My name is Isabella Ruel, and I am a member of the Class of 2025 here at Holy Cross. I grew up in Littleton, MA, and am looking at majoring in neuroscience and possibly minoring in education and/or dance. I can’t wait to take you along as I navigate being a freshman on the hill!
I figured the best way to start this blog would be to show you what a typical day has looked like for me in these first three weeks on campus… so here’s a look at my Monday!
8:00 – Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
I pretty much show up in my pajamas with a to-go cup of tea in hand every time. It always feels good to get my day going nice and early!
9:00 – Back to the dorm!
This is usually when I put some real clothes on, make some oatmeal (the best dorm food!), and review my notes for class.
10:00 – Montserrat: Environmental Ethics
This class really wakes me up- we have so many fun discussions and debates!
My friends and I meet at dags (aka D’agastinos/science cafe) for lunch and eat out on the grass if the weather is nice. There’s no better food on campus… the sandwiches are the best!
I’ve never been a huge fan of math classes, but this class is really interactive so it’s been fun!
I go to the Dinand library’s rooftop garden pretty much any moment I have free time and the sun is shining. It’s the best place to do homework! I always run into friends and we talk and share music recommendations as I take bio notes and work through philosophy readings.
6:00- Dinner @ Kimball
My friends and I always end up spending way more time here than we plan to, and looking at the sunset through the windows is always amazing!
8:00- Dance ensemble
I recently auditioned for the campus’ dance ensemble and Monday night tap has already been such a great way to end the day!
9:00- Finishing the day
My friends and I often finish our homework in each other’s dorms, drink some tea, eat some snacks, and get a little too distracted. Then I usually shower and get ready for bed!