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THE DIGBOSTON 4.20 SENSIMILLA STIGMA SPECIAL

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At this point, there’s no legitimate reason to oppose marijuana. As demonstrated in the profile of Georgia pot reformer Sharon Ravert herein, even sensible conservatives are tired of the resources and lives squandered by the war on nonviolent casual users … Continue reading

BRING THE CAUCUS: ON THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF OCCUPY BOSTON, A MOVEMENT ALUMNA GIVES PARTY POLITICS A TRY

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Analyzing these sorts of influences isn’t something I can do in any real depth; I was way too involved to have any healthy perspective on it other than to feel rage and sadness. What I can think about, however, is why we were unable to ignore the interlopers who eroded our resolve, and due to my recent experience in a parallel political universe, I’ve thought about these things a lot over the past few months. Continue reading

PRIMARY SPECIAL: THE DIG DOES DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS. KIND OF.

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Hardcore wonks will probably be less enthralled by our two cents than sabermetrics geeks at T-ball games, but we nevertheless hope to spark conversation for both novices and know-it-alls. Continue reading

AW, NUTS: FOUR PIECES OF LOCAL DONUT NEWS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

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The team behind the loud and boisterous Washington Street house of solid beer and poutine galore, The Gallows, have announced plans for something called Blackbird Doughnuts, which at present has plans for a South End opening at 492 Tremont Street. Continue reading

THE STUDENT GUIDE: YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STUDENT LIFE IN TOWN

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We have gone to great lengths to bring to you, oh happy student reader, a compendium of cool and wondrous things to celebrate while attending university in Boston. Continue reading

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKOUT: MEET YOUR NEW COOKIE FRIEND WHILE DRUNK IN HARVARD SQUARE

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His name is John Piermarini, and he’s got cookies to deliver. It was almost five years ago, during his last semester of college, when Piermarini started his venture into the confectionery world. And ever since then, it’s somehow evolved into a sort of underground cookie-delivery service for the largely inebriated. Continue reading

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: A LITTLE REFERENCE GUIDE OF SCHOOL-BASED INTEL NUGGETS

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SOMETHING EVERYONE WILL TELL YOU: They didn’t get in to NYU.
SOMETHING A FEW PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU: That you should hang out at the BU Pub in the Castle, which you should.
SOMETHING NOBODY WILL TELL YOU: They had a great experience renting an off-campus apartment from Alpha Management. Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: TIPS ON CITY LIVING FOR INCOMING STUDENTS (PART I)

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Your quality of life is important. Living in a shithole is not “part of the college experience.” You have a shitty apartment because you have a shitty landlord. Continue reading

THE DEARBORN HIJACK: FACED WITH LOSING A NEW $70 MILLION SCHOOL, ROXBURY RESIDENTS FIGHT A CHARTER TAKEOVER

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Due to a risk of the state taking control of the Dearborn, Interim BPS Superintendent John McDonough is proposing to hand over the upcoming $70 million STEM school to a nonprofit that hopes to re-boot it as a charter academy. Since that would mean Roxbury families lose automatic access to the new state-of-the-art Dearborn, locals are intensely pissed. Continue reading

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