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Investigating the Age-Old Question: Who is Supposed to Pay on Valentine’s Day?

*Author’s Note: While this article explores gender norms in today’s society within heterosexual couples, I support couples of all kinds and truly believe that ALL love is equal. These are typically concerns and arguments that arise when thinking about roles of…

10 Phrases NOT to Say to Someone with Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, it’s not just the month of November when diabetics are plagued with ignorant comments.  Here are some of the top phrases you don’t want to say to a diabetic. “Can you eat that?”…

Introduce Yourself: An Excellent Farewell to Canadian singer

A posthumous farewell to one of Canada’s most well known rock singers, Gordon Downie’s final album, “Introduce Yourself,” is a fun but melancholy piece of art. The former lead singer of the Canadian alternative rock outfit The Tragically Hip, Downie…

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Anti-Trans Group Rallies On Campus, BU Students Quick to Act

On Monday, a group of young men, said to be high school students from nearby, of the The American Society of the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) gathered on Bloomsburg University’s campus to protest “transgenderism” and transgender bathrooms…

New in Fashion: LuLaRoe

New fashion companies are developed all the time, but many fail to gain enough attention to keep up with the rest of the fashion world. This is not true for a new company, LuLaRoe which is unique in its styles…

Tory Burch Encouraging Women to be Ambitious

This post was originally published in The Voice on March 9, and has been edited. The Tory Burch Foundation, of the designer line, Tory Burch, has just launched a new campaign #EmbraceAmbition encouraging women to be ambitious people, despite the…

Why Can’t We Remember Lent? Practicing Lent Should Not be This Hard

*Originally published in The Voice on March 9th.* Lent is 40 days prior to Easter where, in the Catholic religion, people fast in preparation to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Different Christian religions have different ways of celebrating the Lenten season. In…

Black Friday Starts on Friday

As expressed in another BUnow article, Thanksgiving is often glossed over in the excitement of Christmas. Well, I would argue that Christmas shopping plays just as much a role in that as Christmas spirit. Everyone is so excited about Black…

Halloween Must-Watch Movies

It’s finally here: Halloween. It’s a much-needed break from mid-terms, homework, work, etc. And, what better way to unwind on Halloween than with awesome Halloween classic movies? There are a few classics everyone needs to make time for this Halloween…

Pit Bulls Banned from Montreal

While many dogs are seen as friendly pets or a man’s best friend, in Montreal, Canada that is not always the case. According to The Washington Post, the Montreal government has decided to ban pit bulls. This is due to…