Musicians From Across the World Descend on Holy Cross

June 26th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Talented young musicians from around the world descended on Holy Cross to attend the selective Chamber Music Institute. This is the second year the College has run the intensive program, which aims to develop chamber music skills and nurture the individual talent of violinists, violists, cellists and pianists. Established in 2014 by Jan Müller-Szeraws, artistic director of the program, and fellow Artists-in-Residence Adam Golka and Saul Bitran, the institute brings together young musicians and garners them the opportunity to learn from and perform with internationally renowned faculty at the beautiful facilities at the College. The program, mentored and inspired by Distinguished Professor of Humanities Shirish Korde and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov, has an intensive week-long curriculum culminating with two concerts in Brooks Concert Hall.

Photo by John Buckingham

Summer Storms Bring Golden Skies

June 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Much of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were under a weather watch as tornados, hail, heavy rains and strong winds were in the forecast. After rain fell on campus the summer skies turned gold during a cloudy sunset.

Photo by Tobias Conio

Gateways Orientation Leaders Welcome the Class of 2019

June 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Holy Cross Gateways Orientation Leaders celebrate after welcoming members of the class of 2019 for three separate sessions of the College’s award-winning summer orientation program. Gateways is a one and a half day program designed to provide new students and their parents with the opportunity to become better acquainted with the many aspects of Holy Cross. The goal of the program is to help students make a successful transition into the College.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Worcester Bravehearts Take on Wachusett Dirt Dawgs on Opening Day

June 16th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


The Worcester Bravehearts return to Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field for their home opener against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs. This is the second year of the partnership between Holy Cross, the city of Worcester, the Futures League, and local business owner John W.S. Creedon Jr. in their collective efforts to keep the tradition of baseball alive within the Worcester community. In their inaugural year, the Bravehearts won the FCBL Championships series dethroning the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Men’s Lacrosse Builds O’Kane Clock Tower Out of Sand

May 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Members of the men’s lacrosse team, Sean Kirkpatrick ’16, Kevin Lux ’16, Marc Buermann ’16, Ryan Mahn ’16, and Brendan McGonigle ’16, rebuilt the O’Kane Hall Clock Tower out of sand in Sea Isle City, New Jersey .

Spring Shows Its Colors Outside of Williams Hall

May 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


The trees have bloomed outside of Williams Hall. Completed in 2003, Williams Hall is a five-story, 85,000-square foot building. The apartments accommodate 244 seniors in 61 apartments that consist of a living room, dining area, full kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.

Photo by John Cannon

Seniors Explore What Is Hidden in Plain Sight

May 18th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Graduating seniors from the class of 2015 participate in the “Hidden in Plain Sight” tour of Holy Cross. Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history and College historian, and Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., assistant chaplain, led the tour of campus, illuminating facets and sharing legends of the Cross that students may have never seen or heard before.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Spring Concert Headliner Jessie J Sells Out Hart Center

May 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


A sold out crowd packed the Holy Cross Hart Recreation Center for the annual Spring Concert. Pop star Jessie J headlined the concert, performing hits from her most recent album “Sweet Talker.”


During her performance, Jessie J entertained the crowd in a sheer glitter Holy Cross shirt. After the show, Jessie J took to Twitter and Instagram to interact with fans and post a photo from the Holy Cross stage.

Photography by Louie Despres

Students Celebrate Spring Weekend

May 3rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


From a pig roast to a performance by LA Rapper/R&B Singer Luke Christopher, from the Easy Street Fair to a carnival, students reveled in the spring weather as part of Spring Weekend.


A favorite for many was the HOLI Color Festival, sponsored by Developing and Educating South-Asian Ideologies (DESI), a student multicultural organization. Also known as the festival of colors, Holi is a celebration of spring in which participants wear white T-shirts and throw dry colored powder. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. Spring weekend closed with fireworks and a performance by Jessie J at the spring concert.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Rob Tiro ’15 Wins Seat on Wakefield School Committee

April 28th, 2015 by kethier

On Tuesday, April 28 Rob Tiro ’15 won a seat on the Wakefield School Committee. There was a three-way race for two seats and Tiro won by 140 votes. Tiro had many supporters during the election especially members of the Holy Cross community including: Daniel Creme ’15, Joseph Vara ’15, John Milligan ’17, Jonathan Formichella ’15, David Cieremens ’15, Michael Carboni ’18, and many others.

Robbie Tiro

Rob starting election day with a smile and a positive outlook!

victory celebration

Victory is ours! From left to right: John Milligan ’17, Joseph Vara ’15, and winner Rob Tiro ’15, seated is current Wakefield School Committee member Evan Kenney who endorsed Tiro.

Rob's Papa

Public service runs in the family as Tiro’s grandfather Anthony “Chubby” Tiro served on the school committee in Chelsea for over 30 years.