Friday, March 29, 2013
The BC athletic program will honor BC graduate and athlete Welles Crowther at tomorrow's women's lacrosse game in Newton.
Boston College will take time this weekend to honor one of its former students and athletes who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During the women's lacrosse game tomorrow, March 30, the school and athletic program will remember Welles Crowther, a former BC men's lacrosse player and a 1999 BC graduate. The "#19 Red Bandana Game" (Crowther's jersey number) will include a special ceremony that will honor Crowther's family and the men's lacrosse team, according to an email sent from BC Athletics. The ceremony honoring Crowther will be held before the start of the match, which will be played at BC's Newton Campus at 1 p.m. Admission is free. According to the BC Athletics email, Crowther was working at one of the Twin Towers in …
The Boston College administration has said it will discipline students for handing out condoms on campus.
The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) has put its support behind a group of Boston College students who were threatened with disciplinary action after they handed out condoms on campus. The students, who are a part of the group BC Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH), were giving away condoms from their dorm rooms, known as "safe sites." "As the president of the state’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate, and the aunt of two Boston College students, I could not be more proud of BC Students for Sexual Health," PPLM President Martha (Marty) Walz said in a statement Thursday. "Since 2009, these courageous student organizers have stepped up to meet the health care needs of their peers by providing…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Jesuit, Catholic college threatened to crack down on condom-dispensing students. Is the school right to defend its beliefs or is it stifling student rights?
Some Boston College students are in hot water with the university this week. The Jesuit school sent the students letters threatening them with disciplinary action for handing out condoms on campus. The students, who are part of the group Boston College Students for Sexual Health, were giving away condoms from their dorm rooms, according to boston.com. The rooms were called “Safe sites.” But the school has a policy against the distribution of contraceptives on school grounds. Representatives for the health group said the move comes as a surprise. The university has known about the program for years but did not act until now, according to organization chair Lizzie Jekanowski. Boston College, meanwhile, said the move was made to help …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Erica Cadigan, 21, a nursing student at Boston College, is a finalist for the 2013 New England Patriots Cheerleading squad.
Boston College student Erica Cadigan, 21, is a finalist for the 2013 New England Patriots Cheerleaders squad. Cadigan, a Medfield native, is currently a junior studying medicine in the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. She works in the Oncology-Hematology Units at Children’s Hospital in Boston as well as on the General Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to her work and school studies, Cadigan is an active volunteer in the Kreative Kids program at Boston College, which is a music program for children with special needs. Cadigan has had many years of dance training at both Sheri Gold's Brockton dance studio and Jeanette Neil’s Boston dance studio. When it comes to cheerleading, Cadigan has had about 15 …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The naturalization ceremony will kick off a two-day symposium on migration at the school.
As part of the school's 150th anniversary celebration, Boston College will honor its immigrant roots this Thursday, March 21 with a naturalization ceremony. The ceremony will be held in BC's Robsham Theatre at 3 p.m. and will feature 100 immigrants from 42 countries taking the oath of allegiance to become US citizens, according to a press release issued by BC. US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. will preside over the ceremony. According to history detailed on BC's website, the university was founded in 1864 and served the sons of the Irish working class. Thursday's naturalization ceremony will not only celebrate Boston College's history, it will also kick off a two-day symposium on US immigration, the press release said. "…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
To celebrate Boston College’s 150thanniversary, four of Boston College’s most acclaimed student music groups will take the stage at Boston's Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 23.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A letter from a Boston College junior on the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Saturday, February 16
On Monday, 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI formally announced his Papal resignation due to his advanced age and diminished strength, which has not occurred in the past 600 years. During his term as Pope, Benedict XVI has been confronted with internal scandals arising from within the Church, specifically sexual abuse crises costing the Church two billion dollars in settlements according to Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown University; however, the Church's scandals cannot solely define the Pontiff's administration, which began in 2005. Globally, he has reached out to the developing world to places where Catholicism is growing, arguably the geographical locations that will be the future of the Catholic Church. Despite the shock and…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
BC beat Northeastern Monday night in the annual matchup between Boston colleges.
The Boston College men's hockey team took home its fourth consecutive Beanpot title last night, beating Northeastern University 6-3. BC's Johnny Gaudreau netted two goals and goalie Parker Milner made 24 saves during the match, according to an Associated Press report on CBS Boston. Northeastern's Chris Rawlings stopped 24 shots and Kevin Roy scored twice. Roy was also named the tournament's most outsanding player, the AP reported. The annual Beanpot tournament features games between BC, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. The first set of games were played last week, with BC beating Harvard 4-1 and Northeastern beating BU 3-2. Harvard beat BU 7-4 in the consolation game played Monday. The No. 4 BC team (17-7-2 on the season), …
Friday, January 25, 2013
One of the two suspects reportedly had a handgun when they approached the victim on Reservoir Avenue in Newton.
Newton Police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred Thursday in Chestnut Hill near Boston College and the Chestnut Hill T stop. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Hammond Street around 6:37 p.m. for reports of an armed robbery. The victim, a 48-year-old Newton woman, told police she was on her way home from the Chestnut Hill T stop when the robbery occurred. The woman said she was walking northbound on the southbound side of Reservoir Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when she passed two males who were walking southbound on the northbound side of the road. As she passed the two men near the intersection of Reservoir Avenue and Lee Road, the men crossed the street to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The 'Screaming Eagles' band had a chance to play for President Barack Obama on Monday during the inaugural celebration in Washington, D.C.
While the season may be over for Boston College's football team, the school's "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band was hard at work yesterday during a very important performance. And no, the gig wasn't in Alumni Stadium. The marching band was one of nearly 60 groups who performed in yesterday's Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. The 155-member band performed BC's fight song, "For Boston," according to Boston College's Office of News & Public Affairs. A C-SPAN video caught the Screaming Eagles in action, just behind the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry Regiment. “This will be the most prestigious performance in the band’s history, given what this day means to our country,” Marching Band Director David Healey …