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Op-Ed

The Problems With #BC2018

By: Victoria Mariconti

This topic has already been addressed, so for the sake of originality, I have to ask: what remains that is worth saying or repeating? Only that you endorsed underage drinking on this campus for the mere sake of cultivating an attractive social media presence. For those of you just tuning in, this is regarding the “Welcome #BC2018″ video that was released to greet the accepted students of the incoming class.

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Op-Ed

Tanking In The NBA

By: Stephen Sikora

The beginning of April is one of the best times of the year to be a sports fan. Yet, there is one tradition each April that the NBA alone adds-teams jockeying for a better draft lottery position by losing. And losing. And losing some more. 

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Editorials

BC Should Prepare For Possibility Of Unionization

By: The Heights Editorial Board

In a move that could potentially have a dramatic effect on Boston College athletics, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago ruled last week that a group of scholarship football players at Northwestern University were employees of the institution, and that they therefore reserve the right to form a union and collectively bargain for rights.  Even if the chances of any unionization efforts by the athletes at BC are slim, the University and the athletic department need to be prepared for the possibility, while also making sure not to discourage the athletes from pursuing any options that might benefit them.

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Editorials

Pagoda Project Exhibits Impressive Research Efforts

By: The Heights Editorial Board

After nearly two semesters of virtually searching the globe, a history class taught by Rev. Jeremy Clarke, S.J. and an art class taught by Sheila Gallagher have brought three formerly lost pagodas, of Shanghai origin, to Boston College. The classes’ work should serve as an example for other professor-student projects at BC because of its real-world applications.

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Letters To The Editor

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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Editorials

New Programming Board Needs Student Input

By: The Heights Editorial Board

When UGBC voted to split off its programming department, a committee was formed  to establish the form that the new Programming Board will take, as well as the guidelines under which it will operate. Since the committee began meeting at the beginning of this semester, it has made little quantifiable progress toward finalizing the structure of the new board, and has announced that it will push back its original April 1 deadline by two weeks.

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