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Campus Community Turns Out For ENGAGE Summit

Kelly Gallagher ’22 Staff Writer On Friday, November 16, the College of the Holy Cross held its highly anticipated ENGAGE Summit: Where Do We Go from Here? After the October 27 alleged hate crime, Holy Cross students, faculty, and alumni sent a letter to the College, requesting that it address on-campus discrimination and violence with action. Taking cues from the requests made in this letter, the College canceled all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities to allow to entire community to come together for an afternoon and reflect on campus issues. The Summit aimed to educate students on issues such as … Continue reading Campus Community Turns Out For ENGAGE Summit

Men’s Hockey Falls to AIC

Maggie Flaherty ’20 Sports Editor  It was a breakaway goal with 1:25 left in the third period that sealed the fate of the AIC Yellow Jackets’ 4-2 win last Saturday at the Hart Center.   AIC (7-4-1, 7-7-1 overall) is ranked second in the Atlantic Hockey Standings, whereas Holy Cross (1-5-1, 1-9-2 overall) currently sits in last place. Despite the rankings, the teams were evenly matched throughout the game. During the first two periods, the teams had the same amount of shots on net. Holy Cross’s Johnny Coughlin struck early in the first period after a one-timed slap-shot rattled off … Continue reading Men’s Hockey Falls to AIC

Stick Structure Elegy

Liam Prengerdast Staff-writer On Lindon Lane’s green promenade–the sticks A sculpture lay, the site of many trysts; Whose lofty boughs and branches twisted tight Did witness love and laughter at end of night. Returning home from Caro or Boyden Recovering from the night’s sweet poison, We ‘Saders found a sight to be not missed The perfect location to take a piss So rapidly you rose, you castle of sticks! Now you have left, and surely will be missed Photo courtesy of College of the Holy Cross Continue reading Stick Structure Elegy

Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Non-Conference Play

Billy Fitzpatrick ’20 Chief Sports Editor The Holy Cross men’s basketball team (6-3) has gotten off to a strong start this season while playing a challenging non-conference schedule. The Crusaders traveled to and held halftime leads at both Michigan (undefeated and now ranked #5 in the country) and Providence (a game that was up for grabs in the final minutes). Those performances, albeit losses, set the tone for the level of play that Holy Cross is capable of, and they have hardly disappointed in their games since then. Let’s take a look at how they have been playing in recent … Continue reading Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Non-Conference Play

Does Physics Have Something to Say About Everything?

Spencer Caron ’20s Opinions Editor Unfortunately, my academic skill set does not naturally lie in the empirical sciences. No matter how much I enjoy reading about physics, and no matter how up-to-date I attempt to remain in regard to biological advances, it simply doesn’t transfer to mathematical and laboratory aptitude. So, though I can’t by and large explore the question, “Is all science just physics?” empirically, there exists no shortage of philosophers who are interested in this question from the theoretical angle. Basically, two major of schools of thought answer this question differently. On one hand, physicialists (sometimes called materialists) … Continue reading Does Physics Have Something to Say About Everything?

“Why Pursuing Beyond One’s Major is Important”

Henry W. Noe ’22 Opinions Editor While at college, students are fixated on fervently pursuing their chosen vocation. As a result, some students lack diverse courses and skills that transcends the borders of their major. While the navigation of the nuances and details of one’s major is a positive, it must be met with a development in a number of different areas as well. These developments do not just bring about internal satisfaction, but also a post-graduation advantage when searching for employment.   While present among college students, the origin of this may be in high school academia.The culture surrounding … Continue reading “Why Pursuing Beyond One’s Major is Important”

Five Christmas Movies that Should be on Your Holiday Watchlist

Bianca Miccolis ’21 Features Editor In preparation of the Christmas season, we decorate our homes and dorm rooms with trees, stockings, garlands, wreaths and more.  We take our Christmas card pictures, make gift lists and buy presents for our families and friends before and during our break. One of my favorite activities of the holiday season is watching the “25 Days of Christmas” countdown on ABC Family of all the movies that lead up to the main event: Christmas day.  Whether you watch the countdown or not, here are five movies that most everyone will see or should watch during … Continue reading Five Christmas Movies that Should be on Your Holiday Watchlist

SGA and SBIP Host Semester’s Final Agape Latte

Kate McLaughlin ’21 News Editor On Monday, December 3, students gathered in Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library for the final Agape Latte event of the semester. The event was co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Spring Break Immersion Program, and featured speakers Professor Virginia Ryan from the Religious Studies Department and Isabelle Jenkins ‘10, Associate Director of the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning. After a performance of “The Middle,” “Little Lion Man,” and “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by Fools on the Hill, Catherine Floyd, Courtney Esteves, and Katherine Elacqua, all SBIP Co-Chairs, introduced the speakers. Professor Ryan … Continue reading SGA and SBIP Host Semester’s Final Agape Latte

Football Caps Late-Season Resurgence with Thriller Win Over Georgetown

Billy Fitzpatrick ’22 Sports Editor  The Holy Cross football team capped off its season in dramatic fashion with a come-from-behind victory over Patriot League foe Georgetown in the nation’s capital. After trailing by as many as 26 points in the second half, the Crusaders (5-6 overall, 4-2 Patriot League) stormed back in the final 20 minutes to spoil their opponent’s Senior Day and top the Hoyas, 32-21. For Georgetown, the defeat gave them the same overall and conference records as Holy Cross, meaning that the Crusaders took second place in the Patriot League due to the head-to-head tiebreaker. Junior quarterback … Continue reading Football Caps Late-Season Resurgence with Thriller Win Over Georgetown

That’s News to Me

Sofia Maietta ’19 News Editor Sunday, Nov. 25 Margate, England- 33-year-old Ross Edgley became the first man in history to swim around the entirety of the mainland of Great Britain. His journey lasted 5 months and consisted of 1,791 miles. Edgley never set foot on land, and slept on a support boat in between his swims. Monday, Nov. 26 Hong Kong- He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist, has announced that he has created the world’s first genetically edited babies. The twin girls who were born this month were created in a lab using the gene editing technique called Crispr. However, Jiankui … Continue reading That’s News to Me

HC Capital Promotes Entreprenurial Spirit

Joey Begg ’21 Staff Writer Sean Manning ’19 and Andrew Smith ’19 are the founders of HC Capital, a club that they say gives Holy Cross students not only exposure to the finance industry, but also technical skills that they can take into internships. I sat down to interview them and a few other members on Monday night in Hogan Campus Center. Andrew is the portrait of someone who has his life together: combed hair, eye contact, and patient verbal pacing. The mildly busy space around us shrinks away to a dull roar as Andrew’s matter of fact voice informs … Continue reading HC Capital Promotes Entreprenurial Spirit

Oscars 2018/2019

Tyler Christiansen’21 Staff Writer Fall and winter are not only the best season because of the holidays, but also because all of the best movies come out in the months of October through December. Yes, this summer had huge hits like Avengers: Infinity War, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Deadpool 2 and the sequel that we’ve only been waiting fourteen years for: Incredibles 2. While all of these movies are good in their own right, the latter half of the year brings all of the independent movies that seemingly slipped under the radar that are actually thought-provoking and worthy of going to … Continue reading Oscars 2018/2019