Opinions, TU/TD

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Jan. 28

Thumbs Up:

  • BC Is a Hockey School
    • From football to freshman housing, we all have our own opinions on Boston College’s hot topics. Still, there is one thing we can all agree on: BC is a hockey school. After two back-to-back wins against Boston University, the men’s hockey team has officially revived BC sports culture. Spirits were certainly high this weekend as students packed Conte Forum in head-to-toe white to cheer the Eagles to victory. We expect everyone to bring the same energy to TD Garden for the men’s Beanpot next week—if you can manage to snag a ticket.
  • Back to Routine
    • Winter break is the perfect time to do … Well, absolutely nothing. But the novelty of an empty schedule wears off quickly, and as tough as it is to admit, the return to a regular routine at school was a relief. Now that we’ve all settled into new class schedules, reunited with roommates, and compiled a list of (only slightly unrealistic) semester goals, we are better prepared to face the semester ahead. So finish color-coding your calendar and get ready to embrace each and every hectic moment!

Thumbs Down:

  • See You Later, Syllabus Week
    • Two weeks of classes have already passed, and the ease of syllabus week is long gone. Late nights at O’Neill, long lines in the bookstore, and failed attempts to find group meeting times are back in full force. Seniors are searching for motivation to get through their last few months on the Heights, juniors and sophomores are just trying to get by, and approximately 40 percent of freshmen are counting down the days until they’re freed from Newton Campus. Even though the assignments are starting to pile up and our anticipation for the weekends is growing, just remember that we have done this once (or seven times!) and we can do it again.
  • Why Can’t We Have Nice Things?
    • The Walsh elevators might not be the textbook definition of “nice,” but two are better than one. With one elevator temporarily out of commission, this doesn’t seem to be Walsh residents’ week. Factoring in the addition of  “Out of Order” signs plastered across the ever-packed Plex and a perpetually icy Mod Lot, the state of campus seems to perfectly evoke January’s dreariness. It feels like BC is begging us to stay inside. All we can do now is hope that the freezing temperatures and lack of repairs don’t last much longer. And sophomores—the broken elevator and endless lines for the treadmills might not be what you hoped for, but the stairs can’t be that bad, right?
January 28, 2024