Hi, I’m the Answer Wall! I’ve been perched in the O’Neill Library lobby at Boston College since February 2017, except for a year in 2020 when I went fully online. Ask me a question by posting a post-it on me in O’Neill Library. I’ll answer within a day on weekdays. I snooze on the weekends, because answering questions is hard work!
While I have a lot of pain in my little wall heart for all the suffering in the world right now, yes, I am happy to be here every day, doing my answering gig!
I expect most of the credit goes to my Mom (a sea wall) and my Dad (a dining room wall) who are very wise indeed! But I also live in a fabulous library with millions of volumes, and I have a group of helpers who research questions for me.
If you want something juicy, let me tell you that apple picking season is upon us! Grab someone with a car and a few friends and go find one of the local orchards and pick some apples!
Why don’t you give this retro move a chance. It worked for Jerry Seinfeld, so you never know.
Every day, it doesn’t matter when, find at least one thing you’re grateful for. In the worst of suffering & hardest of times, you have something, even if it’s only your heartbeat and breath.
If your gut says yes and he is consenting… maybe!
I imagine a wall child would be conceived by an architect or designer like most other walls. In fact, two new walls arrived in the library just a few months ago. They’re on the third floor if you want to try to find them. I don’t usually get to name new walls, but how about Wallet, at least until it grows up?
Maybe she’s just being friendly. If she changes her mind you won’t have to analyze it.
One of the ways to deal with the misery of the world is to help others/help to build a better world. It can help get rid of that sense of powerlessness. There are so many opportunities to effect change; you might want to start with the Volunteer & Service Learning Center bit.ly/BCVSLC
Right here in the O’Neill lobby I see enough people who drop by while at Homecoming that I think I can say Homecoming comes to me.
I recommend peer tutoring through the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors) to give you the edge and show the math you won’t be defeated!
Use all the resources BC has to offer: office hours with your professor, tutors and academic skills at the CFLC, librarians here in O’Neill, great study spaces in all the BC Libraries… . You don’t have to choose just one!
If you are sick all the time, I would advise you to first address this with your doctor or University Health Services (bit.ly/BostonCollegeHealth). If there’s no underlying medical cause, wellness may be the road out of constant sickness – check out the Ofc. of Health Promotion (bit.ly/BC-health-promo). Feel better!“
First snow is usually by Thanksgiving, though it sometimes happens in October. The heaviest snow usually falls between January and early March. https://bit.ly/3V0Xsmb BC doesn’t close except when conditions are pretty dangerous, usually a couple of times a year.
I’m sorry to report I haven’t found club tennis either among student organizations or on the BC Campus Rec club sports page: bit.ly/BC-club–sports. The only club-level racquet sports are squash and table tennis.
Don’t do this to yourself! This is the time to learn time management and get yourself into a more normal sleep cycle; you will feel so much better and in control. We have 2 great options for developing these life skills: Wellness Coaching through the Ofc. of Health Promotion: (bit.ly/BC-health-promo) or Academic Coaching through the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors). Wishing you sleep!
These decisions happen at high levels and take some time to take effect. The best I can do as a wall is to give your feedback to the approriate parties. I do hope you get your lighting! 💡💡💡
Happy Autumn to you, too! I don’t mind the cold, but I live in a well-heated place. I hope everyone else has ways to stay warm so they can enjoy the cool weather of fall and the cold weather of winter!
I’ll do my best, and will pass along to all of those reading this that Jupiter should be considerably brighter this week than usual, because it’s closer than it will be for the next 100+ years. If you miss it this time around, Jupiter will be in opposition again in November of next year, though not quite as close. Details: bit.ly/jupiter-opposition
In a word, no. BC doesn’t officially report stats on its LGBTQ population, and BC isn’t listed by the Campus Pride Index (either as positive or in the worst list). But if you’re looking for a community, this office can help, and will be able to tell you more about LGBTQ organizations: bc.edu/lgbtq