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Holy Cross Student Newspaper Changes Name From ‘The Crusader’ To ‘The Spire’

February 2, 2018

Editors of the student newspaper at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester signaled in March 2017 that they planned to ditch “Crusader” as their paper’s name because it might offend Muslims. An editorial in the student newspaper Friday, February 2 states:

“No matter how long ago the Crusades took place, this paper does not wish to be associated with the massacres (i.e. burning synagogues with innocent men, women, and children inside) and conquest that took place therein.”



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