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Riordan Rising: Teamwork makes the dream work

The Crusader Staff

August 11, 2020

It’s almost unbelievable. After years of campaigning, waiting, and enormous effort, we did it. The field was built. For the first time in more than four years, there was a football game on our campus. For the first time in what...

How has social distance learning benefitted or detracted from education? Con

Michael Gray '20, Opinion Editor

June 25, 2020

The strength of a teacher comes from their ability to interact with students. Without the presence of a more knowledgeable and helpful individual, it becomes harder to learn. While we are restricted to this unfortunate situ...

How has social distance learning benefitted or detracted from education? Pro

Aidan Murtagh '20, Sports Features Editor

June 25, 2020

Although distance learning has become the norm because of the outbreak of coronavirus, there are a few positive outcomes that have resulted from it. The first good thing that has resulted from distance learning is that...

COVID-19 economic crisis highlights the depth of our parents’ sacrifices

Sean DiNicola '22, Staff Reporter

June 25, 2020

Looking back at my 8th grade graduation, I didn’t think twice when my grandmother asked me what I wanted as a graduation gift. “A Fender Champion amp,” I said. It was a great little amp – not too expensive, pr...

Shelter-in-place does not defeat students despite isolation obstacles

The Crusader Staff

June 25, 2020

This might be an unpopular opinion, but...we don’t like the coronavirus. Very controversial, but it’s where we land on this. We can all agree that the coronavirus is a bad thing. But how can students deal with th...

Nathan’s Naysay (Con)

Nathan Loeffler Malatesta '23, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Jan. 29, Archbishop Riordan High School announced its plan to become a coed school following the surprising closure of Mercy High School. Throughout this process of becoming coed, the administration created surveys–some of ...

Jamar’s Judgement (Pro)

Jamar Kittling '20, News Editor

March 2, 2020

The Archbishop Riordan community has been in tumult with the recent announcement that the school is accepting female students this coming fall. In such a decision, two things are in dire jeopardy: the long-standing legac...

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