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Leahy’s Leadership Is Not Jesuit: In Response to: “Complaints About Boston College Priest”
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Leahy’s Leadership Is Not Jesuit: In Response to: “Complaints About Boston College Priest”

During his tenure at Boston College, University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., has made a big deal out of living one’s life in accordance with Jesuit values.  Shortly after becoming president in the fall of 1996, Leahy supported BC’s decision not to recognize the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (LGBC) student group, saying that…

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…

Am I Hated as an Asian? A Sincere Reflection on the Stop Asian Hate Movement
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Am I Hated as an Asian? A Sincere Reflection on the Stop Asian Hate Movement

While recent events have shed light on the treatment of Asian Americans in our country, I want to make sure that this reflection does not narrow the scope of my thoughts to the hate crimes we are seeing today. Rather than describing it as “Asian hate,” I hope that my reflection will redefine the events as a lack of empathy for and understanding of a diverse range of cultures. 

American Politics Need Empathy
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American Politics Need Empathy

I never considered myself a political person. But recently, I realized that I was wrong.  I believe there have been a series of radical moments in my life that led me to this realization. As a freshman in high school, I read about and witnessed the separation and deportation of families at the United States-Mexico…

Editorial: To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers
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Editorial: To Promote Dialogue, Student Organizations Should Not Invite Prejudiced Speakers

Student organizations should not invite discriminatory speakers that ostracize members of the BC community and do not constructively participate in open debate.  There is a consistent pattern of hateful and inappropriate speakers being invited to speak on Boston College’s campus. In March, BC Republicans hosted political scientist Hadley Arkes, who promoted conversion therapy and argued…

Op-Ed: Faculty Advancing Racial Equity Endorsement
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Op-Ed: Faculty Advancing Racial Equity Endorsement

Following the recent wave of racist incidents on Boston College’s campus and an insufficient administrative response, some BC students have raised a question: “Where are the faculty?” Many BC faculty work individually and in existing groups to challenge racism on campus. A newly formed Faculty for Justice project called Faculty Advancing Racial Equity (FARE) commits…

A Bittersweet Sunset To Freshman Year
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A Bittersweet Sunset To Freshman Year

Walking from Upper Campus to the gym at 6 a.m. changes a person. One morning a few weeks ago, while walking to the gym, I witnessed possibly the most gorgeous sunrise I’ve ever seen. The sun glowed across the horizon, coloring the clouds shades of purple, orange, and pink that I’ve never seen before. Compared…

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