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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,”... Read more »

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, ... Read more »

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;... Read more »

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... Read more »

What We Should Talk About

Jack Donahue '17, Contributor

October 14, 2016

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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... Read more »

Kaepernick’s Protest: A True Form of Patriotism

Nicholas Sommer ‘17, Contributor

October 5, 2016

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  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... Read more »

The State of BC Football

Daniel Coates '17, Contributor

October 5, 2016

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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... Read more »

Andrew Jackson vs. Harriet Tubman

Dattu Kalluri '18, Contributor

June 7, 2016

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On April 20, the Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, announced that Andrew Jackson would be demoted to the back of the twenty dollar bill in favor of Harriet Tubman. Ironically, Andrew Jackson was a former slave owner while... Read more »

Get Some Sleep

Alex Brown, Contributor

May 3, 2016

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While applying to BC High, you probably attended several orientations, open houses and other admissions events. Admissions officers, faculty and current students told you about everything that an incoming students would want... Read more »

Why Senior Assassin needs to come back?

William O'Carroll '16, Contributor

March 15, 2016

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As you all have already heard, the administration has made it clear that Senior Assassin cannot take place on B.C. High grounds. Their argument, a pretty serious one, is that the water guns used by the students puts B.C. High... Read more »

Trump is (Almost Always) Wrong

Charles Hajjar '16, Contributor

March 15, 2016

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Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks and frequent hate speech make even the most conservative voters cringe. As a more progressive person trying to decide which Democratic candidate to support, peeking into the “Make America... Read more »

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