Olivia Pan

Hey Everyone!

I am home for the summer and am loving every minute of it! Lately I’ve just been spending a lot of time with friends and family, but I’m also working part-time as well. So far, things have been going great and I’m so happy to be home!

I’ll keep everyone posted on my summer plans in the coming days!

Hi everyone!

Well, April vacation ended not too long ago, but it won’t be long before I’m home again for the whole summer! I finish up my classes in early May, and then it’ll be goodbye to HC campus for the next four months. Not that Holy Cross isn’t great, but I am so excited to be heading home.

Other than papers and finals, I will be performing with my modern dance class next week. I can say I’m definitely a little nervous, but we’ve all been working really hard, so I think that will show on stage.

For the summer, I plan to get a part-time job to earn a little cash. However, I am mostly planning on relaxing by the beach, and enjoying every moment I have.

I’ll post again before the year ends, so keep checking in!

Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted! We’re coming up on Easter break here at Holy Cross, so things have been a little hectic with me lately 🙂

I’ve been writing a lot of articles for the school newspaper since I am now an official editor for the Opinions section. I encourage everyone to check out my most recent articles at wwww.theholycrosscrusader.com. I really appreciate feedback from readers, so feel free to reply in the comments section!

I promise to update again soon, so keep reading my blog!

It’s been pretty crazy these last few weeks here at Holy Cross. I have definitely been keeping myself very busy during the new semester. I go on spring break this upcoming week, so I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to lately.

I recently became an editor for the opinions section of my school newspaper, The Crusader. If you check out our website, www.theholycrosscrusader.com, you can read my articles which tackle interesting, and sometimes controversial, topics. Writing for The Crusader has been an amazing experience, and I am very excited to be an editor this semester. I think it’s especially important that we’re able to discuss different issues and have an open dialogue with one another.

I’ve also been keeping busy with school. I’m taking a modern dance class this semester, which has been a  step out of my comfort zone. I danced when I was younger and wanted to jump back into it. So far, it’s been a lot of fun. In addition to dancing, we also spend time learning about the history of modern dance, which I actually find really fascinating. Taking creative classes like these in addition to academically focused ones definitely helps me find balance.

As I mentioned earlier, I go on spring break in just a few short days. I am super excited, and am looking forward to quality time with my family. The simple things, like watching a movie with your family, or going for a walk around your town, are the things you miss the most when you’re away at school. I plan on enjoying myself and having fun!

So, that’s what I’ve been doing lately! I can’t believe I only have a few more months before the school year ends, but I”ll continue blogging to keep you all posted on what’s happening in my life!


Hello everyone!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged, but I was on a much needed winter break, which was amazing. I miss home already, but even so, it feels great to be back on campus for the spring semester!

I began new classes this week, and am really enjoying all of them thus far, especially my modern dance class. I took many dance classes when I was younger, but it’s been a very long time since then. I look forward to jumping back into it!

Mostly this week I’ve just been settling back into the routine of things, since it’s been such a long break. We received a lot of snow on the first day of classes, but campus always looks so pretty covered in snow, so it didn’t put a damper on things 🙂

I’m excited for the many things ahead of me this semester. I want to finish this year out strong!

I thought that I would conclude this post by sharing some photos of my winter break. I hope you enjoy!


Christmas at home was the best!


Winter lights


I wish I had one of these cookies right now!


(From left- me, my mom, my close friend, and her mom) We all attended the Women’s March in Boston over the break. Truly incredible.



It is magical time of year, especially here at Holy Cross. The first snowfall of the season just happened, and it left Holy Cross blanketed in white (as if the campus wasn’t beautiful enough).  Not to mention, holiday decorations are everywhere you look.  Here are some pictures that I took of campus this past week.


This picture above pretty much sums up the beauty of winter here at Holy Cross.


I love the elegance of the bare trees covered in snow.




We also have holly berries- so pretty!


Happy Holidays everyone!!

Hi Everyone!

This is my very first entry so I am super excited to get started. I hope all of you will enjoy following my Holy Cross journey over the coming months.

It has been a crazy few months here as a freshman, but I am finally getting into a steady groove, and can honestly say I already feel super comfortable here on campus.

However, I have recently left campus to head home for Thanksgiving break, which I have been looking forward to for months. In the days leading up to break, there was a palpable energy of excitement as countless students rushed to make their long-distance travel plans to go home, whereas others, such as myself, simply called up a parent or sibling for a quick ride home.

I have returned home to Marblehead, a small seaside village nestled amongst the Northern suburbs of Massachusetts, definitely a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Worcester, but nevertheless a great place to come home to.

I’ll be spending the holiday with my mom, dad, and grandfather. We usually kick off the round of holiday traditions by indulging in classic Thanksgiving films like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, as well as A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which in my opinion, you’re never too old for. My mom and I will also spend the two days preceding Thanksgiving cooking and baking in preparation for the best meal of the year.

Of course, aside from the holiday festivities, I will, at some point, be forced to examine the list of class assignments I have due upon returning to school. However, right now, all I have on my mind is turkey and pumpkin pie.

So, I hope everyone reading has a happy Thanksgiving as well, and I hope you all stay tuned for more posts from me about life on campus. For now, I plan to enjoy being home with the family, but I rest assured knowing that I have a great place to go back to in a week!