No Picture
Op-Ed

Received Wisdom

By: Nate Fisher

This column is a conversation with Old Nate, a continuation of my first piece about the recent changes made to the Boston College campus and the messages those changes send. Stokes Hall is the most high-profile of these changes. Everyone and his or her mother loves it, with its overwhelming eager-to-please-ness. But hey, this country was founded on the sweeping rejection of received wisdom, so with that in mind, here’s another take.

[…]

No Picture
Op-Ed

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.

[…]

No Picture
Op-Ed

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.

[…]

No Picture
Op-Ed

COLUMN: Introduction To Politics

By: Nate Fisher

Piles of fliers are being dragged down hallways around Lower Campus, and heaved into trash rooms engorged on this wasted paper. And the knocking, the I-swear-to-God if-it’s-another-one-of-them, the knocking quite literally hits home. UGBC election season is back.

[…]

No Picture
Op-Ed

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.

[…]