Wrapping Up the Fall Semester

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone has survived exam season and is officially home for the holidays. I finished up my two final papers on Saturday and just made it home in time for Christmas! The end of the semester really does fly by, with a variety of performances, projects, and events keeping me quite busy as Christmas quickly approached.

Christmas is definitely one of my favorite seasons here at Holy Cross. This year, the community celebrated withe the 41st celebration of Lessons and Carols. After Kimball’s beloved holiday dinner, featuring roast beef, mashed potatoes, and salads, students, faculty, and community members filled the chapel to celebrate the joy of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Different community members, from professors and students to coaches and administration, proclaimed various scriptural readings about the coming of Christ, in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Additionally, the choir, orchestra, and organists shared music from many composers and eras to celebrate the season. But don’t worry if you missed it — here is the link to watch a recording of the live stream!

A very snowy Kimball quad!

Looking ahead to next semester, I am excited to share that I will be participating in Holy Cross’ Semester Away Program to Washington, DC, where I will be interning with the Education division at the Kennedy Center. I am very excited for this opportunity to promote arts education and learn valuable professional skills in Washington!

That’s all I have for now — check back in soon to hear about my first few weeks in Washington!