Editorials

New Mile 21 Programming Engages Students on Marathon Monday
Opinions, Editorials

New Mile 21 Programming Engages Students on Marathon Monday

Boston College administrators and student organizations should be commended for the success of their student programming on Marathon Monday.  The campus-centric activities—which included Breakfast Bingo, Mile 21 Field Day, and a live concert by Jason Derulo in the Mod Lot—refocused Marathon Monday behavior away from overcrowded parties off campus and toward celebrating the runners and…

‘The Heights’ Endorses Lubens Benjamin And Julia Spagnola for UGBC President And Vice President
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‘The Heights’ Endorses Lubens Benjamin And Julia Spagnola for UGBC President And Vice President

The Heights endorses candidates Lubens Benjamin, CSOM ’23, and Julia Spagnola, MCAS ʼ23, for 2022–23 Undergraduate Government of Boston College president and vice president.  After examining the teams’ policy platforms and holding hour-long meetings with each team, The Heights Editorial Board found that Benjamin and Spagnola are best equipped to effectively lead UGBC and bring…

If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It: An Open Letter to ResLife
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If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It: An Open Letter to ResLife

The Office of Residential Life should implement more effective methods of communication during the housing selection process, including timely use of social media platforms, consistent instructions for registration and selection, and increased clarity surrounding any changes being made to the process.  Housing selection is a stressful time for Boston College students, and ResLife should play…

Boston College Should Limit Assignments Due After Breaks
Opinions, Editorials

Boston College Should Limit Assignments Due After Breaks

Boston College—as an institution grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition—should better protect its students’ well-being by enforcing a policy limiting assignments due directly after breaks. This change would help the University prioritize students’ mental health and honor the Jesuit, Catholic commitment to cura personalis, or the care of the whole person. Students at BC are…

Boston College Should Provide More Support for Students with Learning Disabilities
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Boston College Should Provide More Support for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Connors Family Learning Center (CFLC) at Boston College must clarify the requirements to receive learning accommodations and provide resources to help students through the process. There must also be greater collaboration between different resource centers on campus to help students with learning disabilities access accommodations and create a supportive learning network. It is necessary…

Boston College Athletics Should Prioritize School Pride Over Capital During Athletic Ticket Sales
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Boston College Athletics Should Prioritize School Pride Over Capital During Athletic Ticket Sales

Boston College must correct the ticket purchasing process for popular and large athletic events to prevent inequitable ticketing practices and inflated prices. The current sale of tickets excludes some students, fosters a hostile resell environment, and undermines the camaraderie of students supporting BC’s sports teams.  In 2020, BC Athletics, a non-profit organization, made over $87…

Boston College Should Improve Course Registration Process on EagleApps
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Boston College Should Improve Course Registration Process on EagleApps

Boston College should improve its course registration process by increasing communication with professors and students and ensuring EagleApps is updated with accurate course information. Students and faculty both experience a great deal of uncertainty during registration week due to problems that can be fixed by providing more consistent and factual information.  Last spring, BC converted…

Boston College Should Evaluate Mental Health Services, Implement Virtual UCS Scheduling, and Hire More Referral Staff
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Boston College Should Evaluate Mental Health Services, Implement Virtual UCS Scheduling, and Hire More Referral Staff

Boston College should evaluate the efficacy of mental health services provided on campus in order to determine how to best serve the mental health needs of the student population. Some improvements that should be implemented include the creation of an email or messaging service to schedule appointments with University Counseling Services (UCS) and an increase…

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