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Editorials

Students Should Respect Marathon Changes

The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College will not be permitted to maintain their long-standing tradition of participating in the marathon as bandit runners. As a result, the Campus School will host its own marathon on April 13, the week before the official Boston Marathon. The Campus School’s decision to host its own marathon to honor the hard work of its runners is wise and students should still support the runners. […]

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Op-Ed

Filtering Your Friends

By: Kristy Barnes

Take a moment to consider the number of friends that you have on Facebook. Out of that number, how many would you wish “Happy Birthday” in person? Can you honestly say you would be comfortable wishing every single one of those people a happy birthday, in person? Do you know the actual birthday of even 20 percent?

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Editorials

Students Should Respect Marathon Changes

By: The Heights Editorial Board

The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College will not be permitted to maintain their long-standing tradition of participating in the marathon as bandit runners. As a result, the Campus School will host its own marathon on April 13, the week before the official Boston Marathon. The Campus School’s decision to host its own marathon to honor the hard work of its runners is wise and students should still support the runners.

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Campus Voice Ought To Connect UGBC, Students

By: The Heights Editorial Board

UGBC relaunched Campus Voice, a website that provides a forum for students to create and support initiatives meant to improve the BC community, this week. his or her particular issue’s status through emails from UGBCWhile the site’s goals-including increased transparency, accountability, and dialogue between UGBC and the student body-are well intentioned, the execution of the site launch has been flawed so far.

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Op-Ed

Read, Repeat

By: Victoria Mariconti

You must work for this one. “It’s said that some time ago, a Columbia University instructor used to ask a harsh two-part question. One: ‘What book did you most dislike in the course?’ Two: ‘What intellectual or categorical flaws in you does that dislike point to?'”

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Op-Ed

Losing My Religion

By: Stephen Sikora

While I had doubts about the existence of God before entering college, I considered myself a Christian and checked off the Protestant Methodist box on my application. Still, I had some apprehension in attending Boston College-a religious, Jesuit, Catholic institution. So, it came much to my surprise that nearly as soon as I stepped on campus, my faith in Christianity and God started to wane.

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Letters To The Editor

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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Letters To The Editor

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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