Opinions, TU/TD

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of May 3

Thumbs Up 

  • Comfort Water Bottle
    • Young children often have a special stuffed animal or blanket that they take with them everywhere they go. College students also have a comfort item: a reusable water bottle. Whether it’s a Hydro Flask, S’well, YETI, or a coveted UGBC collectable, reusable water bottles are always there, no matter how tough the going gets. 
  • Disposable Cameras
    • In the era of technology and “screenagers,” the cost of capturing the moment is no longer being a part of that moment. It’s easy to get caught up in how everyone looks in a photo or if the lighting is perfect for public Snapchat stories. Disposables are a great way to hold onto the little moments, and opening up developed photos is like Christmas morning. 

Thumbs Down

  • Upper Privilege
    • The feudal rivalry between Newton and Upper freshmen is a long-standing Boston College legacy. Newtonites bear the burden of the bus, and Upper students endure the stairs and Mac dining. Upper students, however, tend to see themselves as superior simply for lucking out in the housing lottery. There are pros and cons to living on both campuses, and this superiority complex must go. 
  • Exams Before Finals
    • BC students have the unique experience of suffering through semester-long midterms. Exams that constitute “midterms” can be scheduled for as late as the week prior to finals week, which is extremely frustrating. As students attempt to prep for the final push of exams, additional papers, projects, and midterms are also weighing down on them. 
May 2, 2021