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Winter 2007 Issue


An Email
by Veronica Wong
“Let’s go after all the Muslim men between the ages of seventeen and forty!” That is the sole message of an e-mail that I recently received from my aunt, Jennifer Matthews. A message that made my insides turn with anger and tears well up in my eyes at the racist remarks made by such a close relative of mine.

Commander of the Wind
by Kari Hulley
There was a time in my life when I could control the wind. I remember eagerly throwing on my coat and running into the crisp autumn afternoons. The trees were waterfalls of orange and red against the pale blue sky. I remember how the trees seemed so big, bigger than the skyscrapers I had seen in New York. But their gigantic size didn’t matter because I held power over them.


by Victoria Havlicek
I step off the Boston College shuttle onto the pavement. My hands are poised on the straps of my black North Face backpack. I am dressed just like every other student on the bus in jeans and an oversized sweatshirt with the name my college centered in gold and maroon letters.

Media Analysis

Media Analysis: The Real Reason Parodies Are Funny
by Emily Walton
Our society today is often far too involved with appearing “politically correct” in response to our rapidly diversifying demographics and multicultural population. However, despite this overwhelming attempt not to offend the myriad of groups within our population, the stereotyping and profiling that still occurs is stunning.


Textual Analysis

The Instigators of Revolution in Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities
by Daniel Lee
The French Revolution, like the American Revolution, was caused by many factors, a major one being the ruling body and the elite failing to meet the needs of the people. In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens focuses on how problems for the French peasantry intensified to the extent that revolution breaks out in 1783 with the storming of the Bastille.


Mediocre Media
by Megan Hanel
Do you know where Reese Witherspoon bought her daughter’s rain boots? Do you know which restaurant is the trendiest restaurant in New York City? If you turn on any T.V. station, open any newspaper or magazine, log on to the internet or even listen to the radio, chances are you know these answers.

Descriptive Essay

by Danielle Chung
When my schedule is all written out, it looks as though I have plenty of time to do everything I need to do in one day. There’s no need to stress out about having enough time to study for that impossible Bio Test or to dread writing that creative piece for First Year Writing. It’s all planned, all set. I must have heard over a thousand times, each time said as if it was the most original piece of advice, "College is all about time management!"

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