Category: Opinions

What’s the Rush?

By Stacey Kaliabakos ‘23 Opinions Editor Every year, as far back as I can remember, my family and I have spent the day after Thanksgiving decorating our house for Christmas. We take turns placing ornaments (many of which hold special memories for us) on the tree while listening […]

Where are the Masks?

Stacey Kaliabakos ‘23 Opinions Editor At the beginning of the semester, the College of the Holy Cross implemented a mask mandate that required students, faculty, and staff to wear a mask indoors. The administration said that this mandate would be in effect until Sept. 10, when test results […]

In response to “Decolonizing the Curriculum: The Problem of Underrepresentation in the Humanities”

Sahar Bazzaz Professor and Chair, Department of History Recently, The Spire published an article entitled “Decolonizing the Curriculum: The Problem of Underrepresentation in the Humanities (10/8/2021),” which took up very important and timely questions about under-representation of diverse perspectives and voices in the humanities.  As the new history […]

Accessibility at Holy Cross

Alyssa Cabrera ‘25, Tess Conroy ‘22, Kathleen Miller ‘22, Sam Poyant ‘23, Hannah Walsh ‘22 Recently, there have been a few articles in “The Spire” addressing accessibility at College of the Holy Cross. It is no secret that the campus is physically challenging to navigate due to its […]

How Films are Rewriting History

Written by Martha Wyatt-Luth Opinion’s Editor ‘25 Over Thanksgiving Break, I re-watched several movies with my family. One notable film was Argo, Ben Affleck’s thrilling exposition of the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979. Besides the star-studded cast and phenomenal production, the film lingered in my memory for another […]