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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.

On the Boiling of One’s Blood as Art
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On the Boiling of One’s Blood as Art

The task is simple: 48 hours of rehearsal, 10 days left in production, four performances. It is tech week for the theatre department’s production of Dreadful. With a mixture of necessary hope and certainty, you know that it will be anything but. You begin—as with all great endeavors—with caffeine.

Finding Ourselves by Finding a Rival
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Finding Ourselves by Finding a Rival

Back in the middle of the 20th century, Boston College was intense rivals with nearby Catholic college Holy Cross. This worked well—not only were the two schools within an hour of each other, but they were similarly competitive in football and basketball. There was so much hype around the annual football game that BC wins were celebrated with a school-wide dance. Eventually, though, the rivalry faded.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Oct. 30
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Oct. 30

Thumbs Up: Normalize Trick-or-Treating in College  It seemed like this year, Halloween celebrations were a saving grace after a grueling week. While partying our hearts out was a great way to escape weekday stress, we think that vibes would be elevated if society accepted college students trick-or-treating as a typical Halloweekend event. It would be…

Coats, Sweaters, and Other Monsters that Lurk in the Dark
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Coats, Sweaters, and Other Monsters that Lurk in the Dark

I have a confession to make. There are monsters in my closet. No, not literal monsters—though that would certainly make for a more interesting story—but the kinds that everyone has. Things like misshapen bags on the floor, heavy jackets slouched onto hangers, and piles of shoes on the ground that, with the lights turned off, look like goblins, ghouls, and gremlins.

Boston College Should Partner with Local Governments to Install Off-Campus Emergency Blue Lights
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Boston College Should Partner with Local Governments to Install Off-Campus Emergency Blue Lights

Boston College should fulfill its responsibility to provide a safe living environment for its students by installing emergency blue lights around off-campus housing. Recent reports of attempted break-ins this year and increased reports of rape and stalking in 2021 demonstrate that BC must provide a security system for the hundreds of students that are not guaranteed four years of housing. 

In compliance with the Clery Act, BC’s recently released crime statistics show that reports of both rape and stalking increased in 2021.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Oct. 23
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Oct. 23

Thumbs Up: Teddy Bear Prescriptions Typical diagnoses for college students in the fall frequently include colds and allergies, but also include homesickness. Waves of nostalgia draw impacted students into daydreams of the home-grown cafes and landmark street signs that define our hometown lives. Our advice? Remedy the home-shaped hole in your heart by keeping mementos…

An Extrovert on Being Alone
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An Extrovert on Being Alone

For my entire life, I’ve been known as “the loud kid.” Definitely not the one to be quiet and always the one looking to chat. As annoying as my elementary school teachers found my trademark personality trait, I feel as though it has served me well. Thanks to my loose lips, I’ve made more connections, asked more questions, and learned more than if I had chosen a less outgoing path. My propensity for conversation, however, has led to one small issue: I can’t handle being alone.

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