HC Club Baseball Looks to Repeat

Patrick Wareham and Aidan Hone Sports Editor, Staff Writer  Last November, the Holy Cross Club Baseball team brought home the 2017 New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA) Championship, capping a perfect 15-0 season with a 5-1 victory against the University of Vermont.  While Holy Cross was the second team in the history of the NECBA to post a 12-0 regular season record (Fairfield did it in 2013), the Crusaders were the only team to go on to win the Championship and complete an undefeated season.  It was the Crusaders’ third trip to the Championship final (the team came up short … Continue reading HC Club Baseball Looks to Repeat

What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

By Meghan Shaffer ‘20 Culture Editor   It’s internship season here on the hill, and chances are if you are a sophomore or junior, you’ve overheard your friends talking excitedly about the internship they scored for the summer or the summer job they have lined up. But if you’re anything like me (a procrastinator), you’ve put off doing that same work and finding something to do this summer, and hearing your friends talk about their plans may send you into a bit of a panic over your lack of motivation. But fear not. There are still three weeks left in … Continue reading What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent

Anamika Dutta ‘20 Chief Culture Editor   The words “Me Too” have sparked a nationwide movement to address sexual assault and violence against women; however, other countries have been slower to catch on. In France, recent rape cases against minors have caused the country to examine its current laws (or lack thereof) regarding the age of consent. In the United States, statutory rape laws state that sex with a minor (age varying by state) is rape, as the minor is too young to knowledgeably consent. In sharp contrast, France had no statutory rape laws prior to last month: in order … Continue reading France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent

Jesus: The Man, The Myth, and The Freedom to Speculate About Him

Olivia Pan Opinions Editor There is a great deal of evidence to attest to the fact that Jesus was a historical figure who did, in fact, exist. He is mentioned by both early Jewish and Roman historians. The first Christian writings to mention Jesus are the epistles of St. Paul. Scholars agree that some of these letters were likely written only 25 years after the death of Jesus. The truth is that, although we do know some things about Jesus, there is much that we do not know. We know that he was executed at the order of the prefect … Continue reading Jesus: The Man, The Myth, and The Freedom to Speculate About Him

Office of Diversity and SGA Host Gun Violence and Rights Fishbowl

Seamus Brennan ‘20 News Editor   On Thursday, Apr. 5, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Holy Cross Student Government Association co-sponsored a campus-wide fishbowl discussion on the topic of guns, gun violence, and gun rights.  Throughout the event, students and faculty members from a wide range of political perspectives addressed and considered many of the most pressing and controversial details of the national gun debate. “The Office of Diversity and Inclusion wants our students, faculty and staff to work past partisan divides and engage in difficult dialogues, and particularly on topics that are not easy to chat about. … Continue reading Office of Diversity and SGA Host Gun Violence and Rights Fishbowl

Professor Amatangelo presents “Italian Women at War”

Jackie Cannon ‘20 Chief News Editor   In the third installment of the “Authors on the Hill” series, Italian Professor Susan Amatangelo presented her publication, “Italian Women at War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the 20th Century” on Monday, April 16. As editor of this book, Amatangelo broke down each section to explain the different chapters and essays included and elaborated on the reasons that led her to work on this book.   In addition to serving as editor, Amatangelo also wrote the introduction, which expounded on the themes of the book, and the third chapter: “The Female … Continue reading Professor Amatangelo presents “Italian Women at War”

Volunteers Mobilize for “Working for Worcester” Build Day

Jackie Cannon ‘20 Chief News Editor   At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, over 1,100 volunteers gathered at Worcester City Hall to participate in the 6th annual Working for Worcester Build Day. At a diverse array of sites across the city, volunteers participated in projects such as building playgrounds, cleaning outdoor spaces, and updating classrooms and community spaces.   Working for Worcester is led entirely by a dedicated group of Holy Cross students, but attracts volunteers of all ages from the city and from every Worcester college. According to the Worcester Telegram, the organization reached a record high of … Continue reading Volunteers Mobilize for “Working for Worcester” Build Day