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…
Considering that our campus is situated in a city known for its academic giants, it can be daunting going to the only public school in our area. It is difficult not to feel like the underdog when all the private school kids are usually hooked up with money, connections, and plentiful opportunities.
While out one Friday night a couple years ago playing pool with an old friend, something hit me. That something that would later transpire into the topic of this essay initially came in the form of a guy’s elbow, and it came full force into my freshly poured Harpoon IPA. Most of the beer ended up on my shirt, and without so much as a glance back the culprit muttered a barely perceptible “sorry” as he continued past me and my assaulted pale ale.
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.
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.