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LTE: On Quitting The Marathon

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From the viewpoint of a Campus School Marathon Team Chair who contributed to the decision not to send Campus School runners to the Boston Marathon this year, I would like to address Kendra Kumor’s column, “Not Afraid of Quitting,” published on March 24.

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LTE: On The Need For Bus Etiquette

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As a Boston College Law student and double Eagle, the worst part of my day is not waking up early, reading unintelligible cases, or even waiting behind people who pay with cash at the dining halls. Instead, I have come to dread riding the buses to and from class. Bus etiquette has declined appallingly since I graduated last May.

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LTE: Question Of God Deserves More Consideration

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I came across Stephen Sikora’s reflection on becoming an atheist (“Losing my religion,” March 19, 2014) at Boston College by way of Facebook, and I must commend Sikora for his courage in writing it. While he praises BC for intellectual openness, he must be aware that surely many Jesuits and other faith-filled professors are disappointed by his conclusions.

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LTE: Gratitude For The Pep Band

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This letter is a huge shout out to the Boston College Pep Band for the fine way it has welcomed my 5-year-old son into their midst. Last year, my younger son took an interest in the Pep Band and we would visit them regularly between periods. The band members were terrific, showing him their instruments and explaining to him how they worked.

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LTE: In Support Of The Marathon

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The last 13 months have been full of challenges, joy, sadness and surprises, some very good-some horrific. On April 15, 2013 evil visited our city. On that Marathon Monday, our city showed exactly what it is made of and in the ensuing year we were Boston Strong. This year, April 21 will be the day to demonstrate that we did not only come back, but are stronger than ever.

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LTE: BC Should Stand Up For Children In Judicial Process

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After graduation I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and I remain in the program today in my second year. After deciding to stay with JVC for a second year, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I work now for an organization called The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. The Campaign works on behalf some of the most “othered” individuals of our society. We are the national campaign working to end the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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LTE: BC Students For Justice In Palestine Supports Northeastern University Counterpart

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On March 7, the administration of Northeastern University responded to student activists from Students for Justice in Palestine distributing mock eviction notices in dormitories by suspending the student organization and charged two members of the organization with “endangering behavior.” This reaction is embarrassing on the part of Northeastern University.

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LTE: BCSSH shortens name to SSH

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In case a five-letter acronym is too long and unwieldy to use casually in conversation, the student organization formerly known as BCSSH has changed its name to Students for Sexual Health (SSH) as we move forward in promoting sexual health awareness and resources on Boston College’s campus and beyond.

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LTE: BC Should Be More Transparent With Endowment

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As an alumnus of Boston College, this is the time of year which I am again reminded of BC’s fundraising efforts in the form of the twice weekly calls from well-meaning undergraduates who solicit donations. Again, I am reminded that since I graduated in the early ’80s I have not given one nickel to BC.

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