Posts Tagged ‘Crusaders’

Students Deliver Holiday Gift Bags to Neighbors

December 14th, 2015 by csteuer

For the second year in a row, the Student Government Association, the government and community relations office, the men’s lacrosse team and numerous volunteers from the Holy Cross community, delivered 50 holiday gift bags to neighbors on College Hill.

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From left, Toshanna Santos ’18, Cedric Henderson ’16, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

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From left, Cedric Henderson ’16, Toshanna Santos ’18, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

Photography by  Tom Rettig.

Family Weekend Kicks Off with Inaugural 5k Road Race

October 24th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross family and friends kick off Family Weekend with the inaugural “Crusaders Against Cancer 5k” road race on campus. The Crusaders Against Cancer 5K presented by Carr Financial Group supports the 15-40 Connection, a Worcester-based cancer 501(c)(3) charity.

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At the completion of the race participants proudly displayed “I Conquered Mount St. James” placards. No other race course like Holy Cross’ exists in New England. The course starts on the track behind the Hart Center at the very top of Mount St. James. Race markers and volunteers then direct runners along a carefully designed course that displays some of the most beautiful aspects on campus. Runners appreciate the gradual downslope through the first half of the course followed by a gradual incline that brings runners back to the track at the Hart Center.

Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Youth Day

March 21st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Lacrosse team members Parker Greiwe ’17, left, and Jack McGovern ’17 sign autographs during Youth Lacrosse Day. Young fans participated in halftime contests and a post-game meet and greet session with the team after Holy Cross’ victory over Big East Conference opponent, St. John’s.

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Frank Gaul ’15 signs autographs during Youth Lacrosse Day.

Photos of event provided by Bonnie Lattimore and Dao Chung

First Game Spirit!

September 29th, 2014 by smorriss

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Leah and Sarah Kilby, the daughters of Kate Kilby in Holy Cross Human Resources, and Kaeleigh and Maeve Sullivan, the daughters of Brenda Hounsell Sullivan in Student Affairs, brought their pint-sized purple pride to the first home football game of the season. The Crusaders bested Morgan State 29-26.

Crusader Fans Tackle Tasty Tailgating

October 7th, 2013 by smorriss

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Alumni, parents and students mixed and mingled at the 2013 Homecoming events, including tailgating on Fitton Baseball Field before the HC v Harvard game.

Photograph by Joao Vickttor De Carvalho ’15

Volunteer Spirit Takes Over Worcester

April 22nd, 2013 by smorriss

Created and organized by Holy Cross student Jeff Reppucci ’14 (below, right), Working for Worcester is a citywide project that mobilized hundreds of student volunteers from across Worcester, as well as folks from sponsoring companies, including Unum and The Hanover Insurance Company. After registration and speeches at the morning kickoff event at the Hart Center, groups dispersed to about a dozen work sites to construct new and renovate outdated family spaces, play areas, libraries and more. With tens of thousands of dollars donated, along with supplies and skilled labor, Working for Worcester garnered regional media attention.

At the kick-off event at the Hart Center, College President Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., (above left) spoke to the gathered crowd. (Photo by Dan Vaillancourt)

Volunteers posed for a group shot at one of the work sites, the Goddard School of Science and Technology, which serves 586 students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)


One of the Goddard projects was prepping community garden boxes with fresh soil. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)


At the Elm Park Community School, volunteers painted murals and gave the library and cafeteria a lift. They also installed playground equipment. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)


Artists like this Crusader seemed to be having a blast at their work site. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)

At the Worcester Youth Center, the girls’ dance team and a variety of after-school dance programs used a large empty space with a cement floor as their “dance studio.” The cement floor, in particular, was very limiting and possibly harmful to dancers’ knees. Working for Worcester volunteers prepped the space to receive a new, professional-quality hardwood dance studio floor AND a surround-sound corner-mounted speaker system. Walls got fresh paint, mirrors were hung around the perimeter, and a ballet stretching bar was installed on the west side of the room. (Photo by Patrick O’Connor)


The NROTC battalion got its hands dirty at South High School, where a lot of debris and brush around the grounds needed to be cleared to make way for upgraded outdoor play spaces and new plantings. (Photo by Matthew Atanian)

Over at The Belmont Street School, volunteers chalked out and painted basketball, hopscotch and four-square courts to make better use of a paved outdoor area. (Photo by Dan Vaillancourt)

Rowing Teams Dedicate Boat to Athletics Chaplain Fr. Kuzniewski

April 6th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s rowing teams dedicate a new boat in honor of Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history and athletics chaplain, at a ceremony at the Donahue Rowing Center at Lake Quinsigamond. The teams recognized his long service as athletics chaplain, his devotion to Holy Cross and its student-athletes.


Rev. John Savard, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, and Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission (not pictured), bless the boat.


Fr. K, as he is affectionately called by members of the Holy Cross community, christened the boat with holy water.

Fr. K stands next to the boat that bears his name. Alumni and friends of the team were in attendance.

Photography by Ed O’Donnell

First-Year Students Get Lots of Helping Hands on Move-In Day

August 25th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Some of the 200 students who volunteered to help first-year students move in to their residence halls on Aug. 25 are pictured in front of Wheeler Hall.


Approximately 60 alumni, parents and family members also pitched in to ensure first-year students made a smooth transition to college life. Some of them are pictured on the Hogan Courtyard. Read more about move-in day, and watch a video.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Hart Center Pool Reopens Following Summer Renovations

August 21st, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Jan Yburan ’14, a chemistry major and member of the men’s swim team, is among the first to swim in the newly renovated Hart Pool. The pool underwent significant renovations this summer.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Father McFarland Takes Part in Student Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

December 15th, 2011 by csteuer

The fourth annual Benching for Breast Cancer fundraising event raised more than $2,000.  Working in teams of four, students solicited donation pledges based on how much they thought they could lift. While wearing a costume, they competed against other teams.

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of the College, even joined in on the fun!

All proceeds benefit Pink Revolution, a Worcester-based charity committed to creating change in the lives of those touched by breast cancer.