East to West

East to West

Brought to you by The Daily Free Press, "East to West" covers all of the news the Boston University community needs to know. With new episodes every Monday and Friday, start and end your week informed by listening to "East to West."

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January 24, 2022 9 min

First episode of the semester! Today on East to West, we cover the new testing and isolation requirements, students calling for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, and governor Charlie Baker’s announcement of not running for reelection

FEATURING: Nellie Maloney, Taylor Hawthorne, Veronica Thompson

WRITTEN BY: Nellie Maloney, Taylor Hawthorne, Veronica Thompson, Jit Ping Lee

EDITED BY: Jit Ping Lee

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Tanis...

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Last episode of the semester! Today on East to West, we cover a BU event on using data science for racial equity, the jewelry brand Tchidite, and the 80th annual Boston Holiday Tree Lighting.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Jit Ping Lee

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Jit Ping Lee, Cici Yu, Nellie Maloney

EDITED BY: Veronica Thompson

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Lindsay Shachnow, Sean Young, Talia Lissauer

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We cover student concerns with BUPDstudent frustrations with SHS, the MBTA fare-free program and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emilia Wisniewski, Bella Ramirez, Cici Yu, Tanisha Bhat

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Enjoy the break! Today on East to West, we cover BU’s Thanksgiving Break COVID-19 guidelines, a Wheelock seminar on different generational teaching styles, MFA workers striking and more. 


FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Jit Ping Lee, Taylor Hawthorne

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Jit Ping Lee, Taylor Hawthorne, Nellie Maloney

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Jessie O’Leary, Carly Breland, Seamus Webster, Bella Ramirez

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This month’s print edition is out now — pick up a copy today! Today on East to West, we cover Michelle Wu’s mayoral induction, BU full-time lecturers demand better working conditions, the MBTA opening two new green line stations and more. 


FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Sophie Jin

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Sophie Jin

EDITED BY: Mia Parker

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Talia Lissauer, Emilia Wisniewski,...

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The COVID-19 pediatric vaccine is now available! Today on East to West, we cover the Massachusetts ACLU’s lawsuit against the City of Boston for the management of Mass/Cass, BU student organizations’s response to period poverty, the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Nellie Maloney

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Nellie Maloney, Cici Yu 

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

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Today on East to West, we cover BU Orientation student employees’ reports of being overworked and underpaid, StuGov’s upcoming initiatives and updates from BIG, State government employees being out of work for COVID-19 non compliance and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Mia Parker

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Mia Parker

EDITED BY: Mia Parker

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Cameron Morsberger, Colbi Edmonds, Anna V...

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It’s registration season! Today on East to West, we cover students with dietary restrictions commenting on BU dining options, students commenting on President Biden’s first year, WBUR Cityspace hosting a panel to honor NPR’s founding women and more. 


FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Katrina Liu 

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Katrina Liu

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phil London, Sangmin...

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Today on East to West, we remember Boston University Academy teacher Jennifer Formichelli and cover reactions to Michelle Wu’s election as mayor as well as decisions from this week’s StuGov meeting.?

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Taylor Hawthorne

WRITTEN BY:? Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Taylor Hawthorne

EDITED BY: Mia Parker

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Isabella Abraham, Tanisha Bhat, Anna Vidergar, Cici Yu, Phil London

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Happy Election Day! Today on East to West, we cover Halloween festivities around campus, the kickstart of BU’s poetry reading series, BU StuGov and BIG hosting the Boston mayoral forum and more.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Katrina Liu

WRITTEN BY:  Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Nellie Maloney, Jit Ping Lee, 

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Ashley Soebroto, Metta Santoso, Jit Ping Lee

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Today on East to West, we cover kappa sigma’s suspension, Boston University students reporting catcalling in Kenmore Square, Acting Mayor Kim Janey challenging the 2020 Boston census count and more.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin

WRITTEN BY: Taylor Hawthorne

EDITED BY: Mia Parker

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emily Stevenson, Jesús Marrero Suárez, Tanisha Bhat, Greye Dunn, Sophie NyePhoebe Chen, Hailey Pitcher

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It’s Family and Friends Weekend! Today on East to West, we cover the second Boston mayoral debate, the upcoming Family and Friends Weekend, Boston Halloween events and more.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin 

EDITED BY: Mia Parker

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Olga Benacerraf, Lauren Rowlands, Madhri Yehiya, and Jit Ping Lee

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Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod

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Technology is making an impact on climate change! Today on East to West, we cover CleanTech Club’s new green initiatives, Diversity and Inclusion Discussion history of disability movement, the first televised Boston mayoral debate and more.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Katrina Liu, Jit Ping Lee, Bailey Salimes 

WRITTEN BY: Cici Yu

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Lindsay Shachnow, Kendall Richards, Claire Zhang, Phil ...

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The Freshman 15 is just a myth! Today on East to West, we cover celebration of the 125th Boston Marathon as well as concerns over the overshadowing of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a robbery at the South Campus Domino’s Pizza, the Boston City Council’s surveillance ordinance and more.

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin 

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin 

EDITED BY: Mia Parker 

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Ta...

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Three day weekend! Today on East to West, we cover allegations against BU Orientation Director Shiney James, StuGov’s approval of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Act, plans for Interstate 90’s renovation and more.

FEATURING: Mia Parker, Taylor Hawthorne 

WRITTEN BY: Sophie Jin, Veronica Thompson

EDITED BY: Veronica Thompson

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Cameron Morsberger, Colbi Edmonds, Anna Vidergar, Phil London, and Taylor Brokesh 

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Good luck with midterms! Today on East to West, we cover BU’s divestment from fossil fuels, political club’s preferences in the Boston mayoral election, the establishment of Boston’s Black men and Boys Commission and more.

FEATURING: Nellie Maloney, Taylor Hawthorne, Bailey Salimes

WRITTEN BY: Cici Yu, Jit Ping Lee, Veronica Thompson

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phoebe Chen, Claire Zhang, Julie Raporte 

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Booster shots are available! Today on East to West, we cover availability of Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots, a fire at Stuvi-I on Monday, an escalator malfunction at the Back Bay T station and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Sophie Jin

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Sophie Jin, Mia Parker 

EDITED BY: Mia Parker 

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Cici Yu, Madhri Yehiya, Jesus Marrero Suarez, Tanisha Bhat, A...

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Today on East to West, we cover additional evidence regarding Eric Ruske, student complaints with ResLife, fluctuating COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts universities and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Katrina Liu, Bailey Salimes

WRITTEN BY: Jit Ping Lee 

EDITED BY: Veronica Thompson

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Jesús Marrero Suárez, Lauren Rowlands, Sangmin Song, Jit Ping Lee, Aaron Velasco

MUSIC:

Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod

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We’re fully in person and it shows! Today on East to West, we cover student concerns about crowding on campus, developments in BU StuGov’s senate, Boston’s designation of “Always Ask, Proud to Tell Day” and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Mia Parker

WRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Mia Parker 

EDITED BY: Mia Parker 

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emily Stevenson, Madhri Yehiya, Anna Vidergar, Phil London...

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Stay safe! Today on East to West, we cover new cases of the West Nile Virus, students falling victim to scams, vandalism of the 9/11 memorial and more. 

FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Katrina Liu, Nellie Maloney, 

WRITTEN BY: Cici Yu, Jit Ping Lee

EDITED BY: Nellie Maloney

BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phil London, Tanisha Bhat, Pedro Juan Orduz, Greye Dunn, Madison Mercado

MUSIC:

Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic...

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