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10 things I wish I knew before I started playing in bands in Boston

We hear you just moved to "the Bean", and you're thinking about starting a real life rock-'n-roll band! Here's a bunch of bullshit you should know about.

By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 25, 2013

Student Survival Guide 2010: Your phone needs these lists

You need phone numbers. Your cell phone needs programming. Spend a few minutes now, and reap the rewards all year long.
Emergency contacts
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010
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A blood-boiled appeal to the young and bewildered Boston newbies

You students are back. We locals, many of the best of whom began our lives here as scholar-transplants from that Other America ourselves, know this without consulting a calendar.
You again?
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 03, 2010
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Higher education: How to do drugs in Boston

The leaves are changing color, and it's not because you ate a special mushroom pizza. The air is crisp, the nights are getting longer, and you're drinking coffee at 4 am. It's fall, and time to go back to school.
If you choose to partake, at least do it right
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  September 03, 2010