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Versus Reality: The American Dream
Opinions, Column

Versus Reality: The American Dream

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” is the first sentence I thought to myself as I landed in Boston for the first time. I thought I was being funny, seeing as I never owned a pet nor did I ever really think of Kansas as a home that I could click…

In Response To: “Class Of 2025 Inattentive At Annual Convocation”
Opinions, Letters To The Editor

In Response To: “Class Of 2025 Inattentive At Annual Convocation”

To the Editor: We, students in Professor Sue Roberts’ fall Courage to Know class, are writing to challenge the Sept. 10 Heights article “Class of 2025 Inattentive at Annual Convocation” that described the freshmen at this year’s freshman convocation as “a sea…that spoke over [convocation speaker Sherry Turkle], looked at their phones, and trickled out…

The Texas Heartbeat Act Explained
Opinions, Op-Ed

The Texas Heartbeat Act Explained

The Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect on Sept. 1. This bill prevents abortionists from killing preborn human beings in abortion procedures after fetal cardiac activity is detected using medical technology. The preborn’s heartbeat can be detected around day 21 of his or her development.  While similar bills restricting abortion have already been passed in…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 20
Opinions, TU/TD

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 20

Thumbs Up The birds outside Lower The discarded food crumbs cluttering the tables outside of Lower attract a wholesome crowd of birds who also visit Lower to dine. Most of the time they keep their distance from dining students, but a few inch closer for crumbs of a blueberry muffin or leftover everything bagel seeds….

Editorial: Boston College Should Permit Professors To Require Masks In Their Classrooms
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Editorial: Boston College Should Permit Professors To Require Masks In Their Classrooms

Boston College should allow professors to implement mask mandates in their classrooms. A professor’s classroom is their own space, and the University should support its faculty by allowing them to make their own decisions regarding their personal and professional safety. The University has a responsibility to safeguard the well-being of all members of the BC…

Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System
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Shorten The Lines: BC Dining Should Implement a Swipe System

The transition from home to college life requires a significant reworking of eating routines and habits. Whether it’s freshman or senior year, for those who are dependent on dining halls, meal time is no longer as easy as meandering to the kitchen to eat something that is already prepared or cooking something specific. Readjustment to…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 13
Opinions, TU/TD

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Week of Sept. 13

Thumbs Up Game Day!!  Sept. 4 was like Christmas morning. The sun was shining, birds were chirping, and the Sausage Guy was setting up shop outside Alumni Stadium. For freshmen (and sophomores) it was the first taste of college football as an Eagle, and for upperclassmen it was a welcomed return to normalcy. Either way,…

Boston College Professors Request a Classroom Mask Mandate: An Open Letter to Boston College Administrators
Opinions, Op-Ed

Boston College Professors Request a Classroom Mask Mandate: An Open Letter to Boston College Administrators

We faculty members of Boston College write to request a masking mandate in classrooms. In response to the new known and unknown dangers that we now face from the Delta variant of COVID-19, most peer colleges and universities have classroom mask mandates—from Holy Cross to Harvard, Boston University, and many others. Brookline and Newton K-12…

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