As the school year comes to a close, I think it is time to finally share some of the Boston College hot takes that have accumulated in the back of my mind over the past two years.
Embracing Your Inner Deipnosophist: Finding New Meaning at the Dinner Table
When we act as deipnosophists, we understand the importance of talking during a meal. We take what is already great about food—both the comforting and symbolic aspects—and make it better by adding meaning to the otherwise casual, surface-level conversation.
Less Is More: The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns
It’s a principle we can apply to anything, including studying. Just because it is an economics principle doesn’t mean it is exclusive to economics. Eventually, there comes a point where we lose focus—where there is nothing more we can possibly do.
The BC Script: Navigating Our Competitive Culture
What happens when you take the smartest and most privileged kids from around the world and put them under one roof? World peace? No, actually it’s almost exactly the opposite—you get competition.
The Bright Side of Losing in Solitaire
The flashing card game on my screen would teach me lessons the unit circle never could: solitaire taught me to accept failure.