Dorothy Day? Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? What does a Crusader for Justice look like?

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?

Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees

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

The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism

Olivia Pan Opinions Editor According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the definition of feminism is, “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” This concept is reasonable, fair, and simple enough. Please note that it states “equality of the sexes,” not making the sexes the same. However, the concept of equality between the sexes does not play out so serenely in the real world. In fact, we have lost much civility and understanding between the sexes as we have continued to push forward as women. After all, the French say, “vive la difference.” Men and women are … Continue reading The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism