they looking at you, or are they carrying on with the conversations? If you are anything like me, you imagine everyone is looking at you and making quick judgements on your appearance, the way…

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People nowadays think it is necessary to have a life partner with whom they can share their happiness. Times were simpler before the age of technology. when individuals generally met through traditional means, such as clubs, events or shared friends. However, with the development of dating a…

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Have you heard the name “Stonewall at OLLI?” When LGBTQ+ individuals in UMass Boston’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute decided to form a special interest group, we adopted the Stonewall name because of its importance in our community’s history. The equal rights movement for lesbians, gay m…

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If you think back to kindergarten, you could just walk up to someone on the playground and ask them to be your friend. It was so quick and simple. Naturally, most kids in kindergarten could be friends with anyone because they have the same interests in toys and Disney Junior. 

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To enact change of any kind, communities need to work together to help each other out. This LGBTQ+ history month, become an ally for the community, so they are not alone in their fight for change. The first step to being an ally is to learn about problems that people in this community face o…

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As the summer after high school came to a close, my friends were faced with the excitement of starting a new semester, and I was faced with my semester of loneliness looming over my future. No matter how many tears were cried, arguments fought or dreams crushed, nothing changed the fact that…

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All holidays have their aesthetics and styles. However, not many of them encourage individuals to put a little of themselves into the look of the holiday. While Christmas has some people wear red and green, or dress in outfits to look like Santa Claus, Halloween allows people to dress up as …

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Halloween used to be so clear. Kids would dress up, go out trick or treating and get some candy. However, the inevitable happens—children grow into adults and things just…change. Whether one feels childlike or not, it is nonetheless awkward for many college students to celebrate the holiday …