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The Gavel Groove: A Long Drive Home

Thanksgiving Break marks a pivotal point in this semester. Some of us are traveling home and some are staying at BC, but we all share the experience of having to say goodbye: to our friends, to our favorite campus spots, to our professors. A bittersweet feeling arises every time we travel during the college months, that sense of leaving one home for another. With our bags, we carry our memories of the earlier parts of the semester—inspiring class discussions, wine nights with roommates, lunch dates in the Rat. 

If you're looking for the perfect soundtrack for your journey home, whether you're flying across the country or driving to the next state over, look no further. The Gavel has compiled our favorite songs that evoke the nostalgia and excitement of the trip home. Plug in your aux cord and enjoy the ride!

Where Do We Go by Solange

All Of Our Yesterdays by Mac DeMarco

Parents House by Kid Bloom

Ohio by King Princess

Drops Of Sun by Jaden

So Far Away by Carole King

Read My Mind by Catfish and the Bottlemen

Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers

Mountain to Move by Nick Mulvey

Yours to Keep by Jordan Mackampa

Hell N Back by Bakar

Fresh Roses by Juke Ross

Cinnamon by Jome

Home by Mathew V

Souvenir by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus

Borrowed World by Widowspeak

Half-Moon Bag by Feng Suave

Potions by Day Wave

She Moves in Her Own Way by The Kooks

Dissolve by Zoo Culture

Mai by Videoclub

Sink by Noah Kahan 

State Lines by Novo Amor

Bleecker Street by Simon and Garfunkel 

Bloom by The Paper Kites

Someday by The Strokes

Ohio by Hyukoh

And We Go by Sung Si Kyung 

Ilsan by Jang Beom June

Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel

Here’s to Us by Halestorm

Minnesota by Samia

Shampoo Bottles by Peach Pit

Right Side of My Neck by Faye Webster

Ode to a Conversation Stuck in Your Throat by Del Water Gap

Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel

Ghost Town by Kanye West

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The following authors contributed to this article: Carmen Chu, Cosette Patterson, Grace Jeong, Isabel Martinez, Isabella Peitz, and Michaela Brant.