Astrologer Weekly: The Elements
So today, instead of talking about just one zodiac sign, I thought I might try to talk about them all (including you, Capricorns!). First thing I’ll explain for those of you who don’t regularly follow my column is The Elements. Each lovely star-sign is assigned one of the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.
Spring Break Fashion Essentials
Congratulations my fellow Crusaders! We have all made it through midterms! It’s about time that we have a bit of a breather (especially after all these exhausting midterms and papers) and make life-long memories during our Spring Break! Whether you are going on an Immersion trip, a tropical island, or straight home, where your heart is, there is always a way for one to looking chic during one’s time off this spring.
Dear Alannah, Last week I met my Spring Break Immersion group for the first time. Everyone seemed cool but I really hit it off with this one guy. I have already started imagining what he is going to look like in a flannel…and little scruff.
The Rise and Fall of Reality Singing Competitions
The cringe-worthy middle school talent shows of your youth have taken to the world stage in the past decade in the form of televised singing competitions. With the promise of a record deal and eternal glory, millions of young hopefuls flock to the open-call auditions of the top three contenders: X Factor, The Voice, and American Idol.
Breaking Bad: Why I Stopped Watching
I started watching Breaking Bad for the same reason many people start watching Breaking Bad: I heard about how awesome it was from my friends and then binge-watched it on Netflix. I continued to binge-watch it as a means of procrastination, and even watched it before I went out on Friday nights.
Advertising for Real Women or Real Profit?
Throughout my years here at Holy Cross, I have sat through numerous courses which have consistently blamed the media for the insecurities and body issues of young girls and women. If you are not a Women’s and Gender Studies concentrator, like me, and haven’t had the opportunity to take courses that address this issue, all you have to do is search “killing me softly 4 documentary” on YouTube and you’ll be brought up to speed.
Dining in Worcester: EVO
If you’re looking for a cool new local restaurant to try, check out Evo on 234 Chandler Street. The restaurant features a huge, all-organic menu with everything from gluten-free and vegan specialties to stone-baked pizzas and ciabatta sandwiches, an array of quesadillas and mac ‘n’ cheese dishes, salads, and tons of interesting appetizers.
Faculty Spotlight Professor Edward O’Donnell
For those of you who haven’t yet met our Holy Cross history professor, Edward O’Donnell, here’s your chance. Prior to my interview, I had never met Professor O’Donnell and had only heard from one of his students, Jake Medina, that O’Donnell “is freakin’ awesome.
Resident Assistant in Upperclassman Dorm Still Takes Her Position Very Seriously
A resident assistant in an upperclassman hall this weekend reported to The Eggplant that she still takes her position very very seriously. We caught up with her early Friday Night at about nine o’clock when she was making her first rounds for the evening.
Senior Goes to Kimball, Lives to Tell the Tale
Seeing a senior in Kimball is sketchy enough, but seeing one texting that mysterious number on all the tables about questions or concerns is even weirder. That was exactly my predicament a few months ago, when rugby season was in full swing and I would (with extreme joy) go to Kimball after practice on the backs of the freshman class.
Dining Services “LOL JKing” About Kimball Redo; Smart Car Parking Lot to be Built Instead
Last Friday, February 14th, the Crusader ignited the campus into mass hysteria with their breaking news story announcing Kimball’s planned makeover for the next school year. Pandemonium ensued among freshmen and sophomores, who were ecstatic that dinners would now be something to look forward to because, you know, BRICK OVEN PIZZAS are the bomb and watching subpar food be prepared in front of you is a lot better than just eating it without wasting your time seeing people cook it.
School’s Biggest Hardo Goes for Second Title
One of the Holy Cross’ most coveted prizes, The Biggest Hardo In The School, is an award given out at the end of the spring semester. For the uninitiated, Urban Dictionary defines ‘Hardo’ as “One who thinks they are incredibly hard or overestimates their hardness,” which is an entirely unhelpful definition.
Safe Ride Now Available For Students Leaving Chuck E. Cheese’s
Following the mounting popularity of the Holy Cross-sponsored Safe Ride program, which provides students a weekly free ride from The Grey Hound Pub and Blackstone Tap to Linden Lane, SGA has announced its plans to expand the operation to include pick-ups from Chuck E.
Not Putin Up with Sochi
Everything seems to be going wrong at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in dismal Sochi, Russia. And I’m not just talking about athletes being trapped in hotel bathrooms, or not being able to flush the toilets if there’s toilet paper in them, or having two toilets in one stall (obviously Putin just couldn’t get a handle on the bathroom aspect).
Dear Alannah, Maybe it is the arctic frigidity and the 10 million feet of snow we have received these past couple weeks, but I NEED A VACATION! The weather is annoying, and every little thing seems to be frustrating me about Mount Saint James.
Pisces (Feb. 19th – March 20th) is the dreamer of the star signs, “The Fish,” flowing with emotional expression and creativity. Pisces is often seen as the “creative-type” or even the artist, able to float off with his head in the clouds or perceive the world through a lense all his own.
Holmes, Sweet Holmes
The Many Faces of Sherlock
Since their first appearance in the November 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual, Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler-partner Doctor Watson have become the most portrayed characters ever to appear on-screens around the world. Some estimates place the adaptation count at around 250, while others score it at over 1100 (!).
Goodbye, Vineyard Vines
Studying Abroad in Bologna
Preparing for my freshman year at Holy Cross was one of my more terrifying experiences. Back in the Midwest, the first comment I would get after telling people I was going to an East Coast school was “Oh, they all dress so nice out there” or “You’ll definitely have to stop by J.1 comment
Crusader of the Week:
Sloane C. Burns, ‘15
Natalie A. Correa Feaures Co-Editor Hometown: Tucson, Arizona Major: Psychology & Religious Studies Best Dorm: Healy Favorite Animal: Dolphin Favorite Book: St. Therese’s “Story of the Soul” Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Movie: Frozen Favorite Song: “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North Favorite TV Show: Full House or the Brady Bunch Favorite Holy Cross Class: “Understanding Mary” with Fr.
Professor Nancy Andrews
If you haven’t already met Professor Nancy Andrews, Andrews is a professor in the Classics department and is also the head of the Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration. She teaches classes in translation, including her current favorite, “Homer,” where she and her class are translating the works of Homer from its original Ancient Greek.
- College Announces Partnership to Help Create Park Near Campus
- Tuition Increases for 2014-2015 School Year
- HC Dining Provides Detailed Plans for the Kimball Dining Hall Renovation
- Vandals Strike Several Campus Locations
- Thermal Energy Conservation Campaign Aims to Make Holy Cross a More Environmentally Friendly Campus
- Purple Pennings with Patrick Buscone
- Fifth Place Finish for the Holy Cross Women’s Track Team at the Patriot League Indoor Trac
- Holy Cross Hockey Downs AIC in a 2 Game Set, Concludes Regular Season This Weekend
- Saders Bound for a Playoff Game at the Hart, Wraps up Regular Season this Weekend
- HC Baseball Splits Series with #7 Mississippi State, Defeats the 2013 College World Series Runner-U