Month: October 2018

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 ...

Red Sox Contest Fourth World Series Title Since 2000

For the fourth time since 2000, the Boston Red Sox are heading to the World Series as the American League Champions. This will be the 21st time a major Boston-area sports team (New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, or the Red Sox) contest a national championship since the turn of the ...

#WhyIWrite: Cam Lapine

I was studying abroad in London during the Spring of 2018. Feeling homesick, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a post from Nick Fulchino about the launch of The Hilltopper. I immediately felt a new wave of homesickness wash over me. I missed the passion that drives so many on the Hilltop to ...

New U.S. Visa Policy Draws Ire from LGBTQ Groups

On October 1st, a new policy went into effect banning visas for unmarried partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations officials. This new regulation will also impact U.N. ambassadors, U.S. embassy staff, employees of international organizations working in the U.S., and foreign military members stationed in the United States. Partners under these categories will need ...

Warren Addresses Ancestry as 2020 Heats Up

For many years, there have been questions over Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) claim of Native American ancestry during her time at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. In her 2012 Senate race, her opponent, Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), attacked Warren’s honesty over her claims of Native American ancestry. President Donald Trump has labeled her ...

DiSalvo to Leave in 2019, Search for His Successor is Already Underway

After five years on the Hilltop, Steven DiSalvo announced that he would be stepping down as the President of Saint Anselm College. When DiSalvo became president in 2013, he was the first president of the College to come from outside of the monastery. Instead, DiSalvo had a long history in higher education. Before coming to ...