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NBA 2021 Season Update

Jimmy Casey ‘22 Sports Editor It’s been a month since the NBA began its 2020-2021 campaign and, as expected, there has been no shortage of drama and intrigue. Within the past 30 days, effects of the coronavirus have been felt, teams have faltered, and trades have been made. […]

To the Editors of The Spire

December 12, 2020 To the Editors of The Spire: When the editors of a student publication like The Spire undertake to publish a criticism of a “Thanksgiving Letter” that I sent to my students (and which I subsequently published in RealClearPolitics and The Fenwick Review) as they did on December 4, I would not […]

12/11/2020 Newsletter

12/11/2020 We’ve finally made it to the end of the semester. It’s been a long one, but the campus community has been amazingly resilient. As The Spire has seen, students have remained engaged with creative initiatives and meaningful programs. Various organizations have offered exciting events to bring the […]

Response to Spire Editorial

I want to thank the staff and editors of The Spire for publishing a thoughtful response and call to action in their recent Holy Cross Must Balance Values of Academic Freedom and Anti-Racism article. The article lays out the competing forces of academic freedom and an institutional commitment […]

Letter to the Editors

Letter to the Editors: In a December 4, 2020 editorial, Ethan Bachand ‘22 and Kelly Gallagher ‘22 address a number of very important issues as they respond to the op/ed published by Professor David Schaefer in the Fenwick Review. Their editorial engages with a number of Professor Schaefer’s […]