Vol. 7,  Issue 4
December 2013

Husky Tracks
Study Spots, Tips & Tricks
  • Studying in a group? Book rooms
    and spaces in Snell Library.
  • The Curry Student Center is open nightly until 2am from Dec 6th-13th. It's a great spot when the library is too crowded. 
  • Rebecca's Cafe is open for studying from 5-11pm.
  • A late night shuttle
    departs every hour from Snell Library and the NUPD station outside Ruggles Station from 7pm to dawn. Grab a safe ride home within 1.5 miles of campus.
  • Take a 15 minute break every two hours of studying, and change your location. Breaking the monotony = more effective studying.
  • Don't cram! Spread studying over several days and alternate topics to avoid burn out.
    • Eat healthy snacks 
  • like veggies and dip or fruit and crackers. Avoid a sugar rush from junk foods that only leave you exhausted.
ButtonButton Up Your Apartment
Leaving town for the holidays? 
Remember these tips before you go!
  • Clean out the fridge. Don't come back to a fridge full of spoiled food!
  • Take out the trash. Garbage left behind will lead to rotting, odors and unwanted pests.
  • Do your dishes. Don't attract bugs.
  • Unplug appliances and electronics.   Reduce your electricity bill while you're away.
  • Take your computer and other valuables with you.
  • Lock all windows and doors. Place a wooden rod in sliding door tracks to prevent break ins.
  • Water your plants! And toss your live Christmas tree to avoid a fire hazard.
  • Pay your bills to avoid late fees.
  • Reload your Charlie Card so you have train or bus fare when you return.
Burr! It's cold and snow will be falling soon! 
  • Remove snow from sidewalks within 3 hours of snowfall to avoid fines.
  • Put trash out on collection days per usual. (Rarely will trash pick-up be cancelled.)
  • Clear fire hydrants and storm drains in your area.
  • Follow normal parking regulations (make sure parking permit is visible within 24 hours after a storm)
  • Call the Mayor's 24-hour hotline with questions or for updates at (617) 635-4500.
  • Place trash behind snow banks. Clear the sidewalk of snow before putting trash there.
  • Leave snow on stairs/fire escapes. Once a storm stops, clear these areas of snow.
With the holidays approaching, this is the prefect opportunity to celebrate the gift of giving.

Husky Hugs 
Teddy Bear Drive
Student Alumni Association
Give the gift of a teddy bear to a local child in need of a "Husky Hug" this holiday season! Donate bears Dec 2-6, 10am-6pm in Curry Student Center or 
give here!
Annual Toy Drive
Latino/a Student Cultural Center
Bring joy to a child at the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center in Cambridge by bringing a wrapped toy to LSCC (104 Forsyth St) by Dec 13th.  View 2013 Toy List!

Congrats! You're almost done with another semester!
Here are some tips for staying stress free:
  • What is your professors' policy on academic integrity?
    Double check to make sure you are preparing appropriately for finals. Study groups might be acceptable in one class but not in another. Know the rules!
  • Always leave yourself enough time to complete papers and projects. When you leave things to the last minute and feel rushed unintentional plagiarism can occur. Don't forget to properly site your work!
  • Get plenty of sleep! If you are well rested, you will feel better and do better on exams.
  • Reach out if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Contact resources, such as the tutoring center, UHCS or WeCare. 
Be a #smarthusky!!

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Holiday Happenings: 
Take a break from studying!
Hanukkah Candle Lighting & Interfaith Dinner
Dec 4 @ 5:45pm, 200 Ell Hall
Presented by NU Interfaith Council
Winter Wonderland  
Dec 5 @ 4-8pm, 
Library Quad
Winter festival with food, entertainment, ice carvings & other seasonal celebrations!
Christmas Potluck Party
Dec 5 @ 7:30pm, 108 West Village H
Presented by Agape Christian Fellowship
The Frog Pond
Ice skate at the historic Frog Pond in Boston Common!
Tree Lightings
Dec 2 @ 5:30pm 
Copley Square
Christmas carols & light refreshments 
Dec 5 @ 6pm, Boston Common 
Lighting of the famous Nova Scotia tree!


10th Annual SoWa Holiday Market
Dec 14 @ 11am-6pm
Independent designers, artists & craft.


The holiday season brings happiness, joy and distractions. Ensure a safe and secure holiday season.
At Work or School: Secure your work area when left unattended, even for a short time. Don't invite thieves.
In Your Apartment: Secure your apartment whenever you leave. Don't leave gifts or valuables in plain view of windows.
Before Traveling: Hold your mail, consider timers for interior lights and arrange for snow to be shoveled. If things pile up it's a sure sign that no one is home. Secure windows with riser restrictions for added security.
While Out of the House: Carry your wallet or purse close to your body in a front pocket or inside your coat. Don't leave items unsecured or visible inside your car.
Be Proactive: 
Create an inventory of personal property. Take photos, list descriptions and serial number of TVs, game consoles,etc.
In this Issue
Thank You Breakfast Club Volunteers!

...for a successful Breakfast Club season! 
141 volunteers collected 
56 bags of trash in Fenway and Mission Hill. Your efforts not only helped clean the streets, but assisted in building better relations with our neighbors. Thank you! 
Stay tuned for Spring Breakfast Clubs!

NU's Off Campus Housing Database is a great tool to find roommates or sublets. Secure housing before the eleventh hour!
Subletting 101 info in the November Newsletter
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off-campus news that's important to YOU!
BreakTake a Break!
Give yourself a break between study sessions in the Sacred Space, 
200 Ell Hall.


Laughter Meditation 
Dec 6 @ 11-11:30am
Guided Meditation
Dec 5 @ 9:10-9:40pm
Dec 8 @ 5:30-6pm

Dec 8 @ 11-12pm
Sacred Space, 200 Ell Hall


See Sacred Space and campus calendar for more break opportunities!
Husky Athletics
12/3 @ 7pm - Women's Hockey vs BU
12/4 @ 7pm - Men's Basketball vs Harvard
12/6 @ 8pm - Men's Hockey vs Providence
12/7 @ 7pm - Men's Basketball vs UAB
12/15 @ 2pm - Women's Basketball vs Maine
12/31 @ 2pm - Men's Basketball vs Richmond
Foodie's Recipe of the Month 
Monkey Bread

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 2 cans (16oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

- 1 cup packed brown sugar

- 3/4 cup butter melted

- 1/2 cup raisins, if desired

- 1/2 cup walnuts, if desired



1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly grease 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray.

3. In large plastic zip-lock bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

4. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.

5. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.

6. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Ask a Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky
I'm leaving town for co-op and trying to sublet my apartment for Spring semester. My landlord is trying to charge me a $300 sublease fee. Is this allowed?
- Swindled
Dear Swindled,
It is at the landlord's discretion to permit or prohibit a tenant from subletting, and these permissions should be stated in your lease. Landlords may charge a sublease fee if it is written into your lease. Check your lease to see if you are allowed to sublet and if there is a fee for doing so. In the future, discuss subletting with your landlord before signing a lease so you are aware of any conditions. Learn more about subletting here. 
Your Roaming Husk

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