Bianca Passero

Faith Features Columnist

 

Bianca is a senior studying Elementary Education and Applied Psychology & Human Development with hopes of being an elementary school teacher in the near future. She is passionately pro-life, loves Jesus, raw cookie dough, sunsets and painting, and hates when people talk in the third person (go figure!). If you’re reading this Bianca is probably laughing, baking, watching cute videos of babies, or procrastinating her homework by watching Netflix.

Wed

26

Sep

2018

To the Class of 2022

by Bianca Passero

 

This article is adapted from Bianca’s blog, “Made for More, Made for Love.”

 

Dear Incoming College Freshmen,

            

I remember being in your shoes three years ago, and it though feels like ages ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. ...Freshman year had a lot of ups and downs, but nonetheless I grew in many areas of my life and learned a lot. I thought I could pass on some knowledge I gained my freshman year of college to make this milestone in your life a little bit less scary.

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Wed

28

Mar

2018

Ireland to Vote on Legalization of Abortion

by Bianca Passero

 

In 1983, the Irish electorate voted in favor of the 8th Amendment which reads, “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as is practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” This amendment protects the life of the unborn as well as the life of the mother. However, this Amendment may soon be repealed. 

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Wed

29

Mar

2017

BC’s Lenten Retreat: “Lift Every Voice!”

by Bianca Passero

 

Boston College Campus Ministry hosts a Lenten retreat every year. This retreat is free, takes place on Boston College’s campus, and lasts for 40 days. The retreat has three components: prayer, companion, and gathering. For prayer, students who participate commit themselves to 20 minutes of prayer each day. Participants also receive a Lenten reflection in their email inbox each morning to guide their prayer throughout the day. They are also assigned a spiritual companion whom they meet with every week throughout the retreat. Companions are faculty, staff, or Campus Ministers here at Boston College and are a great resource for participants. The spiritual companions are available to talk about whatever the participants want to. Topics typically include the student’s prayer life and how to improve it, life experience, and methods of furthering their relationship with God in all aspects in their lives.

 

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Wed

22

Feb

2017

Boston College’s Pro-Life Club Attends The March for Life

 

by Bianca Passero

 

Members of Boston College’s Pro Life Club attended the 44th annual March for Life on January 27, 2017 with close to a million of other pro-lifers from across the country and world. The March for Life is the nation’s largest peaceful protest for human rights. Every year people gather in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of the passing of the Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion on January 22, 1973. Attendance was estimating at 750,000, which is the most out of any year. The majority of the people who attended the March were high school and college students and young adults, as well as many families.

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Tue

15

Nov

2016

Lisa Stover Speaks on Pro-Life Apologetics

by Bianca Passero

 

On Wednesday November 9, Lisa Stover—the National Program Coordinator for Students for Life—spoke to BC students about how to have conversations about abortion. These conversations can sometimes be difficult because of the seriousness of the subject matter and strong feelings involved.

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Tue

25

Oct

2016

Cupcakes and Duct Tape: An Inside Look Into BC’s Pro-Life Club

by Bianca Passero

 

What do cupcakes and duct tape have in common? They were both used by the Pro-Life Club to spread their message of life across Boston College’s campus in the past two weeks!

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Tue

26

Apr

2016

Zootopia’s Message to Never Give Up (Spoiler Alert)

by Bianca Passero

 

 

Pixar’s newest animated film, Zootopia, focuses on the life of a female bunny named Judy who wants to be a cop. She is discouraged by all of those around her, included her parents, to follow her dream of being a cop because “she is just a bunny.” She decides to prove everyone wrong and go to the police academy anyway to fulfill her dream of being a cop. When she first gets there she struggles with the physical training, like climbing ice walls and completing obstacle courses. This just pushes Judy to try even harder, and she trains by herself early in the morning and late at night. All of the hard work pays off because she ends up graduating the police academy at the top of her class and is assigned to work in Zootopia-a city where “anyone can be anything.”

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Wed

30

Mar

2016

It is Nacho Place to Comment: The Superbowl Commercial that got America talking

by Bianca Passero

 

 

This year, because my beloved Giants weren’t in the Superbowl, I found myself not very interested in the “big game.” I found myself doing work when the actual game was on and only watching the television when the commercials aired. While I was waiting for Budweiser’s annual commercial with a puppy and/or a horse to come on, a commercial for Dorito’s caught my, and America’s, eyes.

 

 

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Tue

23

Feb

2016

Saint of the Issue: Saint Valentine

by Bianca Passero

 

 

Valentine’s Day: a national holiday that involves going out to dinner with your significant other and buying them flowers and chocolates, or if you happen to be single that year, a time where you sulk in your loneliness. However, while we are caught up in the commercialization of this holiday, we tend to forget that this day is actually the feast day of Saint Valentine.

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