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Rethinking Mental Health In The Armed Forces

By: Jaclyn Susskind

For the third time since 2009, the U.S. has witnessed yet another horrific shooting at a military base. The media is swarming with reports addressing the unfortunately familiar, yet sensitive, topic of gun control in the U.S. At the same time, many target and blame the influence Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may have had in Lopez’s rampage, and, therefore, they simultaneously question the role PTSD plays in the lives of other war veterans.

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Tanking In The NBA

By: Stephen Sikora

The beginning of April is one of the best times of the year to be a sports fan. Yet, there is one tradition each April that the NBA alone adds-teams jockeying for a better draft lottery position by losing. And losing. And losing some more. 

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The Problems With #BC2018

By: Victoria Mariconti

This topic has already been addressed, so for the sake of originality, I have to ask: what remains that is worth saying or repeating? Only that you endorsed underage drinking on this campus for the mere sake of cultivating an attractive social media presence. For those of you just tuning in, this is regarding the “Welcome #BC2018″ video that was released to greet the accepted students of the incoming class.

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A Different Kind Of Core

By: Kimberly Crowley

As an education dork fascinated by policy issues, I recently spent a lot of time reading about the Common Core. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Common Core is a set of academic standards and learning goals that outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. What motivated me to write this column was my shock at turning on my computer the morning Indiana dropped out and realizing “Common Core” was trending on Facebook.

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The Devil Filed Into Conte

By: Nate Fisher

Three young men sit in the stands watching a hockey game. For the two seniors, it’s their final game at Conte-the last of many. Their conversation is resigned and detached-Boston College goes on to lose this game and faint worry is only just starting to set in. Mostly, the three young men make big pronouncements, each pronouncement anchored in the 20/20 hindsight of old age. They’re seated pretty high up.

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