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The little things

Arwen Gilbert

May 14, 2020

In life, there are always things that you won’t appreciate until they’re gone. This quarantine has really made me realize that.  On March 13, 2020, I, along with my classmates, were looking forward to a week of relaxation with no classes to worry about and the rumor that we wouldn’t be coming back to school after spring break. Of course we were excited, but if we knew what was really to come, I think that excitement would have quickly faded. Did we think we woul...

Eggs are meat

Riley Cornelius, Opinion Writer

May 14, 2020

Remember being taught the food pyramid in elementary school? The food sections were dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and fat/sugar. Those were super simple groupings designed to teach little kids about healthy eating, but maybe they were a little too simple? For a good part of my life, I have considered eggs to be meat. I never questioned my grouping of eggs because I rarely ate eggs or meat, and how you group your foods is not that common of a conversation. ...

It goes by in the blink of an eye

Sarah Cunningham, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2020

As I reflect on my last four years at Xavier and try to write an article of about 500 words summing up my experiences and words of wisdom for the Xavier community, I’m left speechless. Literally, it’s impossible and I have no idea where to start. Instead of trying to write every single idea that comes to mind, I’ve summed it all up to three main points that I’ve learned throughout the last four years.    Branch out!  I know it might be intimidating to...

Stolen memories

Cody Clemenson, A&E Writer

May 14, 2020

Through my four years at Xavier, I have seen many ups and downs. Friendships made, broken and healed. But I had always told myself I never thought I would ever miss this place. I kept telling myself, once I got to my senior year, it was smooth sailing from there. I could slack off harder than I ever had and come to school late cause I had earned it. Most importantly though, I could experience things only seniors at high school can. A real graduation, the senior walk, my senior prom...

Many lasts

Jenaya Devereaux, Photo Editor

May 13, 2020

I have been stripped of so many lasts. From my last show choir season, last dance competition and last chance to dance on stage during recital, due to an injury. To my last BPA nationals, Journalism conference (for which, I would have spoken at), my last concert singing in an ensemble where Mr. Walker directed me. I never grasped the thought of what it meant for something to be the “last time” I’d do it, until now. I never truly understood what people meant by the saying, “The...

Dear freshman me

Christine Hilario, A&E Writer

May 13, 2020

I recently read the letter I wrote to my future self during the freshman class retreat. The opening line read, “You better be valedictorian, or I will build a time machine and fight you.” Lofty ambitions for someone who couldn’t spell “valedictorian” correctly. This is probably the most on-brand thing for me I’ve ever witnessed. The 14-year-old version of me valued her intelligence and work ethic above everything else while still believing she was the most idio...

Thank you speech team

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

May 13, 2020

When I think back on my best memories in high school, they are from the Xavier Speech Team. Some of those include: waking up before dawn to travel to competitions, performing with my best friends and, of course, the annual dodgeball match of everyone versus gingers.  I’ve made some of my closest friends in speech (looking at you: Penelope, Nicole, Devin, Ryan and Emma), and let me tell ya, nothing beats performing with your best friends.  Over my four years, I’...

Robert’s Top 5 Things from Xavier

Robert Weger

May 13, 2020

High school is four years jam packed with education, growth, milestones and everything in between. It is very difficult to condense that to one senior article, so here are just the top five things I have taken from my years at Xavier. 5. Education. Xavier’s education has been both challenging and rewarding. The teachers are very knowledgeable and they work so hard to build a curriculum to not only teach the material, but engage students. I feel like Xavier has prepared...

Wherever I go

Cate Tucker

May 13, 2020

As I look back on my four(ish) years as a Xavier Saint, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of joy and love. I have met so many new people along the way who have helped shape the person I am today. They taught me lessons not only about life, but about myself as well. Given the current circumstances, I was unable to properly thank the teachers, classmates and teammates of mine, so why not use my senior article to express how much they mean to me. First, I would l...

To all of you

Ellie Tanko, Opinion Editor

May 13, 2020

I think the absolute hardest thing in this life is that we will never be truly able to reach the core of each and every beautiful person we meet. I will never be able to completely heal the things that were broken in you beyond my reach, nor will I be able to fully grasp the sunlight in your eyes after years of never-ending rain.  But to each and every one of you marvelous people and the luggage upon your back, I wish the wonderful wide world for you.  I wish for yo...

The Shrine

Josh Slusarek, A&E Writer

May 13, 2020

If you were to go into the JLab at any point in time during the school year and look upon the back wall, you would be met with a peculiar sight. Mounted there on the wall are various pictures and objects of Xavier students and faculty. Collectively, it has been dubbed as “The Shrine” by those that curate it and it shows our connection to Xavier and our desire to leave our mark. The Shrine started out with myself and my fellow seniors Cody Clemenson and Jack Renning ...

The Final Story 

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

May 13, 2020

This is the hardest article I have ever had to write, because I'm going to talk about myself. First, I want to say thank you to all the wonderful people at Xavier that I have come to know over the past four years, you guys truly made coming to school a whole lot more fun. Secondly, I want to thank my parents for being there for me, for supporting me in all of my efforts, and for another reason, that requires a little more explanation. As some of you may be aware near the beginni...

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