Category: Opinions

The Roaring 2020’s

Julia Maher ’23 When Holy Cross announced that students will be required to get the Covid vaccine except for religious or medical excuses, I was ecstatic. I have been home for 18 months due to the pandemic, and I have been fully vaccinated for a week now. Since […]

My Final Goodbye

Maggie Connolly ‘21 Chief Opinions’ Editor For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. When I was a teenager, I became interested in politics, culture, and society. Journalism was my perfect avenue to consolidate my passion for writing with this newfound interest. Working […]

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 […]

The Truth About Justice

Maggie Connolly ’21 Chief Opinions Editor On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd last year, was found guilty on three counts of murder: manslaughter, second degree murder, and third-degree murder. He will not be able to post bail as the judge determines his sentence. This […]

“We’ve Got to Get More Confrontational:” Maxine Waters Latest Comments are Deeply Disturbing

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor While participating in ongoing protests against police brutality in Minnesota, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) sparked controversy with recent comments suggesting that protestors should “get more confrontational” to make “sure that they know that we mean business.” The issue of police brutality must be addressed. […]