Editorial: AHANA+ Students Deserve Better
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Editorial: AHANA+ Students Deserve Better

Black Lives Matter. Recent events in Xavier Hall have called into question whether Boston College is a campus that holds this belief among its core values. The vandalism and harassment that have taken place on the Multicultural Learning Experience (MLE) floor this week are a demoralizing reminder that this campus is plagued by racial prejudice…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Feb. 8
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Feb. 8

Thumbs Up:  Sledding on Campus As the winter weather rolls in, one of Boston College’s favorite pastimes becomes available again: sledding! Whether you’re hitting the hills of Newton in a cardboard box or ski jumping on Upper, taking advantage of BC’s naturally hilly campus is a guaranteed blast.  Winter Wonderland Another bonus to the winter…

Editorial: Successful Fall Semester a Testament to University’s Planning, Leadership
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Editorial: Successful Fall Semester a Testament to University’s Planning, Leadership

The University’s successful completion of the fall semester is a testament to its strong planning and execution of its procedures. No college administrator, professor, student, or staff member was trained to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this lack of training, it is impressive that Boston College was able to do what many other universities could…

Editorial: Men and Women for Others? Or Men and Women Against One Another?
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Editorial: Men and Women for Others? Or Men and Women Against One Another?

Boston College is sending conflicting messages about what it expects of its students. BC has traditionally encouraged students to be “men and women for others” by looking out for each other and for the greater community. The University’s new reporting hotline, where students can report one another for alleged violations of the Thanksgiving travel requirements,…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 16
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 16

Thumbs Up Celebrating Thanksgiving safely Thanksgiving won’t look the same for anyone this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose the spirit of the holiday! Have dinner with your roommates if you’re staying on campus or have a family Zoom hangout. Your grandparents may struggle with technology, but it’s better than giving them…

What ‘The Heights’ Is Thankful For
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What ‘The Heights’ Is Thankful For

Even during a pandemic, there is still much to be grateful for. The Heights editors shared what they are most grateful for below: Colleen Martin: I’m thankful for this newspaper, and for everyone I’ve met while making it. Sophie Lu: I’m thankful for BC football, inside jokes with friends, and all the little moments of…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 9
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Nov. 9

Thumbs Up: Election Results:
Regardless of who you voted for, we can all agree that this five day election-marathon was emotionally exhausting. The back and forth between multiple news sources made for an extremely stressful election and constant tab-refreshing. Final election results mean we can officially say goodbye to this century-long week in which every email started with, “In these trying times.”

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Please Vote!
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Please Vote!

Thumbs Up: Voting! We cannot stress this enough: Please vote! Your voice matters, and this may be one of the most important elections in our lifetime. If you can vote, then it is your civic responsibility to do so. If you’re voting in-person on election day in Massachusetts, polls open anywhere from 5:45 am to 7 am and close at 8 pm. 

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: 10/20
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: 10/20

Thumbs Down: People Who Don’t Like Candy Corn
This thumbs down is kind of a double negative—apologies to our copy team. That being said, candy corn is literally honey-flavored nostalgia. Anyone who doesn’t like it clearly just didn’t have the proper amount of Halloween cheer as a kid. For 21+ readers, try soaking candy corn in vodka and then adding pineapple juice or club soda. You’re welcome.

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