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About The Heights 

The Heights, the independent student newspaper of Boston College, is both editorially and financially independent from Boston College. The Heights serves the students, faculty, and staff of the Boston College community as well as our neighbors in Allston-Brighton.  

The Heights is published by The Heights, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and is printed on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the academic year; is updated with all print-edition content on Mondays and Thursdays, and with online-only and breaking stories throughout the week

All text, photos, graphics and other content are property of The Heights and may not be reproduced without permission. The views and opinions expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Boston College or of The Heights editorial board.

The Heights is headquartered in McElroy Hall. You can find us at:

The Heights

Boston College, McElroy 113

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 


How to join The Heights 

No experience is necessary to join The Heights. Most of the members of our editorial board have little or no experience with newspapers, and anyone interested in journalism is welcome to join our ranks. Several levels of involvement are available to newcomers: 

  • Help out occasionally. Anyone interested in writing should contact the section editor. Contributors can chose to write as frequently as once a week or as infrequently as once a year. We’re also always looking for people to help out with copy editing, graphics, layout, photo, and sales. For the appropriate contact for each department, go to our contacts page.
  • Join our staff. Each section has a number of staff members that are selection by application on a semester-to-semester basis. Click here for an application.
  • Join our editorial board. The Heights is composed of a 38-person editorial board elected each calendar year. Contact the section head for more information.

Still haven’t found what you were looking for? Get in touch with the editor at

Where to get The Heights 

The Heights can be found in Corcoran Commons, McElroy Hall, Welch Dining Hall, in most major academic buildings and resident halls, on Newton and Brighton Campus and in distribution boxes on Commonwealth Ave and Beacon Street. Annual subscriptions are available for $80.  

To have The Heights delivered to your home each week or to report distribution problems on campus, contact our general manager at (617) 552-0547 

Copyright Information 

Views expressed in columns and cartoons are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Heights. The Heights’ editorials represent the opinion of the editorial board of The Heights.  

All content in The Heights and may not be reproduced without permission of the editor-in-chief. All reproductions must be designated as property of The Heights.  

Corrections Policy 

The Heights strives to provide its readers with complete, accurate, and balanced information. If you believe we have made a reporting error, have information that requires a clarification or correction, or questions about The Heights’ standards and practices, you may contact the editor-in-chief at (617) 552-2223, or e-mail  

Editorial Resources  

News Tips

Have a news tip or a good idea for a story? Call the News editor at (617) 552-0172 or e-mail For future events, e-mail, fax, or mail a detailed description of the event and contact information to the News Desk.  

Sports Scores

Want to report the results of a game? Call our the Sports editor at (617) 552-0189 or e-mail

Arts Events

The Heights covers a multitude of events both on and off campus, including concerts, movies, theatrical performances and more. Call the Arts editor at (617) 552-0515 or e-mail For future events, e-mail, fax or mail a detailed description of the event and contact information to the Arts Desk. 

Letters to the Editor 

The Heights welcomes Letters to the Editor not exceeding 200 words and column submissions that do not exceed 700 words for its op/ed pages. The Heights reserves the right to edit for clarity, brevity, accuracy, and to prevent libel. The Heights also reserves the right to write headlines and choose illustrations to accompany pieces submitted to the newspaper.  

Submissions must be signed and should include the author’s connection to Boston College, address, and phone number. Letters and columns can be submitted online at, by e-mail to, in person, or by mail to Editor, The Heights, 113 McElroy Commons, Chestnut Hill MA 02467.