Back on the Hill and Dance Marathon!

Hi everyone! Since my last post I have moved back into school, started new classes, and completed a Dance Marathon (I’m shocked too).

Last Monday I moved back into my dorm and on Tuesday I started classes for the new semester. Some people call the first week back “syllabus week” because they don’t think you’ll do any actual work (and just go over the syllabus in class), but at least in my experience that was not at all true! Although we spent time going over the syllabus, I was in the library every day making sure I stayed on track with various assignments. We do not waste any time here at Holy Cross!

My friends Julianna, Emma and I at Dance Marathon!

Additionally, this past Friday I participated in Holy Cross Dance Marathon (HCDM) to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). Participants are sponsored and meet a fundraising goal (though most surpass it) and commit to staying up from 8PM to 8AM. You don’t have to dance the whole time, but you at least have to stay standing! Luckily, the steering committee scheduled a variety of activities, like performances from student bands and the dance ensemble, as well as vigils and talks about EGPAF and the important work they do. I was also visited by many supportive friends and my Montserrat professor (he is a Jesuit and lives on campus).

Needless to say, my feet are very sore but it was all for a great cause. Overall we raised just over $27,000 to bring treatment to babies born HIV-positive–great job dancers!

Check back in soon to hear about Spring Break Immersion’s Reveal Night, a visit to the Joyce Contemplative Center, and returning to SPUD and orchestra!


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