Hidden History of Valentine’s Day

On February 14th, we buy flowers, chocolates and gifts for our loved ones. Why do we do it? Some might do it out of fear of the wrath of their significant other, but I was curious to know the deeper history behind these traditions. Why is it called “Valentine’s Day?” The history of Valentine’s day started during the third century in Ancient Rome. The Roman … Continue reading Hidden History of Valentine’s Day

Hidden History of Dating at BC

We hear a lot about “hookup culture”, at BC and beyond. A lot of the blame falls on millennials who don’t know how to date. This made me wonder about the history of dating at BC and when the hookup culture emerged, or if it has always existed on campus. I took a look into the archives of The Heights, the school newspaper, to find out. (Please … Continue reading Hidden History of Dating at BC