Be Thankful the Other 364 Days of the Year
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Be Thankful the Other 364 Days of the Year

Thanksgiving is a joyous time centered around family, food, and of course, giving thanks. With life seemingly becoming faster paced by the day—whether that be due to technological advances or simply getting older—I find the celebration of Thanksgiving increasingly more essential in reminding us all to appreciate what we have.  The other 364 days of…

Participation is Unfair Method for Grades
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Participation is Unfair Method for Grades

When I first started college, I figured that participation grades would diminish in light of more intellectually challenging material that requires more individual reflection and demanding assignments. Instead, in MCAS classes, participation seems to take up larger percentages of final grades with each passing year. I am all for sharing ideas and having discussions with…

We Can All Learn from “The Patriot Way”
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We Can All Learn from “The Patriot Way”

It’s that time of year again—football season is in full swing, and the New England Patriots are 7-0. Patriots fans like myself are, as usual, thriving off team wins but also highly critical of each game, which drives non-Patriots fans crazy. While we do, however, acknowledge being spoiled, Patriots fans continue to expect nothing less…

When Accepting Philanthropy, Put Integrity First
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When Accepting Philanthropy, Put Integrity First

The most influential American universities rely on the generous philanthropic donations of powerful corporations and individuals to thrive. Most of the time, it is safe to say the root of those donations stem from the belief in the value of the receiving institution. Societal growth increasingly relies on education through exposing citizens to new ideas,…

It’s Not Science, but Astrology is Valuable
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It’s Not Science, but Astrology is Valuable

While astrology is often dismissed as nothing more than sensationalized horoscopes that claim to predict individuals’ futures, the zodiac can still provide unique insights about human nature. I was a zodiac skeptic for many years, thinking that it was absurd for people to claim that every person on Earth can fit into one of 12…

CSOM Grade Deflation Hurts Students
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CSOM Grade Deflation Hurts Students

Educational institutions across the country continue to hash over grade inflation—the notion class averages are increasing, often undeservedly. Boston College joined the war to deflate grades through grading guidelines enacted in the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) in 2018.  Sitting in my first management class of the semester, I was hit with the discouraging reminder…

Patriots Fans Celebrate at Super Bowl Parade
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Patriots Fans Celebrate at Super Bowl Parade

A familiar scene unfolded in the streets of Boston Tuesday morning: packed sidewalks of Boston sports fans waiting to cheer on their championship team. The sixth Patriots Super Bowl parade in the past 18 years began at 11 a.m. on an unseasonably warm February day—recalling excitement from only four months ago when the Red Sox celebrated their World Series win.

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