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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…

It’s Trashy Not To Compost
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It’s Trashy Not To Compost

Out of sight out of mind—a proverb that certainly rings true regarding our trash. Can you recall everything you have thrown out this week? I struggle to remember where my ever-essential student ID is, so there’s no chance I could recall everything I have thrown out this week, or even everything I’ve thrown out today. …

Boston College Should Improve Course Registration Process on EagleApps
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Boston College Should Improve Course Registration Process on EagleApps

Boston College should improve its course registration process by increasing communication with professors and students and ensuring EagleApps is updated with accurate course information. Students and faculty both experience a great deal of uncertainty during registration week due to problems that can be fixed by providing more consistent and factual information.  Last spring, BC converted…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 15
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 15

Thumbs Up Aquaphor:  As the Boston College plague continues to rampage through dorms across campus one hero rises above: Aquaphor. After three consecutive weeks of runny noses, students have reached for tissues, toilet paper, and in a real pinch, paper towels, all of which result in dry skin and Rudolph-red noses. While Vaseline, Neosporin, and…

The Myth of Productivity
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The Myth of Productivity

Stop trying to be so productive. No, really. Focusing on productivity isn’t improving your life, it’s probably making it worse. Let me explain.  Growing up, we are told by parents and teachers not to “waste time.” We’re told to stop watching TV and “do something productive,” chastised for sleeping in, and constantly reminded that there…

The Pandemic is Helping Workers Recognize Their Power
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The Pandemic is Helping Workers Recognize Their Power

Across the United States, workers have been exercising their power and calling for strikes over wages and working conditions. So far in 2021, 176 strikes have been called, and October in particular has seen a flurry of labor activism, causing #Striketober to trend for weeks. More than 25,000 workers went on strike in October alone,…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 8
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 8

Thumbs Up Taking time for yourself: Boston College tends to attract type-A students, and this mentality seeps into the rest of the school’s culture. While this is one of the reasons BC is such a great school, it also means that there’s always something happening and there’s a pressure to be constantly in motion. As…

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