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Established in 2012, BU News Service (BUNS) delivers breaking news, politics, sports and features reported by students of Boston University’s College of Communication to Boston's greater metropolitan area. BUNS has earned national recognition by the Online News Association, which honored the BU News Service with multiple awards for their coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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By Ying Wang / BU News Service

The temperatures can drop to 30 degrees Fahrenheit as snowstorms hit the Middle East. A group of MIT students is working to help refugees with their own version of a survival sleeping bag before this winter comes.

Vick Liu, a finance and political science sophomore, started out with an original idea sketched out on a napkin. Eight months later that inspiration become a line of sleeping bags for Syrian refugees.

A man enters a handicap accessible vehicle parked in a bike lane in front of Skenderian Apothecary on Cambridge Street on Oct. 5. Some city residents have complained the newly installed bike lanes are creating safety concerns for people who use wheelchairs.  (Photo courtesy of Robert Skenderian)

By Remi Duhé and Eve Zuckoff
BU News Service

CAMBRIDGE–An ongoing controversy over bike lanes in Cambridge has made some residents celebrate the new infrastructure, but question the accessibility and safety.

A passenger stands on Park Street’s Red Line platform for outbound service from Boston to Cambridge. This line is affected by the suspension of weekend service between Kendall/MIT stations and Park Street through mid-December. Photo Credit: Paige Smith/BU News Service

By Christy Osler and Paige Smith, Boston University News Service

LONGFELLOW BRIDGE — For the past month, those trying to go back and forth between Boston and Cambridge on the subway on weekends has gotten an extra bus ride for their $2.25. And they’ve lost at least 15 minutes in the bargain.

On a recent afternoon, commuters and others expressed both frustration and understanding for the slowed crossing of the iconic “salt and pepper bridge” some have known since the days their parents read them Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings,” published in 1941.

Cambridge Residents Weigh in On National “Take a Knee” Movement
By Lupe Jacobson and Conner Reed
BU News Service

Tamar Etingen, a Cambridge artist, explained why she is in support of medical aid in dying services. She stated that the government should not interfere in an individual’s medical choices. Photo: Nicki Gitter & Helen Luo / BU News Service

By Nicki Gitter & Helen Luo | BU News Service

CAMBRIDGE–Should someone who is terminally ill have the right to terminate his or her own life? Last month, Cambridge residents were eager to discuss their opinions.