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Cuba Gets a New Normal

An irony worthy of the ancient Greek writers lay in President Obama’s December decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba: ending an isolation that was intended to hasten regime change on the island nation could finally summon that change. So says Paul Hare, former British ambassador to Cuba and a visiting lecturer at the Frederick S. […]
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YouSpeak: Should Boston Host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

When the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced earlier this month that Boston had beat out Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as its entry to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the decision was met by cheers from local business leaders and politicians who had worked for months (and at great personal expense) to persuade […]
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Chasing Orangutans

Andrea DiGiorgio—former corporate saleswoman, current BU PhD candidate—is going to spend 2015 chasing orangutans through the jungles of Borneo, gathering samples of their food. (Who said science isn’t fun?)
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No. 6 BU Women’s Hockey Upset By Vermont

Hosting a Vermont team that made the long trek from Burlington on a snowy Saturday with a 1-11 conference record under their belt, things were supposed to be easy for the sixth-ranked BU women’s hockey team. The final result suggested reversed travel plans, however, as the Catamounts (11-14-1, 2-11 WHEA) came into Walter Brown Arena [...]
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BU News Service

Pedro Martinez Honored At Agganis Arena Thursday Night by Boston Baseball Writers

There was another celebration of Baseball Hall of Famer-to be Pedro Martinez in Boston Thursday night, this time at BU’s Agganis Arena, as the 43-year-old Red Sox icon was honored with the Judge Emil Fuchs Award for service to the game of baseball at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner. “Everytime Pedro comes to Boston it [...]
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Our Life Stories

In no more than six words. The post Our Life Stories appeared first on Culture Shock.
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Things I’ve Learned From My 1.5 Year Old Nephew

Hanging out with a tiny human who has been relatively untrained by society is a friendly reminder of some basic facts of life on Earth. The post Things I’ve Learned From My 1.5 Year Old Nephew appeared first on Culture Shock.
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BU Avenges Title Game Loss with Win over American Wednesday Night

With starter Nathan Dieudonne in street clothes facing the preseason favorite to win the Patriot League, the odds looked stacked in favor of BU suffering its first four-game losing streak in conference play since 2000. Those who put their money on the Terriers, however, were rewarded Wednesday night, as BU won, 59-54, over American University [...]
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A Really Obscure and Vague Letter To Someone I Once Knew

Things I wish I'd said to you before. The post A Really Obscure and Vague Letter To Someone I Once Knew appeared first on Culture Shock.
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On MLK Day, “Selma” Director Debriefs in Boston

Selma director Ava DuVernay had 127 minutes to unfold the story of a movement that transformed America. Speaking in Somerville Monday, the “Selma” director shared her thoughts about the film, the backlash, and the fallout over the lack of Oscar nominations.
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Layovers

From my numerous layovers, I've learned that airports are full of contradictions, which endlessly fascinate me. The post Layovers appeared first on Culture Shock.
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‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Fires and Misses

The Battle of the Five Armies is the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, and assuming he doesn’t get his hands on the Silmarillion rights, the last film we can expect to see set in Middle-Earth. For die hard fans of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies will be a cinematic joy […]
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