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Op-Ed

What’s In The Phrase?

By: Emma Vitale

St. Louis Park, Minn., is a pretty normal town. Affectionately called “SLP” or “Park” by its residents, it is a suburb of Minneapolis-about 10 to 20 minutes from downtown-but not the typical homogeneous “suburbia” often associated with suburbs.

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Op-Ed

Congress And ‘Cards’

By: Emma Vitale

Frank Underwood, of the Netflix hit-series House of Cards, is the kind of politician you hope doesn’t actually exist in the reality. He is ruthless, stopping at nothing-bribery, intimidation tactics, deception, and even murder-to get where he wants and what he wants.

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Op-Ed

Iran And The World Around You

By: Emma Vitale

If you’re unfamiliar with Iran’s recent history, the only thing you probably know about the nation is what has been in the news in the past few months-the supposed dangers of its nuclear program and the discussions about it. It’s unfortunate that this issue is what is characterizing knowledge and opinions of Iran, because there is so much more to the country than its pursuit of (allegedly peaceful) nuclear energy.

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Op-Ed

Reflections On Appa

By: Emma Vitale

I thought I was strong, that I could avoid it, that it wouldn’t affect me the way it has affected people in the past. But it hit me the moment I embarked on the 12-hour bus ride down to Virginia and has grown deeper every day-I’ve got the Appa high.

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Column

COLUMN: What Are You Leaving Behind?

By: Emma Vitale

My first year at Boston College spanned from August 2012 to May 2013, and it was quite the unforgettable year. Although I’m very happy that I have moved on from the Newton bus and have started to experience the perks of being an upperclassman, there are aspects of being a freshman that I’m sad to leave behind.

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COLUMN: Finding The Right Balance

By: Emma Vitale

Classes are in full swing with another semester’s worth of readings, exams, and papers. Clubs have started to pick up again, with the Spring Involvement Fair reminding you of all the opportunities you should be taking advantage of, making you question how you’re spending your time at Boston College. How can we begin to confront the “big” issues in the world when we can’t even confront the pressures of our own life on the Heights?

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