Category: Opinions

My Crusade for the Crusader

by Hanna Seariac, Chief Web Editor How many times do you hear someone present a statement and then remark “this begs the question that…”? Many people use that phrase as a way of saying “this raises the question that…,” but do not realize the proper usage of the […]

1972: [Wrecking] Ball and Chain

by Carly Priest, Opinions Editor Earlier this week, the Washington Post ran a profile of Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence. The author, Ashley Parker, detailed the minute, quirky, and even charming details of their marriage— according to a family friend, Mike Pence proposed to Karen Pence […]

Letter to the Editors

To the editors, We, the undersigned proud alumni of the College of the Holy Cross, reflect fondly upon our years on Mount St. James. Each of our lives were forever changed by our experiences and friendships on the Hill–in classrooms and dorm rooms, through SPUD or service trips, […]

The Power of a Name

by Emily Kulp, Opinions Editor The decision of whether to change the name of our newspaper is a difficult one for both the staff of The Crusader and the entire campus community. Are we embracing dangerous ideals by having our school’s newspaper share its name with the Ku […]

Status of the Republic

By Max Lies The 2016-17 academic year has been one for the books—the death of notable celebrities, one of the most divisive election cycles in history, and internal change have made the year one of the most unique in modern memory. As an outgrowth of that, we’ve seen that […]

Uber Everywhere?

Maybe It’s Time to Download Lyft I’m not much of a fun of ride sharing apps. In fact, I’m really pretty apathetic towards the industry entirely. At least, I was before recently. I use them when I absolutely have to. But recently, Uber has been generating a lot […]

Unequivocally Sisters

By Carly Priest On Wednesday, February 22nd, 1957, President Donald J. Trump revoked protections for transgender students that allow people to use the restroom and locker room facilities that match their authentic gender. Wait, excuse my typo—Wednesday, February 22nd 2017. Forgive me: for a second I really thought […]