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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...

Stop negative news

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Hurricanes, mass shootings, terrorism, and politics are all we heard about in the news this past month. Currently, no matter what station you’re watching, you’re bound to hear something about President Trump’s latest tweets, Las Vegas, or the hurricanes. It seems like a terrible world out there, and it can be. The news needs to realize the world isn’t only filled with bad news. Good things happen every day. The Las Vegas massacre was something everyone sees as...

Gun laws are not the answer

Gun laws are not the answer

October 17, 2017

When a national tragedy such as the Las Vegas shooting hits the media, liberals are quick to politicize the senseless killing of innocent Americans. Cries for change in gun laws ring out, but the root of the problem lies not in the regulation of guns,...

Stricter laws are needed

Will Hanigan, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Since my birth on August 5th, 1999, the U.S. has seen the record amount of deaths in modern mass shootings broken four different times, twice in the last two years, and once in the last two weeks. This latest attack in Las Vegas, leaving 59 dead, and over 500 wounded, completely horrified me. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 23 guns in his hotel room, a dozen bump stocks for rapid fire, and thousands of rounds of ammunition that were not used. Along with this, he had another...

Let the kids play

Let the kids play

October 4, 2017

The Iowa football team’s 31-14 win over North Texas was expected and rather uneventful, except for the two unsportsman- like conduct penalties for excessive celebration, one of which cost Iowa a touchdown. Akrum Wadley’s 74-yard touchdown was taken...

Coffee question

Claire Delany, A&E Assistant Editor

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Frappuccinos. Mochas.Cappuccinos. Pumpkin spice whatevers. My question is, what ever happened to just plain, black coffee? As someone who has been drinking black coffee since sixth grade (when every other girl was drinking their frappuccinos), I stood back and couldn’t understand my classmates “coffee drinks.” Coffee is meant to be strong. It is supposed to wake you up and get you going. It’s a fresh start each morning. A Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t strong, dark,...

Don’t be afraid to dance

Don’t be afraid to dance

October 4, 2017

Many people think school dances are overrated. They have to find what they’re going to wear, what group they’re in, where that group is going to dinner, and most importantly, who they have to spend the whole night with. People see this as a hassle...

Appreciate your eyes

Appreciate your eyes

October 4, 2017

Many of you who do not know me probably do not know that I am blind. Well, not actually blind, but without my contacts or glasses, I am pretty dang close. For as common as it is in our world to need corrective lenses, I think that perfect eyesight is...

Paris Climate Accord

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the recent storms and earthquakes, I have heard several people question if they are a product of global warming. Whether or not this is true, the Earth’s climate is starting to change and the United States should be doing something to stop global warming. President Donald Trump should rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. The Paris Climate Accord is an agreement between nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent average global temperatures from rising....

Looking through the lens

Looking through the lens

October 4, 2017

3..2..1.  I say these numbers every Friday night as Xavier fans pose for the camera.   The school year has been going on for about two months now, and I’ve seen the Xavier spirit throughout the halls.  When I’m on the field every Friday night,...

Enjoy the process

Thomas Bean, Opinion Writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Four years of high school go by fast. If you are an under-classman, you have heard this countless times. My parents, older friends, and teachers all told me this before I walked into the halls of Xavier High School on my first day of freshman year. Now, as I enter my senior year, it is finally sinking in. After years of looking forward to the next year of high school and everything that comes with taking the next step up in the high school hierarchy I, and the rest of my...

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