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

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…

The Heights for the Holidays
Opinions, Column

The Heights for the Holidays

It hit me for the first time this week that come the end of the semester, I’d actually be going home—and I felt sick. But, at the same exact time, I’m homesick too. There’s a three-way-tug-of-war among loving where I am, missing home, and also being scared to go back home.

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. 

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