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BC’s Laundry List of Problems
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BC’s Laundry List of Problems

When it comes to doing laundry at Boston College, the one perennial stain that no one’s been able to get out is the administration’s negligence of its students’ wants and needs. The topic of laundry sounds quite myopic in a time when the CDC projects that  over 200,000 people in this country are slated to...
Black Lives Matter.
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Black Lives Matter.

The Heights is appalled and saddened by the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the countless other instances of racist violence and police brutality around the country. We stand in solidarity and support of all Black BC students and Black Americans, and all who have been protesting these horrific…

Shame Comes from the Archbishop
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Shame Comes from the Archbishop

Every Friday for the past month, my father has driven down to Manhattan and delivered food with Catholic Charities to homebound senior citizens. When I first found out he was doing this, I was alarmed. As a 62-year-old cancer survivor, he’s not the best person to go in public during the coronavirus outbreak, let alone…

Letter from the Editor: As BC Closes, ‘The Heights’ Continues Reporting
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Letter from the Editor: As BC Closes, ‘The Heights’ Continues Reporting

Boston College has made the decision to cancel all in-person classes and require students to move out of their residence halls by tonight. Students are facing uncertainty about housing and the status of events that were planned for the end of the year, such as Commencement. Staff and professors have opened their homes for students…

Boston College Was Inefficient in Communicating With Students, Faculty, and Staff Regarding Closing
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Boston College Was Inefficient in Communicating With Students, Faculty, and Staff Regarding Closing

Boston College has communicated inefficiently with students, staff, and faculty regarding coronavirus. Administrators have been slow to announce updates, as rumors have circulated on campus and student anxiety has grown. The day before the University announced it was requiring students to move out of residence halls and moving all classes online, it rejected rumors that…

Be People for Others in the Time of Coronavirus
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Be People for Others in the Time of Coronavirus

With the announcement of Harvard and Amherst College moving all courses online and ordering or encouraging students to stay home after Spring Break, my colleagues and I are eagerly awaiting an email from Boston College’s administration about what steps they are taking to respond to coronavirus. Moving courses online and encouraging those who can to…

BC Should Divest From Fossil Fuels
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BC Should Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Heights calls on Boston College to divest from fossil fuel companies. Divestment is an opportunity for BC to be an ethical leader among Jesuit and top-40 institutions, and investing in fossil fuels betrays BC’s Jesuit, Catholic roots and ethics. The University has maintained that its investments are not designed to promote social or political…

‘The Heights’ Endorses John Gehman and Leonardo Escobar for UGBC President and Vice President
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‘The Heights’ Endorses John Gehman and Leonardo Escobar for UGBC President and Vice President

The Heights endorses candidates John Gehman, MCAS ’21, and Leonardo Escobar, MCAS ’22, for the 2020 Undergraduate Government of Boston College president and vice president.  The endorsement is based on each group’s policy proposals and the 45-minute meetings The Heights had with each of the four teams running. Out of the four teams, Gehman and…

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