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Free-for-all faith

Free-for-all faith

Jason Chrisos has perfect posture. Sitting upright with his hands folded in his lap, he prepares for a contemplative dialogue within the confines of his mind. Usually, this is called prayer, but now, his head is not bowed. It hasn’t been in four years, since he first traded rigid pew benches for plush meditation cushions and a stretched-flesh Crucifix for a big-bellied master. Holding a copy of “Mindfulness in Plain English” in the hands that once held the Bible, Chrisos exhales as he proceeds to start his mid-week reflection as a “Christian-rooted Buddhist.”

by × December 6, 2010 × 26 comments

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Letter: NU students should be more respectful

My fellow Northeastern classmates should pay attention to new policy guidelines for off campus students currently being drafted by City Council President Mike Ross. It is difficult to get college students interested in the workings of the Boston City Council, especially if their closest brush with politics was jumping in the reflecting pool in celebration after Barack Obama won in 2008.

by × November 18, 2010 × 2 comments

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Hard to get off campus

Hard to get off campus

For students seeking to escape the restrictions of on-campus housing, off campus might soon no longer be an option.

by × November 18, 2010 × 6 comments

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Lunch on Wheels: Food truck vendors could soon be a reality on campus

Lunch on Wheels: Food truck vendors could soon be a reality on campus

After a late night out, Akash Sharma and his friends only had one thing on their minds: food. They arrived at Cappy’s Pizza and Subs, one of the latest closing eateries near campus, at around 2:45 a.m. to find a dark store with a sign on the door that said “closed”. With all of Northeastern’s food services shut for the night, Sharma and his friends were out of luck and walked home with heads hung low and stomachs growling.

by × November 10, 2010 × 1 comment

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MBTA, BPD crack down on subway vandals

In a recent push to eradicate graffiti on the T, Boston Police have cracked down on vandals on most T lines. Sentences for vandals have become more harsh than the usual slap on the wrist. They now include more severe punishments like jail time, probation and thousands of dollars worth of fines.

by × November 4, 2010 × 1 comment

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Escape to New York … for less

Escape to New York … for less

World Wide Bus and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced last week they will run a new express bus service between Cambridge, Newton and New York City. The company is offers an introductory one-way rate of $10 on weekdays and $15 on weekends until Nov. 18. The regular fare is $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Service began Oct. 27.

by × November 4, 2010 × 8 comments

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Back Bay one of America’s best areas

Back Bay one of America’s best areas

By Samuel Lauf News Correspondent Boston’s Back Bay was named one of the Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association (APA) Oct. 13. The success of the neighborhood comes from its connection to its roots combined with a young, lively business class and excellent shopping, locals of the area said. […]

by × October 28, 2010 × 2 comments

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Israeli pop icon speaks out for gay rights

Israeli pop icon speaks out for gay rights

Singer Ivri Lider discusses sexuality, life in Israel with NU students By Dean Russell News Correspondent Popular Israeli singer/songwriter Ivri Lider came to afterHOURS Monday to talk with NU students about his life, career and being an openly gay artist in the Middle East. The event, which promoted equality and […]

by × October 28, 2010 × 1 comment

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Obama rallies for Patrick in Boston

As the Nov. 2 election draws near, President Barack Obama continues to rally for fellow Democrats across the nation. The president endorsed incumbent Governor Deval Patrick at the “Moving Massachusetts Forward GOTV Rally” at the Hynes Convention Center Oct. 16.

by × October 21, 2010 × 61 comments

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Fundraiser for Freedom Flotilla

Fundraiser for Freedom Flotilla

Student group looks to bring awareness to issues in Middle East by Dean Russell News Correspondent Human rights coalition Free Gaza, in conjunction with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), will hold a fundraiser Oct. 16 at the Palestinian Cultural Center for Peace supporting a US-flagged ship traveling to the […]

by × October 15, 2010 × 6 comments