Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the spring weather! I’ve just finished final exams at Holy Cross — an exciting and stressful week, always — and I am looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer! I will be returning to Worcester in early June to work as a Summer Gateways Parent Orientation Leader, and I am so excited for this opportunity to work with the parents and families of incoming first-year students.
Before the stress of exams sets in, Holy Cross students celebrate the end of the year on the last weekend before classes end with a three-day event collectively known as Spring Fest (sponsored by Campus Activities Board). This year, my favorite part of Spring Fest was the Spring Concert on Friday night, where Jay Sean and Loud Luxury performed on our very own Freshman Field! It was a great way to end the semester and relax before exams.
Next semester, I am looking forward to taking a variety of different classes (including two seminars, so wish me luck). In the music department, I will be taking a musicology seminar with Prof. Waldoff and six other students. I will be fulfilling my common area requirement for language this semester, as well, with Spanish 301, Composition and Conversation. Finally, I will be taking the Historian’s Craft, a required writing course for history majors, as well as a history seminar with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). Each fall, AAS sponsors a seminar for local Worcester college students and encourage the use of its wealth of primary source archives. This year, the seminar is entitled Early American Pirates, and I am looking forward to both the subject matter and research opportunities.
In the meantime, I am beginning to search for internships for the Washington, DC Semester Program and I am spending lots of time at the beach! Check back in soon to hear about Summer Gateways!