December 6, 2011
The Observer at Boston College
Box L-132 McElroy Commons
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
Friends and Supporters:
Merry Christmas! I hope you all find yourselves healthy and well this Christmas season, and you will enjoy our latest issue. This issue, we report on a Residence Hall on campus hanging a sign supporting same-sex relationships. Many Residential Life staff signed the poster; University officials are therefore encouraging and supporting same-sex couples. This comes on the heels of the GLBTQ Leadership Council becoming a full-fledged arm of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, increasing its power and prestige on campus.
We also break the story that the Boston College Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH) were handing out condoms on campus, and were confronted by a group making a satirical comment on their presence on campus. The Boston College Students for Dental Health distributed packets of dental floss to students next to the spot where BCSSH was handing out condoms. They yelled the names of diseases students could contract from poor dental health, and lamented the fact that students had to walk to City Convenience (an off-campus convenience store where condoms are also sold) to obtain dental floss. BCSSH felt ridiculed by the comments.
We profile the Chair of the English Department, and discuss an exhibit in Burns Library. We also report on the last installment of the “Love Across Difference” lecture series. We also encourage our readers to keep the true meaning of Christmas in mind throughout this advent season in our editorials section.
This issue will be our last of the calendar year; we hope you enjoyed our efforts this semester. Have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!