All posts by Nick Fulchino

Nick Fulchino is the Editor-in-Chief of The Hilltopper and a senior at Saint Anselm College. He is from Pomfret, Connecticut.

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 ...

Fulchino: Jeff Flake is a Politician’s Politician

On Monday, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) came to campus to talk about “a rejection of American politics and a return to principle.” While the topic is an important one, I do not believe that Senator Flake is in any way qualified to speak on it. Since Donald Trump’s candidacy, Flake has worked carefully to craft ...

Meet the Candidates: Aidan Pierce ’22, Senate

Aidan Pierce comes to Saint Anselm after a lot of hard work. He’s been raised by a single father, whom he cares for deeply, and from an early age accepted that getting a job and helping support the family was just something you had to do. He says that his childhood, “taught me to respect ...

Meet the Candidates: Brendan Joyce ’22, Vice President

The first question of the interview nearly stumped Brendan Joyce. When asked to name his favorite book, the candidate for freshman class vice president was overwhelmed by the seemingly limitless possibilities of books he’d consumed in his 18 years. He finally settled on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, confirming it was a “great book!” ...

Meet the Candidates: Jackson Peck ’22, Senate

Showing up to the interview in a Ringelstein for Senate t-shirt, Jackson Peck wears his liberal ideas on his sleeve – literally. His favorite book is Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders and, like the former presidential candidate, he feels like those with the power should be more transparent. Sanders was talking about the billionaires on ...

Sex in the Air: Freshmen Candidates Talk About Contraceptives, Intervis

Every year, a new class arrives on the hilltop, and it is up to them to elect their leadership to guide them through an inaugural year of learning and change. This year is no different as the Class of 2022, Saint Anselm College’s largest class in history, met on Wednesday night to hear from candidates ...

Questions Arise About College Layoffs

In the wake of Saint Anselm College’s decision to lay off 13 employees, questions have arisen about the true nature of the college’s financial status. The college’s Form 990 and 2017 financial report do not seem to reveal any glaring issues concerning the immediate finances of the school. When combined with recent increases in enrollment ...