Multicultural Community Weekend!
Thank you to all of you who came out to visit BU for Multicultural Weekend! We absolutely loved having you. It was an exciting weekend for us all. However, I may have been more excited then some of the admitted students… You see, I came to MCW last year as a admitted student and it was my first time every seeing Boston University, and even just Boston. My experience that weekend is what...
Run Away to Auckland!
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been too long, maybe even two weeks since I last spoke to you all; however, I have returned and am ready to divulge more BU happenings! In my past blog posts I believe I referenced that I studied abroad in New Zealand for a semester, although I never got to share my wonderful experiences. UNTIL NOW! So in 5…4…3…2…1 and then BOOM. Let’s roll. ...
Being a Film Student at BU →
Hello! My name is Cherice and currently a junior in COM studying Film & TV! As we get ready for MCW (which is just days away!!!) I want share with you a special part of my BU experience thus far. For all you prospective College of Communication students, particularly those entering the Film & TV program. get ready for an amazing experience! I’m an aspiring documentary filmmaker and...
Plug for the College of General Studies
Over the weekend I did an imitation project for my College of General Studies Humanities class. I chose to imitate the street artist Banksy. So with the great weather on Saturday I went outside with spray paint and a giant canvas and spent the day making art. It’s projects like this one that make the College of General Studies unique. Using this same artist I will write an essay for...
Live at TD Garden: BU BEATS BC!
Why HELLO Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been far too long; I have been to Auckland, Hong Kong, and a few other places around the world all with one goal in mind: getting back to your o so faithful readers. It is me Ryan! I know it has been a long time, but now I am back in Boston and I am ready to share some of my new adventures with all of you. Most notably, Boston University beating Boston...
Hi everyone! Last night, the Boston University College of General Studies hosted a very inspirational speaker. Her name is Benita Singh, she is successful female entrepreneur in the fashion and fabric industry. Benita is the CEO and co-founder of Source4Style, a fashion textile sourcing company. Benita spoke about being a female entrepreneur in destroyed the notion of a so called “glass...
When I was a Junior, I visited BU (along with other Boston schools) with my high school. The second I walked on campus, I knew it was the place where I was going to graduate from college. Working on Common App and taking SAT/ACTs were stressful and because I was so secure on where I wanted to go, I took a leap of faith and decided to apply Early Decision. My application was due midnight on...
Crème de la Crème: Paris Abroad
Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Alberto Medina Jr, I am a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Biology/Pre-Med and French! I am originally from El Paso, TX and boy is this blizzard something! Definitely not like the desert! Anyway, one thing I love to talk about is diversity and culture, and what a better way to do that than to go abroad! One of the main reasons I...
What it means to me to be "Multi-cultural"
Here at BU and especially at ASDB we strive to highlight the differences that we all have in order to learn from each other and celebrate those differences. At first glance, it might seem that all we’re talking about it race and color, but it is so much more than that. At BU I’ve been able to express myself with the support of my peers and professors… This semester, I started a...
Anonymous asked: Hi, I am a college freshmen (international) who wants to transfer to BU in Fall 2013. I currently have a 3.8 GPA and my computer based TOEFL score is 104. Although I plan on applying to CAS, most of my work experiences and extra curricular activities mostly involve the performing arts, (I teach ballet; perform in musicals; perform in charity concerts) Do you think I have a shot at getting into BU?...
What I wish I knew in High School
There are a couple things that I wish I knew in high school about college. First off, leaving home is an experience no matter how far you go. The initial fright or excitement of moving to a new city or just down the street is thrilling. I left my home in Miami to move to Boston. It was sad to leave the comforts of home, but I found a great new home in Boston University. I haven’t felt...
Special Programs at BU: Seven Year Medical Program
Hey guys, my name is Jeannie and I’m currently in BU’s Seven Year Medical Program, or affectionately known as SMED. In this program, students will complete three years of undergrad in the College of Arts and Sciences before matriculating to BU’s medical school in their fourth year. As a pre-med student who is certain about a future in medicine, this program was perfect for me....
North End Adventures!
Om nom nom! So many pastry shops in Little Italy that’s up near North End. The most famous one is Mike’s Pastry down at 300 Hanover Street. Some of their most famous items on the menu are their chocolate chip cannolis and red velvet cupcakes. The shop sells a myriad of desserts and pastries, usually at a price of around $2.50 - $5.00; cheap for any undergraduate student. There’s...
BU FAB Fall Fashion Masquerade
I was so lucky to be one of the designers for the annual Fall Fashion Show sponsored by the club FAB, BU’s fashion retail association. I started designing when I was in high school, and then I found out about this show. I knew I had to be a part of it. I found the models and then worked with them to create three designs for the show. I worked out of my dorm room with a tiny sewing machine and some...
Winter is Coming
False. Winter is here. We got our first snowfall of the year here at BU on Wednesday, thanks to a Nor’easter. Now, BU is this place where the girls want to be Carrie Bradshaw and the guys, Don Draper (ok, let’s pretend). But when the first dusting of white stuff appears on the ground, campus explodes with six year olds. East Campus pours onto the BU Beach for snowball fights and Nickerson Field...
The best bonding experience I’ve had since I came to BU was starting an intramural soccer team with the girls on my floor (Rich Hall Floor 13). We started the season ready to go, practice every day, the designing of jerseys, and coming up with our name. Our first name was Lillziladahkillaz it then changed to the Penthouse Ponnies. The Penthouse Ponnies consisted of people from coast to...
