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The Best Advice I Never Took
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The Best Advice I Never Took

A few weeks before moving into college, one of my best friends’ mom gave me a piece of advice that I still kick myself for ignoring: “You should delete social media for a few months, just until you get adjusted to college. Knowing what everyone else is doing can really hurt.”   My friend’s mom, a…

Keeping The Flame Alive
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Keeping The Flame Alive

Dance has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have been dancing since the age of six, so naturally, when I arrived at Boston College I hoped that dance would be a part of my college career. I tried out for Fuego del Corazon, and was so excited…

You Wouldn’t Get It, It’s Really Underground
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You Wouldn’t Get It, It’s Really Underground

The week of March 8 came as a godsend to Boston College students. The sun was shining and temperatures were high during one of the many dreaded midterm weeks. Students flocked outside, filling the quads and outdoor spaces to revel in an anomaly: a week above fifty degrees in Boston in mid-March. My mental health…

Managing Optimism and Expectations
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Managing Optimism and Expectations

Like all college students looking to become the best version of themselves, I practice the sacred ritual of checking the news every morning before getting out of bed. It’s a calming ritual, and one I’ve perfected by this point in the year. I log onto my email, read the New York Times Morning Briefing, and…

Women’s History Month As A Crossroad For Justice
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Women’s History Month As A Crossroad For Justice

March is a highly anticipated month in my family. The first of March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and Mărțișor (Mer-tsee-shore) in Romania (and Moldova!). On March 1, people receive and give mărțișoare (mer-tsee-shu-ar-eh), a broach to be worn until the end of the month as a celebration of the upcoming spring. Closely…

Why Salt is Not the Solution
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Why Salt is Not the Solution

If you happen to rely on a groundhog for your forecast, you may have been dismayed to hear Punxsutawney Phil’s assertion on Groundhog Day that we had six more weeks of winter ahead. Regardless of how much credence you place in a groundhog’s predictions (I personally trust him for all my news), February definitely proved…

Eel Sex And Other Unanswered Questions
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Eel Sex And Other Unanswered Questions

No one knows how eels have sex.  Actually, let me be a little more specific. No one knows how European eels (also known as Anguilla anguilla) have sex.  I don’t remember where or when I first learned about this—probably from some pretentious podcast or something—but I think about it semi-frequently. I’m bored riding the Comm….

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