Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. This show is being recorded on Sunday 10/21/18
at FAMILY DAY
This is the show for the week of October 22 thru October
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Holy Cross dropped a tough one to John Curtis this week…. Better look next week.
Hosts Mission Assessment Team
Every five years, a mission assessment takes place in
each of the schools sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The mission assessment
focuses on the Catholic and Holy Cross identity of each school. The assessment
identifies areas of best practice and areas of improvement in each of the four
“Pillars” that hold up the educational mission of Holy Cross: Message,
Community, Service and Prayer.
The MissionAssessment Team consisted of Holy Cross Brothers and administrators from HolyCross schools across the country. Our team included several brothers and laymembers who spent time at our school helping that we bring the very best to ourstudents, teachers , alum and the community we serve.
and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish
governor of New Orleans.
Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin
first successful parachute descent is made by jumping from a balloon at some
2,200 feet over Paris.
Houston is sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys
at the O.K. Corral.
Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is
dedicated at Liberty Island
first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York
Journal called the ‘Yellow Kid.’
St. Louis police try a new investigation method: fingerprints.
Wayne debuts in his first starring role in The Big Trail.
Capone, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA,
Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but
Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II takes place
1983 A terrorist bomb is detonated at the U.S.
Marine barracks in Beirut. The bomb kills 237 Marines and injures 80
A Piece of Holy
In 1945 the Holy Cross alma mater was introduced.
In 1954, a new building with classroom facilities, science labs, a
library, and a cafeteria was erected to meet the needs of the growing student
body. Five additional facilities were added: the Student Center in 1962, the
Brothers’ Residence in 1964, the junior Olympic swimming pool in 1965, the
middle school building which was originally built as a new boarders’ residence
in 1966, and an athletic building which housed a weight training room and video
facility in 2002
boarding program attracted as many as 150 students a year from across the south
as well as Central and South America. Resident students were housed in two
dormitories located in the administration building as well as two residence
halls which provided private accommodations for upperclassmen. In 1972 the
boarding school was discontinued, and the middle school opened.
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. This show is being recorded on Friday 10/7/18
Take a look
at our newly remodeled studio. We hope to bring you many new episodes from it.
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Holy Cross falls to the Raiders 39-3 Keep your chin up Tigers. We know you’ll come back strong
Academic Games Team Places in City Tournament
Congratulations to the Holy Cross Academic Games members for their excellent play in the city’s Propaganda tournament.
In the 5th and 6th grade divisions, Holy Cross had two of the top three players in the city. Out of close to 100 students, Blake Bigner placed 3rd and Tyler Tran clinched 2nd. The team with Tyler Tran, Peter Schissel, Carson Termine, Rohit Srivastava, and Chase Viellion placed 4th overall.
In the 7th and 8th grade division the team with Wyatt Bigner, Christian Smith, Luke Suggs, Shivam Srivastava, and Divesh Sadhwani placed 4th as well.
Week of 8th thru 12th HC week
Club Social and Meeting 6:30 PM – 8 PM (Huddle)
Oct 11thChorus Fall Concert 7 PM –
8 PM (St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church)
Oct 12 FriVarsity
Football vs. Brother Martin-Homecoming 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
Sat Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at Holy Cross 7 AM – 8 PM
(Student Center )
Oct 13 Sat Homecoming Dance 8 PM – 11 PM (Pontchartrain
succeeds his great uncle Claudius, as the new emperor of Rome
Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas.
II of England is crowned.
Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later
renamed the U.S. Navy)
U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Md.
1871 The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest
1888 The Washington Monument, designed by Robert
Mills, opens to the public
Panama Canal opens
1922 Lillian Gatlin becomes the first woman pilot
to fly across the United States
7, with three men aboard, is successfully launched from Cape Kennedy.
