3 Things We Learned from the Stalemate at San Paolo

By: Charlie Ryan Sports Editor Saturday afternoon’s clash at the Stadio San Paolo saw title challengers Napoli and Internazionale split points in a tactically thrilling, yet goalless draw. Fresh off a decisive win over crosstown rivals Milan and a full week’s rest, Inter were in prime condition to steal a point or three at a stadium they hadn’t won in since 1993. The hosts failed to nab a point in their midweek Champions League loss vs Manchester City at the Etihad, a frustrating result that dropped them to third in their group. The draw loosens Napoli’s grip on first place, … Continue reading 3 Things We Learned from the Stalemate at San Paolo

Coach Tom Gilmore Fired

John Albinson Chief Sports Editor On October 14, Athletics Director Nate Pine announced the firing of Head Football Coach Tom Gilmore, effective immediately. Gilmore was hired right before the 2004 season and spent 14 years as head coach of the Crusaders. During his tenure at Holy Cross, the team sported an overall record of 72-81 with a 41-39 mark in Patriot League play. “These are never pleasant decisions, but ultimately I believe this is the best course of action for our student-athletes and for the success of our football program moving forward,” said Pine. “I would like to take this … Continue reading Coach Tom Gilmore Fired

Eggplant: Student Swears He’s Not Judging Those Who Don’t Kneel on Floor At 7pm Mass

Hameron Jelly Godless Heathen   Holy Cross sophomore Ignatius Peter O’Leary V told reporters after the 7 p.m. Sunday Mass in Mary Chapel that, even though he kneels during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass, he denied that he judges his fellow students at Mass who elect not to kneel.   “Ultimately it’s their choice if they want to kneel or not,” O’Leary said magnanimously. “I’m just happy to see so many other members of this great, Catholic, and united Holy Cross community come together at Mass each and every week.”   O’Leary, a member of a proud Irish Catholic family that … Continue reading Eggplant: Student Swears He’s Not Judging Those Who Don’t Kneel on Floor At 7pm Mass

“This is Us”: Portraying Subtle Racism

Anamika Dutta Culture Editor “This is Us” deals with a variety of complex and difficult issues: adoption, death, substance abuse, fostering, and—as this past week’s episode highlighted—racism. For those of you unfamiliar with the premise and characters of “This is Us,” it stars a married couple in the 1980s, Jack and Rebecca,  who are expecting triplets, yet only two of the three babies (Kate and Kevin) make it through the birth. Distraught over the loss of their third child, Jack and Rebecca decide to adopt baby Randall, who is black and was brought to the hospital the same day of … Continue reading “This is Us”: Portraying Subtle Racism

“Plantanos y Collard Greens”

Meghan Shaffer Culture Editor This past Monday, LASO hosted their closing event of Latinx Heritage Month: a production of “Platanos y Collard Greens” performed in Hogan Ballroom for members of the Holy Cross community. Beginning as an off-broadway play, the satirical comedy now tours at different colleges and universities across the country.   Brandon Brito ‘20 says, “As a co-chair for LASO along with Louis Hurtado (the other co-chair) we were very excited to bring ‘Platanos y Collard Greens’ to campus.This offered a new platform to discuss the beauty of the Latinx culture, but also highlighted the real issues as … Continue reading “Plantanos y Collard Greens”

Crusader of the Week: Hannah McGuire, ’19

Hometown: Newton, MA Major: English Best Dorm: Mulledy Favorite Holy Cross Class: Superheros and the Self with Professor Santos Number of All-Nighters Last Semester: 3 Favorite Animal: Llama/ Meerkat Favorite Book: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry Favorite Color: Red Favorite Movie: The Boss Baby Favorite TV Shows: “The Office,” “Girls,” “Big Mouth,” “Veep” Favorite Meal on Campus: Lower Kimball Grilled Cheese Favorite Professor and Why?: Professor Catherine Thompson. She taught me an entirely new way to approach reading, writing, and analyzing for all subjects. Favorite Freshman Student: Jenny Freud Favorite Sophomore Student: Matthew Cummings Favorite Junior Student: Sean Manning Favorite Senior … Continue reading Crusader of the Week: Hannah McGuire, ’19

5 of the Best Pieces for Transitioning from Fall to Winter

Alexandra Smith Chief Culture Editor   Everyone knows that fall is the “New Year”  of the fashion world. New York Fashion Week marks the beginning of seeing all of your favorite celebrities transitioning from wearing the newest trends in denim shorts to layering their trendiest sweaters, dresses, and boots (even though the clothes being presented at all of the shows are a season ahead). It’s undoubtedly more fun to put together outfits when the temperature requires more pieces of clothing to stay warm. Winter fashion, however, can seem not nearly as exciting. When you’re making the trek from Stein to … Continue reading 5 of the Best Pieces for Transitioning from Fall to Winter