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10/23/2020 Newsletter

10/23/2020

The Spire is excited to announce our first contest of the semester! With Halloweekend and all its accompanying shenanigans coming up, our satirical section, The Eggplant, is hosting a contest for the most imaginative public safety blotters relating to Halloween! Tell us: what are the strangest and spookiest sights you might report on Halloween? In one or two sentences describe the location of the report and what the mischief is. Don’t forget to include your name and class year with your submission! We’ll select our favorite blotter, but all submissions will be featured in our 10/30 issue. Email submissions and questions to spire@g.holycross.edu by 10/27. 

For examples of previous Eggplant blotters, check out this article, and be sure to sign up here for The Spire’s newsletter to see the submissions! 

Election Day is almost upon us! The Office of Student Involvement has promoted civic engagement through the platform TurboVote, which helps students register to vote and connect to other helpful resources. Read all about it in “TurboVote Takes Off at Holy Cross,” by Ethan Bachand ‘22, Chief News Editor, and make sure you’re ready for the 2020 presidential election. 

Speaking of presidential, Features Editor Bridget Flaherty ‘21 had the pleasure of speaking with SGA Co-Presidents Noah Sisk ‘21 and Victoria Tara ‘21 about their strategies for leading SGA during the remote semester. Read about how they’ve adapted their roles in order to continue serving the student body in Flaherty’s article “Student Leadership in a Remote Environment: An Interview with SGA Co-Presidents.”

Despite the challenges of the remote semester, the Cantor Art Gallery proudly opened their latest installation on October 13. “New Gilded Age: A Theatrical Installation” is a captivating exhibition which transcends even physical limitations to set your imagination alight. Grace Bromage ‘23, Chief Features Editor, shares the highlights of artist B. Lynch’s talk in her article “New Gilded Age: A Theatrical Installation by B. Lynch,” where she also explains how to view the exhibition online. 

Whether you’re into music, sports, or just a good laugh, we have some great articles to help you take your mind off the stress of the semester. Check out “2020 World Series Preview,” by Jimmy Casey ‘22, Sports Editor; “Best Albums of 2020 That You Might Not Have Heard Yet,” by Sean McNamara ‘21, Staff Writer; and “‘Make Sure to Carve Out Some Time for Yourself,’” by Matt Anderson ‘21, Editor-in-Chief, a.k.a. “Polemicist.”

The Spire 

10/23/2020

News

Graphic design by Valentina Moran ’23.

“TurboVote Takes Off at Holy Cross,” by Ethan Bachand ‘22, Chief News Editor.

“College Revises Enrollment Policy,” by Kelly Gallagher ‘22, Editor-in-Chief. 

“Pass/No Pass Petition Looks to Reverse Administration’s Decision,” by Ethan Bachand ’22, Chief News Editor.

“SGA Senate Minutes.”

Opinions

Graphic design by Hui Li ’21.

“Trump’s Attack on Fauci: An Illogical Campaign Strategy,” by Joe Barbieri ‘23, Opinions Editor. 

“Trump, Covid-19, and Blind Patriotism,” by Julia Maher ‘23, Opinions Editor. 

“Best Albums of 2020 That You Might Not Have Heard Yet,” by Sean McNamara ‘21, Staff Writer. 

Features

Graphic design by Hui Li ’21; logo by Kim Fetherston ’22.

“New Gilded Age: A Theatrical Installation by B. Lynch,” by Grace Bromage ‘23, Chief Features Editor. 

“Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair,” by Nicole Letendre ‘23, Features Editor. 

“An Interview with PBS Intern and Social Justice Advocate on the Hill, Holly Tente ‘23,” by Stacey Kaliabakos ‘23, Features Editor. 

“Student Leadership in a Remote Environment: An Interview with SGA Co-Presidents,” by Bridget Flaherty ‘21, Features Editor. 

“Crusader of the Week: Annie Griffin ‘23.” 

Eggplant (Satire)

Graphic design by Hui Li ’21.

“‘Make Sure to Carve Out Some Time for Yourself,’” by Matt Anderson ‘21, Editor-in-Chief, a.k.a. “Polemicist.”

“‘Spring Semester Update’: Trick or Treat?” by Hannah Johnson ‘21, Chief Eggplant Editor, a.k.a. “Spooky scary skeleton.” 

“Haircut,” by Mario Micallef ‘22, Eggplant Editor, a.k.a. “An Eggplant.”

Sports

Graphic design by Hui Li ’21.

“Athletic Department Hosts Fireside Chat on Racial Justice,” by Mike O’Brien ‘23, Chief Sports Editor. 

“2020 World Series Preview,” by Jimmy Casey ‘22, Sports Editor. 

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