Posts by: fegoss01

If Everyone Were Reading Cervantes, Maybe We’d All Be a Bit Nicer

We know; it’s getting to be the hard part of the semester. Midterms are just over, or they’re just winding down, or you’re one of the smart few looking ahead a couple weeks to see them starting right back up again on the horizon. Finishing The Republic or Don Quixote, Paradise Lost or the Odyssey: […]

A New Bubble

Remember the Quebec student protests of two years ago? Those students were protesting the rise of their tuition from $2,168 to $3,793. This seems almost ridiculous to us at the Core office. Our tuition has been raised that much almost every year that we have studied here to increase our tuition from roughly $54,000 (with […]

Core Alums Saying Hi From Morocco

Core Curriculum alums Lola Adewunmi and Zoe Guy (Core class of 2013) send us greetings from these beautiful Moroccan ruins. With midterms still haunting our dreams and the cold weather sneaking in through the window, I bet we all wish we could join them.

A Little Bit of Romance

Novels seem to have a love affair with the questionably romantic. Authors definitely love to make us flinch and shiver at their pseudo-rape/incest/Sadomasochistic, generally self-destructive, all consuming romances. This Huffington Post article provides a short list of 17 of the most screwed up, abusive, and down right disturbing relationships that circulate through the literature we […]

Isaac Asimov the Great

Isaac Asimov. The man, the mind, the side burns. Undoubtedly one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. And also, wonderfully, an old BU professor of biochemistry who left Mugar library a vast collection of manuscripts, notebooks, letters, etc. This is a man of almost endless abilities who surprises us with every fact […]

Literary Flashbacks

Nothing’s better than a good old throwback: something that’s proved itself as timeless but still evokes feelings of a different time. A good old 60’s sheaf dress, afros, black and white films, even books. Who can’t say they love Hemingway at least in part (a big part) because 1920s Paris sounds divine. And if you […]

Short Story: Short Film

Memory is a strange beast. Something can live in the memory for years with barely a trace left. Then, suddenly, it comes back in waves — floods, really — at the slightest touch. Something we never could have expected or prevented. This short story by Daniel Hudon (someone who, until recently, lectured and taught for […]

The Ultimate Bromance

We know it’s long past the beginning of the semester; Gilgamesh has long been pushed out of your mind by Genesis and other such greats. Maybe a little reminiscing would not be out of place though. What text could be more deserving than Gilgamesh, considering the complexity yet purity, the extreme ancientness of being the […]

Educating the Masses

Massachusetts has long upheld its reputation for higher education. The Boston/Cambridge area alone holds over 50 colleges and universities, including many of the best in the world (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and of course Boston University). It is no surprise that this beautiful city is full of students from all over the country and all over […]

Rembrandt’s Lesser-Known Genius

We all know of Rembrandt’s great paintings, from Night Watch to The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, but the genius of this great Dutch artist did not stop when the paint brush did. Rembrandt also had a skill for print making and etching, a skill currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts. […]