After Comm. Ave: What’s Next for BU Hockey Captain Doyle Somerby


At 6’5”, the well-dressed man at the podium leaned towards the microphone set for a smaller stature. Standing before the Boston University Men’s Ice Hockey organization, Doyle Somerby, 22, received the Bennet McInnis Award for Spirit for his dedication and passion. After watching the team growing up and a four year tenure, Somerby bid a final farewell.

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Chelsea Handler uses talk show for advocacy


APRIL 30, 2017

Chelsea Handler took time from her “national holiday” to talk politics, feminism and the new season of her show, “Chelsea,” on April 20.

“I haven’t started celebrating [4/20] yet because it’s still — it’s four [in the afternoon] — so I have 20 minutes. Hurry up,” she said to begin the virtual press conference with The Daily Free Press and other student publications from around the country.

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Sports personalities gather to discuss race and gender at Play it Forward Summit


APRIL 18, 2017

“Last Friday, the second Play It Forward Summit brought industry leaders to Boston University’s Agganis Arena to tackle race and gender issues in the sports industry.

Speakers and attendees explored the two heavy-hitting topics with candor at the event, organized by BU’s College of Communication, BU’s Athletics Department, WBUR and the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. Using a multimedia approach and speaker meet and greets, the summit encouraged a new approach to engagement.”

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Boston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day traditions with local businesses


March 22, 2017

“Thousands of Boston residents joined together to celebrate community at the 116th St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The streets of South Boston came alive with seas of green attire, recurring choruses of the Boston Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” and parade participants from around the country.”

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BU’s Minority Connection Initiative promotes diversity, safe spaces on campus


February 7, 2017

“Amid the influx of students returning to campus this past fall semester, Kevin Smith, a senior Boston University’s College of Engineering, noticed something amiss — five male students of color did not return to BU after their freshman year.”

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Snapchat presents new guidelines to crack down fake news


February 2, 2017

“From royal heralds to penny press newspapers, news continues to evolve as communication technology advances. Now, as social media rises in popularity among news sources, Snapchat is entering the fray with new guidelines to control the accuracy of its news.”

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