Like many Boston College seniors hoping to take full advantage of their remaining days on the Heights, Kristen Donnelly said she and her friends have a bucket list to tackle before graduation. This bucket list, Donnelly explained, is particularly important to her because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from doing many of the activities and…
The Sophomore Condition
People change. That’s a big part of what college is for: self-development and personality exploration. These are the years we decide who we want to be, and more practically, who we are going to be.
The Importance of Adopting a Hobby
“When all you think about is training and studying, eventually you’re going to snap.”
The Benefit of Imitating Our Idols
“When we neglect the possibility of drawing inspiration from the personas and atmospheres that precede us, we refuse to acknowledge the splendor of any life before ours.”
Remembering to Spend Time Alone
“Through my experience, I have learned that alone time can serve as an effective tool to handle immediate instances of stress or anxiety.”
Making Appa More Than a Trip
“I urge everyone who has been on an Appa trip or is going for the first time this Spring Break to not return self-satisfied.”
So What’s Your Story?
After a year as Assistant Features Editor, Kayla Fernando is still learning the ropes—and that’s not a bad thing.
Master of None: Reaping the Benefits of Conscious Disengagement
The same question presented itself dozens of times. Everyone asked it. Professors, roommates, and, yes, even my parents: “What are your plans for senior year?” I contemplated this question again as I began to write my first column for The Heights in the Chocolate Bar early one morning. Dozens of thoughts rushed through my mind…
Before the Last Year at BC, a Reflection on Roads Not Taken
It’s a personal choice, and different for each individual, but I am confident at this point in the semester in my decision to stay at BC. I think about the new relationships I’ve formed. I think about the fear, sadness, anxiety, and pain that I’ve learned to overcome on my own.
Retreat Yourself: Examining BC’s Reflective Culture
Retreats are an intricate part of BC culture—but what happens when their ‘high’ fades away?