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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 13
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 13

Thumbs Up: Class Friends Not all friendships are one-size-fits-all. And, certainly, not all friendships have to be your ride-or-die. We count on certain people for the different experiences of life—from our most understanding confidants to partners-in-crime who hype us up to feel like the life of the party, a chill class friend is just as…

A BC Student’s ‘Midnights’ Mayhem
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A BC Student’s ‘Midnights’ Mayhem

Picture this: It’s Tuesday morning, and you’re anticipating Taylor Swift’s Good Morning America announcement. You, and the rest of Taylor Nation, are predicting a tour announcement, but you can’t be too confident. Many times over you have let Taylor Swift and her reputation for cryptic messaging get to your head, leading you to believe things like album releases and re-recordings are imminent. But this time, things are different. Taylor Swift gets on national television, announces her first stadium tour in five years, and suddenly, all of your wildest dreams have come true! But just like with any dream, you eventually wake up and are forced to face a less than picture-perfect reality. 

Boston College Should Equalize Student Pick Times to Guarantee Quality Course Selection for Undergraduates
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Boston College Should Equalize Student Pick Times to Guarantee Quality Course Selection for Undergraduates

Boston College should equally distribute course registration appointment times among BC students in order to ensure that each student gets a fair opportunity to register for their desired courses. The current random assignment system means that “unlucky” students who consistently receive late pick times may be held back during registration, preventing them from fulfilling key…

Happiness, Sadness, and Sugar in Between
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Happiness, Sadness, and Sugar in Between

While my sleeves are patched with my heart all over, my skin is tough from needles and bruises. And as hard as I try, I can’t fake a convincing smile, but I can stare down glaring red alerts, warning that my life is in danger. I am sensitive. I feel my emotions hard and tend to express them even harder. I’ve sobbed while eating “chicken and two sides” in Mac, and I’ve uncontrollably laughed to myself on the treadmill in the Plex. 

We shouldn’t praise copycat media!
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We shouldn’t praise copycat media!

As soon as we stepped out of the theater after Don’t Worry Darling, my friends smiled and nodded as they expressed that they really liked the movie, while I was pissed off and ready to rant. I may or may not have raised my voice in the women’s bathroom an inappropriate amount, but I am here to talk about why I am so cynical about a lot of new media coming out. Our standards are too low when it comes to movies and TV shows, and we don’t care that they might be extremely derivative or downright unnecessary. 

Did we forget about Jan. 6?
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Did we forget about Jan. 6?

We are only a few weeks away from the midterm elections, and many organizations like Politico and 538 are predicting the House will go to the GOP with the Senate being a toss-up. It would not be surprising for the party in the White House to lose seats in the midterm elections—that is, if it weren’t for the opposing party’s attempted insurrection against the peaceful transfer of power. And by the opposing party, I do mean the GOP as a whole. The events of spring and summer 2022 have shown that—far from denouncing and removing themselves from the insurrectionist and its movement—the GOP has instead entrenched itself in insurrection apologetics.

Sleeping Beauty Did Not Watch TikTok Before Bed
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Sleeping Beauty Did Not Watch TikTok Before Bed

My alone time, like many other Boston College students, comes at the end of an academically rigorous day. I lay down in my bed and then scroll through whatever social media I need to catch up on for the day or watch a mindless show to wind myself down. After my social media hunger is satiated, I set my alarm, put my phone on my desk, and cuddle up under my covers to get ready for a good night’s rest. And then the curse begins.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 6
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 6

Thumbs Up: Google Calendar If we had a dollar for every time Google Calendar saved us from a missed due date or forgotten appointment, we might actually have the funds to afford sushi at CoRo. The beloved workspace tool is simple—and definitely not underground—but November chaos grants appreciation for the simple things that make our…

Ending Burnout: The Power of the Two-Week Plan
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Ending Burnout: The Power of the Two-Week Plan

Picture this: you spend your whole week leading up to this moment, the one where you finally have a homework-free weekend. Everything sounds good, in theory. I mean, you finished all your weekly quizzes, submitted that one terrible essay a few minutes before midnight, and now find yourself anticipating an amazing Saturday—the one where you are free from the week’s burdens and everything it encompasses. Now, waking up that Saturday morning and realizing you can spend it doing whatever you want. You feel absolute happiness. This, however, could not be further from the truth. 

2022 Midterms: Predicting the seven most competitive Senate races this November
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2022 Midterms: Predicting the seven most competitive Senate races this November

With just days to go until the 2022 midterm elections, races across the country are heating up in this final stretch of the campaign. As Democrats seek to hold both chambers of Congress, Republicans are eager to flip both the Senate and House of Representatives to stall President Joe Biden’s agenda and hand the Speaker’s gavel to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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