I never considered myself a political person. But recently, I realized that I was wrong. I believe there have been a series of radical moments in my life that led me to this realization. As a freshman in high school, I read about and witnessed the separation and deportation of families at the United States-Mexico…
Public Health Declined During the Trump Era, New Report Finds
The report, which compared the United States’ life expectancy and death rates by age group to that of other G7 nations, said that in 2018 alone, 461,000 American lives were lost unnecessarily.
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.
BC Voices Support for Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA
“Over the years, DACA students have enriched our campus through their presence, and we hope they will continue to do so in the years to come,” Dunn said.
Conservative Take: Impeachment
The Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, commencing long days of arguments from both Republicans and Democrats. But while the two parties have battled it out in the Senate chamber over whether or not to convict the president, a different battle lies outside of Congress—how this impeachment will affect the 2020 election. …
The Truth Still Matters in Journalism
In the first week of this semester, I had a perplexing conversation with one of my suitemates, in which she shared her belief that “the truth does not matter.” This seemed like a rather shocking claim to me, especially given the prolific amount of fake news in the United States right now, so I decided…
Proposed Federal Budget Affects Student Loans
The proposals include increased defense spending, homeland security, veterans affairs, and commerce, which are offset with significant cuts across the board, including a 12-percent decrease in education spending—which could greatly affect student borrowers.
Professors Debate Over Immigration, Border Wall
Kari Hong, assistant professor at Boston College Law School, and Peter Skerry, a political science professor at BC, sat down on Thursday for a debate on whether a wall should be constructed along the United States-Mexico border.
Law Schools Face Diminished Enrollment Numbers
Over a decade after the 2008 recession, law schools across the country are grappling with the fallout of a shrinking labor market, trends that have only recently reversed themselves.
Barfield Talks Trump Trade Policy
Claude Barfield, resident scholar of trade policy at the American Enterprise Institute, gave a talk on the Trump administration’s trade policies in an event sponsored by the Boston College Republicans and the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council of BC.