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What ‘The Heights’ Is Thankful For
Opinions, Editorials

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…

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.

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…

Boston College Should Partner with Local Governments to Install Off-Campus Emergency Blue Lights
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Boston College Should Partner with Local Governments to Install Off-Campus Emergency Blue Lights

Boston College should fulfill its responsibility to provide a safe living environment for its students by installing emergency blue lights around off-campus housing. Recent reports of attempted break-ins this year and increased reports of rape and stalking in 2021 demonstrate that BC must provide a security system for the hundreds of students that are not guaranteed four years of housing. 

In compliance with the Clery Act, BC’s recently released crime statistics show that reports of both rape and stalking increased in 2021.

Boston College Should Increase Oversight of SOFC to Prevent Future Budgeting Issues
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Boston College Should Increase Oversight of SOFC to Prevent Future Budgeting Issues

Boston College should increase transparency and oversight of the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC) to prevent future budgeting issues for BC’s variety of student organizations. Regardless of SOFC’s internal behavior, the BC administration has a responsibility to provide adequate and stable support to student organizations on campus, and recent events within SOFC have shown the…

New Mile 21 Programming Engages Students on Marathon Monday
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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…

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