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Sarkozy Seniors Emerge Victorious at Battle of the Bands
300 students crowded into Kimball Quad last Saturday to rock out to their fellow Crusaders in this year’s Battle of the Bands. Sarkozy, a band comprised entirely of seniors, won this year’s competition and will be opening the annual Spring Concert this Monday.
Third Annual MS Fun Run a Success
This past weekend, Saturday, April 27, SHAPE, a club on campus focused on advocating for student health awareness, sponsored the third annual MS Fun Run on the Hill. The event was originally championed by former Holy Cross student Ashley Caceres, previously the treasurer of SHAPE.
Travis LaCouter Named Valedictorian for Class of 2013
It may seem that only last week we arrived on the hill for the start of this academic year, but last week when a campus-wide email announced Travis LaCouter as the valedictorian speaker for the graduating class of 2013, it really hit home that their proud date is only a few weeks away.
Holy Cross Students Shave for the Brave
This past week was full of events relating to Relay for Life. One of the most memorable was students shaving their heads to garner support and funding for the Relay for Life event which took place Friday, April 26 in the fieldhouse. Before Friday’s event two students shaved their heads in the hoval, and then during Relay for Life a few students shaved their heads in front of an enthusiastic crowd cheering the students on.
Holy Cross Alumnus O’Connor Gives Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work, and Civic Life
This past Tuesday, Holy Cross alum Jim O’Connor, ’58, visited campus to give the Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work, and Civic Life. This lecture, presented in Rehm Library, honors a graduate of Holy Cross who exemplifies the College’s dedication to the integration of faith and learning.
Si Mangia Bene!
Pasta Olympics Brings a Touch of Italian to Campus
The fourth annual Pasta Olympics took place last Thursday, April 25th. Organized by the LIBERA Italian Club, as well as the Italian Department, Italian professors, FLAs, students (and their hungry friends) filled the Loyola Ballroom to sample ten different kinds of pasta, cooked by classmates.
SGA Leadership Banquet Honors Deserving Students
On Monday, April 22, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Leadership Banquet. All the nominees, RAs, OLs, RSO Co-Chairs, members of the Student Government Association, Faculty, and Staff dressed in their best cocktail attire for this event in the Hogan Ballroom.
Holy Cross Joins Reppucci, ‘14 in “Working for Worcester” Project
On April 20, over 500 college students and members of the Worcester community dispersed throughout the city in an unprecedented day of community service. The first annual “Working for Worcester” used $60,000 to renovate 12 sites across the City of Worcester.
Fall 2012 Vannicelli Winner Discusses Today’s Dangers of Cyberspace
On Wednesday, April 3rd John Castro, ’14, presented his award-winning Washington Semester thesis in a lecture titled “Cyberspace: The New Domain for Conflict.” Students and faculty filled Rehm Library to hear Castro present his thesis, which won the Vanicelli Prize for the best thesis submitted during the fall 2012 semester.
Connecting Students with Worcester and Father Boroughs
Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., the newly appointed President of the College as of January 2012, is taking initiatives to familiarize himself with the Holy Cross and greater Worcester communities. On Thursday, April 11, Father Boroughs and thirteen students took an insider tour of the Worcester Art Museum.
Crusader Sports & Beyond
A View From the Field and the Booth: Catching up with Mike Barry and Dom DiPersia
This past week, I was able to catch up with Mike Barry, ‘14 and Dom DiPersia, ‘14, two individuals who know their way around Holy Cross Athletics. While Mike looks forward to the upcoming football season, serving as an intern on the coaching staff, Dom will look forward to covering the action on the gridiron as the new Director of Sports Programing at WCHC, with a staff including our own Zach Lanning, Patrick Kurr, and Eric Sherman.
Celtics Avoid Being Swept by the Knicks in Overtime Win at The Garden
In the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, Bostonians have shown their true colors as courageous and strong people, bringing out the very best in this wonderful city. It’s no surprise that the Boston Celtics, after trailing in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Knicks 3-0 in the best of seven series, didn’t surrender in game four on Sunday, April 28.
Top 5 Predictons for the Boston Sox This Summer
As of Sunday the Sox sit atop the AL East with the best record in baseball at 18-7. I made many predictions about the Red Sox back in the winter and all I can say is that I have had to throw pretty much all of them out the window; the Sox have exceeded every expectation for them going into this season which means it’s time for a new round of predictions from my crystal ball.
2013 Tour de France Preview
This year marks the monumental 100th edition of Le Tour de France. 110 years after the inaugural race in 1903, 198 riders will start in Corsica on June 29th with hopes of achieving glory for themselves and their teammates before finishing on the Champs-Elysees on July 21st.
We’re back! (Sort of...) The good people of Mount Saint James have been in distress with the absence of sexy sports writers Jacob Kripp and Chris Kalpin. For the past three months, we’ve been harder to find then Katie McKenna. We’d like to keep it that way but before we leave these hallowed grounds next month at graduation we figured we’d bestow you with one last piece of literary genius.