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The Resurrection of the Bibliophile
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The Resurrection of the Bibliophile

“Are you a bibliophile?”  She asked the question like it was an insult.  I was sitting on the chipping blue bench—tucking my obligatory Catholic school plaid skirt under my legs to avoid splinters—with my copy of Harry Potter nestled securely under my arm.  After letting me sit in awkward silence for a moment too long,…

Music in the In-Betweens
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Music in the In-Betweens

The concept of being “in between” has always fascinated me.  One of my long-time favorite music albums is called Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair by La Dispute, drawing on the Chinese folktale “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl.” Despite the original story being written in Chinese, the language of…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 1
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Nov. 1

Thumbs Up Jazz in the Background: Midterm weeks pitch a wicked curveball to the Spotify algorithm. Unfortunately, when it’s crunch time, “INDUSTRY BABY” simply won’t cut it. Many claim that classical music is the way to go, but it cannot replicate the improvisation of gentle and upbeat instrumentals that jazz captures.  Dressing up for Halloween:…

College Dating: Should We Lower Our Expectations?
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College Dating: Should We Lower Our Expectations?

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through TikTok—as I do far too often—and came across an old Bo Burnham skit. In the video, accurately titled “Lower Your Expectations,” Burnham mischievously serenades the audience from behind a keyboard, opening with the lines “You want a guy that’s sweet, a guy that’s tough / A feminist…

We Are Way Too Polarized
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We Are Way Too Polarized

I think everyone can agree with me that all extremes are bad: too much sugar, too much salt, eating too much, not eating enough, drinking too much water, or not drinking enough water. This concept, however, does not apply solely to the nutritional aspects of our lives. Just like we need to balance our diets,…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Oct. 25
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of Oct. 25

Thumbs Up Commencement Weekend:  Last weekend, campus was brimming with the same excitement that floated in the air on Family Weekend. Reunion Weekend tapped into the unity and camaraderie that hold the Boston College community together. Even sweeter was being able to see Class of 2020 graduates finally get the graduation pictures, champagne, and commencement…

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