School “Respects” Football Players, But Won’t Let Them Play

Controversy is swirling around the Saint Anselm College football players who said they just want to “toss around the pigskin” in peace. Unfortunately, the College has continued to prevent them from playing their sport on campus. It all goes back to a passage taken from Leviticus in the Old Testament: “And the pig, though it ...

Peck: Pride Flags Make Student Body Uncomfortable (And They Should)

As a member of the Saint Anselm community or as a recent visitor to the school, you may have noticed small pride flags planted around campus, waving in the wind, standing strong in the shadow of Alumni Hall. You may have also noticed that the next day on your walk to class that that same ...

LGBTQ Community Responds to Flag Controversy

The December 7, 2018 issue of the Saint Anselm Crier included a controversial opinion piece by Maria Benitz ’19 entitled, “In defense of flag removal.” Last week, a handful of small LGBTQ and Trans-gender flags appeared across campus, near walkways and on other green areas on campus. It is unclear who put the flags in ...

Students Attempt to Study for Finals Without Being Morally Outraged

‘Twas the night before finals when all through the Hilltop, all students were studying, until hate made them stop. Early Sunday evening, The Hilltopper received word from multiple nameless sources that students naively believed they could endure finals week without facing discrimination. “We just assumed, you know, that people would stop attacking our identities for ...

Timmer Explains Question 1 on MA Ballot

The controversy surrounding the first ballot question on the upcoming ballot has split Massachusetts nurses and residents alike. Before voting on the issue it is important to understand the arguments from each side. I am not an expert on Question 1, and I am not yet a registered nurse. Many people, however, have approached me ...

Can You Believe it? The Boston Red Sox Are World Champions Once Again

For the ninth time in their 117-year history, the Boston Red Sox are World Series champions. In Game 1, Mookie Betts fulfilled Taco Bell’s “Steal A Base, Steal A Taco” promotion when he stole second in the first inning en route to scoring the opening run of the World Series. After trading the lead back ...

Lyons: Trans Rights Are Under Attack (Again)

The Trump Administration recently released a memo detailing a proposal that would greatly limit transgender peoples’ rights, safety, and freedom of expression. A new definition of sex that does not include gender identity is up for debate. According to The New York Times, the memo from the Administration states “The sex listed on a person’s birth ...

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