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Opinion: We Get It BU, It’s Fucking Apple Picking Season Again

Sigh. October is finally here, and with it brings cooler temperatures, midterm stress dreams, and emotionally bereft students already planning their Halloween costumes. These issues aside, there is one October fad that truly trumps them all: apple picking season.

One doesn’t have to look hard to see how this horrible pandemic has infiltrated collegiate life. Take a simple scroll through social media, and you’ll find overly edited photo after overly edited photo of BU students posing in the foreground of a majestic apple grove.

Every apple picking post seems to have the same components: lens flares, forced smiles, bad apple pun captions, and rustic radio flyer wagons filled with semi-ripe Granny Smiths. It’s rather astounding: where else can you find a better example of such coordinated basicness in the world right now?

Look, the allure of apple picking season is understandable. College students, especially ones new to BU, want to show they’re “locals,” and feel that splitting a 72$ Uber with their roommate to a rural Massachusetts orchard is the way to do it. However, if you were to ask any true Boston local, they’d probably tell you they get their apples at the supermarket, like normal human beings beings do.

Apples are awesome: they’re tasty, wholesome, and 100% biodegradable. If you’re going to go pick them, go ahead! Just stop flaunting it in our faces. Plain and simple, apples are for eating, not your VSCO account that only your overly supportive aunt looks at. If you want some damn apples, BU, save yourself the trip and just go to the dining hall.

Listen to Talk of Shame, a podcast about being young & dumb. Hosted by 2 drunk girls from The Black Sheep corporate, Mackenzie Harding & Andrea Jablonski. One can’t find her tampon, the other one’s laundry is probably on fire.

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