The popular view in the 17th Century was that the Earth was stationary and that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Through his research and calculations, Galileo knew better and suggested such in writing. Fearing he would be put to death if he did not comply, Galileo, when called before the Inquisition, recanted his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. But, legend has it that after renouncing what he knew to be true, he muttered underneath his breath, “E pur si muove!”
And yet it [the Earth] moves.
So what’s the point of this slightly hyperbolic story?
Well, the point is this – we all have a voice. We all have passion; we all have something to say and sometimes, our voice gets stifled. In the college application process, students sometimes feel as though their GPA and SAT scores get plugged into a giant admissions computer and after being fed a quart of motor oil, it spits out decisions. This is far from the truth (at least at Holy Cross!).
We want to hear your voice so let it be heard – in your interview, in your essay, even in an email to the admissions office. Tell us what you think. Tell us what you know. Tell us what you love. And don’t mutter it under your breath. Say it with confidence. Make sure that when your part of this application process is done, there is no doubt in any admission office about who you are.