“It makes me really uncomfortable because it doesn’t seem right for people like that to be here and around us when they directly are trying to make other people’s lives uncomfortable or unbearable,” Gonzalez said.
No one wants to test positive for COVID-19 and be sent to Pine Manor, but I hope my tips and tricks can help make the transition and experience a little more pleasant. Keeping an open mind, staying flexible, and trying to stay positive about testing positive will make the experience much better and allow you to survive Pine Manor in stride.
“But it was honestly so fun, I had so much adrenaline from it, because I kind of conserved my energy from Heartbreak Hill to zoom down Comm. Ave.,” Yee said. “I loved seeing everyone, my friends started running down Comm. Ave. with me and just cheering and yelling, and then I was going over to everyone’s like clapping hands and everything.”
“To pass BC knowing that there are people who are kind of following me on the tracking app and who were waiting and all the people who didn’t know me but they still saw my BC jersey and stuff so passing it was just kind of a lot of joy. You know I wasn’t thinking I’d be smiling so much running through there, but I was.”
“Over time, like as I grew, I was able to kind of learn more about the foundation and get more involved with it, and just kind of see I was, like, really inspired by the other runners, being able to raise money and just kind of crossing the finish line for us and [our] foundation. Coming into BC, I learned how big of a holiday Marathon Monday was on campus, and that kind of made me, kind of, fall in love with it more.”
“Just try to be flexible and open and always be gentle on yourself,” Cardenal said. “It’s okay to grieve. It’s okay to think of the could have, should have, would haves of life, but at the same time, always be proactive about trying to make the best that you can out of an experience. Try to find the beauty and try to find the light in the darkness.”
“These have been probably the best … first three weeks of a semester that I’ve ever experienced as a professor. The energy, the vibe is the best … in my career of teaching. I mean … it’s obvious but it’s just [that] when you’ve been deprived of something, you’re that much more appreciative and energetic about it.”
“Whether you are a freshman who is still learning where all the dining halls are or a senior who lived off campus last year and is re-adjusting to on-campus dining, here are my tips to getting the most out of the BC Dining experience.”
“It was just kind of understood that this is what we needed to get our feet back under us and be successful. And it’s gonna require you rolling up your sleeves and doing… something a little different, so it was just kind of understood, like, ‘Here’s what we need.’”
“You never know when something can be taken away from you,” Rueve said. “I think that’s something that the pandemic really, really made me realize, and be thankful for every lacrosse game that I get to manage and every charity water meeting, and every opportunity to see family or call a friend.”