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Adopt don’t shop

Olivia Daley, Backpage Assistant

November 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every day shelters take in hundreds of animals, each looking for a permanent home. Although it may be tempting to shop for that cute miniature golden doodle everyone wants, adopting is the best way to go. Approximately 6.5 million animals are taken to animal shelters nationwide every year. While some of the animals return home, 1.5 million are euthanized. One of the many reasons you should adopt a pet from an animal shelter, rather than buying one from a pet store, is...

Know your spot

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I’m a patient person; I don’t show much anger or negative emotion. Nothing really makes me that mad, but something that really grinds my gears is how some people park, drive, and act in the Xavier parking lot. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for hanging out in the parking lot, especially since it’s the only place for people to hang out if they don’t have their license. Just don’t cause a hazard to other people’s cars. If you’re playing catch or ultimate...

The heart of a champion

The heart of a champion

November 29, 2017

One year and a week ago, my teammates and I were on a bus ride home from the UNI Dome, awake only because of the tears flowing down our faces. Nothing in my life hurt more than watching last year’s seniors break down after the state semi-final game,...

Family

Claire Delaney, A&E Assistant Editor

November 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Morgan, Emma, Jack. These three names may not have any significance to you, but to me, those names belong to three of the most important people in my life. My three siblings have each given me different memories from spring break trips, imaginary games as kids, and late night Papa John’s runs. Each sibling plays an important part in my family and each brings something unique to my life. No spring break would be the same without them. My family needs Jack making us late...

It’s your future

It’s your future

November 29, 2017

When I was little I wanted to grow up and play tennis at the US Open in New York, and now I want to design billboards in New York. Plans change, and now as I get ready to head off to college, I’ve realized what is really important. As my fellow seniors...

Tips from an avid worrier

Mary Tallett, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Mary, it will be okay.” This phrase has become so common in my life, that it plays on constant repeat in my head throughout the day.Some of you may not know, but I’m a chronic worrier, so my five word phrase tends to keep me sane. Every day, I tend to assume the worst in every situation; an ambulance siren means one of my family members is dead, a white van is a kidnapper, and a sudden boom means I’m going to be shot. Yes, some of my worries are so audacious that...

All in

All in

November 7, 2017

As a senior, I’ve been getting very nostalgic lately. When thinking about my time in high school, what comes to mind more than the things I did are the things I didn’t compete. The biggest thing I regret not doing sooner in high school is participating...

Me too

Lauryn Montuoro, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Scrolling through my Facebook page, I stumble upon senior pics, furniture for sale, family vacations, and homecoming photos. I never really looked deep into these posts until I came across a status that said “me too.” This post is an online campaign through Facebook asking both males and females to share if they have ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. I was in awe scrolling through the amount of people who have been cat-called, touched without consent, and harassed....

Food for thought

Hanna Bohrer, Student Life Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“A number six, no mayo, please,” I say as I order a veggie sandwich at Jimmy John’s. I often get asked, “Are you a vegetarian?” When I respond that I am, the comeback I dread the most is the judgmental stare as they contemplate whether or not I am stuck up. Doesn’t it sound crazy to judge someone entirely on what they choose to eat? However, it is more common than one would assume. I consider myself to have been partially vegetarian since I was born. My stomach...

Anti-Relationships

Anti-Relationships

November 7, 2017

Well, it’s the worst time of the year, folks. It’s cuffing season. For those of you who don’t know what cuffing season is, it is the time of year where people feel the need to get “cuffed” or tied down in a relationship. These feelings come...

To be determined

Mary Tallett, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It was a straightforward question throughout elementary and middle school. I would answer a professional actor or doctor and make the questioner content. Back then, it was all about what made you happy. Dreams were said to be attainable and were simply encouraged. My classmates, teachers, and parents were all dreamists without a realist in sight. This encouragement...

Bite your tongue

Lauryn Montuoro, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Your tongue is easily one of the strongest muscles in your body. It can hold up to a pound, but can also tear down the people around you. Here’s a cliché for you: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Growing up on the playgrounds of St. Jude Elementary School, I vividly remember that sticking your tongue out at someone was the best way to find yourself sitting out of freeze tag the next day at recess. I wondered why such a small altercation...

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