Category: Guest Posts

BU Quad Bucket List #3: Explore local culture in Jamaica Plain

By Heather Vandenengel, the Quad writer While I love romping around Allston or Coolidge Corner as much as the next BU student, after the third night weekend in a row spent on Harvard Ave., I get a creeping feeling that I’ve seen it all before. And that’s when I head over to Jamaica Plain. Perhaps better […]

The Life of [Kerin] Riley on Lent and laundry

Kerin is spending her first Lenten season away from her family in Massachusetts.  She speaks in her latest post about the challenges of keeping to the traditional Catholic diet of meatless Fridays and fasting.  Also, she reflects on life away from home while trying to cook for herself and do her own laundry: “who would […]

BU Quad Bucket List #2: Splurge on a great meal

By Stephen Maouyo, the Quad writer When I look back on my time at Boston University, it seems that there’s very little I did outside of school that didn’t involve spending money.  Lots of it.  See, I have two speeds when it comes to money management: complete saver or complete spender.  And, since only about 0.072% of the […]

BU Quad Bucket List #1: Party Favors, a hidden gem

By Lauren Hockenson, Publisher & Co-Founder of the Quad Just when I thought it was going to be springtime in Boston, Old Man Winter comes back in full-force. It’s days like these where I need to treat myself to something that satisfies my sweet tooth and puts a comforting sensation in my belly. Yes, everyone, I’m […]

the Quad shares their BU bucket list

We’ve asked the senior editorial staff of the Quad to share their Bucket List of things and places all BU students should experience and visit before they graduate.  On Monday morning, February 28, the Quad Co-Founder and Publisher Lauren Hockenson, who is a senior at COM scheduled to graduate in May, will kick off our […]

Life of [Kerin] Riley visits northern Ireland

Kerin spent President’s Day weekend in Northern Ireland and got a chance to view the Peace Walls and political murals in Belfast.  She experienced firsthand the contentious culture of the region when the bouncers at a bar declined to allow their friend from Dublin in because he spoke with a “southern Ireland” accent, was from […]

The Life of [Kerin] Riley

CAS Junior Kerin Riley left for Dublin on January 20 for 4 months to study at Dublin City University and intern at an international law firm. Riley is chronicling her experiences, good and bad, on her blog The Life of [Kerin] Riley which hosts messages to family and friends at home, pictures from her travels, […]