MLEC’s Cambridge Students and Alumni Get Together During the Holidays

By Ruth Reyes, @ummnobodycares It was the day after Christmas, and the weather outside was dreadful, but the grey skies, rain and humidity did not keep MLEC students and alumni away. They challenged the common assumption that “once graduation comes along, high school students never look back” once again. On the 26th of December, less … Continue reading MLEC’s Cambridge Students and Alumni Get Together During the Holidays

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How to React to a Bad Gift

By Rachel Rnoh You frantically tear open the wrapping paper, excited to see what goodness lies inside that box. And then, you see the gift. “Ew! You got me socks” is probably what you are thinking in your head. Instead, you are probably going to just forcefully show your teeth and say thank you. We’ve … Continue reading How to React to a Bad Gift

5 Do-it-Yourself Holiday Gift ideas

By Julissa Higgins The holidays are about more than just gifts but everyone likes receiving them and it’s a good idea to give back to those people you appreciate. So if you are a last-minute gift shopper or simply want to make something from scratch, follow these instructions for making cute holiday gifts. Hot chocolate … Continue reading 5 Do-it-Yourself Holiday Gift ideas

Christmas Traditions Dear to Us

Picture it: We wake up and immediately tiptoe underneath the Christmas tree with our families to unbox the newest iPhone 6 or the latest Taylor Swift album or the Dolce Gabbana cologne we asked for twelve months ago. It happens every year on December 25th; most of us have been doing this for the past … Continue reading Christmas Traditions Dear to Us

DIY Christmas Gifts

By Kaitlyn Pujols So you forgot to pick up a present for that special someone during Black Friday, or maybe you’re just strapped for cash. Have no fear; here are three different do-it-yourself (DIY) gifts that are easy, cheap, and guaranteed to save your holidays. First up is a DIY Olaf pillow! That lovable snowman from … Continue reading DIY Christmas Gifts

A Guide to Surviving Holiday Prying

By Rosaly Casaneuva You can love your family unconditionally, but let’s be real; they drive you crazy sometimes. With the holidays quickly approaching, you are bound to get grilled with annoying, sometimes embarrassing questions. Preparation is key and we’re here to help. When answering these questions there’s what you want to say, and what you … Continue reading A Guide to Surviving Holiday Prying

The Facts on Obama’s Announcement on the Cuban Embargo

By Nathalie Mairena It was Cold War hostilities that pushed the Cuban embargo in 1961. The embargo completely froze commercial, financial, and economic ties between the United States and Cuba, and thus it has remained for the past 54 years. That is until yesterday, December 17, when Obama said they would return to “normalized” relations … Continue reading The Facts on Obama’s Announcement on the Cuban Embargo

Drag Queens Face Off with Facebook’s Policy on Real Names

by Jennifer Perez Following the outrage that erupted when Facebook deleted the accounts of hundreds of users, the social media site has announced that it is changing its real name policy. In September, drag queens in San Francisco and a city lawmaker met with representatives from Facebook in an attempt to negotiate a removal of … Continue reading Drag Queens Face Off with Facebook’s Policy on Real Names

Twitter Sues the Government for Violation of First Amendment Rights

By Daniela Morales Twitter has officially sued the US Government as of October 7th, alleging that the Justice Department’s restrictions on what the company can disclose publicly about national security requests it receives for user data violates their First Amendment rights. In April, Twitter submitted a draft Transparency Report – a report about the scope … Continue reading Twitter Sues the Government for Violation of First Amendment Rights