A New Member to the Holy Cross Community

We have a New Roomie on Campus!!!

Returning from winter break, classes underwent and the second semester was in full swing! It was nice to catch up with friends while submersing myself in new classes that brought new possibilities.

As my roommate and I have our nightly talks, we pondered what our room was missing during the first semester that we could change during the second semester. We both stumbled upon the same idea. We were missing a family.

So, we trekked over to Petco and picked out the cutest Betta fish in stock. We got him some gravel, a heater, food, and a Starbucks cup to fill his tank. We also got a plant and a fish hammock so our fish could have somewhere to sleep.

When we got home, we washed his gravel in the bathroom sink. Different floor mates then became invested, and we all couldn’t wait to welcome our fish into the Clark Hall family. When we set up his tank and his water temperature was suitable, we added him into the tank and decided to name him Bernard.

Bernard is the best fish that my roommate and I can ask for. He is so smart, and, every time we walk into the room, he swims up to the front of his tank to say hi to us. He is always there to comfort us if we have a bad day, and he brings us so much joy.

Most of all, I love that Bernard embodies a Holy Cross student. He fits right in to the larger Holy Cross community and family. He swims along hoping to find new adventures, as do Holy Cross students. He relaxes in his hammock when it’s time for a break and enjoys the view, as do Holy Cross students. He keeps on swimming even when his water is cold and his heater hasn’t turned on yet, as do Holy Cross students. Lastly, he takes advantage of his environment and enjoys every second of it, as do Holy Cross students.