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(From left to right: Chris Messenger (SURJ), Professor Tatiana Cruz, BC Senior Alex Kontopoulos, and Dr. Lyda Peters)
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Resistance Panel on Community Organizing for Racial Justice

Conversations on resistance in all shapes and forms is a fundamental part of education on social activism and understanding what’s happening in our country. It is the perfect time then for the Resistance Panel of Community Organizing, featuring four inspiring figures from the Boston College community and the Boston area, to […]

They Said “Go Back to China” and I Said No
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They Said “Go Back to China” and I Said No

 On April 3, 2017, the poster pictured to the left was found on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It specifically accused Chinese students of cheating, misrepresenting their skills, and “unethically” burping and farting. When I saw this news, I couldn’t even grasp my feelings towards this issue. I […]

Science Is a Liar Sometimes: Is Earth Flat?
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Science Is a Liar Sometimes: Is Earth Flat?

NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND—New Orleans faced more than spectacular dunks, barrages of three-pointers, and players’ underwhelming defense this latest NBA All-Star Weekend. Kyrie Irving, the starting point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, shook the (flat) Earth with his ground-breaking new theory: the Earth is flat. The former student athlete of the […]

The Three Definitely Real Stories You’ll Tell Your BC Friends About Spring Break
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The Three Definitely Real Stories You’ll Tell Your BC Friends About Spring Break

If you’re sitting at Mac with your homeboys while they’re telling you about all the crazy things they did over spring break and you realize your week consisted of three meals a day, Netflix, and sleep, you’ve clicked on the right article. For all of you who need a “so […]

Understanding RyanCare’s (The American Healthcare Act’s) Intricacies
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Understanding RyanCare’s (The American Healthcare Act’s) Intricacies

The center of the domestic policy conversation in the U.S. has been centered on one piece of legislation lately – The American Healthcare Act, or as some (like I) prefer to call it – RyanCare. The GOP’s first full attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) is […]

Stand-Up Comedy’s Growing Role in Addressing Mental Health: Bo Burnham and Neal Brennan
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Stand-Up Comedy’s Growing Role in Addressing Mental Health: Bo Burnham and Neal Brennan

There has always seemed to be a looming stereotype of comedians. While funny and lively on stage, they live a life shadowed by depression. It appears that comedians hold two personas: one for their shows, and one for real life. They manage to put on a happy face for the […]