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The student newspaper of the College of the Holy Cross since 1925

Thank You from the Editors

Kelly Gallagher ‘22 & Matt Anderson ‘21 Editors-in-Chief As we edit our last edition of The Spire as Editors-in-Chief, we’ve been looking back on our time here and thinking about our team’s hard work over the past two semesters. It goes without saying that this year has presented […]

Behind the Story of the Poetry Walk

Kelly Gallagher ‘22  Editor-in-Chief  The pandemic has forced people to create and enjoy art largely in isolation, but Dinand Library’s Poetry Walk bridges the gap between creative spirits in the College of the Holy Cross community. The Poetry Walk, which consists of a mile-long loop around campus distinguished […]

Censorship in the Wake of Tragedy

Grace Manning ‘21 Opinions Editor In the year after Breonna Taylor’s tragic death at the hands of Louisville police officers, rage and indignation resurface as one of these policemen, Jonathan Mattingly, prepares to release a book telling his side of the story that rocked the U.S. and the […]

“Isolationist, Protectionist and to a Certain Extent Nativist”: An Appropriate Description of Today’s Republican Party 

Joe Barbieri ‘23 Opinions Editor In a recent interview with the TODAY Show, Former President George W. Bush made what some considered controversial remarks on the current state of the Republican Party. While on the show, President Bush characterized the GOP as being, “isolationist, protectionist, and to a […]

Nasty Nineteen

Julianna Mariani ‘24 Eggplant Editor So, fun fact, my nineteenth birthday was last Friday. Taurus season baby! The only thing I know about astrology is that that means I’m stubborn and trustworthy. Actually, that’s not even true because I had to look those up. Anyway… I had a […]

Sermon on the Ground

Mario Micallef ‘22 Eggplant Editor Hello (I am sitting on the ground, no, I’m laying on the hardwood floor. I don’t know why I lied right there. Maybe it was internal shame. Yes, in fact, it was. But I have to speak now. The ants coming off my […]