2/20 – How has it been a month already?

Hi everyone,

I swear I just posted yesterday, then blinked, and suddenly it’s a month later. Time’s moving a little too quickly for me, but we soldier on.

I turned in my first major paper of the semester last week and I am currently brainstorming several different ideas for end-of-semester projects for a few of my classes. In terms of my academics this semester, I’ve settled in much quicker than usual. Of course, that may change when I get my first grades back – every single professor grades differently and the first paper/quiz/whatever is always a good test run of how the semester will probably go. But, as of right now, I’m handling things nicely.

In terms of life outside of classes, things are pretty hectic at the moment. I’ve recently accepted a job with the Worcester Red Sox for this summer, and I’m still doing tons of PA work up in athletics. I gave two of the largest tours I’ve ever given this past week – vacation week is always absurdly busy. And, on top of all of that, I’m preparing to head down to South Carolina to play in an Ultimate Frisbee tournament over Spring Break. Needless to say, there is no such thing as boredom right now.

I’m still absolutely awful at taking photos, but I promise the snowstorm was nice here. It was probably the most underwhelming snow day I’ve ever had, but still a snow day.

That’s all I’ve got for now – talk soon!

First Week of Semester 6

Hey everyone,

Break was great, but I’m certainly happy to be back on campus. I’ve been settling back in nicely, and it honestly feels like I’ve been back for longer than a week already.

This semester, I worked my class schedule out so I would only have four days of classes a week, with Monday being entirely open. I’m also booked for two tour shifts on Mondays – so if you want to have me as a guide, you should probably book your tour for Monday.

Work has actually not been a major factor so far. I’ve already seen a lot of people spending way too much time in the library, so it’s nice to be eased back into it. Obviously things will pick up soon, but at least for now, things aren’t too heavy. I’ve been mostly spending the past week hanging around with friends who just came back from their study abroad programs.

Coming up this weekend, I’m set to provide camera work for the Holy Cross Women’s Hockey game on Saturday. It should be a fun one, so if you’re in the area, definitely come by and say hello. I’m also slated to work the tail end of the basketball doubleheader on Monday. That’s going to be broadcast nationally, so there are some nerves there. I’m sure it’ll go well, though.

I really need to get better at taking pictures and including them, so all I’ll be able to provide this time are words. I’ll make sure to get some for next time. That’s all for now – talk soon.

12/5 – Finals Season

Hi everyone,

Apologies for my radio silence as of late. I went home for Thanksgiving and ever since I’ve gotten back, I’ve been grinding away at my finals.

This semester I have four papers and one exam, as well as a project for my sociology course. At this point in time I’ve got most everything set – just need to study and edit things a little more.

Overall, life’s been hectic. Most people are running around with their heads cut off and I’m doing the same. Luckily, I’ve gotten a lot of help from my professors as of late. I doubt they want to fail all of us 🙂

I’ll try to post one more update next week before I head home for the holiday break, and hopefully I’ll have something fun to share. But, for now, back to work.


Hey everyone,

Hope you’re all doing well! My name is Ben Lepper and I’m honored to be one of the new student bloggers for Holy Cross.

A bit about me – I’m a member of the Class of 2025 and I’m majoring in English and minoring in French. I’m a tour guide coordinator here, so you may have had me as a tour guide before. I also work in the athletics department as a production assistant for television broadcasts, as well as a play-by-play broadcaster for HC athletics on TV and radio. And, if that wasn’t enough sports, I am the Chief Sports Editor of The Spire. I think you can probably sense a theme here.

I’m overall extremely excited to be doing this, as I’m extremely passionate about this place and can’t wait to tell you all about how things are going on Mount St. James. I’m about to head home for Thanksgiving, so I’ve got no major campus life updates right now, but the second I have something interesting to talk about, I’ll make sure to update.

Thanks for reading my first post – stay well, and I’ll see you soon.