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Op-Ed

Reflecting On A Slogan

By: Kimberly Crowley

I remember exactly what I was doing when I found out that something terrible had happened during last year’s Boston Marathon. Since I was studying abroad in Beijing, my situation was a little bit different from the norm. When I returned to the U.S., I was pleased to learn that  the sentiment of support, love, and friendship had been nicely wrapped up in a new mantra-“Boston Strong.” I was proud of Boston and how it had responded. Unfortunately, I can’t say that I have continuously been impressed with or proud of how “Boston Strong” has been used in the year since the incident

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Letters To The Editor

LTE: Reflections Of A College Conservative

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I am a card-carrying Republican. As a Catholic, Asian-American, and Millennial student government leader, my conservative political beliefs mark me as a rarity. From Maryland to Massachusetts, my political stance elicits expressions ranging from disdain to disgust. The most common reaction is confusion.

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Op-Ed

Congress And ‘Cards’

By: Emma Vitale

Frank Underwood, of the Netflix hit-series House of Cards, is the kind of politician you hope doesn’t actually exist in the reality. He is ruthless, stopping at nothing-bribery, intimidation tactics, deception, and even murder-to get where he wants and what he wants.

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Editorials

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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Editorials

Admissions’ Long-Term Focus Supported By Stats

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Despite a relatively steep decline in the number of applications received for the Class of 2017, the decision to add a supplementary essay was, and remains, both commendable and strategic in an effort to attract students with deeper interest in the University. Although the decreased number of applications also raises the acceptance rate, the office of undergraduate admission should be applauded for the effort to increase the yield, and for not employing cheap tactics to decrease the acceptance rate.

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Editorials

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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