Like many Boston College seniors hoping to take full advantage of their remaining days on the Heights, Kristen Donnelly said she and her friends have a bucket list to tackle before graduation. This bucket list, Donnelly explained, is particularly important to her because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from doing many of the activities and…
Tragedy, Recovery, and Community: Recounting and Reflecting 10 Years After the Boston Marathon Bombing
“In this weird twist of fate, out of something that was so evil and destructive, I got this glimpse into the really compassionate depths of humans,” Downes said. “It has supercharged me at times when I would otherwise have been really quite down and out. So I would love to find a way to bottle that all up and be able to give it to other people in their times of need as well.”
Students Seek to Balance Stability and Satisfaction Amid National Job Anxiety
“I really think for myself, it’s so important to do something that I love,” Hopkins said. “But it’s also so hard because now, money is such a big thing and jobs you actually enjoy aren’t going to pay as well, typically.”
Creating a Campus for All: Students and Advocacy Groups Push for Greater Accessibility
“It was very difficult to get the administration to commit to it,” Claudio said. “We had a few people, you know, on the lower end of the administration really trying to help us out a lot. The problem was getting the higher-ups to commit to it.”
Healing the Catholic Church in the 21st Century: C21 Center Celebrates Two Decades at BC
“I’m also really proud that the center is really looking to the future of the church, being young people with a particular focus,” Kiefer said. “Our commitment to having big conversations about roles and relationships in the church and the Catholic intellectual tradition … and constantly creating new opportunities to engage more people in important conversations about the importance of God.”
From 1973 to 2022: The Abortion Debate at BC
Across the country and at BC, both abortion-rights and anti-abortion advocates are processing the Dobbs decision, which overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, establishing that the U.S. Constitution does not recognize a federal right to an abortion. Although not physically together on campus, students, alumni, and professors are grappling with what this decision means for the future of abortion in the United States.
“Frustrating, draining, and frankly horrible”: How Title IX Policy in the White House Shaped Universities’ Reponses to Sexual Assault
“The process is so frustrating, it’s so draining and frankly it’s horrible,” they said. “…it’s so overwhelming because you have some people tell you, ‘yes, report, speak up’… and then other people telling you, ‘yeah, this is gonna take like months or years potentially to get anywhere with it.’”
Trials and Transformation: The 50-Year History of Title IX
Title IX—passed on June 23, 1972—prohibits discrimination based on sex within educational programs or activities that receive federal funding in a mere 37 words:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Herrd is the Word: How One App Weaves a Tight-Knit BC Community
“Obviously you don’t know who people are, but that really allows people to be authentic and kind of bond together over a lot of things,” Valentine said.
Eagles Take to the Skies: BC Study Abroad Returns
“I think my attitude was like, ‘Well, we’ve already had weird times, I’m just gonna go and do my own thing—there’s no other time to do it other than now,’” Carey said.