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
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
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.”
University Should Send Out Additional Information on New Stay-at-Home Advisory
While the University should properly communicate with students regarding how changing state rules will affect on-campus life, students should make sure that they are fully aware of what the rules entail in order to be responsible citizens.
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
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.
Editorial: Don’t Wait: Announce Spring Break Now
If BC’s Thanksgiving plan involves sending students home, students will have roughly five weeks to buy plane tickets. To avoid another late decision, the University should decide now about what it plans to do about Spring Break.
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Oct. 13
Thumbs Up: Flies. Flies everywhere are really having a moment. From the national debate stage to…the national debate stage. Five years ago, could you ever have imagined that the one thing you would take away from a vice presidential debate would be that a fly landed on Mike Pence’s hair? #flygate
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down – 10/4
Thumbs up this week: Starbucks soy matchas and registering to vote. Thumbs down: The presidential debate and not knowing thanksgiving plans.
College Drinking Isn’t All That — And It Can Be Dangerous
Friday afternoons at Boston College can mean many different things. For one, it could mean locking yourself in your dorm room to frantically finish an International Studies project that you have to turn in to your professor that evening. It could entail going to the pho restaurant in Allston that you and your roommate have…