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The Break That Saved Us All
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The Break That Saved Us All

“I’m just so done, I want this semester to be over,” is a phrase that has been echoing across campus since March. It’s like it became the slogan of the first half of 2021 at Boston College—the constant cry for help that we are all “so done.” I think it’s safe to say that while…

In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go
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In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go

When Americans head to the polls in November of 2022 to cast their votes in the midterm elections, they will surely be pondering a wide range of issues: How did the Democratic Party, upon recently gaining control of the legislative and executive branches, help put food on the table during COVID-19? How did it work…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of April 12
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of April 12

Thumbs Up:  Families on campus Seeing families on campus together is a wholesome reminder of home. Seeing high school students awkwardly take photos in front of Gasson is a throwback to college-visiting days and normalcy. Attending classes and being comfortable on campus is a part of Boston College students’ everyday lives, but every current student…

Ruby Vs Rubi: Stop The Madness
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Ruby Vs Rubi: Stop The Madness

I never thought this column would break a scandal—let alone resolve one—but today it will do both.  Steel yourself for some wholly insignificant, but wildly upsetting news. Are you sitting down? Are you ready?  No one—not The Heights, not your friends, not even your mother—knows how to properly abbreviate the name of Rubenstein Hall. Equally…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of April 5
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week Of April 5

Thumbs Up:  Reese’s Easter Peanut Butter Eggs Chocolate is always a thumbs up, and Reese’s Easter eggs are no exception. While year-round regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups suffice, they simply do not live up to the confectionary magic that is the Reese’s Easter egg. The peanut butter-chocolate ratio is perfected in this seasonal delicacy.  No…

Reconciling Feminism Within Catholicism
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Reconciling Feminism Within Catholicism

It is a distinct point of pride in my family that we are as Irish Catholic (and French Canadian!) as our names suggest: McCoy, O’Neil, Fealy, Ouellet. My mother frequently amused us with stories about how her parents attended separate Catholic parishes. Just a few blocks apart, one was Irish, the other was French, and…

The Best Advice I Never Took
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The Best Advice I Never Took

A few weeks before moving into college, one of my best friends’ mom gave me a piece of advice that I still kick myself for ignoring: “You should delete social media for a few months, just until you get adjusted to college. Knowing what everyone else is doing can really hurt.”   My friend’s mom, a…

Editorial: Boston College Should Validate LGBTQ+ Students And Establish A Resource Center
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Editorial: Boston College Should Validate LGBTQ+ Students And Establish A Resource Center

Boston College should validate its LGBTQ+ students by breaking from the Vatican regarding its recent statement that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex marriages and that such relationships are sinful. The University should release a statement in support of its LGBTQ+ students and commit to establishing an on-campus resource center.  LGBTQ+ students have said they…

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