Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s blog post is brought to you by current senior Mackenzie Horl. Take it away, Mackenzie!
After a week of paper deadlines and midterm exams, fall break always seems to arrive at the perfect time. Some first-year students stay on campus to participate in the Worcester Immersion or for athletics and various other extracurricular activities. The remaining students visit friends who attend other colleges or go home for a few home-cooked meals.
I spent the weekend of my break in Providence celebrating my 21st birthday with friends. After the weekend, I took an Amtrak train home to Long Island, New York. I was greeted warmly by my parents, siblings, and our two boxers: Laila and Scout. A few days later my mom, older sister, and I jetted off to Nashville, Tennessee! As big country music fans, we were excited to explore a new city and learn about its history. I ate many meals of “chicken-fried chicken” with creamy sides of mac & cheese or mashed potatoes. I visited the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Grand Ole Opry. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to do something I love, visiting a new city, with the people that I love!
Being back at school is now bittersweet. I have reunited with friends and shared stories of our respective breaks. By now, Holy Cross Crusaders have fallen back into our daily routines and dived into academics at Holy Cross. Fall Break is much-needed and much-deserved by students on the Hill. Now we are refreshed and re-energized to jump back into this semester!