“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.”
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.
At Boston College, fashion trends tend to coincide with the unpredictable New England weather. Whether you have a love for thrifting or high-end retail, the weather transitions that occur throughout the academic year call for similar transitions in students’ clothing.
To see where Boston College–employed students spend their money, I reached out to 14 different students who are actively working on campus to hear the ways in which they spend their cash. The question I asked my participants was simple: “Where does the money from your paycheck go?”