Football Regular Season Finale, Basketball Talk and Stats

Locked on Boston College a daily Eagles podcast hosted by AJ Black editor and publisher of BC Bulletin has a new episode available today. Make sure to listen to all our episodes on your favorite podcast directory. 

In today’s episode we are joined by show cohost Eric Hoffses to talk about this weekend’s game against the University of Virginia. We look at the statistics of the Cavaliers, and the roster, and realize the Eagles could be playing “BC lite” this weekend. We talk about the Cavaliers season to date and Hoffses gives his prediction for the game.

On top of that, you can always count on Hoffses to give some expert basketball analysis. He looks at the first three games and talks about his takeaways from the opening of the season. What has he liked? What concerns him? 

Finally, we talk about statistics and our culture’s tendency to use them

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Fuller, Booker talk education, board leadership

Early voting continues in the District 1 runoff for Midland ISD school board.

James Fuller and Michael Booker were the top-2 vote-getters from the Nov. 3 election and the winner of the Dec. 15 runoff will represent the east Midland area that includes areas around the following campuses: Milam Elementary, Lee Freshman High School, Pease Communications and Technology, Coleman High School, Gen. Tommy Franks Elementary (the former Crockett Elementary), Washington STEM Academy and Carver Center.

Those in precincts 201, 203, 305, 308 and 310 are eligible to vote.

The following is a recap of comments made from both men during the Reporter-Telegram Facebook Forum held in October.

About questions they would ask during upcoming superintendent interviews.

Fuller: He would focus primarily on a candidate’s vision for the district and philosophy in regards to education and working with a school board. Specifically, he would ask about familiarity with Lone Star Governance

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GFriend Talk New Album That Spotlights ‘Career Women Who Value Work & Friendship’

When GFriend hit the K-pop scene in 2015, they cast a spell on listeners with the nostalgia-tinged single “Glass Bead,” its music video showcasing the girl group’s determination with their athletic choreography as well as a palpable friendship as mischievous schoolmates. Six years later, the scenes have changed but GFriend is still about reaching new goals and riding high alongside one another.

Upon announcing their latest album 回:Walpurgis Night in late October, the six-member act kicked the anticipation into high gear by first sharing the tracklist of the 11-song LP that revealed increased creative endeavors for them. Not only did three of the members have writing credits on the new single “Mago,” but every GFriend member wrote on at least one of the album’s tracks. For the first time ever, the group would also split into pairs to record album cuts, allowing listeners to hear new sides

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Kamala Harris Joins CJ McCollum’s ‘ReMaking America’ to Talk Police, Education | Bleacher Report

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) as he drives in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum hosted a roundtable-style discussion with Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

The conversation aired as a PlayersTV episode of “ReMaking America,” and Kamala Harris posted it on her YouTube page Tuesday:

McCollum is a journalism graduate from Lehigh University and hosted the conversation that touched on a number of topics, including NBA players using their platform to push for change, systemic racism, the need for police reform, education and challenges the country is facing with the election approaching.

Sarah Todd of the Desert News noted Mitchell asked Harris what plan she and presidential nominee Joe Biden have for concerns about educational equality, pointing out “there’s no reason a kid in the Bronx shouldn’t receive the same education, because of where he goes to school, as a kid in Connecticut.”


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How to talk to college students about covid-19 safety

But despite parents’ efforts to prepare their children and the extensive safety protocols set up by colleges and universities, the novel coronavirus has infiltrated campuses nationwide, turning many into covid-19 hot spots in just a matter of weeks. With cases continuing to rise, forcing switches to online-only classes and strict dorm lockdowns, parents have found themselves trying to figure out how to communicate their concerns from afar.

Discussions about safety, especially during a pandemic, need to be ongoing, said Ludmila De Faria, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida who specializes in college mental health.

“It can’t be just one conversation when you drop them off at college and you’re like, ‘Remember to wear your mask, use hand sanitizer, don’t congregate with more than four people, maintain your social distancing,’ and then it’s like you forget about it,” she said.

On the other hand, she added, constantly

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