Nicole Letendre ‘23
Chief Features Editor
On Friday, November 19, seniors at Holy Cross gathered for their celebratory senior ball, to mark their final year at Holy Cross and spend time with friends. Earlier in the day, seniors and their plus ones picked up bracelets in Hogan, later going back to Hogan to join friends and wait for the buses to bring them to the senior ball venue of Polar Park. Students were dressed in their finest, with glittering gowns or dapper suits and tuxedos. Many took photos beforehand, posing in front of classic Holy Cross spots, such as on the stairs of Fenwick or up by the balcony, or even on the grand stairs of Dinand Library. Upon arriving at Polar Park, for students that were of age, alcoholic beverages were sold and food such as burgers and stadium pretzels were available. Tables were set up with snacks and there were several space heaters, though students were overall a little chilly! Many students wore coats or wraps, especially those wearing gowns. It was a cold night at Polar Park, but some students spent much of the time on the dance floor, having a blast! The photo opts were gorgeous, with the field in the background and the scoreboard lit up with the words “Senior Ball.” Students not only spent time with good friends, but they had the opportunity to catch-up with classmates they may have only had a class or two with. Towards the back of the venue area, there was a photo booth set up, which was an absolute favorite of students. The background was a glittering gold, and there were props, such as feather boas and a variety of hats and glasses, which were available to be used in the photos. Overall, the ball was a really fun way to celebrate the seniors and all their hard work over their nearly four years at Holy Cross.