Randy Boyagoda Lectures on Catholic Fiction Writing

Seamus Brennan ‘20 News Editor   On Monday, Apr. 23, the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture hosted Randy Boyagoda, a Catholic writer and professor of English at the University of Toronto, for a lecture entitled “My Flannery O’Connor Problem, and Yours …” in Rehm Library.  The lecture was a part of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity series, which explores religious and spiritual life in the modern age. Boyagoda’s lecture was centered on his frustration with Flannery O’Connor’s definitive and sometimes dominating stature within the world of Catholic literature.  Throughout his lecture, Boyagoda discussed his own … Continue reading Randy Boyagoda Lectures on Catholic Fiction Writing

Holy Cross Writers with Autism Share Experiences

Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Staff Writer On Tuesday April 24, the Office of Disability Services sponsored “Autistic Writers of Holy Cross,” an event that showcased the creative talents of Clara Joy Gibson ‘21 and Terrence Smith ‘12, both autistic writers. In their presentations, Gibson and Smith shared their writing, experiences, and observations about being autistic at Holy Cross and in wider society. Clara Joy Gibson, who has been published in magazines like Medium, The Claremont Review, and Teen Ink, read an essay in which she commented on the negative way that autism is portrayed in the media and how those portrayals … Continue reading Holy Cross Writers with Autism Share Experiences

Holy Cross Drops Both Games of Doubleheader to Bucknell

Billy Fitzpatrick Sports Editor Last Saturday, the Holy Cross baseball team squared off against Patriot League rival Bucknell at Fitton Field in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Bison (12-21 overall, 9-7 in Patriot League play) picked up two wins against the Crusaders (12-15, 6-6) to leapfrog Holy Cross into third place in the conference standings. Sunday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather.   Bucknell took Game 1 of the doubleheader behind a pair of two-out rallies and a dominant start from senior pitcher Connor Van Hoose for a 6-0 victory. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning, … Continue reading Holy Cross Drops Both Games of Doubleheader to Bucknell

“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!”

HC Club Baseball Looks to Repeat

Patrick Wareham and Aidan Hone Sports Editor, Staff Writer  Last November, the Holy Cross Club Baseball team brought home the 2017 New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA) Championship, capping a perfect 15-0 season with a 5-1 victory against the University of Vermont.  While Holy Cross was the second team in the history of the NECBA to post a 12-0 regular season record (Fairfield did it in 2013), the Crusaders were the only team to go on to win the Championship and complete an undefeated season.  It was the Crusaders’ third trip to the Championship final (the team came up short … Continue reading HC Club Baseball Looks to Repeat

What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

By Meghan Shaffer ‘20 Culture Editor   It’s internship season here on the hill, and chances are if you are a sophomore or junior, you’ve overheard your friends talking excitedly about the internship they scored for the summer or the summer job they have lined up. But if you’re anything like me (a procrastinator), you’ve put off doing that same work and finding something to do this summer, and hearing your friends talk about their plans may send you into a bit of a panic over your lack of motivation. But fear not. There are still three weeks left in … Continue reading What to Do If You Still Haven’t Found a Summer Job

France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent

Anamika Dutta ‘20 Chief Culture Editor   The words “Me Too” have sparked a nationwide movement to address sexual assault and violence against women; however, other countries have been slower to catch on. In France, recent rape cases against minors have caused the country to examine its current laws (or lack thereof) regarding the age of consent. In the United States, statutory rape laws state that sex with a minor (age varying by state) is rape, as the minor is too young to knowledgeably consent. In sharp contrast, France had no statutory rape laws prior to last month: in order … Continue reading France Establishes its First Legal Age of Consent