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Fall In Love With Life

By: Adriana Mariella

These fleeting weeks, momentarily suspended between what was and what will be, are the time to worry about nothing and everything, to know that everything will fall into place as it’s meant to, to have no idea what’s next and to cry, and hug, and help each other be okay with that

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Love With Open Arms

By: Adriana Mariella

While I’m not going to try to argue that racism and sexism are easy problems to fix, I am going to argue that the thing holding us back from solving them is a lack of the kind of open-minded, open-armed love that we learned about in religion class and an inability to see past the fixed identities that we assign each other.

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More Than A Paycheck

By: Adriana Mariella

My major is useless. Or at least that’s what I’m told-“An English major isn’t practical,” or “There’s no money in journalism.” I’ve heard it a thousand times. And yet it hasn’t made me question my choice to study the thing that excites me and what I knew would make me happy, even if that meant I might end up making less money.

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Let’s Fight For A Cause

By: Adriana Mariella

If you’ve ever seen Mario Savio’s 1964 “put your bodies upon the gears” speech-a part of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at UC Berkeley in which he fearlessly urged his fellow students to take on a university that he saw as oppressive, tyrannical, and corrupt-then you know that you’ve probably never seen a display of conviction as passionate and as brazen as his at Boston College.

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Be A Boss And A Mom

By: Adriana Mariella

There is a dichotomy between the supposedly incompatible personas of “wife and mother” and “strong businesswoman,” not only because it is difficult to be both successfully, but also because our notions about femininity don’t permit a woman to be both. 

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A Hub of Kinship

By: Adriana Mariella

Boston has long been known as an Irish city. But, however much we identify it as such, we know that Boston is not really the homogenous place it’s marketed as-it’s home to an ever-changing, ethnically diverse population of non-Irish, but nonetheless true and proud Bostonians.

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COLUMN: Fluff Ruins Olympics

By: Adriana Mariella

The Olympics plays out for us a familiar American story about hard work paid off-it reminds us of everything that’s romantic about capitalism. We are constantly rooting for the unlikely victor, the one whose success seems worked for rather than effortless. The more meager the beginnings, the more delicious the victory.

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COLUMN: Show The Real You

By: Adriana Mariella

Having inhabited that attitude of false cynicism for four years, it seems that the problem is not always a lack of emotions, but a lack of ability to admit that we have them or that we’d like to have more relationships that include them. 

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