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Harassment Of Bandit Runners Unwarranted

By: The Heights Editorial Board

In years past, bandit runners have proven themselves to be an accepted part of the Boston Marathon. This year, however, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) opted to crack down on unregistered runners as part of an effort to establish stronger security following the bombings at the 2013 Marathon. In the days following the Marathon, however, it came to light that some aspiring runners found a way around the BAA’s stricter enforcement of the rules.

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Rushed Launch Leaves Future Of Programming Uncertain

By: The Heights Editorial Board

UGBC recently released the financial data from Plexapalooza, showing incongruities with earlier claims about the concert’s finances. Plexapalooza was one of the last events to be put on by UGBC’s programming department, which is being replaced next year by the recently launched programming board.

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Atmosphere At Marathon Shows Boston’s Resilience

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Due to heightened security at the 118th Boston Marathon following the attacks at last year’s race and a concerted effort to discourage “bandit runners” from entering the course, there were noticeably fewer Boston College students running past Mile 21 on Monday. Despite the reduced number of familiar faces, though the atmosphere at this year’s marathon was not overwhelmingly different than that of years past-students, family members, friends, and neighbors still lined Comm. Ave. in order to cheer on the runners.

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Kerry A Welcome, Worthy Choice For Commencement

By: The Heights Editorial Board

As an accomplished diplomat and member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, John F. Kerry is an excellent choice to address this year’s graduating class. It is also a positive reflection on the University that he has agreed to return to his alma mater 38 years after graduating.

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CSVBC Holds Successful First ‘Marathon Sunday’

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Following the bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced increased security measures for this year’s race. Besides outlining an increased police presence along the route and laying out stricter rules for both runners and spectators about wearing costumes, carrying backpacks, and possessing glass bottles, among other things, the BAA also released a statement unequivocally discouraging unauthorized participants.

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NOTH Dance’s Name Exhibited Poor Taste

By: The Heights Editorial Board

On Friday evening, Nights on the Heights (NOTH), in conjunction with Global Zero and Electronic State of Mind, hosted a dance titled “Drop Beats not Bombs.” In light of the bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon, this choice of title showed extremely poor taste.

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System Changes Make Class Registration Easier

By: The Heights Editorial Board

The University announced last fall that the course numbering system was going to change from the two-letter, three-number system to a new four-letter, four-number Kuali catalog management system beginning with the Fall 2014 semester. Although class registration is still done through the UIS system, the platform for searching for courses has been updated and is a significant improvement from the old system.

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Christian Must Deliver On Vision For BC Basketball

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Director of Athletics Brad Bates introduced Jim Christian, formerly of Ohio University and Texas Christian University, as Boston College’s new men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, completing a three-week process to find a replacement after Steve Donahue’s firing. Bates cited Christian’s passion for BC, ability to articulate a vision for the program, track record for winning championships, and fit with the institution as the four key elements which contributed to his hiring.

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