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Losing My Religion

By: Stephen Sikora

While I had doubts about the existence of God before entering college, I considered myself a Christian and checked off the Protestant Methodist box on my application. Still, I had some apprehension in attending Boston College-a religious, Jesuit, Catholic institution. So, it came much to my surprise that nearly as soon as I stepped on campus, my faith in Christianity and God started to wane.

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Why Do Investment Banking?

Many students jump right into finance jobs, such as those with investment banks, without stopping to consider the social use of their jobs and their own personal satisfaction. Before juniors and seniors commit to 80-plus hour work weeks, they should step back and ask a few questions of themselves. […]

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Live In NYC At Least Once

By: Mary Kate Nolan

While most Boston College students choose to take internships in Boston, many want a change of scenery and move to America’s most famous metropolis, just four hours south. Although New York City may be intimidating, it is my belief that every American should live in the city for some portion of his or her life.

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Watching Us Watch ’12 Years A Slave’

By: Nate Fisher

Steve McQueen leapt up and down like a punk rocker when he won Best Picture. “I hate that guy,” I said. And so another awards season came and went. It was a foregone conclusion, really. Prettified movies about “important” subjects are eternal shoo-ins for Academy Awards.

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The Reasons For Service

By: Patrick Angiolillo

With everyone returning to campus from Spring Break, I have already gotten word of the many service trips BC students went on during the break. Volunteering today has, however, become just a part of what many people do to get into college, to put on a resume, or to stand out as an applicant to a program or for an award. This attitude is deeply problematic. 

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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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