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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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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 LeeWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Jit Ping Lee, Cici Yu, Nellie MaloneyEDITED BY: Veronica ThompsonBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Lindsay Shachnow, Sean Young, Talia LissauerMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
We cover student concerns with BUPD,  student frustrations with SHS, the MBTA fare-free program and more. FEATURING: Veronica Thompson, Taylor HawthorneWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor HawthorneEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emilia Wisniewski, Bella Ramirez, Cici Yu, Tanisha BhatMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 HawthorneWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Jit Ping Lee, Taylor Hawthorne, Nellie MaloneyEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Jessie O’Leary, Carly Breland, Seamus Webster, Bella RamirezMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
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 JinWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Sophie JinEDITED BY: Mia ParkerBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Talia Lissauer, Emilia Wisniewski, Phoebe Chen, Jit Ping Lee, Zoe TsengMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 MaloneyWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Nellie Maloney, Cici Yu EDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Bella Ramirez, Lindsay Shachnow, Ava Berger, Annalise FreimarckMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 ParkerWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Mia ParkerEDITED BY: Mia ParkerBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Cameron Morsberger, Colbi Edmonds, Anna Vidergar, Taylor Brokesh, and Samuele PetruccelliMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 LiuEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phil London, Sangmin Song, Viktoria Popovska, Stella TannenbaumMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  This episode originally aired Nov. 8, 2021. For a full archive of “East to West,” head to dfpress.co/listen. 
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 HawthorneWRITTEN BY:  Veronica Thompson, Sophie Jin, Taylor HawthorneEDITED BY: Mia ParkerBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Isabella Abraham, Tanisha Bhat, Anna Vidergar, Cici Yu, Phil LondonMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  This episode originally aired Nov. 5, 2021. For a full archive of “East to West,” head to dfpress.co/listen. 
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 LiuWRITTEN BY:  Veronica Thompson, Bailey Salimes, Nellie Maloney, Jit Ping Lee, EDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Ashley Soebroto, Metta Santoso, Jit Ping LeeMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Passage by EdoyLink: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Edoy/progression/passage-1License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 JinWRITTEN BY: Taylor HawthorneEDITED BY: Mia ParkerBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emily Stevenson, Jesús Marrero Suárez, Tanisha Bhat, Greye Dunn, Sophie Nye,  Phoebe Chen, Hailey PitcherMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  This episode originally aired Oct. 29, 2021. For a full archive of “East to West,” head to dfpress.co/listen. 
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 JinWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Mia Parker, Sophie Jin EDITED BY: Mia ParkerBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Olga Benacerraf, Lauren Rowlands, Madhri Yehiya, and Jit Ping LeeMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 YuEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Lindsay Shachnow, Kendall Richards, Claire Zhang, Phil London MUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Passage by EdoyLink: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Edoy/progression/passage-1License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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: Taylor Brokesh, Cici Yu, Jesús Marrero Suárez, Madhri Yehiya, Tanisha Bhat, Olga Benacerraf, Ashley SoebrotoMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 ThompsonEDITED BY: Veronica ThompsonBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Cameron Morsberger, Colbi Edmonds, Anna Vidergar, Phil London, and Taylor Brokesh MUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 SalimesWRITTEN BY: Cici Yu, Jit Ping Lee, Veronica ThompsonEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phoebe Chen, Claire Zhang, Julie Raporte MUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 JinWRITTEN 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, Anna Vidergar, Samuele Petruccelli, Jit Ping LeeMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 SalimesWRITTEN BY: Jit Ping Lee EDITED BY: Veronica ThompsonBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Jesús Marrero Suárez, Lauren Rowlands, Sangmin Song, Jit Ping Lee, Aaron VelascoMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 ParkerWRITTEN BY: Veronica Thompson, Taylor Hawthorne, Mia Parker EDITED BY: Mia Parker BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Emily Stevenson, Madhri Yehiya, Anna Vidergar, Phil London, Samuele Petruccelli, Cici YuMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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 LeeEDITED BY: Nellie MaloneyBASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Phil London, Tanisha Bhat, Pedro Juan Orduz, Greye Dunn, Madison MercadoMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
Today on East to West, we remember Professor David Jones, and cover the Friday night robbery in Brookline as well as the results of the preliminary mayoral election and more. FEATURING: Mia Parker, Taylor Hawthorne, Veronica ThompsonWRITTEN BY: Mia Parker, Taylor Hawthorne, Veronica ThompsonEDITED BY: Mia Parker BASED ON DFP PIECES BY: Nathan Lederman, Anna Vidergar, Samuele Petruccelli, Phoebe Chen, Lauren Rowlands, and Jit Ping LeeMUSIC:Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5010-ultralounge License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
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