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Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Celebrating Diwali Away From Home

Oishika Hota, Editor November 3, 2022

Moving away from home is never easy. For those students who celebrate, cultural and religious festivals can serve as a reminder of the fact that you live on the other side of the world from your people....

Seafood-Don at Nagomi Izakaya. This dish is served with all kinds of sashimi –  salmon, snapper, scallops, pickles, sea urchins, squid and mashed tuna. There are also some salmon roe, truffles and caviar, with pickled ginger slices and horseradish.

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As the city of Boston begins to emerge from a pandemic that has devastated its service industry, some restaurants will never be seen again. Others, though, have come roaring back, innovating and exciting...

Head coach, Lenika Vazquez, encouraged the team during time out. CC: Xinyun (Jessie) Wang

“Kaliente” And Volleyball Brings Vibes from Latin America to Northeastern University

Xinyun Wang, Contributor October 17, 2022

With Spanish songs played in the Cabot Center, Northeastern’s Latinx Student Cultural Center celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a volleyball match on Oct. 1. Volleyball is a hugely popular sport...

Ma Maison. Their fresh food is simply seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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Sunset shining on the skyscrapers of New York City from across the Hudson River

“Jessie’s Travels”: New York City and New Jersey. Busy and Quiet beside the Hudson River.

Xinyun Wang, Editor October 3, 2022

Global Observer Contributor Xinyun (Jessie) Wang spent the summer of 2022 travelling around the United States. As a Chinese international student, this was an amazing experience of cultural exploration....

A Mural In Leeds In Honor Of The Citys Football Club. CC: Samuel Ryde.

‘Football’ In The UK: A Family Affair

Sebastian Grace, Editor September 26, 2022

Sebastian Grace, Editor of the Global Observer, reflects in this personal memoir piece on his first visit to Elland Road, the home ground of his boyhood football club, Leeds United.  Leeds United....

The radio play Ghost of Keelung will be performed live on Saturday, June 25.

Hear “The Ghost of Keelung” in live radio performance

Xiaoxi Ma June 22, 2022

“The Ghost of Keelung,” a new bilingual radio play, will be performed live on Saturday, June 25, at 6 p.m. at Mary Soo Hoo Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. The show is a time-traversing...

The Story of Indigo and White Cloth — Exploring the Ancient Yunnan Art of Tie-dye

Yushu Tian March 23, 2022

Tie-dyeing, a technique for creating modern T-Shirt looks, is already well-known around the world. Thinking of rock ‘n’ roll and the hippy counterculture of the 1960s &1970s, nowadays, it has been...


波士顿唐人街双语路标落成 —— 华裔群体得到重视

Jiawen Xu and Xinyun (Jessie) Wang February 23, 2022

记者 许佳雯(Jiawen Xu) 王昕韫(Xinyun Jessie Wang) 波士顿唐人街双语路标的建成是一个温暖人心的故事。这是华裔移民社区多年来的努力结果,也体现了波士顿政府对移民群体的关怀。 二十多年来,唐人街居民直都在为建成双语路标而努力。王嘉接先生,唐人街居委会代表之一,来自中国广东,移民美国20多年,在波士顿唐人街社区居住了23年。王先生表示,波士顿唐人街双语路标项目的获批花费了很久的时间。 在2000年左右,华裔前进会(Chinese...

As of Feb. 2022, not all the street signs in Chinatown have a Chinese translation. Currently, only main streets have bilingual signs, with branch streets expected to see signs appear by summer. Photo: Jiawen Xu

Signs of moving forward: After decades of advocacy, bilingual street signs emerge in Chinatown

Jiawen Xu and Xinyun (Jessie) Wang February 22, 2022

The construction of bilingual street signs in Boston’s Chinatown is a heartwarming story; it is the result of many years of efforts by the Chinese immigrant community, with the support of the local government,...

A hungry lion takes the cabbage and oranges from the stool. Ceremoniously, restauranteurs and shopkeepers leave offerings on their front stoops during the lion dance parade. Photo: Sophia Paffenroth

Lunar New Year celebrations return to Boston’s Chinatown

Lex Weaver and Xiaoxi Ma February 14, 2022

Two years since the last public Lunar New Year celebration was held throughout Chinatown, festivities once again returned to the neighborhood, and so did an exuberant crowd of people, despite the snow. On...

Thessaloniki boardwalk during sunset. Photo: Isabella Heilbronn

Eat, Pray, Love… without praying or loving.

Isabella Heilbronn February 9, 2022

Most college freshmen share the common experience of getting dropped off at their university, getting accustomed to the school and the new atmosphere, checking out the dining halls and meeting new people...

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