An Update on the Crusader’s Name

James Gallagher Editor-in-Chief Last year, prompted by a letter from several dozen faculty members, The Crusader’s editorial board initiated a rigorous process to discern the future of the newspaper’s name. As part of a campus-wide discussion of the history associated with our mascot, faculty panels and student opinion […]

The Tragedy of the Outrage Machine

James Gallagher Editor-in-Chief If memory serves me correctly, the term “outrage machine” was coined by some combination of Conservative radio hosts and GOP also-rans in the 2016 election cycle. While, as a member of last year’s losing team, I don’t necessarily agree with much of anything that comes […]

Take a Knee, Mr. President

Carly Priest Opinions Editor “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!”[1] Originally published in Life magazine, contemporary memory holds the picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the 1968 Olympics medal podium as one the most influential images of […]