My Election – Malina Mindrutescu

More times than not, I pride myself with having the memory of an elephant. On this particular occasion, I really wished I didn’t. “I remember it as if it were yesterday” is a saying that couldn’t apply more accurately than in this particular instance. I remember having talked with a friend that very day about…

Returning Home – by Charlotte Jones

The two most FAQs I’ve had since returning to the UK are probably: 1. ‘How was America?!’    and 2. ‘Is it weird being back?’ My response to #1 always feels limited. ‘America was good! How was your New Years?’ – It just doesn’t feel suitable. I don’t know how to describe the last four…

American Celebrations vs British Celebrations: Halloween – by Charlotte

 The most exciting things about Halloween in Britain is the return of Starbucks’ PSL and the turn of weather that makes binge-watching Netflix an acceptable pastime. Even as a child, I remember sitting at home with my family, curtains pulled tight, as we watched films like Bewitched and the Halloweentown series. I believe I went…

The Return – by Ariana

I boarded the Piccadilly Line out of Heathrow on New Year’s Eve and headed east into central London. Over a year ago, I took this ride away from Queen Mary and remember the route through the blurry vision of my teary eyes. This time, I took in my surroundings while sitting on my luggage, and…

East London: Reliving Sunday Markets – by Ariana

East London: Reliving Sunday Markets – by Ariana, Boston College When I boarded the plane to Boston at Heathrow last December, I noticed students in other college merchandise also returning from a semester abroad.

Parting Anthem – by Ariana

Parting Anthem  – by Ariana, Boston College I glanced at my right wrist, 2:07 am. “This is our last Friday night together. Saturday morning, rather,” I thought. The queue is hanging off the sidewalk, but I would stand here until my flight departed if it meant one last visit to Beigel Bake with my flatmates. Mia…