Month: January, 2014

Opinions, Editorials

Development Discussion Should Be More Inclusive

By: The Heights Editorial Board

At a recent public hearing, members of the Boston arts community cited real estate as one of their most prominent concerns, and some expressed the opinion that the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has made decisions in the past that were contrary to their interests. The issues of planning, zoning, and city development-and how they affect the arts community-are not as far removed from the everyday life of the average Boston College student as they might initially appear.

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BC Grads Raise $15 Million For WePay

By: Andrew Skaras

Before he had even matriculated at Boston College, Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay and BC ’07, met his future roommate, business partner, and friend Rich Aberman, vice president of Product of WePay and BC ’07, at Boston Logan International Airport while waiting for a bus to pick them up to take them to BC.

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Boston-Area Fraternity Chapters Seek to Expand Greek Life To BC

By: Mary Rose Fissinger

Boston College brochures, tour guides, and admissions officers boast of the endless extracurricular opportunities for undergraduates at BC, citing the various a cappella groups, volunteer organizations, and clubs, from the social justice-oriented to the recreational to the eccentric. When compared with similar lists at many other American universities, however, BC’s is conspicuously missing one element: Greek life.

Opinions, Column

COLUMN: Finding The Right Balance

By: Emma Vitale

Classes are in full swing with another semester’s worth of readings, exams, and papers. Clubs have started to pick up again, with the Spring Involvement Fair reminding you of all the opportunities you should be taking advantage of, making you question how you’re spending your time at Boston College. How can we begin to confront the “big” issues in the world when we can’t even confront the pressures of our own life on the Heights?

Opinions, Column

COLUMN: Now Fear This!

By: Patrick Angiolillo

I have a policy about spiders. Some might disagree with me. PETA would probably be outraged-guessing by their reaction to the president killing a fly some time ago. Others, though, might concur. My policy runs thus: All spiders, by virtue of their being, ought not to be. 

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