The moment November strikes, the semester flies by in the blink of an eye. The most hectic time at Boston College tends to be the weeks connecting Thanksgiving and Winter Break, where students are caught in a limbo between completing all of their coursework and enjoying the Boston winter wonderland. So, here are some tips on how to finish out your fall semester successfully.
From Palm Trees to Autumn Leaves: How to Navigate Being Away From Home For The First Time
If you are a freshman or any student feeling homesick, here are a few things I recommend to navigate the weird juxtaposition of missing home and loving where you are now.
Commuting and Community: How to Optimize Your Newton Campus Experience
After almost three months of adjustment, however, Newton has not been the agonizing inconvenience that I had expected. In fact, I prefer to view Newton as my comforting freshman enclave, which holds a special place in my heart that I don’t think Upper Campus would have been able to, and I am determined to make the most of it as we get closer to the spring semester. Whether you loathe Newton Campus or you just want to appreciate it more, I have a few suggestions on how to carve optimism out of the typically dreaded experience.
Sweater Weather: A Look into BC’s Favorite Sweaters
Fall weather in New England is like living with an indecisive God. Fierce wind gusts one day can be followed with unseasonable heat the next. Even on those rainy days when the Maloney elevators are at full capacity, one unanimous fall cue across the Heights is the classic sweater.
Fall Fever: The One Sickness You Won’t Want to Cure
To prevent the approaching seasonal sadness as the sun sets earlier and the days become colder, it is important to immerse yourself in all that the fall season has to offer. Here are some of my tips on how you can make the most of fall this year.
Library Levels: What Your Preferred Library Study Space Says About You
While most of my friends and roommates are library lovers like myself, rarely do we all find ourselves at the same library, on the same floor, seated in the same section, at the same time. Each individual library and floor tends to attract a different crowd of BC students. As a seasoned library studier, here is my certified and 100 percent correct analysis of what your preferred library space says about you.
Suitcases and Foreign Places: How to Prepare for a Semester Abroad
After the stress of finals and the holiday season, you will want to relax before packing your bags, boarding your flights, and moving to a new country. Here are some of my tips on how you can begin preparing for your semester abroad now to ensure a smooth transition.
Boo on a Budget: How to Craft the Perfect Halloween Costume
For most college students, Halloween means that you’re either fully prepared with three different costumes or stuck with an overheated laptop and too many costume websites pulled up. If you are still clueless about what to dress up as, here are some of my tips to help make the process of crafting the perfect costume for Halloweekend less stressful.
End of the Eagle Era: How to Savor Your Senior Year
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:
Time to Focus: How to Create the Perfect Study Space
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.