Stan Lee Remembered

Kelly Gallagher ‘22 Staff Writer On Monday, November 12, comic book legend Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. Lee is celebrated as one of the most influential people within the comic book world. Through his long-time involvement with Marvel Comics, as well as the multimedia cooperation it has become today, he has given the world unforgettable characters and stories. Mourners emphasize the rich life Lee led, as well as the powerful effect he had on individuals. Stan Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, in New York City. According to Marvel Comics’ eulogy, he … Continue reading Stan Lee Remembered

Thinking about a Semester in D.C.? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

Carolyn Fenerty ‘20 Staff Writer Spending a semester in Washington, D.C., is an entirely different ballgame than study abroad. You start your day on the Metro, the city’s underground train network, which you learn to navigate quickly even if it’s a bit overwhelming at first. There are a few simple rules, informal but ironclad, to keep in mind: Don’t block people walking up the escalator. Be assertive, not aggressive. During rush hour, even the most crowded train car has room if you’re willing to squeeze. You spend your day – four days a week for most people, although I did … Continue reading Thinking about a Semester in D.C.? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

Crusader of the Week – Samantha McCann ‘20

Major: English and Psychology Hometown: Salem, NH Favorite Class: Intro to Psych Best HC meal: stir fry with fried rice Favorite Cool Beans drink: iced caramel latte with light ice Favorite Book: “Gone with the Wind” Guilty pleasure: drinking an insane amount of coffee on a daily basis Favorite Spot on Campus: lehy 339 HC bucket list: sneak on the rooftops of some buildings Hobbies: swimming, painting my nails, listening to music, getting in-house Number of all nighters  pulled this semester: technically 0 Favorite Movie: “The Lion King” Favorite Off campus restaurant: Nuovo Favorite HC Memory: I can’t pinpoint one … Continue reading Crusader of the Week – Samantha McCann ‘20

The Art of the Shower Playlist

Bridget Flaherty ’21 Staff Writer You can tell a lot about people based on the songs that they play in the shower. For example, I know that someone on my floor just saw “Bohemian Rhapsody”and really dug the soundtrack. I know that a lot of people on my floor share a mutual affinity for “A Star is Born,” although I don’t know if they appreciated my playing “I Love You – Dialogue” on repeat for my 30-minute shower last night. I know that some people like listening to hard-core, fist-bumping, hair-flipping dance tracks at 8 in the morning, and that … Continue reading The Art of the Shower Playlist

Thanksgiving Desserts that Could be on Your Table this Year

Bianca Miccolis ’21 Features Editor Only a few more days until we will be sitting with our families at the table carving into a turkey and scraping our forks against the nearly empty plate as we finish our dinners.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude for the people in our lives and the opportunities that we are given and celebrating with food is a major plus. While Thanksgiving meals contain much of the usual turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and various vegetables, dessert can be a  fun way to experiment. Most of us will have pumpkin or … Continue reading Thanksgiving Desserts that Could be on Your Table this Year

A Message From the Editors

From the Editors’ Desk Today, Friday November 16, the College will embark on an experimental campus-wide conversation aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our Holy Cross community. While no one quite knows what exactly will unfold this afternoon, the inaugural ENGAGE Summit commissioned by Fr. Boroughs in response to a letter penned and signed by members of the Holy Cross community represents an unprecedented step by the administration in tackling issues surrounding our campus culture, including sexual assault and hate. At an institution where decision making often historically comes from the top down––starting with the board … Continue reading A Message From the Editors