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Hey grandpa

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019

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Hey Grandpa, it’s me. I’m sure you’re having fun up there right now finishing Christmas celebrations, bringing in the new year, and most importantly, being able to celebrate another one of your daughter’s birthdays. I wanted you to know that while your daughter was wrapping up Christmas presents earlier this winter, she heard something that she hadn’t heard in 20 years.   The song’s name was “Thank God for Kids” by The Oak Ridge Boys. After the song had played, she...

Communication is everything

Kieran Coe, Opinion Writer

December 25, 2018

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One of the most important things to me is communication. Whether it’s a friendship, business relationship or a romantic relationship, communication is at the base of all of these. Without it, everything falls apart. Therefore, you can imagine my frustration with the communication at Xavier. The communication between Xavier and its students is seriously lacking. For example, recently there was a prayer service scheduled during Xcel. The problem was that Xavier never...

GMO, friend or foe?

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

December 20, 2018

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Someone lays in their bed at night sleeping soundly until they hear a bump come from their downstairs kitchen. They wake up with a start, jumping out of bed and slowly creeping along to the stairs. The noises in the kitchen continue and they swear they can hear faint mumbling in the distance. As they creep ever so closely to the dimly lit kitchen, they spot dark shapes moving around just outside their fridge. They round the corner and then they spot them. A gang of fruits...

My Little Pony

Penelope Gardner, Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Imagination Movers, Wonderpets and Bob the Builder: these are the shows that shaped my childhood, but when I look back, what did those shows really teach me? They taught me math and the basics of friendship and sharing, but we can learn those skills in the classroom. We needed a show that normalized people with different personalities and interests being friends and villains getting redemptions. These characteristics are wonderfully portrayed in My Li...

An unforeseen send off

Matt Scieszinski, Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

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“When you understand, that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling is just words, when you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trash can, then we’ll figure out who you’re going to be.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters. I never anticipated how this would come so soon, but I’ll take what I can get. December 21, 2018: my early graduation. Throughout my three and a half years ...

A final thank you

Maddye Cavanagh, Media Editor

December 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

December 21st. The last day, I’ll roam the halls as a true Xavier Saint. Most people assume I have some underlying hatred for Xavier that caused me to leave early, but really it’s quite the contrary. When I look back at my three and a half years here, I have nothing but gratitude for everyone who crossed my path. With time running out, I have a few thank yous I must say before I go my own way. Thank you to the choir department. From Ms. DeJong allowing me to cry in her...

Three questions

Maddy Andresen, Photo Editor

December 12, 2018

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 Life is short and the future is unpredictable, so it’s necessary to make sure you are constantly living a life that’s worth living. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you lived? If not, then start asking yourself these three questions on a daily basis and start to make a change in your life.      Ask yourself… did I live? Did you do the things you wanted to accomplish or did you keep putting everything off until “tomorrow”? Instead o...

Merry Consumerism

Emma Stadelmann, Opinion Writer

December 11, 2018

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Ah, the Christmas season. Or should I say, the holiday season, my bad! I know I enjoy the Christmas season- that time of year where we celebrate inflatable lawn decorations, a funny man in a red suit and of course, epic sales! It takes a few signs for me to recognize that it's time to get into the Christmas spirit. The advertisements are usually a good indicator. Once the commercials start incorporating sleigh bells into upbeat music, you know it's time to celebrate! Celebrate wh...

A story of growth

Alex Drish, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018

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Usually, the holiday season makes people reminisce over the past year and all that has changed. I often find myself thinking about all of the people I’ve lost, all the difficulties I’ve overcome and the battles I’m still fighting. It’s hard sometimes to not look back on the pain and heartache of the past year. I find myself thinking this has been the best and the worst year. Which is a good thing because I can’t even begin to describe how many lessons I have...

Bad blueberries

Claire Delaney, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a fun muffin liner,whether it be striped or multi-colored, in a pan. Pour the batter. Bake for 20 minutes, while the aroma moves throughout the kitchen. If that made you imagine a batch of chocolate chip muffins, you’d be right. If a blueberry muffin came to mind, you are wrong for so many reasons. Who wants a fresh out-of-the-oven muffin with some fruit in it? Not me. Once the blueberries get in the oven and cook, they lose their...

Don’t be a Wemberly

Ella Schulte, News Writer

December 7, 2018

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Growing up, I received Kevin Henkes’ children’s book, Wemberly Worried, not once, but twice as a birthday gift. If not familiar with this piece, its storyline is centered around a small female mouse, named Wemberly, who spends her days consumed by the uncontrollable and inevitable fears of which tomorrow could hold. A passage taken directly from the book states,“‘Don’t worry,’ said her mother. ‘Don’t worry,’ said her father. But Wemberly worried. She wor...

An easy way to give back

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Haircuts, baseball bats, board games, and clothes. These are all frequent things that pop up as gifts in the holiday season for the children in our community. And every year before the holidays, special little trees appears outside of the chapel. The Giving Tree, in case you aren’t aware, is an amazing opportunity to give back to the families in our community during Christmas. The little tree  is full of tags with requests for different toys, clothes or anything they need...

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