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…

The Best Advice I Never Took
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The Best Advice I Never Took

A few weeks before moving into college, one of my best friends’ mom gave me a piece of advice that I still kick myself for ignoring: “You should delete social media for a few months, just until you get adjusted to college. Knowing what everyone else is doing can really hurt.”   My friend’s mom, a…

Managing Optimism and Expectations
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Managing Optimism and Expectations

Like all college students looking to become the best version of themselves, I practice the sacred ritual of checking the news every morning before getting out of bed. It’s a calming ritual, and one I’ve perfected by this point in the year. I log onto my email, read the New York Times Morning Briefing, and…