London Bridge, built in 1831, reopens in Lake Havusu City, Arizona, after being
sold to Robert P. McCulloch
President George W. Bush establishes the Office of Homeland Security
A Piece of Holy
In 1849, at the invitation of the Most
Reverend Antoine Blanc, Archbishop of New Orleans, five brothers of the
Congregation of Holy Cross were sent by Father Basil Moreau to assume
responsibility for St. Mary’s Orphanage
During the early years of the foundation New
Orleans was devastated by a series of epidemics: cholera, yellow fever, and
malaria. The city suffered privation as a result of the northern blockade
during the War Between the States. There was the continuing aggravation of the
climate of which Brother Vincent said, “was unhealthy, especially for
strangers.” More than once consideration was given to withdrawing from New
In 1859 the congregation purchased Reynes
Farm, a riverfront plantation. In 1879, as the need for an orphanage
diminished, St. Isidore’s College, a boarding and day school was opened. This
became the original site on which Holy Cross School stood and it is here that
Holy Cross’ history officially began.
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. This show is being recorded on Friday 9/28/18 at the 99th meeting of HC and the
Thanks to everyone that came and saw us at our tent during the tailgate. It was great seeing everyone.
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Holy Cross Students Provide Service to ArcGNO’s Mardi Gras Bead Recycling Program
Sixteen Holy Cross students participated in our family service opportunity at ArcGNO this past weekend, where they helped to sort Mardi Gras beads for their bead recycling program. Great job supporting your community
331BC Alexander the Great decisively shatters the
Persian army that leaves him master of the Persian Empire.
1870 The papal states vote in favor of union with
Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
first ball-point pen is patented by Alonzo T. Cross
Ford Model T, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold,
all of them black.
1909 Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying
at 1,600 feet.
1950 The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M.
Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
1957 Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is
launched, beginning the “space race.”
1993 The Battle of Mogadishu takes place, in which
18 US soldiers and some 1,000 Somalis are killed
A Piece of Holy
Series: 99th meeting since 1922. Jesuit leads
the series, 56-40-1.
First series victories: Jesuit won the initial
meeting in 1922 over Holy Cross’ first team, 32-0. Using a team laden with
boarding students from Bay St. Louis in 1925, Holy Cross rolled over the Blue
Largest margin of victory: Jesuit, 72-0, in
1927; Holy Cross, 55-0, in 1948.
Consecutive series wins: Jesuit, 8 (1988-1994)
under coaches Frank Monica. Holy Cross, 5 (1948-1952) under coaches L.G.
Friedrichs; (1965-1969) under coach John Kalbacher, and (1982-86) under coaches
The game: Once again, this game will be part
of the Great American Rivalry Series, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. Each
school will honor one of its legendary players. The series is the longest
continuous rivalry in Louisiana high school football. The schools will
celebrate their landmark 100th meeting in 2019..
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. This show is being recorded on 9/23/18
We had a week
of wonderful interviews including one you’ll see today with Mr. Ferry
That being said, our interview with Mr. DesOrmeaux was so
amazing we’re going to put that out as a special episode later this week. His thoughts
on the making of Mighty Oaks is a powerful sentiment. Don’t Miss It!
Tiger Football now 4 and 0 after taking down Shaw 35-6
Tigers Begin 2018 Season with a Splash
In the varsity meet held Sept. 6 at UNO, Our team had an
Holy Cross 118 vs. Brother Martin 52
Holy Cross 108 vs. Destrehan 60
Holy Cross 139 vs. Ben Franklin 18
Our Middle School Swimming Tigers also had a great
kick-off swim meet. Special thanks to our Varsity Tigers for supporting and
leading our Middle School team to victory
Francis Drake returns to England, aboard the Golden Hind, after a 33-month
circumnavigation of the globe
Yard, the official British criminal investigation organization, is formed
Chicago White Sox players are charged with fixing the 1919 World Series.
introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.
(CIS) offers one of the first online services; it will dominate among ISPs through the mid-1990s.
VI, the U.S. satellite, takes the first video pictures of Earth.
Rita, comes ashore in Texas causing extensive damage there and in Louisiana
launches the first private spacecraft, Falcon 1.
