Posts Tagged ‘Worcester’

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.

Holy Cross Students Help Build Home for Veteran

November 11th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Gov. Charlie Baker visited Worcester in honor of Veterans Day. Gov. Baker took part in a dedication ceremony of the home, which is the very first Veterans Build project of the MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter of Habitat for Humanity. ​The renovated house, on ​79 Kendig Street, is the former meeting hall of the College Hill Civic Association. The home was built for Marc Ewings, a Marine Corps veteran, and his family. Fifteen Holy Cross students volunteered at the home in August as part of a Community Service Day through the Odyssey program at the College.

Worcester’s DCU Center Conducts Scavenger Hunt at Holy Cross

November 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Promoted by social media, Holy Cross students participated in an on campus scavenger hunt for tickets to the DCU Center performance of “TORUK – The First Flight”. Students were invited to follow the picture clue that led to Café Babel, located in Stein Hall, to find and win a pair of tickets. Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR and produced by Cirque du Soleil, “TORUK – The First Flight” is coming to Worcester December 11-13. Holy Cross community members can continue the scavenger hunt this week by following the DCU Center on social media or purchase tickets at the DCU Center box office.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Sunlight Fades Over Worcester

November 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students capture this stunning view of Worcester as the last moments of sunlight fade, and the city lights come on.

Photo by Bryan Gallagher ’18

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16

Autumn Splendor on Mount St. James

October 28th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


A drone camera captures the beauty of autumn on Mount St. James. From breathtaking sunsets to stunning foliage, there is no place more beautiful and exciting than Mount St. James in the fall. Take a moment to experience autumn at Holy Cross.


Hundreds Attend Community Service Information Night

September 7th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

Lines of students wait to enter the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom for Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) information night. SPUD is the largest student organization on campus, involving approximately 600 student volunteers who answer the Holy Cross call to be “men and women for and with others” in the surrounding Worcester community.

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Students had the opportunity to browse and speak with representatives from more than 40 public service programs. From serving meals and working at food pantries, to tutoring children and visiting elders in nursing facilities, students build relationships with those in the local communities.


Photography by Chris Muzii ’16

Students Are ‘Wooed’ By Worcester Vendors and Businesses

August 27th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students meet with local Worcester vendors and businesses during the “WooMe Worcester” event on the Hogan Courtyard. During this annual event, Holy Cross students connect with various local vendors and businesses to learn about the variety of opportunities available in the Worcester county. Vendors this year included Blue Jeans Pizza, Worcester Election Commission, Worcester Art Museum, Millbury Federal Credit Union, Worcester Airport Limousine and the EcoTarium, among others.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitors Center Becomes a Reality

July 7th, 2015 by kethier

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Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., joined Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) as well as, state and local leaders to celebrate the advertisement of Phase 1 of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester. This unique destination for Worcester community members, visitors and the National Heritage Corridor will offer many recreational, historical, cultural, and geographic attractions while celebrating the lush landscape of the Blackstone River Valley.

Summer Storms Bring Golden Skies

June 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Much of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were under a weather watch as tornados, hail, heavy rains and strong winds were in the forecast. After rain fell on campus the summer skies turned gold during a cloudy sunset.

Photo by Tobias Conio