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Holy Cross Magazine

Holy Cross Magazine is published four times a year for alumni, parents, friends, and the Holy Cross campus community by the College Marketing and Communications at the College. 
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The Spire

Published weekly since 1925, The Spire is the official student newspaper of the College of the Holy Cross. The publication is nonprofit and nonpartisan, and every aspect of production is run by students. Any student or employee of the College may write for The Spire, and any member of the student body can apply to be an editor. The Spire offers experience in five departments: News, Opinions, Features, Eggplant (our satirical page), and Sports. Students working on the editorial team will also gain exposure to advertising, marketing, sales, circulation, and business management.

As of February 2017, new and archived editions of The Spire are available online at  We welcome visitors to contact us at with any inquiries or to get involved.


fósforo, a bilingual journal of literature, art and ideas, addresses poetry, narrative, drama, and essay, as well as photography, painting, and visual arts, which reflect an interest in Spanish and the range of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Submissions are accepted in both Spanish and English from all members of the campus community, including students, faculty and staff. 
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The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy

The Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy is published annually by undergraduate students with an interest in law, in conjunction with law students from across the country.  Holy Cross may be the only strictly undergraduate institution that publishes a law journal on record.  Students solicit law papers that they edit, condense, site check and layout in journal form. 


Interfaces is a bilingual illustrated journal focusing on the dividing line - the "interface" - between language and the image, two means of expression different and yet inseparable. This interface was displaced when the cinema made the image move, then speak, thus making time its medium and creating a new type of discourse. But the old interface between language and the static image still remains and its power is enhanced by modern technology.
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The Purple

The Purple is a literary magazine written, edited and published by Holy Cross students to provide a showcase for critical and creative writing. The magazine is published once or twice a year and is comprised of poetry, short stories, critical essays, photographs and artwork.

The Purple Patcher

The Purple Patcher, the Holy Cross yearbook published annually by students, is a creative attempt at depicting the unique personality of Holy Cross, with a special section on the graduating class. The yearbook is staffed entirely by Holy Cross students and provides training and opportunities for participation in photography, layout, sales, promotion, editing and business management. The yearbook office is in operation throughout the school year. Students interested in joining the staff are encouraged to contact the editor or the Director of Student Activities.