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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…

Editorial: Without an Overhaul of the Housing Selection Process, Students Must Take It Upon Themselves To Mitigate Toxic Culture
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Editorial: Without an Overhaul of the Housing Selection Process, Students Must Take It Upon Themselves To Mitigate Toxic Culture

The housing selection process at Boston College is a needlessly stressful one, marked by rumors and distrust. Since a complete overhaul of the housing selection process seems unlikely in the near future, students must take initiative to change the toxic culture surrounding housing at BC.  Every class year at BC has a desired housing location….

‘The Heights’ Endorses Jack Bracher and Gianna Russi For UGBC President and Vice President
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‘The Heights’ Endorses Jack Bracher and Gianna Russi For UGBC President and Vice President

The Heights endorses candidates Jack Bracher and Gianna Russi, both MCAS ʼ22, for the 2021 Undergraduate Government of Boston College president and vice president.  This endorsement is based on each team’s policy platforms and the 30-minute meetings that The Heights editorial board held with each team. Out of the four teams running, Bracher and Russi…

Editorial: UGBC Should Prioritize Resources on Student Needs
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Editorial: UGBC Should Prioritize Resources on Student Needs

The Undergraduate Government of Boston College has spent much of the semester cloaked in controversy and unable to deliver for the community its members are elected to serve. UGBC must improve its advocacy for the student body so that its communication with administrators results in tangible action for students. In addition, UGBC should reevaluate its…

Editorial: Boston College Administration and Students Need To Work Together to Keep BC Safe
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Editorial: Boston College Administration and Students Need To Work Together to Keep BC Safe

The number of students in isolation and quarantine at Boston College due to COVID-19 infection and contact tracing is rapidly approaching a breaking point. The University attributes this rise to students’ failure to abide by the Eagles Care Pledge. Students feel that the University has not provided them with sufficient resources to safely engage in…

Editorial: AHANA+ Students Deserve Better
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Editorial: AHANA+ Students Deserve Better

Black Lives Matter. Recent events in Xavier Hall have called into question whether Boston College is a campus that holds this belief among its core values. The vandalism and harassment that have taken place on the Multicultural Learning Experience (MLE) floor this week are a demoralizing reminder that this campus is plagued by racial prejudice…

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,…

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