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Aristotle and toxic productivity

Catherine Yackira ‘24 I’m a big fan of this one philosopher, pretty mainstream guy you’ve probably heard of him: Aristotle. I particularly like his writings on virtue ethics, which focuses on virtues and moral character rather than rules or consequences. I may butcher this explanation, so I recommend […]

The Missing Banners

Jimmy Casey ‘22 Sports Editor Image Courtesy of College of the Holy Cross Have you ever heard of a National Championship winning team who didn’t even have their own practice facility? No? I hadn’t either… that was, until I heard the story of the legendary 1947 Holy Cross […]

Reviewing the Giants 2021 NFL Draft

Patrick Grudberg ‘24 Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of CBS Sports After three days filled with surprising trades, franchise-altering draft choices, and endless rumors surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ discontent with the Green Bay Packers, the 2021 draft finally concluded on Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio. For fans of all teams, […]

The Roaring 2020’s

Julia Maher ’23 When Holy Cross announced that students will be required to get the Covid vaccine except for religious or medical excuses, I was ecstatic. I have been home for 18 months due to the pandemic, and I have been fully vaccinated for a week now. Since […]

My Final Goodbye

Maggie Connolly ‘21 Chief Opinions’ Editor For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. When I was a teenager, I became interested in politics, culture, and society. Journalism was my perfect avenue to consolidate my passion for writing with this newfound interest. Working […]