Project Empathy: A Study in Human Connection

By Meghan Shaffer ‘20 Culture Editor Sometimes, you encounter something that reminds you just how human the people you encounter everyday are and of the beauty and rawness of that humanity. That is exactly the message put forth in “Project Empathy,” which was performed by six Holy Cross students for the first time this past Sunday. The six students—Brandon Brito ‘20, Trishala Manandhar ‘21, Ali Riddell ‘19, Will Walker ‘19, Alyssa White ‘18, and Caylie Whiteside ‘21—were paired with each other and entrusted to tell their partner’s story. The story could be about anything, as long as it was something … Continue reading Project Empathy: A Study in Human Connection

“Jane the Virgin” Season 4 Finale Recap

Anamika Dutta Chief Culture Editor   After a brief hiatus, I’m back to my usual T.V. reviews. The season finale of “Jane the Virgin” premiered last Friday, and fans already knew something big was going to go down (thanks in part to Justin Baldoni’s Instagram, warning fans to stay off all social media at all costs). In similar fashion, I warn you not to read on unless you’ve seen the finale because there will be major spoilers ahead. Or if you’re like me, you didn’t avoid social media and found out what happened before even watching the episode…Oops. So if … Continue reading “Jane the Virgin” Season 4 Finale Recap

The Meek Mill Situation

Luke Walsh ‘19 Culture Editor   Throughout January and February, the entire Philadelphia area centered around two things: the Eagles and Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares.” It was a great two months. But while we were partying (somewhat rioting) in the streets, the man that brought us all together through one song wasn’t with us. Rather, he was in a jail cell because he violated his parole for the gun and drug charges with which he was convicted at 21 years old.   Meek Mill’s situation exemplifies select problems with law enforcement, the judicial process, and imprisonment in this country. … Continue reading The Meek Mill Situation

What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

By Meghan Shaffer ‘20 Culture Editor   It’s internship season here on the hill, and chances are if you are a sophomore or junior, you’ve overheard your friends talking excitedly about the internship they scored for the summer or the summer job they have lined up. But if you’re anything like me (a procrastinator), you’ve put off doing that same work and finding something to do this summer, and hearing your friends talk about their plans may send you into a bit of a panic over your lack of motivation. But fear not. There are still three weeks left in … Continue reading What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent

Anamika Dutta ‘20 Chief Culture Editor   The words “Me Too” have sparked a nationwide movement to address sexual assault and violence against women; however, other countries have been slower to catch on. In France, recent rape cases against minors have caused the country to examine its current laws (or lack thereof) regarding the age of consent. In the United States, statutory rape laws state that sex with a minor (age varying by state) is rape, as the minor is too young to knowledgeably consent. In sharp contrast, France had no statutory rape laws prior to last month: in order … Continue reading France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent