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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Dec. 13
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Dec. 13

Thumbs Up:  Phil Jurkovec returns  Superfans across campus had cause to celebrate on Monday with the announcement of Phil Jurkovec’s return to the Heights for his senior season. After an injury that left him out for half of the season, returning and incoming students alike will be happy to welcome Jurkovec back with open arms…

From slime-covered toadstools to Thanksgiving turkey
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From slime-covered toadstools to Thanksgiving turkey

If there is one film that could easily define a generation, it is most definitely Shrek.  First released in 2001, featuring a “big, stupid, ugly ogre,” Shrek parodies common tropes in Disney films and crafts a more realistic view on traditional fairy-tales that was uncommon for the film industry at the time. In terms of…

The March(ing Band) for Class Credit
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The March(ing Band) for Class Credit

Boston College football has been hit or miss this year. As a member of the marching band this season, having to play during major losses can make it difficult to enjoy my Saturdays. To cheer us up after such disappointing games, our band director often repeats a cute mantra:  “Whether the Eagles win or lose,…

The T Should be Free
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The T Should be Free

Following Michelle Wu’s election as the mayor of Boston in early November, a bold policy proposal that would have been considered impossible a few years ago is finally on the agenda—making public transportation free in the City of Boston. Wu spearheaded the idea of a fare-free MBTA back in early 2019 with an ambitious op-ed…

You Know You Love BC, XOXO, Op Girl
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You Know You Love BC, XOXO, Op Girl

Read it and weep, Boston College freshmen. It’s almost the end of the semester, and if you’ve made it this far, you’re almost guaranteed to be a cool 10 pounds lighter from skipping out on meals at Mac or from the relentless drip-drip-dripping of your nose thanks to the adorably named “BC Throat Tickle Pt….

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Dec. 6
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Dec. 6

Thumbs Up: Back to School Being back on campus after the break is like a breath of fresh air. Sharing a room with siblings back home for a few days is enough to make students who once longed for the comfort of their own beds leap for joy at the thought of snuggling into their…

Boston College Has a Bad Case of Burnout
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Boston College Has a Bad Case of Burnout

Checking in with friends from high school is always a little bit like conducting a social experiment. You ask them what their classes are like, what clubs they’re involved in, and just generally what they’ve been up to, and in the back of your mind, you make comparisons about your life at Boston College and…

Pain and the Point of Senior Year
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Pain and the Point of Senior Year

It was mid-November and I was at the end of my rope. Cards on the table: I’d had a bad six months. I ended the spring with MonoStrep (a simultaneous bout of mononucleosis and strep throat) and started the fall with a cold-turned-lung infection-turned-perforated eardrum. Sexy, I know. Not everything was going wrong—I have a…

Is The Virtue of Toleration Hypocritical?
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Is The Virtue of Toleration Hypocritical?

In an age where Western society holds liberal values and democracy to be the absolute truth and way of life, I think it is important to raise a specific question: are liberal values hypocritical? Philosophers like John Locke created the blueprint for the world that we, Western society, live in today, one in which we…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 22
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 22

Thumbs Up:  Friendsgiving  Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the things and people in your life that you’re grateful for, including your friends. As college students, we spend most of the year surrounded by our friends at school, and when the holidays roll around it’s important to celebrate those relationships too. So plan…

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