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A Timeless Argument: We Tell Time Poorly
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A Timeless Argument: We Tell Time Poorly

VANDERSLICE HALL—At approximately 1:45 pm last Thursday, an unnamed student (shocker, it’s me) called University Health Services to set up an appointment. With a strained voice and rampaging fever, the student ran into conversational roadblock when arranging the time of the appointment. The objective asshole…sorry, receptionist, on the line asked […]

(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 […]

Three killed in LGBTQ arrests in Chechnya
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Three killed in LGBTQ arrests in Chechnya

Over the weekend, over one hundred LGBTQ people in the Russian state of Chechnya were arrested and imprisoned after the Chechen government imposed a crackdown on homosexuality. According to the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, an additional three people were killed in the raids. The response across the globe, particularly […]

The World’s First Human Head Transplant: ​Fountain of Youth or Scientific Abuse?
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The World’s First Human Head Transplant: ​Fountain of Youth or Scientific Abuse?

This upcoming December, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero plans to achieve the impossible. The doctor recently revealed plans to undertake a feat so dangerous and unpredictable that it has never been attempted before in the history of mankind. Canavero will pioneer the world’s first ever human head transplant, an extensive 36 hour […]

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 […]