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Editorial: Successful Fall Semester a Testament to University’s Planning, Leadership
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Editorial: Successful Fall Semester a Testament to University’s Planning, Leadership

The University’s successful completion of the fall semester is a testament to its strong planning and execution of its procedures. No college administrator, professor, student, or staff member was trained to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this lack of training, it is impressive that Boston College was able to do what many other universities could…

Editorial: Men and Women for Others? Or Men and Women Against One Another?
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Editorial: Men and Women for Others? Or Men and Women Against One Another?

Boston College is sending conflicting messages about what it expects of its students. BC has traditionally encouraged students to be “men and women for others” by looking out for each other and for the greater community. The University’s new reporting hotline, where students can report one another for alleged violations of the Thanksgiving travel requirements,…

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

Even during a pandemic, there is still much to be grateful for. The Heights editors shared what they are most grateful for below: Colleen Martin: I’m thankful for this newspaper, and for everyone I’ve met while making it. Sophie Lu: I’m thankful for BC football, inside jokes with friends, and all the little moments of…

Editorial: Common 2020 Election Questions Answered: How to Vote, Find Reliable News This Week
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Editorial: Common 2020 Election Questions Answered: How to Vote, Find Reliable News This Week

The upcoming election will be different from any other election in recent history. It is unclear whether the country will know who won the election on the night of Nov. 3. In anticipation of the upcoming week, The Heights would like to point readers to reliable sources of information, answer questions about the election, and clear up common misconceptions. 

Boston College Must Increase COVID-19 Testing
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Boston College Must Increase COVID-19 Testing

Colleges and universities across the country spent months forming plans to bring students back to campus. Testing measures, social distancing guidelines, and plans for housing students testing positive were just some of the factors administrations considered. One of the most important measures to take when striving to keep a large community of people safe, however,...
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