Tiger Talk Season 3 Episode 11 10/22/18

  • 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 28th

items in the NEWS

  • Holy Cross dropped a tough one to John Curtis this week…. Better look next week.

Holy Cross 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.

upcoming events

This week in history

  • 1768     Germans and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish governor of New Orleans.
  • 1793     Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin
  • 1797     The first successful parachute descent is made by jumping from a balloon at some 2,200 feet over Paris.
  • 1836     Sam Houston is sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1881     Three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral.
  • 1886     The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island
  • 1897     The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the ‘Yellow Kid.’
  • 1904     The St. Louis police try a new investigation method: fingerprints.
  • 1930     John Wayne debuts in his first starring role in The Big Trail.
  • 1931     Al Capone, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
  • 1938     Chester 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 copies.
  • 1978     The 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 Cross History

  • 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
  • The 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.

And remember


Tiger Talk Season 3 Episode 9 10/7/18

  • 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.

items in the NEWS

  • 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.


upcoming events

  • Week of 8th thru 12th HC week
  • Oct 11th Men’s Club Social and Meeting 6:30 PM – 8 PM (Huddle)
  • Oct 11th Chorus Fall Concert 7 PM – 8 PM (St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church)
  • Oct 12 Fri Varsity Football vs. Brother Martin-Homecoming 7 PM (Tad Gormley)
  •  Oct 13 Sat Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at Holy Cross 7 AM – 8 PM (Student Center )
  • Oct 13 Sat Homecoming Dance 8 PM – 11 PM (Pontchartrain Center)
  • Oct 15 Mon Student holiday
  • Oct 15 Mon Holy Cross Golf Tournament (Bayou Oaks Golf Course at City Park)
  • Oct 21 Sun Holy Cross Family Day (Holy Cross Main Campus )

This week in history

  • 54          Nero succeeds his great uncle Claudius, as the new emperor of Rome
  • 1492     Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas.
  • 1727     George II of England is crowned.
  • 1775     The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the U.S. Navy)
  • 1845     The U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Md.
  • 1871      The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago
  • 1888      The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public
  • 1911     The Panama Canal opens
  • 1922      Lillian Gatlin becomes the first woman pilot to fly across the United States
  • 1968     Apollo 7, with three men aboard, is successfully launched from Cape Kennedy.
  • 1971     The London Bridge, built in 1831, reopens in Lake Havusu City, Arizona, after being sold to Robert P. McCulloch
  • 2001     US President George W. Bush establishes the Office of Homeland Security

A Piece of Holy Cross History

The beginings

  • 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 Orleans
  • 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.


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