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March 17th, 2013 letilm16

Where is the time going?

I cannot believe that we are halfway through March right now!! Coming back from spring break, I am now halfway through the spring semester of freshman year and I am excited as warmer weather starts to creep in!! 🙂

Holy Cross hosted its annual Ballroom Competition a few weeks ago and we are proud to announce the Crusaders dominated!!! The day started out cold, windy, and quite early. Getting out of bed was definitely difficult, it was so comfy and warm compared to the awful weather outside!!! After some minor difficulties which involved hunting for my partner, hunting for breakfast, and hunting for our registration numbers, the competition started. It turned out to be a great day despite the bitter cold outside. My partner, Robbie, and I placed 3rd in Swing! My friend Maggie and her partner Pat got 6th in Swing also! All around, it was a phenomenal day and we left happy and excited to see our hard work pay off.

Swing Finals!!!

After the competition, sweaty and tired, but happy!!

This Monday was a great day for our Women’s Basketball team!! We went to the semi-final game and spent it cheering in happiness as our Crusaders dominated over Colgate University!! It was a great way to kick off the second half of the semester. The ladies basketball team will travel to Annapolis, Maryland this weekend for the Championship game against Navy. Good Luck Crusaders!!!!!

Lady Crusaders!

Apart from being St. Patrick’s Day weekend, my friends and I went to the second of three Men’s Hockey Quarterfinals!! As I had never been to a hockey game before, this was really exciting for me. The fans are almost as aggressive as the players, the game is chaotic and there are almost no rules. The players slam each other into the walls of the rink!! (I am probably preaching to the choir here, but hey, this was my first game!) Thus, the experience is loud, energetic, and are on the edge of the bleachers since goals are few and far between. I went in knowing almost nothing about hockey and I came out a definite fan of the sport (I know, just in time for spring/summer sports to start, well better late than never, right?)

Next week CNN news anchor Soledad O’Brien is coming to Holy Cross to give a lecture. This is a part of the on going celebrations at Holy Cross to commemorate 40 years of co-education. I am going to try and attend the lecture with a couple of friends, since I think it would be valuable to hear such a successful woman, talk about what it takes to break into the career world, especially journalism, which is still centered and geared towards men. It’s important to understand, regardless of gender, what it takes to be successful and to keep that in mind at all times.

I am excited to watch as the snow melts and spring slowly starts to move in. It will be nice to see the ivy on the buildings again and to have warmer weather again. I don’t know about anybody else and but I cannot wait to break out my sandals again! 🙂

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