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Spring – For all of you who have not been paying attention, we at TU/TD really like to complain about the cold, the snow, the ice, and generally anything under 50 degrees. Hailing from a much warmer place in the U.S. than the frigid Chestnut Hill, Mass., we have struggled through this very long and difficult winter. So, for those of you who have not been crossing off days on the calendar and keeping a countdown until the first day of spring (we aren’t saying that we have, but we aren’t saying that we haven’t, either), let it be known that today is indeed the first day of spring, the veritable vernal equinox. Now we are just waiting for the weather to get the message.

<strong>Donahue's Departure</strong> - Now, we are not claiming to be experts-or even remotely knowledgeable-about basketball, coaching, college athletics, or sports in general. We do, however, know a horrible record when we see one and, looking at Donahue's career at Boston College, we see more than one. His departure has been a long time coming. Now, Bates is faced with the uneviable task of finding a replacement coach. On the bright side, he would have to work very hard to do worse than what we have now.

<strong>Google Watch</strong> - In many ways, Google is like Apple-their designers and engineers are holed up in the mystical palaces of Silicon Valley that are their corporate headquarters, designing the next product that no one yet knows is what they have always wanted. This time, it's the smart watch. In the past year, Google has been working on an Android-powered watch with several hardware companies and hopes to launch it in the near future. It is quite likely that Apple is not far behind on a project of their own, perhaps the <span data-scayt_word="iWatch" data-scaytid="1">iWatch</span>.</p><h4 style="padding:5px;">   Thumbs Down</h4><p> <strong>The Housing Lottery</strong> - It's housing selection at BC this week and next, so this is the obligatory Thumbs Down to the selection process, ResLife, and all the drama that it causes. There's nothing new to say about it, so we are going to leave it at that.

Laptop Stickers – Some people like to decorate their laptops tastefully with a well-placed sticker that expresses their support in a cause or otherwise adds to the aesthetics of the laptop. Other people cover every square inch of available space on their laptops with the enthusiasm of a freshman guy who gets into a Mod for the first time. While we don’t personally like anything to ruin the beauty and aesthetic of the natural curves and clean lines of a laptop, we can understand putting a sticker on a laptop, but absolutely cannot get behind all of those people who cover their laptops with distracting stickers.

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