Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 19:10
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Boston College campus was witness to a beautiful double rainbow yesterday. Missed it? That’s okay! Seventy percent of the student body documented it for you, and if you have not seen an image of it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram yet, you are in serious need of friends. But even in that case, you’re okay—it’s the top story on the login page of Agora Portal—veritable evidence of the fact that you can’t really ever miss anything in this life anymore, because it was undoubtedly recorded faithfully for you by several hundred of your acquaintances.
Gossip Gram - In that same line of thought, a quick comment on the BC Instagram feed: for a while, we were confused as to how whoever ran that thing seemed to be everywhere at once. Then, we came to the rather obvious conclusion that they receive submissions or reach out to average members of the BC community, and garner their photos that way as well. Which made us realize that the BC Instagram account is basically Gossip Girl, but Gossip Girl in the era of Instagram who uses her powers for good (or at least for effective marketing) rather than to cause extreme and sustained social humiliation, and that thought made us giggle, so we put it here.
Another Comment On Agora - Another comment on Agora: Soon, the course search for Agora will be entirely redone, letting students search classes like they would search anything on any other successful website that hopes to make life easier rather than far more difficult for its users. Seriously, the search as it exists almost makes us opt for that near-obsolete newspaper that contains all the same information and seems to be located nowhere except for just outside the doors of the Rat, where there are about five million. And that’s saying something, seeing as most people these days don’t even read actual newspapers (except you, of course). So we welcome the new configuration of the course search, and can’t wait for the day when we can look up what time Rev. Michael Himes’ The Problem of Belief in Modernity is without first specifying that we are talking about The Problem of Belief in Modernity that is in the theology department of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Red Sox City - The World Series has begun, and whether or not you hail from the Boston area originally, you’ve got to be excited that the Red Sox are once again facing the St. Louis Cardinals. First of all, there’s no denying that Boston is a great sports town, and you are bound to know at least one hardcore Sox fan who will watch every game and yell at the screen as if it were someone trying to kidnap their first born child, and just generally provide you with endless entertainment.
Here Comes The (No More) Sun - The temperature is slowly but steadily creeping downwards to the ever-closer threshold that will bring the advent of outfits that feature tights under pants and multiple pairs of socks, will render hats and scarves a necessity rather than an optional accessory, and will in general require us to pile on far more clothes than is either convenient or becoming, leaving us greatly restricted in terms of mobility and peripheral vision. But we are getting ahead of ourselves—let us savor these remaining 50-something degree days while we can still feel our fingers and spend more than five minutes at a time outside.