So I’m back from a great weekend! My wonderful friend Tina was on the East Coast this weekend, so Sarah, Meghan, and I all met up with her in Worcester! We spent some time hanging out on the Holy Cross campus and reminiscing about our HC days.
There have been so many changes on campus in the year since we graduated! HC got rid of a set of rickety old stairs that my friends and I dubbed “the creepy stairs” and replaced them with a classy cement (I think) staircase complete with benches. The Hogan quad also got a major upgrade.
Say what you will, but Holy Cross has probably the most beautiful campus I’ve ever seen.
I didn’t really take too many pictures of the campus after graduation, so I aggressively Instagrammed the hell out of everything I saw. I just love showing off my alma mater!
Afterwords, we got Vietnamese! I had pho for the first time, and now I’m obsessed. Luckily for me, Wallingford recently got a Vietnamese restaurant!
Finally, only a few days after our visit, Father Brooks, the President Emeritus of the College, passed away. Father Brooks was instrumental in shaping Holy Cross into the school it is today. He led the way in integrating the school when many other voices were against him, and played a huge part in the school going coed. Journalist Diane Brady even wrote Fraternity about several black men Father Brooks personally recruited and mentored at Holy Cross, including Clarence Thomas, Stanley Grayson, Ted Wells, Ed Jones, and Eddie Jenkins. The book is a great read even if you’re not a Holy Cross alum, because Brady showed the school for what it was back in the day, warts and all.
Without Father Brooks, many of my classmates definitely would not have had the experience we had at Holy Cross. I never had the pleasure of meeting or taking a class with Father Brooks, but he played a huge role in developing Holy Cross into the amazing Jesuit liberal arts college it is today.