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Take the weight off

Claire Delaney, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Take the weight off and keep it off. What did you think while reading that line? Was your first thought those few pesky pounds that are wrecking your “spring break bod”? Or was it, this or that person needs to lose weight? Either way, I want to change your thinking. I am guilty of constantly being on a diet, cutting out foods or not eating enough so I can look good in that new swimsuit from Zaful. But why do I do this to myself? Is it personal body goals like getting...

Learn to forgive

Rilee Lansing, Mini-Feature Editor

March 15, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Psycho. Insane. Obsessed. These were just a few names I was called by someone who was one of my closest friends. Someone I trusted and thought cared about me. To add onto this, every time I would ask them about it, they would deny it. Tell me, how do I forgive someone who said that about me, let alone someone that is one of my closest friends? I had two ways I could reach to this decision. I could either A: not forgive them and hold a grudge against them for the rest of...

Keep the Oscars Hostless

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

March 15, 2019

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Ah the Oscars, the night where Hollywood’s most elite come together to talk about movies they probably haven’t seen. A night filled with questionable award winners and great live performances. What’s not to look forward to? I enjoy film and try my hardest to see most of the Best Picture nominees, so I look forward to seeing if I can accurately predict who and what is going to win. However, no one in my family ever wants to watch the Oscars with me. You may ask “why?”...

Scared to participate

Haley Cummings, Student Life Editor

March 15, 2019

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How many times have you mumbled your way through afternoon prayer or made sure to look bored in religion classes? How many times have you refrained from singing or even responding at Mass because it’s ‘not cool’. Why is this? Why do we feel the need to pretend we are too good for prayer or too cool to worship our God in front of our peers? You want to know what’s cool, singing to the best of your God-given abilities at Mass because it is the best way to praise...

Capitalism in Minecraft

Kieran Coe, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2019

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If you had a childhood like mine, the game Minecraft was definitely a part of it. Long nights were spent building, mining and exploring. After I played the game for a while, two new parts of Minecraft were introduced to me: mods (modifiers) and servers. With mods, the world of Minecraft was expanded immensely. Mods are new textures or systems that expand the game in some way, either with new weapons, decorations, animals, abilities or some other type of expansion. Whole new...

Raindrop rule

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2019

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Ninety-six seconds, that’s how long it takes a raindrop to fall. Down from that high up place falling down faster, and faster, whizzing by clouds and birds alike. Finally it comes down to earth, landing on the rim of my glasses. Its brothers and sisters fall down around it, leaving more and more trails down my plastic lenses obscuring my vision, causing me to wish glasses came with mini-windshield wipers. Those raindrops cause another thought to pop into my head. How long...

Ya like jazz?

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In the hustle and bustle of busy New York City, we have been given a heart-warming and life-changing tale through the majestic workings of directors Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner. The movie, given a name so appropriately fitting, starred famous actors and actresses such as thee Jerry Seinfeld, thee Oprah Winfrey and thee Chris Rock, each of them wearing their parts with a fervent tenacity that couldn’t be emotionally matched. This legend, this masterpiece, this artistry...

Keep trying, keep failing

Lexi Ferden, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2019

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Little did anyone know how much I hurt when I was rejected from show choir. Little did anyone know how hard it was not getting into cheer or the choir I wanted. Little did anyone know how angry I was when I was always told to “get involved” yet when I tried, it always seemed to backfire. Little did anyone know about me crying constantly because I felt talentless. Rejection is something that has quite possibly been one of the worst feelings I have gone through. Failure is a constant recurrence in my life. I’m positive we have all felt u...

Dealing with who you are

Alex Drish, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2019

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The thoughts, the hundreds of thoughts I have at every second of the day. Distractions are everywhere; anything and everything catches my attention from a text on my phone to someone tapping their pencil. Most days, it overwhelms me and I don’t know what to do. That’s what it’s like for someone like me who has ADD, dysnomia and a disorder of the written language. All of these things are otherwise referred to as learning disabilities, impairments or deficits. I’ve...

Valentine’s Day doesn’t deserve the hate

Emma Stadelmann, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Oh no; people loving one another? Showing their appreciation… with gifts and heartfelt messages? How could they commit such a foul act? I often hear people complaining about Valentine’s Day for a variety of reasons. Of course, not all of these reasons are without some truth– Valentine’s Day is heavily commercialized, often focused on the wrong sort of love and incredibly sappy. However, I still find Valentine’s Day to be a delight. I remember when I was younger,...

A special kind of love

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019

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Pink pastel hearts, radiant red roses, chocolate-covered caramels. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Alliteration day? No, Valentine’s Day of course. With the arrival of Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. The time has come for couples to shower each other with affection and maybe a box or two of chocolates. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the red and pink tornado that is Valentine’s Day and forget where it all started. Most people know of St. Valentine...

Change the rules

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019

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Thirty-one points, four quarters, two elite teams, two phenomenal quarterbacks and what decides the fate of the AFC Championship game? A coin flip and the possibility of only one team touching the ball. On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs had the opportunity of going to their first Super Bowl in 49 years ripped away from them due to a coin flip. The Chiefs had come back from not scoring at all in the first half to scoring 31 points, 24 of those points being...

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