A Piece of Holy
Each year as part of the HC, Jesuit rivalry a Legend
of the Game is recognized
The Holy Cross 2018 Legend of the Game is Dr. Buck Landry ’61. Buck played in the rivalry his sophomore,
junior and senior years, 1958, 1959 and 1960, serving as captain in his senior
year. He was on the All-State team for
1960 and is a member of the Holy Cross High School Hall of Fame. He also served on the Holy Cross wrestling
team and was selected All State for three years.
Buck received a football scholarship to Tulane
University where he played offensive guard.
Dr. Landry earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in New
Orleans; his Master’s Degree from American University in Washington DC and his
Ph.D. with a concentration in International Affairs from the University of
Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. After
receiving his Master’s from American University, he served three years in the
US Army and attained the rank of Captain and received the Bronze Star while
serving in South Vietnam.
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. We recorded live at the Holy Cross vs Chalmette game on 9/14/18
The game was amazing with a final score
Tigers 35; Owls 7
We had an amazing pep rally for the game watch the video to see the highlights.
Three Seniors Explore Stennis Space Center
Holy Cross seniors Ben Oelkers, Ben Young and Christian Castro had a unique opportunity to visit Stennis Space Center last week as part of a project for their AP Research course.
At Stennis, they met with Holy Cross alumnus Ryan Roberts ’90 who gave them a tour of the facilities. There they learned more about the inner workings of NASA, and they even got to see the test of a repurposed RS-25 engine, the same engine used on the Space Shuttle. It was a great opportunity for them to learn more about NASA and the equipment used in the space program.
Magellan embarks from Spain on a voyage to circumnavigate the world.
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the
United States of America.
“Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat.
Tolkien’s fantasy novel The Hobbit is published.
John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.
I takes first photo of Earth and the Moon together.
first documented emoticons, are posted on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin
Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where
it is crushed.
A Piece of Holy Cross History
In 1837 the Congregation of Holy Cross was
founded. The Congregation of Holy Cross took its name from a district in the
city of LeMans, France – Saint Croix or Holy Cross. Holy Cross School enjoys a
distinction of being the second oldest sustained foundation worldwide in the
Congregation of Holy Cross, second only to the University of Notre Dame in
South Bend, Indiana, founded in 1842.
Other upcoming events
Sept 28 Fri Varsity Football vs. Jesuit 99th
meeting 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
Oct 12 Fri Varsity Football vs. Brother
Martin-Homecoming 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. One month of school down.
This show was recorded 2nd of Sept 2018. Today we are just hanging at the lakefront.
We have a good show for you today with an interview with_Jack Badinger discussing the tailgate event for the 99th meeting of HC vs Jesuit
Holy Cross vs Higgins in the season opener
HC crushed Higgins 59 to 0
Earth Day Art Contest Winners Recognized
Last spring, Holy Cross School began a full campus recycling program, and kicked it off with an Earth Day Art Contest. Students were asked to create a work of visual art using only repurposed items, in other words–trash. Seven students were recognized at the Academic Awards held August 23, for winning first place for the high school, middle school, and primary school divisions.
Congratulations to juniors Bryan Broussard, Christian Guerra, Scott Staehle and Dominic Messina; eighth grader Ivan Ivanov; and fifth graders Andrew Launey and Michael Taylor.
Also, a big congratulations to all those that received academic awards
The Legacy of the Ring
On August 18, our senior Class of 2019 celebrated their Ring Mass at St. Dominic Church. Twenty-six of those seniors received “Legacy Rings” from a family member who is a Holy Cross graduate–a long-time tradition.
Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. We are rolling right along in our new school year.
This show was recorded 26th of August 2018 Hope you like our new set up. Last week we added the table this week we thought we would add a little something extra……….
Holy Cross beats Vanderbilt Catholic
The tigers won 28 to 6 in the jamboree …Go tigers onward to victory
Middle Schoolers Learn about Guatemala Exchange Program and Mission Trip
Holy Cross students in grades 5-7 attended a presentation to learn about opportunities to host an exchange student and participate in a mission trip.
