- Class: Freshman
- Major: Classical Studies
- Gender: F
- High School: Beaumont - Catholic, all girls
- Transfer Student: N
Best thing about Holy Cross is we're a school of reputable academic status, we are a Catholic school, and we have many different programs. We're a pretty small school, but that's okay, because you know a lot of people around campus, at Kimball, or Coolbeans. Most people in my hometown don't really know what Holy Cross is, but people up here seem to have a pretty positive outlook on it. I spend most of my time on Fenwick 4, the classics department, because I have no life outside of studying and the *** ton of things I do (see above). And because most of my favorite people here are classics majors (one is sitting behind me with running commentary as I type this). Worcester is hardly a college town, because it's kind of gross, and most of things that are really cool, like the museums and show venues, are kind of far away, and I don't have a car, yet. The administration is pretty helpful, because there aren't enough people on campus for us to get lost in the shuffle, so my dean probably has some sort of an idea of who I am, and my professors are usually on a first-name basis, except for one who habitually calls me Laura Ashley. But I think that he might intentionally be doing that now. The biggest controversy on campus is usually, especially during study period, finding a place to study by yourself. Aside from that, housing is kind of controversial, because no one really is ever happy with what they end up with, unless you're a senior and you're in the apartments. There is school pride, not a ton, but enough. I wouldn't say that there is too much unusal about Holy Cross, aside this fact that this is the only school I visited with a workout plan that accompanies it, because of all the damn stairs we have to climb up. Most of the students complain about work load, but I by no means have found it unbearable.
Professors do know my name, but I definitely go out of my way to make sure that they know who I am by going to office hours and participating in class. I love all of my Classics courses, because the teachers are the bomb(s)diggidy and the material interests me, but outside of my major, I have found that classes are likewise satisfying. Students study a ton. A *** ton. Class participation is necessary in most classes, but most students enjoy participating. We do have intellectual conversations outside of class, but that might be because I hang out with ridiculously smart friends. Students are competitive, but that keeps a high standard for learning up, and I think it motivates people to work harder. The most unique class I have heard of people taking was Lycian, which is a incredibly dead language, dating back to ancient Turkish times. Most people have never even heard of it, and by this class, we pretty much doubled the amount of people who are actually able to read this langauge in the whole world. Pretty cool, right? My major rocks. We have a lot of pride, and we are all friends, we have parties together, we help each other out, and the professors, again, are the ***. There are so many smart people within this department, that, in my humble opinion, we put everyone else to shame. Especially the thousand million biology majors. I spend time with professors outside of my classes, especially my advisor, who I can pretty much go to for anything and everything. He's my at school daddy. We are as a student body, really really really really motivated and hard working. There is even a facebook group devoted to the fact that when we try out absolute hardest, it frequently falls short of the mark nonetheless. Because we are a liberal arts school, we are interested in educating the whole self, so we have to take quasi-pointless classes like philosophy, or, for a classics major, calculus, which basically has no meaning for me and my future, but is valuable to know nonetheless.
We aren't very diverse multiculturally, but insofar as LBGT, holy crap, this is a very liberal campus. Maybe it's because I'm from basically rural Ohio, but coming here was a huge eye opener. Students feeling out of place here include hippies, indie kids, goths, emo kids, most people who don't own a Lacoste polo, and those who enjoy sliding through college with minimal effort. Most students dress up for class, and it has always suprised me that most girls wearing stupid high-heeled shoes don't break their ankles more often on the hills that take me out when I wear tennies. Most students are affluent, white, Catholic kids from Something, Massachusetts. Or Connecticuit. But mostly Mass. But that kind of makes the people who aren't from Mass even more lovable because they bring a little bit of diversity to the campus. There aren't many African, Asian, or Native Americans on campus and because of this weird Odyssey program (a program, by the way, that does not do justice to the name), most of the them hang out primarily with each other.
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