30 April 2007
This past weekend, I enjoyed my last Spring Weekend at Holy Cross. The Campus Activities Board at the College always manages to pack the weekend with a variety of events, both new and traditional. Friday kicked off with the comedian in Hogan, followed by the Street Fair, campus-wide BBQ, and Carnival on Saturday. While the weather was not what we had entirely hoped for, I still enjoyed my weekend with friends on Caro Street and around campus, celebrating our last weekend of fun before the grind of study week and finals. Tomorrow night, O.A.R. will be performing for the annual Spring Concert and a (rescheduled) fireworks show will finish Spring Weekend festivities on May 5th.
Also, this past weekend marked the College Academic Conference. Over 300 students presented capstones, research projects, final research methods proposals, and theses over the four-day event. On Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to present my College Honors thesis for the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and College Honors Program. I was a bit nervous at first, but I surprised myself with how easy it was to talk about my project for twenty-five minutes and field questions from my professors and peers in the audience. I guess you don’t realize just how much knowledge you have accumulated on a specific subject after devoting an entire academic year to a research project! Congratulations to all my friends who also presented this weekend; it is good to know the long nights in Dinand paid off.
Graduation buzz is beginning to pick up around campus as well. Unfortunately, today, seniors received emails regarding cap and gown distribution! For me, graduations seems so far off—I still have a thesis, final papers, Cape Week, and Senior Week to get through—but in reality, classes end tomorrow! This has been the fastest semester I can ever remember….