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The Electoral College

Teddy Carnes '17

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

As we elect Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, there is much speculation about the effectiveness and fairness of the system which elected him in the first place – the Electoral College. Despite Tr...

Why Living in Massachusetts Means You Should Vote Third Party

Deen Haleem '17, Contributor

November 14, 2016

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  Too many loud, largely uninformed voices in this election season have denounced voting for third-party candidates like Green Party nominee Jill Stein or Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson as unpatriotic and a waste...

“Yes on 2”: An Analysis

Tim Miklus '17, Contributor

November 3, 2016

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In this election, there is a ballot question which garners controversy and passionate arguments for both perspectives from the same party: Question 2. This question would, if approved, “let state education officials approve...

Is the Most Liberal State Really all that Liberal?

Gavin D’Souza '17, Contributor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions

This past June, I along with three other members of the B.C. High student body attended the Massachusetts Boys State conference. This week long event ran from June 11 to June 17, and was held on the campus of Stonehill College....

Where do Standardized Tests fit into College Applications?

Pete Lagrotteria '17, Contributor

October 28, 2016

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As seniors prepare to submit applications, and juniors begin their college process, both continue to stress about their standardized test scores. The element of an application that schools say “does not hold much weight,”...

Something You’ve Probably Never Considered

Trevor Wakefield '17, Contributor

October 25, 2016

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Morning mass, offered twice daily at 6:45 and 7:30 A.M., is one of B.C. High's hidden treasures.  For my first three years of high school, I never got into school early enough to go to mass, but now that I can drive myself, ...

Our Future Depends on It

Tim Irish '17, Contributor

October 25, 2016

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We live in a world where climate change is happening, but not enough is being done to stop it. There’s too much at stake to hide from the truth. The fossil fuels that have already polluted the atmosphere cannot be taken back;...

Artificial Essays

Teddy Carnes '17, Contributor

October 21, 2016

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I imagine that the worst part of being a college admissions counselor is reading one boring essay after another. Since I’ve spent the past month writing said boring essays, I can sympathize. I appreciate that admissions counselors...

What We Should Talk About

Jack Donahue '17, Contributor

October 14, 2016

Filed under Opinions

As I walk up the steps towards my 1800's antique red house, I hear my mother yell to my sister asking her to do a favor. I open the white screen door with a loud creek, that awakes my snoring father from a nap. I toss my brown...

Kaepernick’s Protest: A True Form of Patriotism

Nicholas Sommer ‘17, Contributor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Sports

  Much has been said the last few weeks after Colin Kepernick – the backup quarterback for the San Fransisco 49ers – decided to remain seated rather than stand for the national anthem during the second-to-last preseason...

The State of BC Football

Daniel Coates '17, Contributor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Sports

I'm fairly certain, whether you are a fan of collegiate sports or not, that most of you have heard of the recent failures of the Boston College football and basketball programs. Whether this be because we share the same name...

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