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October 21, 2008

October 21st, 2008 by emhest09

I think I am going to call this entry the “I can’t believe” entry and I think it will be fairly obvious as to why.

I can’t believe how wonderful fall in New England is. Yes, I have lived here my entire life, but the early weeks of October and especially Columbus Day Break were just spectacular. The foliage is at its peak here at Holy Cross and the sound of crunchy leaves makes me smile on the way to class. The nice weather made Columbus Day Break perfect; I went apple picking with my family, took a walk in the woods with my Dad and played Manhunt with my cousins using only the light of the moon. This past weekend I went to the Head of the Charles in Boston with Lexie and soaked up more of the great weather while watching the regatta. I am posting pictures of the regatta and nature in general, just to give you a peek into how nice it is.

That being said, I can’t believe there are rumors that it will snow tomorrow. Highly doubtful in my opinion.

I can’t believe I went to my last OppKnocks Dance ever, after four years of dressing up and dancing the night away, I can’t believe its over. For those of you that don’t know the Opportunity Knocks Dance (or OppKnocks) is the biggest semi-formal dance of the year and it is sponsored by the CAB Social committee (headed by Silvia and Caitlin this year). They did a fantastic job pulling together the night and the decorations, playing off the theme of “A Night in New York City”, were a huge hit. I posted a bunch of pictures from the night so everyone could see!

I can’t believe how many fond memories I have from Luxembourg, we had a reunion dinner tonight in Kimball and it was great to catch up with everyone and swap stories that I had forgotten.

I can’t believe I have been a Senior Interviewer for two months, time is flying by! I have met so many interesting students so far and have become so grateful I am not on the selection committee…Holy Cross is truly blessed to have such talented and unique applicants and I could never choose between them! I met with my mentor Amanda (one of the admissions counselors, you can find her on the Admissions blog) along with Ani (another blogger) to talk about our progress. It is so nice to have that support system in place and swapping stories, interesting questions and advice is definitely helpful. Also helpful is the fact that we get free breakfast (thanks Admissions)!

I can’t believe how many opportunities this school presents me. Just this past week I attended a CABA (College Advisory Board on Alcohol) meeting on behalf of CAB which was interesting and informative; I learned a lot and gave some comments on how CAB’s role as a programming board gives alternatives to drinking and how we can work together on various initiatives. I also went to the Post Graduate Volunteer Fair where I learned about various programs that definitely seem like options for after graduation (I squirmed in my seat when I just wrote that….is it absolutely essential that I graduate in 2009?).

Finally, I can’t believe how much I have to look forward to in the next few weeks. My Mom is coming on Saturday for my roommate’s Chamber Orchestra concert and for the Family Weekend Mass so that should be great. Halloween is coming up and I got a costume for $7 at the Theater Departments annual costume sale (you’ll have to wait to see what it is though!). Amy, Lexie, Meg, Sasha and I are seeing High School Musical 3 in theaters (please try to withhold judgment, I love embracing my inner child) and Senior Ball is on the horizon. The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference is also coming up and I will be presenting with Jimmy and Ben, hopefully putting the skills I have learned in Rhetoric to good use. Senior year is certainly shaping up to be unbelievable!

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