An Ode to College Application Season: My “Why BC?” Three Years After Applying
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An Ode to College Application Season: My “Why BC?” Three Years After Applying

All of the campus visits, carefully crafted supplemental essays, and emails to BC admissions are made in a desperate hope to convey that you’re the “right choice.” But simultaneously, you might try to convince yourself that BC is truly the right place for you. So, three years after applying with two years of college in the rearview mirror, this is my “Why BC.” To my surprise, it’s wildly different from when I applied.

A Love Letter to Walsh Hall
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A Love Letter to Walsh Hall

In the quiet of my suburban home over break, I had the opportunity to do lots of thinking. There is nothing like a month at home with few scheduled obligations and inconsistent responsibilities to bring out the inner philosopher in everyone. Although my mind tends to wander from topics like “What will I be doing…

Boston College Has a Bad Case of Burnout
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Boston College Has a Bad Case of Burnout

Checking in with friends from high school is always a little bit like conducting a social experiment. You ask them what their classes are like, what clubs they’re involved in, and just generally what they’ve been up to, and in the back of your mind, you make comparisons about your life at Boston College and…

Coughing on Campus: The BC Plague
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Coughing on Campus: The BC Plague

I remember the night that everything went wrong. Just like every other night, I was sitting in my twin XL bed mindlessly scrolling through social media, responding to emails, and of course, checking Herrd. Normally, checking Herrd means that I silently cackle at a variety of different, sort of stupid (but still funny) posts as…

Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System
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Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System

The transition from home to college life requires a significant reworking of eating routines and habits. Whether it’s freshman or senior year, for those who are dependent on dining halls, meal time is no longer as easy as meandering to the kitchen to eat something that is already prepared or cooking something specific. Readjustment to…

A Bittersweet Sunset To Freshman Year
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A Bittersweet Sunset To Freshman Year

Walking from Upper Campus to the gym at 6 a.m. changes a person. One morning a few weeks ago, while walking to the gym, I witnessed possibly the most gorgeous sunrise I’ve ever seen. The sun glowed across the horizon, coloring the clouds shades of purple, orange, and pink that I’ve never seen before. Compared…

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