In November of 2007, two sophomore girls thought it would be funny to knock down the wall in their quad to create the first 8-man ever seen on College Road. Then, they thought it would be even funnier if there was a newspaper to cover this story. And so, The New England Classic was born. Passed on from class to class, The New England Classic eventually expanded from a small group of goofballs publishing articles in print to a big group of goofballs publishing articles in print and online!
Through our semi-anonymous critique of Boston College culture, we encourage fellow Eagles to laugh at and comment on the many issues on campus today without taking themselves too seriously. The only source of satirical news at BC, we are named after the tastiest sandwich on the Hillside Café menu. Like the sandwich, The New England Classic brings a surprising crunch of green apple to all our articles, complemented by the familiar taste of smoked turkey.
Nowadays we are almost entirely online, but we still hold true to our roots by publishing print issues once a semester. We distribute the paper during the study days before finals – a tradition which excites students in O’Neill, enrages the nerds in Bapst, and reminds everyone in a very obnoxious way that we still exist!
As an independent and unregistered organization, we receive no support (monetary or otherwise) from Boston College. Our writers have given their blood, sweat, and honey mustard to make The New England Classic a household name at BC, and we look forward to improving as a publication and student organization year after year. Thanks for laughing with/at us for over a decade – we are extremely grateful for your support.