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For most of Emmanuel College students, Rescue is common knowledge. However, during some conversations I’m still receiving a blank stare when I reference this small Allston boutique.  For those of you in the know, please excuse the redundancy. For the rest of you, I believe you will appreciate this introduction.

If you have ever spent an afternoon scouring clothing racks in Marshall’s, Goodwill, or small second-hand boutiques, you know first-hand it is an uphill battle. Apart from a few hidden treasures, quality is usually lacking or the price tag is a bit overzealous. You will be happy to hear these frustrations can be avoided with a short T ride to Allston. Rescue is a small second-hand boutique which offers quality articles of clothing at very modest prices.  Everything from tweed blazers, leather jackets, shoes, outerwear, and an impressive inventory of plaid button downs are sold, bought, and traded. Turnover is pretty quick in this store, so many patrons visit often to take advantage of the best deals. However, if you hate the B-Line as much as I do or care to avoid the hassles of the 66, Rescue updates their Tumblr on the latest arrivals, and tweets some of their goods as well!

Twitter: @rescuerescue

– Caleb Hutchings

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Studio For Hair

Studio For Hair

I’m not a high maintenance guy.  I ride motorcycles rain or shine, can often be found under the hood of a car, and would be perfectly content if my wardrobe only consisted of skinny jeans and t-shirts.  However, when it comes to haircuts there’s only one place on which I rely.

Studio For Hair, located in Kenmore Square, is cream of the crop when it comes to getting a trim.  This is for two good reasons by the names of David and Agostino.  David is my guy, and the only one I can swear by, but I only hear amazing things from women who have had Agostino cut their hair.  

Now the problem for college students is that it doesn’t fit into most of our budgets.  Men’s haircuts run from $40-$50 while women’s are $40-$70.  I first went to Studio for hair with one of those $20 haircut coupons from the student discount booklet you receive at the beginning of the year (hopefully they’re still available).  I couldn’t find a place in NH or Boston which could translate the style I was asking for into their haircut.  David nailed it without an effort.

If it isn’t in your budget, I still recommend it for nights like the Harvest Ball or a significant occasion.  It will save you the grief of getting your hair butchered at one of those BU barbershops before a hot date.  Although they take walk-ins if appointments are available, I would call ahead to schedule one as the Studio is only open Wednesdays-Saturdays. If you need any more testimonials to sell you on getting a real haircut, check out Studio For Hair’s Yelp page.

-Caleb Hutchings

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For each T-shirt purchase Johnny Cupcakes is offering one ticket to their HOLY SHIP Boston Cruise ’09.  The cruise sails Sunday July 26.  Hurry up and get your shirt, because presale ends July 10th. The shirt/ticket combination is $100, but judging by the info offered on Johnny Cupcakes’ site it seems worth it!

– Caleb Hutchings

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If you’re having trouble finding groups, scenes, activities or anything in Boston, LET US KNOW.  Post a comment on this entry and we’ll try to make an article about your topic!  Most of us are fairly familiar with the city, but if we can’t answer your question immediately we’ll do a little research.  If you are having trouble finding something it’s likely others are having the same issue.  So leave a comment, and help others while helping yourself.

– Caleb Hutchings

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GroupOn

Groupon Boston is a new, and incredibly clever, promotional website which offers you daily discounts on local goods/services.   Savings are offered on everything from rock-climbing lessons to massages, and every day offers a new deal! A specified number of people have to agree to participate ( hence group on) in the promotion in order for the offer to come to fruition.  Most of the time that amount is reached, and you get away with a steal!

– Caleb Hutchings

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Saintly Advice is designed to help Emmanuel students interact with Boston and each other.  The site is an open forum in which any student can post an entry.  All the information needed to post can be found on the “How to Use This Site” page.  The mission is described on the About and Editor’s Letter pages.  Just log in and share.

– Caleb

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Soup Kitchen

With unemployment rising, we are beginning to see a correlated increase in volunteers.  In these financially difficult times people are refering back to simple pleasures and are contributing their free time to benefit those less fortunate.  Yet, volunteering also tends to be very self-serving.  Employers value the experience, and having those positions on your resume can win you some opportunities in nonprofits and organizations like the Peace Corps and City Year.  So volunteer, cause kids and drugs and stuff…

The Improper Bostonian provides a list of local volunteering opportunities in the back of the publication.  I believe Stuff Magazine might as well.  Here are some examples:

Arts Therapy at Whittier Street Health Center:   Volunteers use the creative arts to promote learning and well-being among developmentally challenged children and families.

 Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay:   BMB seeks volunteers to provide friendship to boys in need.

 Big Sister Association:   Volunteers act as friends and mentors to young girls.

 Boston Adult Literacy Fund:   Volunteers help teach adults how to read.

 Boston Cares:   More than 100 opportunities to volunteer.

 Citizen Schools:   Share your interests with kids by teaching at a local middle school.

 Metro Boston Coaches Academy:   Improve youth sports by training coaches.

 United Planet:   Volunteers work abroad on humanitarian projects that foster cross-cultural understanding and address global challenges.

– Caleb Hutchings

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