Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Perfect Day for Outdoor Practice

August 28th, 2014 by


Members of the Holy Cross Crusader “Goodtime” Marching Band practice on the lawn in front of the Hart Center.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

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

Crews Work All Night to Clear Snow on Campus

December 18th, 2013 by

Physical Plant crews worked throughout the night to clear the more than half a foot of snow on campus that fell the day before. The snow ended at approximately 9 p.m., but most of the white stuff had been cleared by the time employees arrived the next morning.


A plow clears snow in front of Dinand Library.


A sander truck spreads salt and sand in front of St. Joseph Chapel. Alumni Hall can be seen in the background.


Snow is cleared around Kimball Quad.

Photography by John Cannon

Autumn Sunset

November 14th, 2013 by Christian Santillo


John Bottcher, dining services, captured this beautiful photo of the setting sun above the Fieldhouse from a Hogan Campus Center window on Nov. 14.

Summer Makes for Gorgeous Scenes on Campus

August 6th, 2013 by

Students walk through the Hogan Courtyard on a beautiful summer day.

Photograph by John Buckingham

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).

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

Campus in White

February 25th, 2013 by

Scenes on campus following an overnight storm that dumped about 8 inches of snow on the area.

Photography by Richard Phelps