Nicole Fangue, a former teacher at Holy Cross, spoke to the students as a representative of BONDING, which is a Catholic program whose mission is to unite families, students, schools and communities in a common faith to enrich each one involved. This is accomplished by establishing friendship bonds and showing respect for values. The program serves students ages 10-15 and their families.
Our middle schoolers received information about hosting exchange students from Guatemala. Fangue also shared her experience doing summer mission work in Guatemala.
For more information on how to participate in the exchange program, please see the Bonding website, catholicbonding.org.
Seventh Graders Kick off the Year with Swimming Social
As part of their “Continuing the Journey” program, our seventh grade class kicked off the year with a student/teacher/parent social.
Throughout the year, seventh graders have the opportunity to bond with their brothers during their last year of middle school as they prepare to “Continue the Journey” into high school at Holy Cross.
Last Friday they kicked off the year with a student/teacher/parent social held at Lakeside Country Club.
The students got to swim, play tennis and other games, and bond with one another and their teachers. Parents were invited to join them at the end as well. We’re looking forward to a great year with many more “Continuing the Journey” activities to come!
Hello all. Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. First week of school is ion the books.. This show was recorded 19th of August 2018
Brothers in Formation
Holy Cross has reinvented its Big Brother “Boys to Men” program, pairing fifth graders, eighth graders and seniors into family units that will spend time together in formation throughout the year.
The brothers had their first interaction during the opening school Mass, where they all got to sit together during Mass. Today, they spent their formation period interacting, playing games and getting to know each other. The school plans to host more of these events throughout the year and will also incorporate our younger Tigers from the Elysian Fields campus.
Hello all. Welcome to the Tiger Talk podcast. We are so happy to be back for our third season. We are looking forward to an amazing 2018-19 school year. This show was recorded 12th of August 2018
It was an amazing summer
What can you expect from Tiger Talk this year
Weekly shows from our studio
Interviews with coaches, teams, clubs and students
If you want your group on with us send us an email
Games and prizes featuring our mascot Pinto Bean
What can you do for us?
Wanna be a field report for a club, team or activity? Let us know we’d love to work with you.
Ever wanted to get on the air and try your hand at telling folks about our amazing school’s history? We want to have YOU research and conduct a segment.
Do you have something to say? We are always looking for interesting people, students, teachers, and Alumni to interview on the show.
Ideas… Our show is driven by new ideas. Do have something you think we should do? A new way we should do it? Please share. It was you the folks out there that convinced us to start videos and interviews…..
Student Council Members Attend Holy Cross Conference in Austin
Last week, some of our newly elected student council members attended the annual Holy Cross Student Council Conference (HCC4SL) held at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Present at the trip were members of the student councils from six Holy Cross schools from across the nation. The goal of the trip was to come together as a Holy Cross family to learn, grow and bond together.
Holy Cross Launched New Student Experience Program
Our newest Tigers started off their New Student Experience getting their laptops set up and ready for the start of school.
Holy Cross School launched the “New Student Experience” program this summer for new students in grades 5-12, including those who are entering middle school from the Holy Cross primary campus.
The program includes a campus orientation, where students are prepared for the upcoming year and learn about getting around campus and rules and procedures, and also find out about academic and extracurricular opportunities at Holy Cross School.
We are excited to welcome our newest Tigers and get them oriented to everything Holy Cross, and we look forward to a great school year!
All students new and old attend orientation last week to get the last of their items squared away for the new school year
We want to give a big shout out to: The Men’s Club and The Lady tigers
The only people that shouldn’t be joining these amazing clubs are the students. They bring together supports of all ages from friends and relations of all student grades.
Five Seniors Participate in Holy Cross Immersion Service-Learning Trip
Five Holy Cross seniors had the opportunity to experience what they describe as a life-changing week serving in marginalized communities this summer.
Holy Cross Immersion service-learning trip, led by our Campus Minister, Adrian Jackson and Director of Counseling, Dr. Karen duPlantier, was held at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California, in June 5. Twenty-four rising seniors from five Holy Cross Schools participated: The theme of the Immersion was “Being Family – It’s YOUR love that brings me home.”