Blog: Midwest Native Tapia ’21 Shares Her First-Year College Experience

October 12th, 2017 by 


NAME Xochitl Tapia ’21

HOMETOWN Kansas City, Missouri

STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Latin American and Latino Studies, environmental studies, political science

WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “When going through the search process, I was interested in a small liberal arts college away from home. A big factor that influenced whether or not I would have interest in a school was the presence of a Latin American Studies curriculum and strong multicultural organizations. Holy Cross seemed to offer just that and I was able to visit in November 2016 through the Perspectives program where I immediately fell in love with the campus’ physical attributes, people, and most importantly the academics. Visiting again during Visions Weekend, held for accepted students in the spring, solidified my decision when making my big final choice.”

ACTIVITIES Concert band, Eco-Action, MEChA (Mexican-American student organization), Pride, Student Government Association

WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “I’m excited to experience life in a new environment, meet new people, and become a change-maker on campus.”

WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “I have always been passionate about writing and have expressed that through my personal journaling. I hope to bring that out and document my unique experiences at Holy Cross to let others know what it is like to live on The Hill coming from a unique background — in my case, being a first-generation Chicana and scholar at an institution that is far away from my hometown.”

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