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Are snow days dead?

Are snow days dead?
They should not end with the introduction of online school
January 15, 2021
Snow days might become non-existent to future generations as remote learning becomes a norm for schools all across the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this newfound way of teaching, schools can now continue classes online during big snowstorms instead of canceling classes as they did before. 

A snapshot of the life of a Boston medical student during the COVID-19 pandemic

(Janhavee Deshpande)
Suffolk County has over 55,000 COVID-19 cases to date
January 8, 2021
Suffolk County has experienced 57,742 cases with upwards of 500 new cases every day. The rise in cases has put heavy pressure on healthcare professionals to treat COVID-19 patients faster and more effectively. Alongside healthcare professionals, roughly 700 medical students at Boston University have been struggling to continue their training during the pandemic.  

Nietzsche and teenage angst

Nietzsche and teenage angst
December 29, 2020
In Friedrich Nietzsche’s magnum opus, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he says that our life takes place in three stages: the camel, the lion, and the child. The camel is the initial stage where one begins their quest that is life. The stage of the camel can be considered the most arduous one, where one will experience the most physical and mental stress, a time where we may want an easier path to fulfilling our existence. 

Saving yourself for the vaccine

Saving yourself for the vaccine
Hook-up culture takes a hit after the pandemic causes young adults to limit social interaction
December 9, 2020
Estridge has seen more of the university hook-up life than most people. Being an ex-sorority sister, she is not shy about the horror stories from her friends. But lately, she and her friends are all committed to occasional celibacy in order to stay healthy. 

Yungblud debuts “Weird”

Photo credit: Tom Pallant
The British revolutionary talks new album, fans and his global digital tour
December 4, 2020
"It’s about if I can f****** get people from all walks of life who never thought they would be together, together then my job is done.” 

Folk drains game-winning field goal at the buzzer to keep Patriots’ playoff hopes alive

PC: Elise Amendola
James White finished with two rushing touchdowns, while Adam Butler recorded a sack, five tackles and assisted an interception
November 30, 2020
James White finished with two rushing touchdowns, while Adam Butler recorded a sack, five tackles and assisted an interception.

Harry Styles ‘dressed’ to impress on the cover of Vogue

Photo credit: Sony Music
Dressed is in quotations because, yes, he wore a dress. 
November 30, 2020
Our age-old societal norm that every person must strictly subscribe to one or the other is unnecessarily destructive and restrictive. There’s a great deal more to worry about in this world than men who might enjoy a dress. 

My first virtual funeral

My first virtual funeral
November 26, 2020
Matt Languedoc discusses the struggles and benefits of virtual funeral services when COVID-19 has made family gatherings nearly impossible.

Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election

Trump encourages supporters to refuse to concede the election
Violence ignites in Washington D.C as protestors clash
November 25, 2020
President Trump's refusal to debrief the President-elect has put countless lives at risk as the nation faces unprecedented challenges. Although it is the end of the controversial Trump Presidency, he’s making sure to leave his mark one last time.

Goons Talk Tunes: Maggie Rogers, LANY and holiday tracks

Goons Talk Tunes: Maggie Rogers, LANY and holiday tracks
November 23, 2020
Tune in for Nick and Emma's favorite tracks from 2020.

Patriots’ playoff hopes diminish as they fall to 4-6

PC: New England Patriots
Rex Burkhead fears to have torn ACL in loss to Houston Texans
November 23, 2020
With the loss, the Patriots now fall to 4-6 on the season, and their playoff hopes are fading fast. The Dolphins are on a five game win streak, and the Bills are sitting pretty atop the AFC East with a 7-3 record and a bye this week to rest up.

The Zoo Report: Things to do during winter break

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
November 20, 2020
Tune in to hear the girls argue over which celebrities they would choose to spend the holidays with.
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