Meadow Vrtis (she/her) was the Associate Opinions Editor forThe Heightsin 2023. She is from Northfield, Minn. In 2022, she served as a Copy Editor. You can contact her atmeadow.vrtis@bcheights.com.

Degrees of Separation
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Degrees of Separation

My social world, as my perfectionistic brain views it, is laid out in perfectly concentric circles. There’s my friends, their friends, their friends’ friends, and so on, with only a few connecting lines in between.

Felipe Pardo
2022 Marathon Profiles, Profiles

Felipe Pardo

“The biggest obstacle was mentalizing something that was so far away because I was making choices that would benefit me in the long term,” Pardo said. “So it forced me to become more intentional with my time in the short term for a long-term goal, which is a lesson that I learned that I really liked.”

Emily Knous
2022 Marathon Profiles, Profiles

Emily Knous

“I would say I have been a runner without being a runner,” Knous said. “I’ve always been that person on the soccer team that could run for days, and I have enjoyed running my whole life—we’re the family who does 5Ks on major holidays. … I’ve grown up loving it as an outlet, something away from soccer.”

Hecht Spotlights Chicago Theatre’s History in New Book
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Hecht Spotlights Chicago Theatre’s History in New Book

Since the first theatre performance in Chicago in 1834, the Chicago theatre community has experienced various obstacles from auditorium fires to the cancellation of in-person performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among all of these challenges, something has remained constant—the community. Stuart Hecht, a professor in Boston College’s theatre department, believes theatre is about community,…