P*mp our logo - Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down has gotten a makeover. Our faithful readers have no doubt noticed our vamped-up logo. While it may not seem like much to you, we are wont to liken it to a coming of age of sorts. We feel that as an institution (which we of course consider ourselves), we have really come into our own, as they say. In line with this, we would like to take this time to clarify our mission: to be hilarious, observant, sassy, and a voice for the students of Boston College who are known in general to be a smart, sarcastic bunch. So please do the following things: 1) Take out your phones and follow us on twitter, @BCTUTD, and 2) If you notice anything particularly TU/TD worthy, tweet it at us, or hashtag TU or TD (#TU or #TD). Depending on the hilarity of your contributions, your tweet may be printed in the next issue of The Heights. Does it get any better than that??
mmmm Hot Cocoa - Even though you will see as you read further down this column that we later vehemently thumbs down the recent cold weather, we at TU/TD like to see the bright side of every situation. That is why we are giving a thumbs up to hot chocolate. Though we fully condone the consumption of this delicious beverage at all times of the year, drinking it while snuggled up in a blanket after just coming in from an outside temperature that sounds more like a time of day than anything that should be followed by the word “degrees” just feels so right.
Dress well, test well - The Internship fair, if only because it forces countless of our classmates to look classy as hell all day, which makes us feel classy by association, since we go to school with these dapper-looking, internship-seeking people.
I was lost, but now I’m...still lost - Every student who has set up a meeting with a professor lucky enough to have had his/her office relocated to Stokes has, like us, come to the realization that the labyrinth of cubicles hidden in the upper floors of Stokes is just as hopelessly difficult to navigate as was the dreaded Maloney maze. What’s worse is that other departments, such as math, who previously had an extremely well-organized system of offices (albeit in hideous Carney), are now being relocated to Maloney. Pretty soon no one will ever be able to find any professor’s office, all office hours will be cancelled due to lack of demand, tour guides will no longer be able to boast of professor’s accessibility, and general havoc will ensue. But man, is Stokes pretty or what?
Brr, it’s cold out there - Thumbs down this weather. Anytime it takes us 20 minutes to get dressed in the morning due to the sheer number of clothing items we are piling onto our ghostly pale bodies deserves a huge thumbs down. Two, in fact. Every single thumb we have is pointing downwards.
Beanpot, schmeanpot - In the same vein as above, if we want tickets to the Beanpot we have to be up and out the door before 7 a.m.? We know we’re addressing the school that still uses UIS, but isn’t there some way to do this electronically from the comfort of our twin XL beds?
Zero dark three hours - Okay, we can’t understand this epicly long movie trend. Does it make any financial sense? They spend more, but can’t charge any more for tickets, and are probably only dissuading people from going to see it. We at TU/TD just want an explanation.