Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Winter Brings Out Beauty of Holy Cross Campus

February 1st, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

The architecture of St. Joseph’s Memorial Chapel is accented by a light dusting of New England snow.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Sunrise over Figge Hall

March 10th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


The sunrise makes for a beautiful shot of Figge Hall. The apartment-style residence hall on upper campus is named in honor of John K. Figge ’59 (1938-2009), a former member of the Board of Trustees. It opened in August 2011.

Photo by John Cannon

Members of Holy Cross Rowing Team Clear Fire Hydrants

February 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


College of the Holy Cross rowing team members, from left, Kiernan Black ’18, Abby McCarthy ’18, Katherine Packhem ’17, Paige McGeehan ’17, Catherine Greene ’17 and Colleen Brady ’18 shovel out fire hydrants along College Street in Worcester. There are 6,100 fire hydrants across the city of Worcester in need of shoveling. On February 19, the city of Worcester, in conjunction with the Worcester Sharks, Worcester Bravehearts, the DCU Center and the Harlem Globetrotters announced the ‪#‎woochallenge on Facebook, offering prize packages to Worcester residents who help the city dig out from this winter’s record-breaking snow and improve public safety in their community.‬‬‬

Photo by Tom Rettig.

On Snow-Covered Campus, Video Installation ‘Under the Icy Sky’ Takes on Double Meaning

February 17th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Boston-based artist Georgie Friedman  premiers her site-specific video installation designed for Holy Cross with an artist’s reception in the Spillane Pavilion of the Integrated Science Complex. The video installation, “Under the Icy Sky,” re-contextualizes natural elements in relationship to the architecture of the science complex.


In an interview with Boston’s NPR news station WBUR, Friedman said that Worcester’s record snowfall enhanced the effect of her installation. “Overall, I want viewers, especially people on the campus who frequent this area everyday, to gain a new perspective of a familiar space, a new awareness of their everyday surroundings — and, ideally, to contemplate their relationships to the natural, built and technology-created environments.”
Photography by Caroline Cormier ’16

Worcester Named Snowiest City in the Country

February 10th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


The snow-covered Holy Cross campus is seen through the columns of Commencement Porch. Following a series of major snowstorms over the past few weeks, Worcester has been named the snowiest city in the United States. According to, Worcester has seen more snow than any other city in the country this season with 91.4 inches and, according to forecasters, more is expected in the coming days.

Photo by Tom Rettig


Winter Wonderland

January 7th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


A student walks past the Rodin sculptures outside Beaven Hall on a snowy winter’s day.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Campus Snow Globe

December 11th, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey


Snow begins to fall on Kimball Quad.

Photo by Jerry Maday

Savoring a Moment of Calm

February 17th, 2014 by smorriss
Even with all the news about record snowfalls and ice wreaking havoc on the roads, the beauty of Mount St. James blanketed in snow is hard to miss. “I took this photo last Monday around 6:30 on my way to the MCAT course,” shares psychology major Kendall Presti ’14. “I was really just running from Hogan down to Stein when I caught a glimpse of the way the snow was cascading down the Dinand steps.” She paused to take this photo. The Massachusetts native who grew up skiing says she loves the white stuff…even a lot of it. “Maybe its the quiet serenity snow delivers that makes the world feel like it stopped turning for a minute. I’m not really sure, but with all the chaos of life, snow gives me a sense of peace. I think that was a large part of why this scene at the library appealed to me. And, of course, that literally IS what this moment did for me—I stopped mid sprint just to savor that moment of calm.” Presti says she thinks the Holy Cross campus is at its best in the winter, but jokes that if she says that too much, an angry mob of snow-loathers might show up at her door!

Winter Doesn’t Deter This Intrepid Jogger

January 10th, 2014 by


A jogger traverses Linden Lane against a backdrop of snow-covered tree branches.

Photograph by John Cannon

Snowfall Blankets Campus

December 18th, 2013 by

A snowstorm on Dec. 17 dumped nearly seven inches of snow on Mount St. James making for a winter wonderland just days before Christmas.

The snow-covered Nativity scene in front of O’Kane Hall.


The tombstones in the Jesuit cemetery peak out above the snow. St. Joseph Chapel can be seen in the background.


Fenwick Hall as seen from Kimball Quad.


A side view of Fenwick Hall.


The pavement on Linden Lane glistens from the light streaming through the lamp posts.

Photography by John Cannon