Max is currently studying Philosophy and German Studies at Boston College. He began writing for the Catholic Issues section of the Observer in his sophomore year before becoming editor of that section. Having returned from a semester studying language and literature in Heidelberg, Germany, he is now the Executive Editor of the paper. Max has not-so-secret loves for Cleveland sports, fantasy/sci-fi books, and good cigars.
For those who did not read my opinions piece in the last issue (The Vagina Monolouges: An Editor Responds 2/23/2010), you can do so online. For those of you who have, you no doubt read or contributed to the slew of comments I received (also available online, below my article). In voicing my opinion, I [...]
This past week, Boston College hosted its annual performance of The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensler. Since its debut in 1996, the play has drawn considerable attention and controversy. The performance consists of a series of monologues, each recited by different actresses, which tell stories and experiences of various women as these [...]
Of all the events on campus, none seems more divisive than The Vagina Monologues. The poorly advertised play put on in a small venue serves more to polarize than critics or proponents would like. Nonetheless, it has a presence on campus – one which cannot be avoided. In response, this writer and editor offers some [...]
Friday the 22nd of January marked the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade which stated that denying women access to abortion is a violation of due process of law. In protest of the decision, seen by critics as a clear case of judicial activism, a reading into the constitution of “rights” [...]
Waking up in the morning, looking out my fourth story apartment, my eyes are normally disappointed – only greeted by the bland architecture, poorly kept ﬁelds, and industrial construction sites of the northwest corner of Heidelberg, all dimly illuminated by the morning still breaking. When the fog is not too thick as I cross the [...]
Amid the controversy surrounding the availability of birth control on Catholic campuses, several factors and realities seem to be left out of the debate. Students have asked, quite openmindedly and honestly, about the Church’s reasoning behind its stance on contraception. Unfortunately, the University’s lackluster response and the pathetic failure of the faculty panel/discussion on birth [...]
What should students expect at BC this year concerning “sexual health?”