About Us

Established in 1919 as Boston College’s student newspaper, The Heights has been both editorially and financially independent from the University since 1971. The Heights serves the students, faculty, and staff of the Boston College community, as well as our neighbors in Chestnut Hill, Newton, and the Allston-Brighton area.

The Heights is published by The Heights, Inc., a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit in the state of Massachusetts, and is printed on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the academic year. All print-edition content is posted at www.bcheights.com; the website is also updated with online-only and breaking stories throughout the week.

The offices of The Heights are located on Boston College’s campus. You can find us at:

The Heights
113 McElroy Commons
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Where to find The Heights

Print copies of The Heights can be found in Corcoran Commons, McElroy Hall, Welch Dining Hall, in most major academic buildings and residential halls, on Newton and Brighton Campuses, and in distribution boxes on Commonwealth Ave and Beacon Street. Annual subscriptions are available for $80. To have The Heights delivered to your home each week or to report distribution problems on campus, contact our general manager at gm@bcheights.com.

Copyright Information

Views expressed in columns and cartoons are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Heights. Editorials represent the opinion of the editorial board of The Heights.

All text, photos, graphics, and other content are property of The Heights and may not be reproduced without permission of the editor-in-chief.

Corrections Policy

The Heights strives to provide its readers with complete, accurate, and balanced information. If you believe we have made a reporting error, have information that requires a clarification or correction, or have questions aboutThe Heights’ standards and practices, you may contact the editor-in-chief at eic@bcheights.com.

Editorial Resources

News Tips: Have a news tip or a good idea for a story? Email news@bcheights.com. To request coverage of future events, contact the News Editor with a detailed description of the event, including appropriate contact information.

Sports Coverage: Email the Sports Editor at sports@bcheights.com with information or questions related to Boston College athletics.

Arts Events: The Heights covers art events both on- and off-campus, including concerts, movies, theatrical performances, and more. For more information or to request coverage of future events, email arts@bcheights.com.

Local News: The Metro section of The Heights looks beyond Boston College’s campus to the City of Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an idea for a story or a suggestion for event coverage, contact the Metro Editor at metro@bcheights.com.

Letters to the Editor: The Heights serves as a forum for discussion and debate, and to that end, submissions to the op/ed pages are always welcome. Letters to the Editor should not exceed 400 words, and opinions columns should not exceed 700 words. The Heights reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity, brevity, accuracy, and to prevent libel. The Heights also reserves the right to write headlines and choose illustrations to accompany pieces submitted to the newspaper.

Submissions must be signed and should include the author’s connection to Boston College and current contact information. Letters and columns can be submitted online, by email to opinions@bcheights.com, in person, or by mail. Anonymous submissions are discouraged and are less likely to be published. Contact the Opinions Editor or the editor-in-chief with questions or concerns.

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