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A Hard-Hitting Expose on Emma Elaine Weiss

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Holy Cross chapter.

Where are you from?

Southeast Michigan! More specifically the Metro Detroit area; a town called Macomb.

What is your favorite part about living in Michigan?

One, being able to travel to Detroit so quickly. I love being able to experience all the culture and art that Detroit has to offer. The buildings are covered in some of the most amazing street art. I love visiting Eastern Market and Campus Martius in Detroit. Northern Michigan in the summer is also so beautiful. The lakes are stunning. There is nothing more warming to the heart than a pure Michigan summer on the lake.

If you could be any kitchen utensil or appliance what would you be?

I would either be a whisk or an electric mixer, because they are always used to make desserts and desserts make people happy. Whisks and electric mixers make things that are sweet and delicious

What is your patronus?

I am a sparrow hawk. It’s fitting because it’s a bird and can do as it pleases. It can fly around and observe. I like observing. I’m a people watcher.

If you could go to one concert of any band or artist ever, who would it be?

Fleetwood Mac, or the fictional band Daisy Jones and the Six, which is based off of Fleetwood Mac. I want to see the tension on that stage.

What is a show from your childhood that you weren’t allowed to watch?

I was free to watch any shows I wanted because I was the youngest and my older siblings had already introduced me to every inappropriate show under the sun. I loved Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Spongebob.

What is your favorite Holy Cross memory?

This wasn’t necessarily a Holy Cross memory, but it happened while we were here. I went to the little women hill with my friends, Maggie and Fiona, the weekend before we returned to campus from fall break. It made me so thankful for being able to move to the east coast, because we don’t really have anything near me back at home that’s so scenic. At that moment I knew I had found people that would forever be in my life, and I knew I would really love the rest of my time at Holy Cross.

Advice you would give to your younger self?

Know that it will all work out. No matter what, everything will fall into place the way it’s supposed to. Don’t stress about the small things, and try to find something good in every day.

What is your favorite book and why?

The happy answer would be Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shell Silverstein, because it reminds me of my childhood and my mom used to read it to me every night before bed. But the more cynical choice would be Normal People, by Sally Rooney. I have never felt more understood than I did by that book. It’s just about two very real people going through life. That’s my favorite book genre, just people doing people things.

What is your favorite Taylor Swift lyric?

To live for the hope of it all, from “August”. I think there is something so beautiful about living with hope and just thinking about what could be and not dwelling so much on the negative.

A song that is so good it makes you ill?

I either want to say “Dog Days are Over”, “I Know the End”, “Marjorie”, or “Rivers and Roads”. No explanation needed for any of them. Listen to them and you’ll understand.

What does it mean to be a friend?

To be a friend is to love someone for who they are, as they are, and to be there for them no matter what. It’s unconditional love.

A moment in which you understood?

I think it was the last time me and my friends hung out before we all left for college. We were just sitting and listening to music, and I think I just understood that this is what life is. You’re going to have to adapt to change, but no matter how far away you are from people there’s always something that’s going to draw you back home. I feel like I understood a little more about life at that moment.

Fiona Smith

Holy Cross '26

Fiona Smith is a Sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross majoring in English. In her free time she loves to spend time with her friends, listen to music, and read books.