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June/July Edition

Budget

Shopping on a budget is possible if you know where to go!

LIVING IN BOSTON

Tackling Boston on a Budget By Phuong Nguy (South RA) Boston is a beautiful city but incredibly difficult to live in if you’re juggling a part-time job as a full-time student.

Living in the city means unlimited access to lavish boutiques, fine dining and swanky nightlife scenes. But lets face it; all that means to us college students is expense,

expense, EXPENSE!!

Which, mind you, we can’t afford. So what is a Simmons student to do in this expensive city? Know the right places to go for the right things. Boston is filled with cheap finds that fit

Hungry? Try these good eats on Newbury Street! The key is when to dine, not what.

any budget; you just need to know where to look! Here are some tips and tricks for budget shopping on Newbury Street:

Content: Catch that SALE: Newbury Street Forever 21 and H&M DIY Mocktails & Gyro Burgers What’s Free in Boston

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Breakfast Steve’s Greek & American Cuisine

Lunch Kashmir Indian Restaurant

Dinner Bostone Pizza

$5-$7 pancakes, omelets, french toast

$12 per person buffet special

$3.25 per slice of pizza anytime of the day


Catch that SALE

Budget shopping on Newbury Street

on Newbury Street! These stores can be expensive, but if you skip the front and make a bee line towards the back of the store, you’ll find affordable treasure! 1. Urban Outfitters Hidden behind the stairs, around the back of the mens department on the second floor is where they keep all their sales! Accessories and T-shirts up to 80% off, dresses up to 50% off 2. So Good Jewelry In small bins and containers scattered around the store, jewelry on sale for $1 to $5 3. 344 Downstairs, dresses are on sale for as low as $5, designer shoes found at the expensive LF store across the street is sold for $10-$15 cheaper at 344 4. Second Time Around A high-end second hand store that sells designer clothes for 50% off or more. Can still be pricey but are great deals for when your grandma sends you a check for your birthday!

Forever 21 and H&M These two stores are always affordable and offer a wide selection of clothes, accessories, and shoes currently in fashion. Newbury Street may be known for its high-end boutiques, but Forever 21 and H&M provide you with a designer look without the designer cost. Here is a look that you can try!

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Eat fancy, dress fancy, feel fancy but smell fancy? Lush Cosmetics has solid perfumes for $10 in 8 different scents. Great for carrying around in purses and super long lasting!

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A. H&M Dress $17.50 B. Forever 21 Sandals $7.50 C. Urban Outfitters Sunglasses $6.99 D. Forever 21 Bangle $5.80 E. Forever 21 Nail Polish $2.80 F. Forever 21 Hair Clip $3.80 G. Forever 21 Wallet $7.80 H. Forever 21 Earring Set $4.80


Your RA says “DIY”

Cook it yourself! By: Anthony Black (North RA) courtesy of www.allrecipe.com

Gyro Burgers

Mocktails

(About 4 servings)

By Sara Hanna (South RA)

Ingredients   * 1/2 pound lean ground beef     * 1/2 pound lean ground lamb     * 1/2 onion, grated     * 2 cloves garlic, pressed     * 1 slice bread, toasted and crumbled     * 1/2 teaspoon dried savory     * 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice     * 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander     * 1/2 teaspoon salt     * 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper     * 1 dash ground cumin

courtesy of www.drinksmixer.com

An average cocktail is about $8-$12 at a bar. Make enough drinks for a party of 4-8 for under that!

Directions  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.    2. In large bowl, combine ground beef, ground lamb, onion, garlic and bread crumbs. Season with savory, allspice, coriander, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead until mixture is stiff. Shape into 4 very thin patties (1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick). 3. Cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Do It Yourself! If you can, go for it! It saves money and can be a lot of fun! Invite friends, whip out a camera and make it a night to remember!

DIY


What’s

Free

In Boston? Free Summer Activities by Jennifer Shaw (North RA) Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/free_friday_flicks/p974.php Friday July 15, Sunset (8:19 pm) - "MEGAMIND" Friday July 22, Sunset (8:14 pm) - "Despicable Me" Friday July 29, Sunset (8:07 pm) - "How To Train Your Dragon"

Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center www.prudentialcenter.com/promotions/filmfest2011.php July 9 - Aug 27 on the South Garden Saturday, July 9 - Megamind Saturday, July 16 - Despicable Me Saturday, July 23 - Happy Feet Saturday, July 30 - Shrek Forever After Saturday, August 6 - Toy Story 3 Saturday, August 13 - Princess Diaries Saturday, August 20 - Gnomeo & Juliet Saturday, August 27 - Tangled

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

July 14-17: http://reverebeachpartnership.com/sandsculpting/

Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library http://www.bpl.org/news/concerts.htm

Fridays at 12:30pm, June 30 - August 26 Central Library in Copley Square

Prudential Concert Series

Let’s Hear It! Share your opinion or submit a piece to the Simmons Summer ResCampus Newsletter! Get Involved If you want to know more about how you can get involved with the newsletter, send us an e-mail or stop by the office between Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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http://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/#02

103.3 WODS Free Summer Concert Series at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade http://www.celebrateboston.com/hatch-shell/concerts.htm Sunday July 3, 8:30 pm Monday July 4, 8:00 pm Wednesday July 13, 7:00 pm Wednesday July 20, 7:00 pm Saturday July 23, 7:00 - 9:30 pm Wednesday July 27, 7:00 pm

This issue was written and created by Phuong Nguy with submissions from Sara Hana, Anthony Black and Jennifer Shaw

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