Category: Social Life/Boston

The Importance of Free Stuff

As most people know, graduate students are typically kind of broke. This is especially true in a city like Boston where, in addition to yearly tuition, the cost of living is also bizarrely high. A side effect of my extreme poverty (and yes, I use that term hyperbolically, not literally), I’ve developed a reputation among […]

Things to Do in Boston When You Have Nothing Better to Do

It’s kind of an oxymoron to be making a list of things to do when there’s nothing better to do because there’s always the underlying feeling of always having to study. So, while there’s definitely something better I could always be doing (studying, or something else productive like laundry), here are some things I’ve done […]

Breweries of New England

With Spring Break in the rear view mirror, now is the time students need a getaway to look forward to after finals. For a beer lover like myself, there are no better cities and towns to visit than those with an abundance of breweries. Visiting breweries is a great way to experience the culture of a different […]

Being a Sports Fan in Boston

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 90 years, you probably have some inkling of the fact that Boston has a whole freaking lot of professional sports teams, and a whole freaking lot of very passionate sports fans. I’m sure the level of hysteria here could be somewhat tiring to someone who […]

A Tale of Cold and Food Coma

Several months ago, I finalized plans for my old college roommate who now lives in Philly to come visit me in Boston over the long weekend of Valentine’s Day/President’s Day. She is notorious for having a low cold tolerance (most of our freshman year of college involved silent, passive aggressive battles over our dorm room […]