In 1981 the postmodern philosopher and cultural critic Jean Baudrillard produced his treatise “Simulacra and Simulation,” in which he asserts that “simulacra”—the constant stream of television, advertisements, and visual media that models real people and objects—have replaced our perception of reality, resulting in what he calls “the death […]
By Julie Booth If you are a woman in America, society’s lessons have never been clearer: your safety, rights, and dignity are not a priority, and you will not receive any kind of justice. On September 2, Brock Turner, rapist (and I think I heard somewhere that he […]
By Sam Arciprete Last week, an article that was published on The Odyssey by Holy Cross student Lauren Murray created quite a bit of controversy on campus for remarks linking the rising cost of tuition to wasteful spending in the Athletics Department, specifically mentioning the new Hart Center […]
By Amit Taneja and Mable Millner At Holy Cross, the culture of respect and understanding that we seek to create is fundamental to our mission as a college and community. With the popularity of theme parties, and in anticipation of Halloween, we are republishing a piece written last […]
By Carly Priest In 1972, the College of the Holy Cross flung open its doors to female students. Well, perhaps “flung” fails to convey the full nature of such opportunity— in 1972, the College of the Holy Cross begrudgingly cracked open her iron gates to admit women, saving […]
By Carly Priest I grew up in the California Bay Area, just outside of San Francisco. I’m not Catholic— my parents raised my three siblings and I in the United Church of Christ. I learned that through the metaphorical creation of all persons God indicates that any religious […]
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture hosted a fishbowl-style discussion on the topic of recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts.