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Tackling Tooth Decay in Teacapan

Video, article and photography by Robin Berghaus published in BU Today and Bostonia magazine “Cierres la boca,” says Alexandra Antonescu, instructing a pediatric patient to close his mouth around a suction tube. That’s one of the frequently used Spanish phrases that Antonescu learned from a cheat-sheet taped to a wall in the St. Pierre dental…

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Myq Kaplan

Myq Takes the Mic

Video, photography and article by Robin Berghaus appeared on BU Today and Bostonia magazine “Not knowing what would happen was nerve-wracking,” says comedian Myq Kaplan on facing the biggest audience of his career. Five million viewers tuned in to Last Comic Standing to see which contestants on NBC’s hit reality show would survive. “My performance…

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Extreme Dentistry in a Faraway Place

Article and photographs by Robin Berghaus appeared on BU Today and Bostonia magazine Locals call it the bush, a term used to describe anyplace you can’t get to by road. And you can’t get to the tiny town of Bethel, in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, by road. You have to fly in from Anchorage. That’s how…

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Boston University at night

Lights out? Call the Electrician

At 4 p.m., the start of a shift that runs until midnight, electrician Robbie Lohnes — wearing his signature baseball cap and navy blue sweatshirt embroidered with a BU Facilities logo — reports to the 120 Ashford St. stockroom. After requesting three fluorescent bulbs to replace ones that have burnt-out at emergency call stations, he…

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Chris Kwan and Corey Pettit

Big Meaning in the Smallest Movements

Article by Robin Berghaus appeared on BU Today and Bostonia magazine.Above: Chris Kwan demonstrates his Camera Canvas software to Corey Petitt. Photo by Cydney Scott Born with spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy, 49-year-old Rick Hoyt has never been able to speak or use his hands to write. But that doesn’t mean he can’t communicate. Hoyt, who is best known…

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