Staffer of the Week: Kayla Cross

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer who has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we post quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week. This week our amazing Hoya staffer is Kayla Cross. Read about this chica here:1395409_10151874314738965_753891552_n

Name Kayla Cross
School SFS
Year 2017
Major I’m a baby freshman so nothing yet! (I saw on myAccess yesterday that my GPA is also 0.0)
Hometown I was born in Neenah, Wis., but I live in Richmond, Va., now.
Position on the Hoya Campus News Deputy

Why did you earn staffer of the week?

I wrote two obituaries. The first was about Patrick Sheehan, Georgetown’s first human mascot who actually dressed up as the bulldog, and Wayne Knoll, the beloved English professor and former priest. I got to talk to their loved ones, and it was really emotional. I wanted to make sure I did a good job because they were such delicate and important articles.

What is your favorite part about working for The Hoya?

I love being able to talk to all the students and others in Georgetown and the greater D.C. community about awesome and interesting things I didn’t even know existed. Also, I like editing because I’m a grammar nerd.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition with your family?

Still writing notes to Santa on Christmas Eve! What we leave him has evolved from milk and cookies when I was a kid, to food and carrots for his reindeer, to protein bars because let’s just admit it, Santa is Mom and Dad. (Editor’s note: Wait. Santa isn’t real?)

What would be the theme song to your life and why?

“Drops of Jupiter” by Train, for so many reasons. I love the piano in it, and it’s one of the few songs I know how to play. I also am fascinated by space so I love the universe metaphors. And I’ve felt what the song is talking about a lot, so it’s my favorite song of all time. I could listen to it forever.