Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and found time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. In addition to preparing for next semester, I was also excited to work for a bit as a lifeguard and catch up with friends from home.
I am excited for all my classes this semester, and I can’t wait to get back to Worcester! This semester I am taking Theory of Music 4 and History of Western Music 2, both continuations of courses from last semester; Biology of Addiction, for my science common area requirement; and French Rebels and Revolutionaries in the history department. I already have reading for some of my classes! Additionally, I will be back on campus as a tour guide as well as volunteer at Nativity School Worcester (the best SPUD site, in my opinion) and playing in the jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra.
Before the semester really gets going, next weekend I will be participating in Dance Marathon for the second time for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). I will be staying up from 8PM on Friday night to 8AM Saturday morning, dancing (or at least standing) the night away. This event was so much fun last year, and I look forward to helping such a great cause with some wonderful friends!
Next weekend I will also attend Spring Break Immersion Program (SBIP) Reveal Night, where I find out where and with whom I will be spending my alternative spring break. I participated in this program last year and had a meaningful experience volunteering with a group of Holy Cross students in Glasgow, VA, many of whom are still some of my good friends. I am looking forward to meeting this new group of students and growing, learning, and serving with them in a new community this March!
That’s all I have before I move back to Worcester–check back in soon to hear about Dance Marathon and Reveal Night!