Whether you listen to “Rivers and Roads” by The Head And The Heart or “Boston” by Augustana on repeat or are wrapped up in the post-graduate job search, we as seniors must ensure that we make the most out of our BC experience. As alumni often reminisce on their last year at BC being their best, here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your final year on the Heights:
While it’s only a few weeks into the new semester, we can’t help but reminisce about summertime—the nice weather, the time away from school, going home. After three long months of time away from the Heights, it can be rather difficult to return to a packed schedule and focus on schoolwork all day. So, here are a few of my tips on how to create the perfect space to focus and be productive that you can use to push through this semester.
“The beauty of a backpack is that it can protect and hold things you need and care about. Which makes me think, in many ways, our backpacks are like us. What good is a backpack that doesn’t open? What good is a backpack that adds extra weight and stress? What good is a backpack that only carries itself? No matter its outward appearance, we don’t know what exists inside of them unless they open up and we find out for ourselves.”
“College is a time to start over and to reinvent yourself if you want. It’s a time to be who you truly are and to make friends with people who you might not have been friends with in high school. As you enter this transition phase in your life, remember that people are shaped by their experiences.”
“Despite missing BC and my BC friends a lot, it can be really hard to stay connected with each other between traveling, working, or other summer activities. Here are some of my favorite easy ways to stay connected with your BC friends while at home for the summer.”
To save you time and effort from searching for a study spot off campus, here are a few places around Boston that will give you a change of scenery, as well as the perfect environment to help you focus on your work.
With just around one month left until the end of the semester, you might be wondering about how to make the most out of the short time we have before summer vacation. Here are some of my tips on how to finish the semester strong and a few ways to make the most of the remaining time on campus.
Given my long history with burnout, I hope to give you some of my tips and tricks to break free from this toxic relationship, especially as the end of the semester approaches. I’ve found that these have helped me deal with the emotional—and sometimes physical—stress of finals season and its good friend burnout.
The gym caters to a broad range of people, each seeking their own unique goals. Nonetheless, the gym is an opportunity to improve both your physical well-being and your mental well-being. Aside from physical exercise, the gym also serves as a shrine for reflection. As we exercise, we look at ourselves in the mirror, we look at others, we look at the ground, and, at times, we may even close our eyes and look at nothing.