“At first it was wild,” Humphrey said. “We had 120 folks, showing up to our sessions for like an hour and a half to just ask every question they’ve ever had about Zoom.”
“I can’t go around my day being fine and dandy, and then knowing that students don’t feel at home here, or students feel unsafe … we don’t take it lightly,” Russi said.
“At the end of the day, you need a student government that listens, while at the same time, appropriately advocating and pushing the administration,” Atinizian said. “We’re the team that ultimately will listen.”
“I’m ready to serve at an institutional level with an executive position within UGBC because of the intersectional activism that I’ve already done at that personal level,” Henao said. “I’ve seen it, I have fought for it, but most importantly I’ve lived it.”
“We’re talking to students, hearing what they have to say about BC administration’s policies,” Kruft said. “And we’re really gonna try to be their voice and make the change that they’re telling us they want to see in the community.”
The collegiate Gothic architecture and manicured quads on Boston College’s Middle Campus paint an image of prestige. By comparison, the reddish, wooden-paneled structures that clutter Lower Campus may appear to be an eyesore, but the Mods have cultivated a legacy that traverses generations of Eagles.
“[They were] wondering how long it was going to last, wondering what would come next. Students were wondering whether it would affect their job prospects and whether they’re going to graduate on time and how they were going to be graded. All of that was up in the air, so long as the strike lasted.”
“When [people] feel like they can’t do the things they usually do to use their minds or to bring them joy, that’s always tough to hear and reminds me why this whole effort is going to be really important to them and to the rest of the world.”