It has been a week since I arrived on campus. These past few days have been incredible. And, of course, it snowed.
One thing about Holy Cross: it is seriously breathtaking. As you come through these gates, you’ll pass stunning bronze sculptures and brick buildings coated with ivy. On a day like today, snow will drip from tree branches and gently gust with the wind. It is truly remarkable.
And after a year at home, it’s been nice to be around my peers again. I had a great time with my ’24 Connect group last week. Our conversations were deeply thoughtful, insightful, and engaging. That’s part of why I chose Holy Cross in the first place: the students in this community are always ready to learn and grow together.
At Mass this week, Father Boroughs spoke about our duty to protect others during the pandemic. It was touching to share such a rewarding experience with my peers. At Holy Cross, faith is an integral part of campus life and I am grateful for that.
I am also grateful for everybody—faculty, staff, and students—who has made this all possible. I am excited to see where this semester takes me.