As someone who enjoys my own company, sometimes more often than not, I believe it's important to do things and explore on my own. Sundays are usually my days to do just that. My day starts off with heading out to some of the best, in my opinion, breakfast places in South Boston.
In a city packed with thousands of college students, nothing attracts them more than free admission. In a yearly attempt to unite college students from all over, the Museum of Science held its annual College Night. This event is a free one that acquaints college students with society's trans…
In my time at Boston Calling, I talked to people from as nearby as Canton, and far away as Los Angeles. For a festival that stresses its diversity, it had it in spades. Across the sprawling Harvard Athletic campus, three stages were set up, playing more or less consecutively throughout the w…
There are many things that make Boston exactly what it is, but one very prominent trait is the large Irish community. According to Forbes, Boston holds the number one spot for having the most concentrated Irish population, standing at 20.4 percent. This is what makes Paddy O's such a great p…
Affordability, walkable attractions, and meaningful subject matter makes Washington D.C. an excellent vacation spot for UMass Boston students. Flights are cheap, and the city is accessible by metro from nearby hotels in Bethesda and Silver Springs. Fun can be had on show string budgets: the memorials and Smithsonian museums are free and open to the public 7 days a week. Below is a curated selection of staple destinations and less typical ones. Check these them out when you aren’t taking selfies in front of government buildings or peaking the lawmaking setting.
What a Drag...Queen. The Queer Student Center partnered up with the Women’s Center for the University of Massachusetts Boston’s first annual Drag Show. Male students put on a show for the audience as they danced to music while dressed as women. Jonathan Bynum was the winner of the pageant and took home a HP Chrome laptop and a beautiful crown. There were also professional drag queens from local drag shows that came and performed for UMass Boston students, and the crowd loved it. These ladies not only performed on stage but they interacted with the crowd by dancing and singing with audience members. All throughout the event, students took photos and recorded the acts. There was never a dull moment during the drag show.
Three students from the University of Massachusetts Boston have taken the challenge of competing in The Melee Games. This tournament places 47 colleges in the Northeast against each other to battle, with the best school coming out on top. There are two divisions of The Melee Games—New England in one bracket and the Tri-State area (NJ, NY, PA) in the other. Then, the teams that are left to face-off and find an ultimate winner. The video game of choice is Super Smash Brothers Melee.
I'm the best Trivia Crack player on the planet.
Now, I don't say that lightly, but I really think it's true. You may say I'm cocky but I've got the game to back it up. You know, like Richard Sherman. I first started playing in December and since then I've lost a total of eight games while winning over 100. There have been instances in the past where someone has sent the game over to me for my first turn and I've never given it back, just collecting six characters in a row and claiming my three coins with a combination of exaltation and pity for my inferiors. It's been great to see a trivia game make it to the mainstream, as I spent many a-nights yearning for someone to beat but outside of getting off my fat ass and going to a bar, I was out of luck.
If there's anything you need to know about a city, it's where to find some of the best of one of America's favorite meals: sushi.
Boston has got its collection of raw fish servers packed to the brim. On every major and even not-so-major subway stop, you're sure to find a place selling our classic favorite. But don't just settle for any server on the streets. Here are three sushi eateries you should be sure to check out.