To the Editor, In the aftermath of the Saint Valentine’s/Ash Wednesday mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the human cost of violence is impossible to ignore. The victims will be individually profiled and then eulogized by grief-stricken family members and friends. It’s hard to avoid an … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Scott Schaefer-Duffy ’80
By Donnie Stephens and Maggie Scanlon SGA Co-Presidents The Student Government Association was pleased to welcome 9 new members through special mid-year appointments during the winter break. Typically, a few vacancies open up each year with SGA when sitting members go abroad/away, or step down for a variety of reasons. In these cases, the SGA bylaws state that the co-presidents can appoint students to fill the vacancies. This year, when we found out we had 9, we knew we needed to formalize a process to make the selection process as fair as possible. In the wake of an SGA-wide … Continue reading SGA Welcomes 9 New Members, Puts Forth Diversity and Inclusion Agenda
CRISPR gene editing is an example of a technology that can be found in a futuristic novel of the previous decades. CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced … Continue reading Designer Babies by CRISPR
Carly Priest Opinions Editor To unapologetically ignite, and together, rise “Take up the White Man’s burden—/ Send forth the best ye breed—/ Go send your … Continue reading 1972: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Olivia Pan Opinions Editor On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, murdered 17 people, including … Continue reading Boy with a Gun: What Lies Beneath?
By Fred Boehrer Last year Fr. Boroughs asked the Holy Cross community to explore and provide input on the following question: “In what ways do you think the Crusader moniker and mascot are appropriate or inappropriate, representations of the College, given our mission, values and identity?” As of February 3, 2018, Fr. Boroughs and the Board of Trustees decided that the Crusader moniker is an appropriate representation of the College. While many alumni, students, faculty and staff agree with this decision, others do not concur. The decision has been made, and it sounds like the moniker is final, for … Continue reading Dorothy Day? Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? What does a Crusader for Justice look like?
To Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees, As members of this Holy Cross community who are concerned with seeking justice within and beyond campus, we want to express our disappointment in the decision to keep the Crusader moniker. We held an open discussion on Monday, February 12th to discuss the situation. During this conversation, students, faculty, and staff in attendance concluded that there were many points of concern regarding the Crusader moniker decision and the way that this decision was announced: The claim that white American Catholics can transform the meaning of the word “crusader” comes … Continue reading Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees