Hookah bar is popular hang-out for students

ALLSTON, Mass. – Just steps away from Boston University’s campus, hookah bar Nile Lounge is the newest hot-spot for Boston’s 250,000 college students.

Located just over the Allston-Boston border at 70 Brighton Ave., Nile Lounge is a hip, fun, and low-key destination for people of all ages. As the weather gets colder, students are eager to find indoor destinations which cater to thier needs and budgets. Nile Lounge is definately that place, where anyone can be entertained for hours without spending money, and still bond with friends. Contrasted to typical nights out at bars, restaurants, and clubs, it is amazing that hookah lounges did not become popular earlier. Continue reading

Suffolk students prepare to study abroad

BOSTON–On Jan. 14, 2009, nine best friends will leave the comfort of Beacon Hill to scatter the globe separately as they spend their spring semester abroad.

This spring, Suffolk sophomores Geralyn Hashway, Rachel Huxley-Cohen, Melissa Errico, Kirsten Nelson, Haley Brennan, Allison Ryans, Alaina Spaziani, Abir Shehod, and Olga Panagopoulos will travel in small groups to England, Greece, Australia, and the Czech Republic to study abroad. They have received their acceptance letters from their respective host universities, and are now preparing for their four-month-long trip. Continue reading

Hard work pays off for Mock Trial Team

BUFFALO, NY – It was a weekend of litigation, passion, and best of all, victory for Suffolk University’s Mock Trial Team as they travelled this weekend to the University of Buffalo for an invitational competition.n1234020330_30437828_6908.jpgSuffolk’s Mock Trial Team A competed against 11 teams from across the country, including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of Connecticut, and emerged victorious, winning first place and taking home numerous awards.

The winning team consisted of Captain KyQuan Phong, Captain Alaina Spaziani, and members James Duffy, Kyle Brach, Katia DeStefano and Alexander Rittershaus. Continue reading

Ben Folds plays “fake” concert for real fans

BOSTON – Ben Folds shocked die-hard fans Friday night when he opened his show with a disclaimer – “None of you have heard any of these songs before.”

The fans crowded into the Orpheum were confused. Arriving at the Boston, Mass., theatre that evening, we were all expecting to hear songs from Folds’ new album, Way to Normal, which had been leaked onto the Internet three months prior to the artist’s fall tour. Instead, we were informed by the cheeky pianist and songwriter that everything we had heard online from the previously unreleased album had been a joke – fake versions of real songs. The band had recorded the fake album while bored one night in Dublin, and then ‘anonymously’ leaked it onto the Internet as a joke to fans.
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