What an overwhelming week it has been for Boston! First the Boston Marathon bombings and then the MIT shooting, all linked to two brothers. While Holy Cross was not directly endangered by the bombing and shooting, I am very thankful to both the Boston PD and the FBI for quickly finding the suspects and getting them apprehended. I am very proud to call Boston my part-time home.
On a happier note, I got some great news this past week! I applied to be a tour guide and just last week I found out I got the gig! I am super excited for this opportunity to not only help people understand Holy Cross, but for me to learn more about the history of Holy Cross. And I get to talk to these people in person, not just over the internet!
So one of the many reasons I love Holy Cross is that there is something for everyone when it comes to activities to fill your free time.
Two of my friends, Maggie and Jessica, have a show on Holy Cross’s radio station (WCHC 88.1 FM Worcester’s Only Alternative Source!). Their show, “The Jercisscer and Magswag Show,” airs every Friday from 9-10pm. Last weekend, “Jercisscer” couldn’t make it, so Maggie let me help out during the radio show!! She even let me talk on air!!!!
Saturday was the home meet for Men and Women’s Track team. Our friend Shannon was competing in the triple and long jump. We went up to the Hart Center and cheered her and the rest of the team in our purple. Our cheers were so obnoxiously supportive that later Shannon said she could not go start her jump without smiling. Below is a great action shot just before she landed her jump.
This weekend was Accepted Student’s Day at Holy Cross!! Because I volunteer for the Outreach program in Admissions and I am now a tour guide, I was given the task of talking about the Montserrat program and how it works. Both sessions of the panel were packed and it made me so happy to see all of the potential future Crusaders on campus today! I was not able to attend accepted students day last year and that made it so much more special for me to see how nervous and excited everyone was. It reminded me of how nervous and undecided I was at this time last year. I have been marveling lately at how I am now on the other side of the panel table. I am no longer in the audience. I am the person giving directions, talking about my experience on campus, and getting people excited to attend a school which has already presented me with so many opportunities in just 8 short months. It was such a good feeling to know that in just a few months many of the people I met today will be my classmates in the fall.
Lauren Tilmont '16