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Happy Easter from the HC BC Team!

4/20/2014

Happy Easter! The HC BC team is celebrating by sharing some of our favorite throwback Easter pictures. Let's just say that we all loved ridiculous Easter dresses, scary Easter bunnies, and of course spending time with our fabulous families. What are your favorite Easter memories?

Happy Birthday Shannon!

4/16/2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HC BC STAFFER SHANNON CAPOZZOLA!

We hope you enjoy your special day and live it up the best you can on a Wednesday!

If you see Shannon around campus, be sure to wish her a happy birthday!

 

Fashion Feature: Color Me Warm!

4/13/2014

Name: Anne Flick

Class Year: A&S, Class of 2016

"It's still a little chilly out, so I wore a vest and scarf over this sweater to add some color and warmth!"

Are you BC's budding fashionista that has yet to be discovered? Do you know someone on campus with amazing style? Send us a pic and you (or someone you know) might just be featured on our Style Blog! All submissions can be sent to kelseydamassa@hercampus.com. Be sure to include the person's name, class year, major, and a quote about their style.

 

Embracing Change: 5 Reasons Why Change is Good

4/13/2014

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” The wise words of Deepak Chopra prove to be comforting during the uncertainty that lies ahead for many BC seniors. Schoolwork is picking up, and we all want to graduate with decent GPAs. And let’s not even talk about what the future holds - those post-graduate plans are an entirely different story. But while all of this craziness is taking place, it is our last chance to be together as the Class of 2014. So, yes, chaos does seem to be what we are all facing. But with only a month left on the Heights (sorry to be a downer guys…), now is the time to embrace the chaos.

You probably think I’m crazy. Why would anyone want to embrace chaos? The word “chaos” alone sounds miserable and way too stressful. Well, it is stressful and it might even bring misery. However, that is the only way to grow… through change. It is going to be uncomfortable and unsettling, but we will all be experiencing the same feelings.

Upon graduating on May 19th, I will be packing up my bags and moving to Los Angeles. While I have family in Northern California, I will know absolutely no one in Southern California. I am starting graduate school at USC and will be thrown into a routine that is sure to be complete and utter chaos. Yet, as Andre Gide said, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Boston College has been my shore and while it will be difficult to say goodbye, it is time to discover what else the world has to offer.

Fashion Feature: Let’s Go to Nantucket!

4/12/2014

Names (from left to right): Alyssa Rizzini, Nina Tehranian, Katherine Valentino

Class Year: 2015

Majors (from left to right): Biology/Sociology, Finance/Marketing, English

"We love theme parties and we tend to get really into them. This one was a Nantucket theme!" 

Are you BC's budding fashionista that has yet to be discovered? Do you know someone on campus with amazing style? Send us a pic and you (or someone you know) might just be featured on our Style Blog! All submissions can be sent to kelseydamassa@hercampus.com. Be sure to include the person's name, class year, major, and a quote about their style.

 

Innovate Possible!

4/12/2014

We usually tend to ignore our rival school located just down Commonwealth Avenue, but the truth is that they are doing some pretty awesome things. Morgan Perry, a member of Her Campus BU, reached out to us about an inner-collegiate competition being held at BU in a couple of weeks.

The competition, called “Innovate Possible,” is the first ever intercollegiate challenge inviting students from Boston-area schools to work together towards a common goal. Sponsored by AT&T, it is a fantastic opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with some of the brightest students in the Boston area. Not to mention, it is a great networking event as industry professionals, local startups, and college professors will all be in attendance.

At this point, you are probably wondering what the competition consists of. Well, during the challenge portion of the event, students will be presented with a social problem facing today’s society. Teams of four will work together to create a viable solution using real and/or imagined technologies. The teams will then present their plan to a panel of judges. The judges score each team on the following factors:

Innovation Creativity Use of technology Utility/feasibility Pitch skills

Once the challenge portion comes to an end, the winning team will be announced and awarded the grand prize of four tablets! Students will also be invited to join the judges, industry professionals and business representatives for a networking and career opportunity session.

Feliz Cumpleaños Gabby!

4/9/2014

What better way to spend a birthday than studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain!?!

While we definitely miss our fabulous HC BC staffer, Gabby Alleyne, we hope she has a fabulous time celebrating her birthday abroad! 

Gabby - indulge in some churros y chocolate for us!

Photo Source:

Gabby Alleyne

Cross-Ocean Interview: British Music

4/8/2014

It’s been awhile since we touched base with our sister chapter across the pond. Sam and Sheetal, the girls of Her Campus Nottingham, are back in action to answer our questions about British music. You never know, you might just discover your favorite new artist after reading through the interview!

1. Who are your favorite British singers and/or bands?

Sheetal: I’m really loving Bastille at the moment!

2. What are your thoughts on One Direction? What about The Spice Girls?

Sam: I love the Spice Girls! I had their official album when I was little and I treasured it - it’s all falling apart now because it went everywhere with me! I dressed up as Geri Halliwell for a fancy-dress bar crawl this year! I’m indifferent to One Direction. Some of their songs are quite good and we have a really cheesy nightclub in Nottingham that plays One Direction and everyone goes crazy! I don’t like how people obsess over them though - I’m definitely not one of their adoring fans!

Sheetal: I agree. I had The Spice Girls’ album on cassette tape and the poster and everything! Wouldn’t say I had a problem with One Direction so much, but their fans… wow.

3. What is the best concert you have ever attended in England?

Sam: I’ve actually mostly seen American artists in big arenas like the 02 in London. Rihanna and Lady Gaga were probably the two that most stood out! I also saw Ed Sheeran when he did a small gig at a venue in my hometown. It was so good because it was really personal as the room was small and there were probably only about 100 people there.

Where Are They Now? Caitlin Mann

4/2/2014

A new month means a new HC BC alum featured as our Campus Celebrity. We took some time to chat with Caitlin Mann, a former HC BC Campus Correspondent and BC class of 2013 alum. It has been almost a year since she handed over the HC BC reins and embarked on her post-graduation journey. Let’s see what she has been up to and what she misses the most about life on the Heights.

The BC Days

1. What were you involved in at BC?

While I was at BC, I was part of the BC Irish Dance team, on the Honors Program Student Council, and worked at O’Neill Library. But my favorite activity was being a part of the HC BC team, of course!

2. What was your role with HC BC?

I joined the HC BC team during my sophomore year, pretty soon after the organization started. As a sophomore, I was a writer. After writing for a year, I became Publicity Director/Co-President, then spent my last semester at BC as Editor-in-Chief.

3. What was your proudest accomplishment at BC?

That’s difficult… As cheesy as this sounds, my proudest accomplishment was managing to balance all of the things I took on during my career at BC.  Somehow, I was miraculously able to balance working 15-20 hours a week with competitively dancing, HC BC duties, my classes, having a social life, and having fun.  It definitely prepared me for real life.

4. What do you miss the most about BC?

Fashion Feature: Ready for Cinderella

4/1/2014

Name: Shannon Louie

Class Year: 2015

Major: Chemistry

"Classy for Cinderella at the Boston Ballet... even though tickets were sold out :("

Are you BC's budding fashionista that has yet to be discovered? Do you know someone on campus with amazing style? Send us a pic and you (or someone you know) might just be featured on our Style Blog! All submissions can be sent to kelseydamassa@hercampus.com. Be sure to include the person's name, class year, major, and a quote about their style.