Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes at Christmastime

December 20th, 2013 by smorriss


On Dec. 14, volunteers from the Holy Cross Club of the Capital Region joined Boston College alumni at Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths at the graves of deceased Crusaders and Eagles.  This joint event, part of a national “Wreaths Across America” effort, aimed to honor our fallen heroes. Through the on-campus research of Rev. Robert Keane, S.J., director of Special Projects in Mission, 15 Holy Cross alumni were identified as being interred at Arlington. If you know of alumni who are buried at the National Cemetery, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at or 508-793-2483.


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

New Location for Nativity Scene

December 4th, 2013 by


A new Nativity scene, which contractors recently constructed, is on display in front of O’Kane Hall. The crèche was traditionally set up on the Dinand Library steps. The new location will allow more people to take in the special exhibition.

Photograph by John Cannon

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

Snow Creates Beautiful Scene on Campus

February 24th, 2013 by

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel as seen during a snowstorm. At left is Alumni Hall, and in the foreground is the campus greenhouse.

Photograph by Kate Benjamin ’15

Alumni Ties

February 13th, 2013 by

When Caroline Marks ’16, below, ventured out into the snow-covered lanes of Mount St. James during the early February snowstorm with classmate Dylan Vasconcellos ’16, she couldn’t resist snapping a few shots and sharing them with her Latin teacher at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, N.Y., Dave Bonagura ’03. (“Mr. B,” after all, is a fellow Crusader.) Bonagura then sent them to Holy Cross Magazine editor Suzanne Morrissey. “We love getting snapshots from alumni and students,” Morrissey says. “It’s fun to see the buildings, details and spaces they love the most and want to capture in images.” Do you have photos of campus you’d like to share? Email Suzanne at (High resolution shots only, please.)

City of Worcester Sponsors College Skate Night on New Outdoor Ice Rink

January 26th, 2013 by

From left, Brittany Geoffroy ’13, left, Christopher Robert ’13 and Michaela Johnson ’13 showed their purple pride in front of City Hall for College Skate Night on the new Worcester Common Oval. The evening of free ice skating for students was arranged through the City of Worcester as a way to thank the colleges who helped to sponsor the opening of the rink this season. (The rink is open for public skating on weekends through the end of February from 1 to 6 p.m.)

John Morton ’15 laced up for College Skate Night, which brought out about 150 students from all the Worcester campuses for a clear but bitterly cold evening on the ice.

Holy Cross is one of the community sponsors of The Worcester Common Oval — a 12,000-square-foot rink (that’s 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) that offers skate rentals and concessions. “The rink is yet another success story for our Downtown,” says City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. “I am grateful to those in the community who continue to recognize the potential of our great city and step up time and time again to make things happen.”

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Students Capture Images of Campus in Photography Course

January 3rd, 2013 by

David Gyscek, visiting assistant professor in visual arts, asked students in his Photography I course to take photos of the Holy Cross campus. Students in the course, which is offered every semester, learn about exposure controls, camera operation, and rudimentary film developing printing. Here is a sampling.

Fenwick lawn by Dominic Abacherli ’16.

Hogan Courtyard by Darien Henry ’14.

Smith Plaza by Henry.

Student mailboxes in the Hogan Campus Center by Henry.

A granite bench between the Millard Art Center and Campion House by Chelsea Welsh ’15.

O’Kane Porch decked with Christmas tree and decorations by Erik Wachter ’13.

Smith Labs Courtyard by Wachter.

Freezing Rain Makes for Icy Scene on Campus

December 17th, 2012 by

Leaves of grass are covered in thick ice from an overnight freezing rain. The Hart Recreation Center is in the background.

Photograph by Jerry Maday