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Heights Columnists Reflect on Midterm Elections
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Heights Columnists Reflect on Midterm Elections

Baldwin: “Democrats did not win—rather, the Republicans lost” Midterm elections have (more or less) concluded at the time of publishing this article. With the vast majority of House and Senate elections confirmed, the dust has settled on another eventful midterm election, and the second election in a row where most results weren’t finalized until days...
“Congratulations! You have been accepted to Boston College!”
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“Congratulations! You have been accepted to Boston College!”

We’ve all received this statement in one form or another—the one following a cryptic email telling you to check your student portal because an update has been made. An update that holds so much promise and potential, shaping your future from that moment on. It’s often opened during senior year of high school—but it can also be opened your freshman, sophomore, or junior year of college. A time when life didn’t exactly go as planned.

What ‘The Heights’ Is Thankful For
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What ‘The Heights’ Is Thankful For

Megan Kelly: I’m thankful for the usual suspects: family, friends, fellow Heights editors, and my elderly and senile dog (Bubba). I’m thankful for my eternally patient professors, late nights at Pino’s Pizza in Cleveland Circle, and my morning walk to class along a foggy Linden Lane as Gasson Hall, St. Mary’s Hall, and Bapst Library loom…

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

Thumbs Up: First Snow! Picture perfect and Hallmark movie–worthy, the first snow of the year at Boston College always warms students’ hearts. On Tuesday, the campus was glistened by snowflakes for the first time, even though it was unexpected after a week of record-high temperatures. It seems like even the BC students from the Northeast…

It’s OK to be Angry
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It’s OK to be Angry

I am always angry, but I will never tell anyone that out loud. Anger is the emotion we feel ashamed to have. I don’t know about anyone else, but I cannot express anger well. I have been taught that anger is an unproductive emotion, so it’s better just to tuck it away in what my family calls “a box” and just let it fade. As it sounds, this is more unproductive than anger itself.

Of Hamsters and Men:  A Silent Plea to Stop Working
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Of Hamsters and Men: A Silent Plea to Stop Working

I have never owned a pet hamster, but I can imagine they are fun, lovable creatures. I once knew a classmate in elementary school who would not stop raving about her orange hamster, Priscilla. She looked for every opportunity to talk about her, sharing moments when the hamster had curled up in her hands during family movie nights, performed a tummy roll for a couple treats, and kissed her nose softly.

Boston College Should Expand Availability of Thanksgiving Airport Shuttle Service
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Boston College Should Expand Availability of Thanksgiving Airport Shuttle Service

Boston College should better serve students traveling during Thanksgiving Break by creating its own shuttle service that runs to both Boston Logan International Airport and the city’s Amtrak stations. UGBC has offered a Thanksgiving shuttle service to the airport and South Station several times over the last decade. UGBC’s shuttle service is an effective use of its budget of $363,450, but it is not enough to fulfill the needs of the student body.

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

Thumbs Up: Class Friends Not all friendships are one-size-fits-all. And, certainly, not all friendships have to be your ride-or-die. We count on certain people for the different experiences of life—from our most understanding confidants to partners-in-crime who hype us up to feel like the life of the party, a chill class friend is just as…

A BC Student’s ‘Midnights’ Mayhem
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A BC Student’s ‘Midnights’ Mayhem

Picture this: It’s Tuesday morning, and you’re anticipating Taylor Swift’s Good Morning America announcement. You, and the rest of Taylor Nation, are predicting a tour announcement, but you can’t be too confident. Many times over you have let Taylor Swift and her reputation for cryptic messaging get to your head, leading you to believe things like album releases and re-recordings are imminent. But this time, things are different. Taylor Swift gets on national television, announces her first stadium tour in five years, and suddenly, all of your wildest dreams have come true! But just like with any dream, you eventually wake up and are forced to face a less than picture-perfect reality. 

Boston College Should Equalize Student Pick Times to Guarantee Quality Course Selection for Undergraduates
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Boston College Should Equalize Student Pick Times to Guarantee Quality Course Selection for Undergraduates

Boston College should equally distribute course registration appointment times among BC students in order to ensure that each student gets a fair opportunity to register for their desired courses. The current random assignment system means that “unlucky” students who consistently receive late pick times may be held back during registration, preventing them from fulfilling key…

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