Columns

Validating the "Friday Scaries"

For me, Friday doesn’t signal the release from the doldrums of the week. Rather, it signals a fresh wave of anxiety about what my plans are for the weekend. My “Friday Scaries”...


Columns

We need to pay attention to first responders' mental health

In the wake of incomprehensible tragedy and loss, we mourn. We mourn for the loss of a young life, for their loved ones and for the community. The grievous loss of Joao...


Columns

Stop shaming students who don't yet have post-graduation plans

One of the most common questions that my friends and I are asked as seniors is “What are your plans after graduation?” For some of us, the answer is clearer than it...


Columns

Why we need to save the bees

Bees. More than a humorous Cards Against Humanity card, more than a signal for the welcoming of springtime and absolutely more than an unwanted pest. They’re incredibly complex, intelligent insects. Known best...


Columns

Music festivals shouldn't be a breeding ground for sexual assault

I know I sound like “that person,” but I love a good music festival. When I bought my Saturday ticket for The Governors Ball Festival on Randall’s Island, I let myself get...


Columns

Elderly people aren't just here for our entertainment

One hundred and ten-year-old Flossie Dickey had endured two world wars, the Great Depression and Kid Rock, but nothing would be worse than the inhumanity she suffered at the hands of “Good...


Columns

We can't discuss drugs without discussing race

Drugs and their use have long been contentious topics in the United States. The national conversation about drugs is multifaceted and diverse. One of the problems that needs to be addressed is...


Columns

BU should address the needs of students with food allergies

Allergies are a nuisance for everyone, whether it be for allergy sufferers themselves or their peers. We can probably all remember the “peanut-free zone” at school and not being allowed to bring...


Columns

The problem with respectability politics

Though the left and right, Democrats and Republicans alike, choose to believe they are vastly different from one another, one problem comes up across the political spectrum: the use of respectability politics....


Columns

Services for Students with Disabilities must do more to accommodate students with disabilities

Some of you may be familiar with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, which provides students with disabilities with the accommodations that will help them to learn as effectively as...