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The Texas Heartbeat Act Explained
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The Texas Heartbeat Act Explained

The Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect on Sept. 1. This bill prevents abortionists from killing preborn human beings in abortion procedures after fetal cardiac activity is detected using medical technology. The preborn’s heartbeat can be detected around day 21 of his or her development.  While similar bills restricting abortion have already been passed in…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 20
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 20

Thumbs Up The birds outside Lower The discarded food crumbs cluttering the tables outside of Lower attract a wholesome crowd of birds who also visit Lower to dine. Most of the time they keep their distance from dining students, but a few inch closer for crumbs of a blueberry muffin or leftover everything bagel seeds….

Editorial: Boston College Should Permit Professors To Require Masks In Their Classrooms
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Editorial: Boston College Should Permit Professors To Require Masks In Their Classrooms

Boston College should allow professors to implement mask mandates in their classrooms. A professor’s classroom is their own space, and the University should support its faculty by allowing them to make their own decisions regarding their personal and professional safety. The University has a responsibility to safeguard the well-being of all members of the BC…

Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System
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Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System

The transition from home to college life requires a significant reworking of eating routines and habits. Whether it’s freshman or senior year, for those who are dependent on dining halls, meal time is no longer as easy as meandering to the kitchen to eat something that is already prepared or cooking something specific. Readjustment to…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 13
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 13

Thumbs Up Game Day!!  Sept. 4 was like Christmas morning. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, and the Sausage Guy was setting up shop outside Alumni Stadium. For freshmen (and sophomores) it was the first taste of college football as an Eagle, and for upperclassmen it was a welcomed return to normalcy. Either way,…

Boston College Professors Request a Classroom Mask Mandate: An Open Letter to Boston College Administrators
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Boston College Professors Request a Classroom Mask Mandate: An Open Letter to Boston College Administrators

We faculty members of Boston College write to request a masking mandate in classrooms. In response to the new known and unknown dangers that we now face from the Delta variant of COVID-19, most peer colleges and universities have classroom mask mandates—from Holy Cross to Harvard, Boston University, and many others. Brookline and Newton K-12…

Lela In Response To: “To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers”
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Lela In Response To: “To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers”

So, “Student organizations should not invite discriminatory speakers that ostracize members of the BC community and do not constructively participate in open debate.” I guess it’s okay to discriminate against so-called “discriminatory speakers.”   Heaven forbid that we have some differing views, like Republican or conservative views, on a school campus! No! Everybody must goose-steppingly conform…

Watts In Response To: “To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers”
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Watts In Response To: “To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers”

It is common sense that “To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers,” as The Heights’ Editorial Board wrote on May 3. Unfortunately, Boston College, including The Heights, needs to have a better understanding of what is appropriate and what is not. The Heights claims that Kristan Hawkins gave a “civil” “Lies Feminists…

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