Eel Sex And Other Unanswered Questions
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Eel Sex And Other Unanswered Questions

No one knows how eels have sex.  Actually, let me be a little more specific. No one knows how European eels (also known as Anguilla anguilla) have sex.  I don’t remember where or when I first learned about this—probably from some pretentious podcast or something—but I think about it semi-frequently. I’m bored riding the Comm….

The Final Answer: How to Stick Butter to a Ceiling
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The Final Answer: How to Stick Butter to a Ceiling

Last year, it seemed that the universe was against me. Or, at least it was against my investigative ventures, all of which ended in failure. I could sense the cosmic tides were changing, though, when the first family dinner of the holiday season coincided with Festivus (arguably the greatest meme holiday of all). To my…

Bench Plaques and Thoreau
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Bench Plaques and Thoreau

I make myself cry probably once a week.  To be clear, it’s not because I’m sad (usually). It’s because I find myself so intensely hilarious that I will laugh until I’m crying profusely at my own joke—a joke that I often don’t even say out loud. I will tell myself a joke, in my head,…

Skunk Hunting in the Mods, Part Two
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Skunk Hunting in the Mods, Part Two

Since my last column, I’ve rapidly gained a reputation as the trail-blazing, gorgeous lead reporter covering the skunk beat of Boston College. Two (that’s 2!) strangers approached me about my investigative work, which I’m pretty sure makes me BC famous. At first, I was honored—elated, even; but soon, just like all of the superheroes of…

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