Reflections on Freshman Year
Time warp! Aka my freshman year: Is it just me or has this entire school year flown by? I mean really I feel like it was just yesterday that I packed my suitcases and headed to the airport from Atlanta to Boston. I remember Splash like it was yesterday! To think in these past few months I’ve practically made it through a fourth of my college experience already? Absolutely astonishing....
Cliché but true...
Hi all! So, this is my first time blogging (Yay!). And I really can’t believe that this weekend I will be working on the event that exactly a year ago convinced me that I was to be a BU Terrier. I am really looking forward to meeting my team and to help everything run smoothly in hopes that plenty of our guest have a great experience like I did last year. It is kind of crazy that I am...
An Evening at the Opera!
Greetings ladies and gentleman, Welcome to another blog post from Ryan! The last time I spoke to you guys it was about the endearing contributions that unhealthy foods can make to your overall progress in passing your midterms and final exams in college. However, there is no reason to think about that right now! First off, congratulations on being done with the college application process! You...
BU Vagina Monologues 2012
Last week, The Athena’s Players hosted their annual showcase of the Vagina Monologues written by Eve Ensler. The production focuses on women empowerment and the message it conveys is women taking ownership of their sexuality and gender. This is my second year acting in this production and I must say it has changed my life. Last year, I was a freshman when I performed in Vagmo for the first...
The Transition to College
Part of going away for college involves having to leave your family behind and only being able to have phone conversations, send text messages, and maybe the occasional Skype talk. For some, this may not seem to be too big of a deal; however, this involved the most thought for me when deciding on whether or not to come to Boston University. From day one of Freshman year of high school, I wanted...
Take a Stand Symposium 2012 with the LA Phil
Hola amigos, At the beginning of this month I attended a week long conference in Los Angeles, California. The Take a Stand Symposium was hosted by the LA Philharmonic, Longy School of Music and Bard College as part of an initiative to promote action in and unite representatives of social change through music programs called El Sistema that originated 37 years ago in Venezuela. Maestro José...
But...I don't wanna grow up!
Hey everyone! My last post was about the great summer I had, but so much has happened to me since then! It still feels weird to be a senior because all my friends are able to talk about these days is what their post-graduation plans are (or lack thereof…). After break, it’s like the cold Boston wind hits everyone in the face and makes us realize we have to grow up, no matter how much...
UMOJA’s Sisters United at BU Hi readers! My name is Chelsea Roberts and I am the coordinator of Sisters United, part of UMOJA Black Student Union, here on campus. Sisters United is dedicated to assembling the distinct voices of undergraduate women of Boston University in order that they might assume essential roles within Boston University...
Enjoying Life with the Danes
Hey Everyone, This will probably one of several posts where I will share with you stories about my incredible time studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. (BTW, if you did not know, Denmark is the land of the Vikings.) So far, I have only been in Copenhagen for about two weeks, and even then I have learned so much about Danish society. For one this is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe....
Hello! I’m Yani Carter. I’m a junior and a junior coordinator for ASDB. I can’t believe this is the last week of Christmas vacation. It went by so fast. Probably because I’ve done a little bit of nothing this entire break. I would have to say the highlight of my vacation was seeing “Stick Fly.” “Stick Fly” is a play on Broadway about an African-American family who spends on Martha’s...
From Padova with Love
While many of my friends will be heading back to campus in a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading off to Padova (Padua), Italy to study abroad for the semester. I know what you’re thinking, “What is a Padova?” Padova is a small city about twenty minutes outside of Rome. It is home to many historic buildings and chapels but most importantly will be my home for the next five months. I will be taking...
Greetings from Tamika!
Happy New Years everyone! I had the chance to ring in the new year with one of my best friends from BU. LUWAM GHIDEI! I love this young woman. This former ASDB Coordinator is now a first year medical student at UT Southwestern Medical School. After a busy semester it was nice to relax, have fun, and catch up with Luwam in her home town Dallas, Texas. Luwam Ghidei!! It was my first time in...
Winter Break Relaxing
Hello BU! My name is Veronica Bohorquez, and I recently joined ASDB this year! I am a junior in the School of Education majoring in Bilingual Education with a minor in Spanish. I’ve been a part of ASDB’s Multicultural weekend as both a prospective and a host, it’s basically one of the reasons that I ended up choosing BU. This winter break has consisted of relaxing, catching up...
Candy-Sushi Guide to Finals: PART 2
Well, well. It’s been a while, precisely a week since I gave you your first helping of that CANDY-SUSHI. Two quick questions. First: You still hungry? (I can imagine you salivating now…there may be something wrong with me.) Second: Are you SMART? (Yes you are.) If you weren’t smart, you wouldn’t have come back. However, you did, and you are ready for that deeeeelicious second helping. So, without...
CANDY-SUSHI GUIDE FOR FINALS Bacon-strips…bacon-strips…bacon-strips… YUM. I bet you weren’t expecting that. Today’s post will be serious. As serious as candy-sushi can get. Which means deliciously, fruity serious. After watching a video about candy-sushi I had a marvelous idea. That idea was to relieve the great fear consuming the BU student...
Ryan Fields on the go yet again! OLAH AND COMO ESTAS TO EVERYONE! That means hello and how are you! (Just in case)It has been awhile since I have written something for you guys. Thus! I will give you an update on my life that will make the senses tingle. It is now fall everyone! The leaves are falling in a wide spectrum of beautifully, vivid colors and with those beautiful colors I...
Hey All, I had such an incredible and life changing (literally) experience this summer. To start off with, I worked for the Admissions Office as a Student Admissions Representative. That just basically means I welcomed guest who came to tour BU, answered phones, replied to emails, you know all that fun jazz of an office. But, what rocked the most is that I got to live for free...