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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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Op-Ed

Raising The Minimum Wage

By: Mary Kate Nolan

When studying the debate over the minimum wage, I began to consider the effects of campus wages at Boston College. Year after year, on-campus prices increase. Football games, theater productions, and charity events are additional costs that are not factored into a semester’s tuition. These costs can be quite a heavy burden. As our nation looks to increase the minimum wage, student employees should join the movement to increase their on-campus wages.

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Op-Ed

The Devil Filed Into Conte

By: Nate Fisher

Three young men sit in the stands watching a hockey game. For the two seniors, it’s their final game at Conte-the last of many. Their conversation is resigned and detached-Boston College goes on to lose this game and faint worry is only just starting to set in. Mostly, the three young men make big pronouncements, each pronouncement anchored in the 20/20 hindsight of old age. They’re seated pretty high up.

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Op-Ed

A Different Kind Of Core

By: Kimberly Crowley

As an education dork fascinated by policy issues, I recently spent a lot of time reading about the Common Core. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Common Core is a set of academic standards and learning goals that outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. What motivated me to write this column was my shock at turning on my computer the morning Indiana dropped out and realizing “Common Core” was trending on Facebook.

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Letters To The Editor

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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Letters To The Editor

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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Editorials

University Must Improve Accessibility On Campus

By: The Heights Editorial Board

The issue of accessibility for students with disabilities has recently become much more visible on campus, after the art gallery in Bapst was closed a few weeks ago. One of Boston College’s strengths is its commitment to service, opportunity, and equal access, and it is crucial that the University works to uphold this much-vaunted principle in deed as well as word.

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