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October 15th, 2014 mtdesa18

Hello again, everyone!

It is hard to believe that my first half-semester at Holy Cross is completed and that I am already back home in Pittsburgh for fall break. The last few weeks were a whirlwind because of midterms, but I did not have an overly stressful midterm week.

Because it is fall break, I am currently back at my family home in my beloved hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has been great to be back home, sleep excessively, pet my cat, visit Pittsburgh, and see my family again. After being home for only three days, though, I already miss Holy Cross. I think this is because Holy Cross has become another home for me over the past month.

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My flight home from Holy Cross had a great view of Pittsburgh.

I do not mean to say that I dislike either my family or Pittsburgh, as the opposite is most definitely the case. I am very close to my parents, twin brother, and large extended family. I also love my hometown, and I spent this past summer visiting classic Pittsburgh sites and doing quintessential Pittsburgh activities before leaving for college.

During the summer, I realized that Holy Cross was becoming another home even though I had not started classes there. After this realization, I took a Holy Cross banner to famous Pittsburgh sites and posed for pictures that represent my transition from life in Pittsburgh to life at Holy Cross, a transition from one home to another.

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Helping ‘Sader Nation conquer the Steel City

Just as Pittsburgh and my family have always been a part of my identity, so too have Holy Cross and my early experiences at Holy Cross become a part of the person who I am. However, for the time being, I am away from life on the Hill, and I have plenty of time to reflect on my first few weeks at Holy Cross. As such, I will be posting a few more updates about my Holy Cross life over the coming days even though I am not actually at Holy Cross.

Until then, take care, everyone.


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