Or consider growlers of fresh-made ales and lagers from greater-Boston’s brewpubs. At BU or BC? Head down Comm Ave to Beer Works in Kenmore Square, where the Fenway Victory White and the Patriot Pilsner flow freely. Crunching numbers at MIT? Kendall Square’s Cambridge Brewing Co. is renowned for envelope-pushing recipes, such as the Belgian-style Petit Mort Tripel and the barrel-aged YouEnjoyMyStout. And Crimson-wearing Cantabrigians can quaff large draughts of the classic Nut Brown Ale and All American Light Lager at John Harvard’s Brew House (a chain, but don’t overreact).
Natty Ice and PBR have their place, of course. But you’re on your own now. Explore your new home. And learn to drink like a grown-up.
— Mike Miliard
There are plenty of things you can do as a college student to ensure that the disdain directed towards you (accept it) never reaches a full boil and converts to pure animal rage. Don’t flip our cars over when our sports teams do something sporty; don’t spit up your nasty Sparks Light in the back of our cabs; don’t drive your U-Haul under the “No Trucks” sign and onto Storrow Drive. But here’s a big, serious one: please, please, keep it down on the subway. Honestly. We’ve researched this extensively, and there’s not a single person in this city who gives a piping hot shit about how mean your RA is, how mean your Psych teacher is, how cute your boyfriend is (wait, you date guys named Bryce?!), or any of the trivial tirades you have queued up for your next shrill broadcast to the innocent riders of the B Line. Just put a sock in it, get your degree, use it to attain a job that has nothing to do with your passions, and ride the train in defeated, anguished silence like the rest of us. This will really help us not kill you.
— Michael Brodeur
Here’s all I will say to those of you who are new to town: the MBTA’s maps aren’t drawn to scale, especially on the Green Line. It may look like a long way between, say, Park Street and Copley, but if you’ve got the time and your load is light, it’s a nice walk. This goes double for those of you attending BU. Just because the B Line happens to stop on every block does not mean you should take advantage of this. Nobody should ever ride a B train for fewer than five stops. When you factor in wait times and the delays at every station while dozens of students get on and off, then it could take just as long to walk the entire distance between BU East and Packard’s Corner. I used to beat the train on foot routinely back when I lived out that way. The less frequently you ride the T, the more you’ll find yourself enjoying your time in the city.
— Ryan Stewart
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