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COLUMN: In Defense Of Concrete

By: Nate Fisher

Our time at Boston College is defined by construction projects-Stokes Hall, St. Mary’s, Shea Field, and many others. This column is about design, in particular why the current designs of O’Neill Plaza and the Quad demand more scrutiny than they’ve had up to this point.

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COLUMN: Now Fear This!

By: Patrick Angiolillo

I have a policy about spiders. Some might disagree with me. PETA would probably be outraged-guessing by their reaction to the president killing a fly some time ago. Others, though, might concur. My policy runs thus: All spiders, by virtue of their being, ought not to be. 

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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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The Language Of Discourse

By: Ben Olcott

Discourse, and this is my Clark Kentish definition, is the set of and interplay between words and tones in specific contexts. Discourses provide texture to fundamental social structures for better or for worse. 

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An Eye For An Eye?

By: Jaclyn Susskind

By the end of this month, Attorney General Eric Holder will make his final decision whether to seek the death penealty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, responsible for the April bombing in Boston. And so, the question of justice is brought in. Would the death penalty provide the people of Boston and America a sense of fair play?

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The Paradox Of Pressing Pause

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Committed at the most clandestine hours of the night with only the individual and his or her computer as witnesses, you know those who have done it and you’re probably one of them, too-let’s talk about procrastination. Procrastination is a little difficult to talk about, not only because of how personally it affects people, but also because of how much of a paradox it is.

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