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Skip the dining hall

Already sick of the sloppy joes and cardboard pizza in your school's cafeteria? Try these budget-friendly, near-campus restaurants for something a little more exciting.
No need to suffer another meal of anemic salad bars or gray lunch meats — these 6 campus-convenient cheap-eats spots will treat you right
By MILES WEAVER  |  January 27, 2012

Law & Disorder: The Best of Last Semester's Campus Crime Logs

Incident logs available online and/or at campus police stations display laundry lists of amateur-hour escapades and bike/backpack/wallet/gadget thefts. Here are some amusing, singular shenanigans and trends from last semester culled from public records
Best time of your life? Hardly. Behold these stunning antics, ripped straight from the campus crime blotters.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 27, 2012

You gotta fight for your right

There are a lot of colleges in Boston, and they all have a lot of parties. I spent the semester trying to chronicle them for the purpose of science.
. . . to evaluate the quality of various college parties (and assign a grade accordingly)
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  January 27, 2012

Your Guide to Townie Bars

Make sure you're wearin' normal clothes.
Big Fat Whale: Student Survival Guide Edition
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  January 27, 2012

50 shows to get you through the long freeze

Ward off the winter doldrums with Boston Fun Shit’s top 50 reasons to bundle up and get the eff out on the town.
Get off your ass and out the door
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 27, 2012

Boston renters: don't get screwed by shady landlords: know your rights

Renters: don't get screwed by shady landlords — know your rights
A room of one’s own
By NOAH SCHAFFER  |  January 28, 2011


An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011

50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011

Don't be an idiot

We're all idiots when we're 18. We're all idiots for the first half of our 20s, and longer, for some. By saying so, we're not trying to insult anyone.
What we wish someone had told us about making the best of the college experience
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  January 28, 2011

A new online program at SMCC puts you to the test

Yes, taking classes online is the wave of the future. And you've figured out that the house always wins: Tuition for those classes is vastly more profitable for universities than the traditional in-person, in-classroom instruction.
All you can learn
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 28, 2011

Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011


37 things to do before finals

You're back from the holiday break and are ready to fill in the social calendar that stretches from here to the end of the semester. Check out these entries and get ready to get busy .
Where the fun is
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 28, 2011

A room of your own

It's about time you move into your own place, where you don't have to hide the bong and friends can visit whenever they want. But first, you probably need some advice.
What to do — and not to do — when you're ready for your first apartment
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011

A guide to the real Rhode Island

Why don't you do yourself a favor and make a belated New Year's resolution to actually enjoy the quirky city you'll call home for the next four, five, six years? To help, we've put together an A-Z survival guide complete with everything you need to know
From A to Z
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011