Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 20:10
The Best Time Of Year - Happy October! It’s not as cold as we feared it would be, which is nice because we’re not quite ready to trade in our sandals for boots for good, but we would kind of like to celebrate the dawn of this wonderful month with some hot apple cider. And a wonderful month it is—apple picking, Columbus Day (the first three-day weekend of the school year, which always comes about five weeks too late), and of course Halloweekend. The leaves change—the New Englanders on campus seem utterly in their element, and although their Californian, Floridian, and Hawaiian compatriots become a tad apprehensive about the approaching winter, even they can’t deny the magic of fall in Boston. So get those scarves and those Hunters ready, everyone. Fall, here we come.
Another Reason It’s The Best Time Of Year - The ice is down in Conte Forum, and we could not be happier. Football is fun, and nothing beats tailgating, but let’s be honest—hockey is better. First and foremost, we win a lot. Secondly, hockey is much more time efficient. A hockey game does not require our giving up 10 hours of our day. We can actually get things done on a day that has a hockey game, which makes us feel both like productive individuals and like Superfans. Along the same vein, something exciting is almost always happening in hockey. Four minutes on the clock might actually translate to four minutes in real life, as opposed to 40. And finally, yelling at someone that they suck at life and goaltending is just simply more fun than pretending you have a cymbal in your hands.
The American Government - You have probably heard by now that the government shut down. On the other hand, if you have a strong aversion to all types of media (in which case you most likely would not have picked up this paper/clicked on this link to read this, but whatever), everything on the Internet, and interactions with people in general, you may actually have not noticed that anything is amiss, because for most of us here at BC, things have gone on functioning just fine in the meantime. That is, until BC Athletics sent out the terrifying email notifying us that Saturday’s game against Army may be canceled. Gasp! Since when did no government mean no football? We always thought the two had almost nothing in common, aside from the fact that they both involve two groups of individuals fiercely at odds with one another and displaying a slightly unnerving readiness at all times to cause severe physical harm to a member of the opposing group. Dammit Congress, I approved of you before this happened! ... Said no one, ever. (Well, technically 10 percent of people said that, but we rounded down).
The End Of A Bad Thing - Breaking Bad is done for good. For those of you who haven’t caught up yet, don’t worry. This TD contains no spoilers, simply sadness. An era has ended, and we just feel lost without our regular fix. Let it be known that if all of America starts to go through withdrawal in the next couple days, it’s certainly not from the lack of government. (By the way, see what we did there?)