“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.”
“Checking in people and printing their label … it’s completely out of like the realm of my job responsibilities, but I think in a unique situation like COVID, everybody kind of has to roll up their sleeves and, and do whatever job needs to be done to make sure that we’re all here, safe, and can be at Boston College together,” Morris said.
Some feel more motivated to get their work done so that they can spend their time outdoors, but the better weather also makes it challenging to finish the semester out strong. With this, it is important to make a change in scenery and find new study spots.
“I think one of the things I strive for is to be low-hype when it comes to the weather,” Epstein said. “There are actually very few weather days which are really life- changing, and for most people, the most severe weather doesn’t happen.”
“As an 80-year-old man, I feel eminently fulfilled in that I’m living my Catholic mission in that shop,” Acampora said. “I’m living the traditions of St. Ignatius there.”
“My favorite things about going on walks are that I get to listen to music and I get to venture off campus for a bit. For me, getting off campus in any capacity is a form of self-care—it is very easy to get overwhelmed by being wrapped up in everything that goes on in the “BC bubble,” and these walks down Comm Ave. usually help clear my head when needed.”
“Immigration, human rights, and politics were all mixed together in compelling ways for me,” Kanstroom said. “I came to the conclusion that that’s what I wanted to devote my life to.”
For those who want to be a bit more spontaneous and enjoy the sunny spring days in the weeks ahead, areas like the North End, Chinatown, or Seaport are fun to wander around until you stumble upon a restaurant that catches your eye.