Month: November, 2012

Sports, Football

FOOTBALL: Deuce Was Loose Against Virginia Tech

By: Ryan Dowd

After sitting out for the middle chunk of the season, Deuce Finch returned to the backfield in a big role on Saturday against Virginia Tech. Finch brings the speed and necessary thump to move the chains, and that’s what he did. He rushed for 138 yards on 26 carries for a 5.3 yards per carry average. Finch also led the Eagles with five receptions for 53 yards, all on swing passes or screens.


Belfast Project Researchers Appeal To Supreme Court

By: David Cote

Researchers for the Belfast Project have filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, extending the stay on the Belfast Project materials granted by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer earlier this month until the petition is decided.

Opinions, Column

An Attempt to Humanize Feminists

In 10th grade, I had to film a documentary for my AP government class. A group of 30 students, 15- and 16-year-olds, were divided into groups of about five to six people, and each group could choose any topic on which to do their documentary.


Community Reacts To Letter On Question 2

By: David Cote

On Nov. 1, five days before Election Day, University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. sent an email to Boston College alumni in Massachusetts concerning Question 2, a ballot measure that would have permitted physician-assisted suicide. The letter enclosed in the email, co-written by various educators in Catholic institutions of higher education throughout Massachusetts, posed arguments against Question 2.


Iconic Videos Live On

By: Brennan Carley, Taylor Cavallo, & Dan Siering

For our last scene as arts editors, we predict which videos from our generation will cement themselves as classics. The winner: “Yonkers”


Phone Center Reaches Out To Alumni

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

“Tuition only covers about 60 percent of the cost of educating a BC student,” said Sara Eldridge, manager of the Boston College phone center. “Private support is really necessary here.” Consistently garnering between $5,000 and $10,000 in donations per night, with totals sometimes going upward of $20,000 depending on the alumni pool, the 60 to 80 BC students employed at the BC phone center work hard to earn that support.


Football Team Tops The ACC In Grad Rates

By: David Cote

Boston College tied with Northwestern University for third in the nation for overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to data released by the NCAA last week. The school received a 97 percent overall score for its 29 men’s and women’s varsity sports

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