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Crusader of the Week: Courtney Breen ’21

Name: Courtney Breen 

Class Year: 2021

Hometown: Hull, MA

Major: Psychology, Pre-Med

Campus Activities: AMSA (American Medical Student Association), Holy Cross for a Cure, E and R Laundry Representative 

Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club 

Favorite Song: Yellow by Coldplay

Favorite Singer/Group: Taylor Swift 

Favorite Color: Baby Blue

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

Favorite class taken at Holy Cross: Exploring Differences (Montserrat with Professor Ryan) 

Item on HC Bucket List: Sledding down the hill to Freshman Field. 

Embarrassing HC Moment: Accidentally dropping an entire plate of food and smashing my plate in the middle of the line for chicken parm. 

Bragging Rights: I am Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson’s number one fan. 

Words to live by: “Everything happens for a reason.”

One thing you would change at HC: Make it a five year institution so that I do not have to graduate in May. 

Favorite TV Show: Outlander 

Favorite Book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls 

Favorite Kimball Meal: Pesto Tortellini or Chicken Noodle Soup

Favorite Cool Beans Drink: Iced Chai Latte 

Favorite Spot on Campus: Dinand Main Reading Room 

Favorite Off-Campus Restaurant: Mare E Monti 

Guilty Pleasure: Strawberry-frosted PopTarts 

Some small things that make your day better: Cutting into a perfect avocado. 

First thing you do when you wake up: Try to figure out what day of the week it is. 

Last thing you do before going to bed: Set five or more alarms to make sure that I will wake up in the morning. 

Favorite place you have traveled to: Sedona, Arizona 

Something you look forward to when you go home: Hanging out in the kitchen with my family (and dog) as my dad makes dinner. 

Post-Graduation Plans: Moving home and taking some time off to get a job and save money before eventually applying to medical schools. 

Favorite Memory at HC: Every year I always looked forward to the Fall Harvest dinner around Thanksgiving. The food was great, but I loved being packed into a crowded Kimball table with all of my friends and the rest of the campus buzzing about the holidays. The sense of community and togetherness I felt at those dinners is something I will cherish forever. 

Photo courtesy of Courtney Breen ’21

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