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On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Cambridge Public Library and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School hosted the fifth annual Boston Teen Author Festival. This year the 35 authors who came to the free, open-to-the-public festival included (but were certainly not limited to!) Emily Martin, Nicola Yoo…

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Does anyone remember those Highlight’s Magazines that were scattered on the tables at the doctor’s office? The best parts of those magazines were the games of “I Spy,” and that is what the set-up of Doyle’s sports bar is like. On Sept. 29, it was filled with professors and students from the University of Massachusetts Boston.That would make a lot more sense when catching on to exactly how many photographs of Mayor Tom Menino there are, which almost immediately becomes a game of counting how many there are. Truly, this is a Boston bar at heart. 

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23 students and two professors from the University of Massachusetts Boston participated this summer in an international exchange program between the United States and Japan.

The Tomodachi Initiative is a collaborative effort between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to promote active participation in peaceful relations between the two countries.

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On March 14 at 3 p.m. at the Point Lounge in the Campus Center, the results were announced from University of Massachusetts Boston’s first Twitter Poetry Contest, which was run by individuals affiliated with the Creative Writing department. Over the past two months, writers maneuvered within the restrictions of Twitter’s 140 character limit, tweeting their poems to the handle @UMBWrites. 

 

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On Dec. 3, The Poetry Club hosted its first inaugural Poetry Show event in the Healey Library. The show was divided into three components: an open mic where anyone could sign up and read a poem, a special guest speaker Kemi Alabi, and finally, the poetry slam.

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Beginning at 3 p.m. on Nov. 20, heads were tilted and focus was palpable as rows of listeners learned the results of the University of Massachusetts Boston's Six-Word Story Contest. Many of the words spoken held considerable weight. At the end of the event, someone commented on the beauty of a six-word story reading being that in only half an hour, everyone present in the Campus Center ballroom had heard 20 complete stories.