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Breathe Easy And Get A Houseplant
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Breathe Easy And Get A Houseplant

Earlier this semester, my roommates and I had to endure an unfortunate reality that has been all too familiar to Boston College students this year: quarantine. Per Massachusetts regulations, BC requires students who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate for a minimum of 10 days and those who come into close contact with someone who…

Transgressing Mental Health Stigma
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Transgressing Mental Health Stigma

Spring has always carried a sense of new beginnings for me, so I always look forward to it. My fondest memories of spring are not necessarily the big moments, though. It is the small changes that do not significantly alter my schedule or my habits that impact me most. The birds in the morning that…

The Break That Saved Us All
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The Break That Saved Us All

“I’m just so done, I want this semester to be over,” is a phrase that has been echoing across campus since March. It’s like it became the slogan of the first half of 2021 at Boston College—the constant cry for help that we are all “so done.” I think it’s safe to say that while…

In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go
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In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go

When Americans head to the polls in November of 2022 to cast their votes in the midterm elections, they will surely be pondering a wide range of issues: How did the Democratic Party, upon recently gaining control of the legislative and executive branches, help put food on the table during COVID-19? How did it work…

Ruby Vs Rubi: Stop The Madness
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Ruby Vs Rubi: Stop The Madness

I never thought this column would break a scandal—let alone resolve one—but today it will do both.  Steel yourself for some wholly insignificant, but wildly upsetting news. Are you sitting down? Are you ready?  No one—not The Heights, not your friends, not even your mother—knows how to properly abbreviate the name of Rubenstein Hall. Equally…

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…

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