Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees

To Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees,   As members of this Holy Cross community who are concerned with seeking justice within and beyond campus, we want to express our disappointment in the decision to keep the Crusader moniker.   We held an open discussion on Monday, February 12th to discuss the situation. During this conversation, students, faculty, and staff in attendance concluded that there were many points of concern regarding the Crusader moniker decision and the way that this decision was announced:   The claim that white American Catholics can transform the meaning of the word “crusader” comes … Continue reading Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees

Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

Seamus Brennan News Editor            On Monday, Feb. 12, Peace and Conflict Studies and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture co-sponsored “Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Lessons Learned From Wrongful Conviction Cases,” a lecture given by Tricia Bushnell, director of the Midwest Innocence Project.  Bushnell discussed known causes of wrongful convictions, suggested policies and solutions to prevent the conviction of the innocent, and what she believes is a social obligation to change the system and prevent future instances of injustice.         According to the organization’s website, “The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to … Continue reading Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism

Olivia Pan Opinions Editor According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the definition of feminism is, “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” This concept is reasonable, fair, and simple enough. Please note that it states “equality of the sexes,” not making the sexes the same. However, the concept of equality between the sexes does not play out so serenely in the real world. In fact, we have lost much civility and understanding between the sexes as we have continued to push forward as women. After all, the French say, “vive la difference.” Men and women are … Continue reading The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism

Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights

Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Staff Writer   The first installment of the spring semester’s Working Writers Series took place on Thursday, February 8, featuring Eric Marcus, the creator and host of the award-winning podcast series “Making Gay History.” Marcus has produced three documentaries and is the author of a dozen books, including “Male’s Couple Guide: Finding a Man, Making a Home, Building a Life, and Is It a Choice?,” “Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People,” and “Making Gay History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights.” In “Making Gay History,” Marcus used interviews that … Continue reading Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights

BSU Hosts Keynote Speaker Jelani Cobbs

Katie Bowles ‘18 Staff Writer   The Black Student Union hosted historian, writer, and educator Jelani Cobb for a talk titled, “The Half Life of Freedom: Race & Justice in America Today” on Tuesday, February 6 in Hogan Ballroom. Cobb began by celebrating the life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month who spent his life writing the often-marginalized history of African Americans in order to undermine and refute America’s culture of white supremacy. In his lecture, Cobb asserted that the United States was founded upon a racial hierarchy, and thus, the tension between that racist … Continue reading BSU Hosts Keynote Speaker Jelani Cobbs

Three Talking Points from Atleti’s win over Valencia

Charlie Ryan Sports Editor Atletico Madrid’s unbeaten streak at home to Valencia continued into its seventh year on Sunday as the visitors continued their poor run of form, falling to the capital side 1-0 for their third consecutive defeat. Here are my three main talking points from this weekend’s top-3 clash.   Unorthodox XI Shows Defensive Quality If there was ever a coach to embody the phrase uttered at every basketball and pop-warner summer camp, “defense wins championships,” it would be Atlético Madrid’s Diego Simeone. Simeone is one of world football’s top managers, leading Atleti to a league title, a … Continue reading Three Talking Points from Atleti’s win over Valencia

Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Preview

Jackie Hart Sports Editor The Holy Cross Women’s Lacrosse team returns to action after finishing 7-10 in 2017, which included thrilling wins over New Hampshire and Ohio State. Junior Baker Earl returns after a strong season of 19 points, which included 15 goals and four assists. Junior Jessi Button will look to hold down the defense, along with senior Julia Maloney returning in goal after ending 2017 with 146 saves, making her 279 career saves eighth all-time in program history. Button and Maloney will captain the team, along with senior Kerianne Moran. Molly Pfaff, Junior, #23 Hometown – Long Beach, … Continue reading Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Preview