A Look at the First Month of Living at the Edge

By Veronica Ruiz ’23

Staff Writer

The Edge at Union Station opened up its new apartments for upper-class Holy Cross students this fall. The brand new apartments, shared with other students from the Worcester area, offer four single rooms with bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. The freedom and RA-free apartments, as well as being able to get away from campus, are some of the more appealing factors of living at the Edge. Junior Jonathan Rivera says he has “loved living at the Edge so far,” as his bigger room, bed, closet space, and personal bathroom has made his experience at the Edge great, not to mention being able to cook his own food and not having to eat at Kimball anymore. However, there are some downsides to living at the Edge. Although there are shuttles that run frequently from Holy Cross to the Edge, they can still be “annoying,” as can having to Uber to shops to get groceries. Holy Cross offers no shuttles from the Edge to Walmart, or any other shopping centers, like it does for students who live on campus. Another downside of living at the Edge is having to pay for groceries out-of-pocket, which can get “expensive at times,” although having a job on campus has made these “expenses manageable.” Like with any other living space, the Edge has its perks and its downsides. However, so far it seems to be a great experience for upper-class students.

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