A Conversation with Chris Fox ’18, Candidate for State Office in New Hampshire

James Gallagher Editor-in-Chief   Q: First off, what led you to the unorthodox decision to launch a campaign while still a senior in college, and what challenges has that presented?   A: It really was a specific moment. I remember I was working at my dad’s office over winter break (medical chart scanning – very mundane) and as I was reading the local news of the day, I saw that the New Hampshire House had voted on party lines by a vote of 170-169 – with the Republican Speaker breaking the tie – to reject a Senate bill that would … Continue reading A Conversation with Chris Fox ’18, Candidate for State Office in New Hampshire

The Supreme Court, Morality, and an “Out of the Box” President

Spencer Caron Chief Opinions Editor   Out of the three branches of government, the judicial branch is the least media-friendly.  The lower courts are collectively known as the place to which busy people hate to be summoned for jury duty.  The appeals process is so complex that even those versed in political science have a hard time making heads or tails of it all.  The Supreme Court has the best chance of making the news, as it annually weighs in on some of the most divisive national issues, but even then, only some issues make for good 30 second media … Continue reading The Supreme Court, Morality, and an “Out of the Box” President

“OMG, studying abroad in (insert country) totally changed me! I have such a new perspective on things!”

James Gallagher Editor in Chief You’ve probably heard the above in some form or another while you’ve been around these parts. Everyone goes abroad, takes cool photos, brags about it for a few months, and then everyone thankfully moves along. No- you should not study abroad because it will “change” you. In my experience, living in another country “changed” me and my friends just as any other year might have. You also shouldn’t study abroad because Holy Cross keep tells everyone how amazing it is. I don’t doubt that the administration’s motives are sincere, but I also know that if … Continue reading “OMG, studying abroad in (insert country) totally changed me! I have such a new perspective on things!”

Jesus: The Man, The Myth, and The Freedom to Speculate About Him

Olivia Pan Opinions Editor There is a great deal of evidence to attest to the fact that Jesus was a historical figure who did, in fact, exist. He is mentioned by both early Jewish and Roman historians. The first Christian writings to mention Jesus are the epistles of St. Paul. Scholars agree that some of these letters were likely written only 25 years after the death of Jesus. The truth is that, although we do know some things about Jesus, there is much that we do not know. We know that he was executed at the order of the prefect … Continue reading Jesus: The Man, The Myth, and The Freedom to Speculate About Him

Letter to the Editor: Scott Schaefer-Duffy ’80

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