Posts Tagged ‘spring’

A Perfect Day for Some Outdoor Guitar Strumming

March 11th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Pat Brekka ’15 gives an impromptu performance of “All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix outside St. Joseph Memorial Chapel during an unseasonably warm day.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Signs of Spring

March 11th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


From left, Lorenzo Vicente ’18 and Kelman Ramirez ’18 walk past bulbs sprouting outside of the Hogan Campus Center during today’s spring-like weather.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Springtime on the Hill

May 21st, 2014 by smorriss

Photographer John Buckingham captured these gorgeous spring images as he criss-crossed campus this week: St. Joseph Memorial Chapel framed by hot pink azaleas and a brilliant blue sky, and a student relaxing in O’Neill Plaza near the statue of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (the twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus).



After the rain…

June 17th, 2013 by smorriss

A brilliant rainbow appeared after a quick-moving storm passed through Worcester (this shot is taken from the Hogan parking lot, looking up the hill toward the Hart Center).

Commencement Reception Awaits Grads, Families

May 24th, 2013 by

Newly-minted graduates and their families, seen walking down the stairs by the Hogan Campus Center, make their way down to Kimball Main Dining Room for a reception following Commencement Exercises. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt

“Littles” Have a Blast at Field Day

May 7th, 2013 by smorriss

Over the years, hundreds if not thousands of Worcester-area children have been paired with Holy Cross students through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The “Bigs” have fun adventures and get togethers with their “Littles” each week, and in the spring, they let loose at the annual Field Day in (where else?) the Fieldhouse.

On Field Day, the “Littles,” including Valentina, (above) shown here with her Big Sister, volleyball player Dana Weston ’15 from Canton, Mass., get to shoot hoops and play other games, hang out, and make crafts…plus lunch and ice cream!

Lacrosse player Jamie Ward ’15 of Glen Rock, N.J., gives his “Little,” Jayden a lift (above).

(Above) Gary Acquah ’14, a defensive lineman for Crusader football from The Bronx, N.Y., says he and his “Little,” Fernando, both enjoyed going to see the Celtics play over the winter.  Fernando’s goal? “He wants to play basketball one day for Holy Cross,” Acquah says.

“Little” Damien (above) was wicked excited about getting the cones set up for a relay game with his “Big,” lacrosse player Tommy Shannon’16 of Andover, Mass.

Holy Cross Campus Inspires Art

May 2nd, 2013 by smorriss

The 174-acre Holy Cross campus (which is a registered aboretum) is once again blooming with spring colors, and local watercolor artist Nick Connors finds inspiration in the mix of classical and modern architectural styles that give the College its award-winning look. The son of John Connors ’56, Nick says O’Kane is his absolute favorite location to paint.

O’Kane Hall by Nick Connors. (Anyone interested in purchasing Nick’s work can contact him at

Nick (left) with his father, John Connors ’56, at a local art show in March.

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel by Nick Connors (

Religious Studies Professor Holds Class Outside on Spring Day

May 2nd, 2013 by

Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, conducts his Introduction to Comparative Study of Religion course on a sun-splashed Stein Quad. Students were sharing their capstone course research: a “spiritual encounter” with (according to their own choice) ritual and discussions with worshipers in Jewish synagogues, a Hindu temple, Jain temple, or several Buddhist Zen centers. “Their analytical work and their excitement in sharing their experiences makes this one of the best single classes I teach at Holy Cross,” says Lewis.

Photography by John Morton ’15

Students and Alumni Take Part in Holy Cross Cares Day

April 13th, 2013 by

Each year on Holy Cross Cares Day, alumni and students go out into their communities and help with a cleanup or other work project. This year in Worcester, students tackled cleanup in Middle River Park along McKeon Road (across from the lower athletic fields) and alumni cleared brush in Cookson Park just off College Street. The day began with a kickoff breakfast, speakers and registration at the Hart Center, after which volunteers from both groups walked to their sites to begin working.

Photography by Matthew Atanian

Fr. McFarland Receives Honorary Degree During Commencement

May 25th, 2012 by

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., 31st president of the College of the Holy Cross, receives an honorary degree during the 166th Commencement Exercises held on Fitton Field. Rev. Philip Boroughs, the College’s current president, reads his citation, while Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, places the doctoral hood over Fr. McFarland.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt