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COLUMN: Now Fear This!

By: Patrick Angiolillo

I have a policy about spiders. Some might disagree with me. PETA would probably be outraged-guessing by their reaction to the president killing a fly some time ago. Others, though, might concur. My policy runs thus: All spiders, by virtue of their being, ought not to be. 

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COLUMN: Finding The Right Balance

By: Emma Vitale

Classes are in full swing with another semester’s worth of readings, exams, and papers. Clubs have started to pick up again, with the Spring Involvement Fair reminding you of all the opportunities you should be taking advantage of, making you question how you’re spending your time at Boston College. How can we begin to confront the “big” issues in the world when we can’t even confront the pressures of our own life on the Heights?

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Editorials

Lerner’s Grant Reflects Research Achievements

By: The Heights Editorial Board

After 18 years as a professor in the Lynch School of Education and nearly three decades of researching child development, Jacqueline Lerner has been awarded a $1.96 million grant to fund a three-year longitudinal study on moral development in youth. Lerner’s research on youth self-regulation and adolescent virtuous behavior is regarded by many as being at the forefront of its kind, and rightly so, given her extensive list of publications on the subject.

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Record Turnout Marks Successful Spring Fair

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Despite recent, unsuccessful attempts at a second semester student-run activities fair, this year’s Spring Involvement Fair in the Rat was filled with both organizations and students last Thursday. In addition, the student organizations division under the new structure of UGBC has expedited the process for student groups to become a registered student organization (RSO), encouraging more students to start their own RSOs.

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The Paradox Of Pressing Pause

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Committed at the most clandestine hours of the night with only the individual and his or her computer as witnesses, you know those who have done it and you’re probably one of them, too-let’s talk about procrastination. Procrastination is a little difficult to talk about, not only because of how personally it affects people, but also because of how much of a paradox it is.

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The Language Of Discourse

By: Ben Olcott

Discourse, and this is my Clark Kentish definition, is the set of and interplay between words and tones in specific contexts. Discourses provide texture to fundamental social structures for better or for worse. 

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An Eye For An Eye?

By: Jaclyn Susskind

By the end of this month, Attorney General Eric Holder will make his final decision whether to seek the death penealty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, responsible for the April bombing in Boston. And so, the question of justice is brought in. Would the death penalty provide the people of Boston and America a sense of fair play?

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Student Body Will Benefit From Expanded Election

By: The Heights Editorial Board

There was only one team of candidates running for the positions of UGBC president and executive vice president when the registration period closed last Thursday, according to an email that the Elections Committee (EC) sent out to the entire student body on Monday. The EC has confirmed that at least one other team has registered since the application process reopened, which is a good sign, as an uncontested election would not have

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A Diversion For You

By: Victoria Mariconti

Faced with the prospect of an ambitious and exciting junior spring, I have recently devoted a fair amount of time to reflecting on why I do what I do, why I have made the choices that have charted the course for my semester. My reflections have consistently retreated to recalled excerpts from Blaise Pascal’s Pensees.

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