Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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If you're a student here at Boston University and are familiar with surrounding schools, then you must know what forbidden territory rests at the end of the B-line of the MBTA. Jokes! Although Boston College is viewed as competition on a number of levels, their campus and surrounding area should hardly be considered off-limits. It may take you a short ride—or long one depending upon the kind of day you're having—down the green line and into Chestnut Hill to get there, but once you have arrived there are plenty of small destinations to take advantage of. Much like Emerson, BC is yet another school that I visited when trying to decide which institutions I should apply to attend. It was a bit odd revisiting the area, I must admit, but now that I'm almost four years older and equipped with a new set of eyes through which to take in all that the area has to offer, I found it pretty enjoyable and worth the visit.
Shortly after stepping off of the T at Cleveland Circle, unless you fancy a walk from one of the previous stops, you'll be within arm's reach of one of the most fantastic hidden pizza spots around the area. Pino's Pizza is a small eatery within close proximity to the College, and if authentic Italian tossed Pizza is what you're craving then this is where you need to go. I haven't tasted pizza like that since members of my own family shoveled it in and out of a restaurant we used to own back on the outskirts of Philadelphia and anyone else who knows the kind of food I'm talking about should be dashing to reload their Charlie Cards. If you have not yet experienced this wonder, then my advice would be to carve a little time out of your day and make room in your stomach. Once you've had your fill, take a stroll on over to campus!
Boston College's campus is a bit different than what BU students may be used to. We have our little slice of Commonwealth Ave...okay, we have a huge chunk cut out for us but no matter. Boston College, however, is a little more closed off and private and if that's the kind of atmosphere that suits you well...I either hope you're already there, or not here because our little anti-campus is pretty much an open book to the entire city—and we love it! Most of the time. The cluster of traditional stone buildings and pockets of lawn—aside from being pretty much dried up now, due to the change of season—make for more of a traditional collegiate feel than our stretch of city blocks or Emerson's collection of buildings and facilities. One other thing that BC has to offer that BU does not is football! If you're the kind of person who was a little let down when you found out that BU didn't have a football team—and trust me, for someone who was raised on a coupe of Penn State games a year, it was a tiny bit of a letdown—you'll be able to get your fix by heading on down to our somewhat-distant neighbor. I have to say, though, that after almost three years in Boston, the real excitement builds at the BC vs. BU hockey games—just my opinion, take from it what you will.
While Pino's is delicious and a football game here or there may be fun, aside from a leisurely walk around campus and the immediate surrounding area, there isn't too much else to do up in Chestnut Hill. Nothing that you won't find over in Cambridge, that is, so if you're looking for more of an adventure and don't have a friend or two that can facilitate an overnight stay—perhaps showing you some behind-the-scenes fun that only students would know about or have access to—then I'd say your best bet would be to sacrifice the bliss of a slice of Pino's and stroll over the bridge or into the city.
Originally posted on the BU Quad: ---
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|Actress Lindsey Gort is set to portray Samantha Jones|
|From Left to Right: Lindsey Gort and Anna Sophia-Robb|
Since the premiere of the second season has aired it seems clear that audiences new and old are in for a breather, thanks to Gort. As a fan of both series, I've always been able to bite the bullet on one or two instances where I'd wished something different in terms of characterization, but thanks to Lindsey's tasteful portrayal of an otherwise iconic character, it'll be a lot easier to kick back and enjoy the series from here on out. A simple rehash of Samantha's characterization would be boring and senseless given her younger take, so it was nice to see Gort bring new facets to the role—establishing a solid and interesting base for the person she has yet to become.
The only thing disappointing about the second season, so far, is the fact that the writers subtly slipped in a line about Stanford having moved to London instead of setting up his introduction, somehow. Samantha may be Carrie's bff, but Stanford Blatch ultimately becomes Carrie's gbf, and shrugging him out of the picture—for now, anyway—just doesn't feel right. Here's to hoping that his future isn't as bleak as it's looking now, and to excitement for what's to come with Ms Jones.