I can’t believe my first month of college is almost completed! My name is Amy Casey and I’m a freshman from Philadelphia. I live in Mulledy, the largest (and best!) dorm on campus. Now that I’ve navigated the wonderful chaos of moving to Massachusetts and adapting to college life, I’d like to reflect on my first few weeks at Holy Cross. Here are some highlights:
1) Making new friends
I’ve already made some great friends at Holy Cross, and I’m constantly meeting new people. Even though it’s only been a few weeks, we’re having a lot of fun. Weekends at Holy Cross are always a good time!
2) Volunteering in Worcester
As a member of SPUD, or Student Programs for Urban Development, I volunteer every Monday at Plumley Village, a public housing development located in downtown Worcester. We help younger children with homework and mentor teenagers on job skills at the community center’s after school program. Afterwards, we play games with the kids and have dance parties. It’s an incredibly rewarding and fun experience!
3) Interesting Classes
I’m currently taking an English class, Intermediate Italian, Political Philosophy, and my Montserrat class, a combination of art history, drawing, and theology. They are certainly tough, but I’m learning deep concepts and exploring new ideas. I’ve already read works by Aristotle, Hemingway, Machiavelli, and Joyce.
4) Going to Boston
I’ve gone to Boston twice this month. My roommate and I went to the Boston Calling music festival, and last weekend a bunch of Holy Cross fans travelled to Harvard University for the football game. Although we lost, it was great to hang out with a bunch of Crusaders in Cambridge! The free shuttles and the $10 commuter rail make getting to Boston easy and affordable.
5) Sunday Night Masses
After a long week of classes and a weekend of fun, I stop by the Mary Chapel’s Sunday Night Mass with my friends. The beautiful service is a perfect opportunity to pause and reflect at the end of a busy week. The homilies given by the Jesuits are always thought-provoking.
So that’s a quick glimpse of my September- I can already tell I made the right choice by coming to Holy Cross. I can’t wait to blog more about my experiences here on the Hill!
Amy Casey '18