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Sexuality in society

Kieran Coe and Emma Stadelmann

December 7, 2018

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Today’s youth is bombarded with immoral and unwise conceptions of sexuality, sexual freedom and sexual morality just about everywhere. All of these messages chalk up to a dangerous statement: “Do what feels good to you.” As society accepts more and more sexual freedom, our generation is assured that sex and sexuality don’t need to be meaningful and any sexual limit is suppression. This attitude towards sexuality is nothing new. However, in recent years, an emphasis...

Growing pains

Ella Schulte, News Writer

November 19, 2018

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720 lunch card swipes, end of the day prayers and infamous XPL car lines. As a Xavier Saint, one has precisely 720 days to leave their mark on an environment where faith lives are fostered in ways unimaginable. In addition, a chance to impact a school founded upon the belief that learning with a higher purpose is a value applicable beyond the classroom and a bell that sounds Monday through Friday at 2:45 p.m. Although these 720 days may be filled with what seems to...

Hang with a babe

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The other night I went to dinner with a very handsome, charming young man. Just as the conversation got really interesting, he told me he wanted to show me something. He left the candlelit dinner table abruptly and bounded off to go grab what I assumed to be a very flattering gift. I sat with sounds of harmonious conversation and the lull of soft lighting filling the room. As he re-entered the room, he walked with his arms behind his back. He inched closer blushing slightly...

Aim for better

Lexi Ferden, Opinion Writer

November 16, 2018

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Five words: do not settle for less. Guys, let’s get this straight. As high schoolers, most of us are desperate for a relationship, but, that doesn’t mean we should just settle for anyone. No, I’m not talking about looks or hygiene. I’m talking about how we deserve to be treated. I can’t even count how many times throughout high school I’ve heard about people being cheated on or treated poorly while in a relationship. That shouldn’t even be a problem. The...

You don’t decide

Claire Delaney, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2018

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We all have heard the saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Looking back on my own experiences, I instantly go back to elementary school. I was the new kid at school. I made a friend immediately when she invited me to her birthday party. I’ll admit I did go home super excited to have a new friend and thought I was so cool. While I had some awesome friends in school, I reflect...

Remembering an icon throughout time

Lauren Ulveling, A&E Writer

November 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Regarded as the best vocalist of all time, paved the way for other artists, created the first modern music video, had a four-octave vocal range and known as one of the best live performers of all time: Freddie Mercury. You know, that one guy from that band your dad likes. The lead singer of rock band Queen has been thrown into the public eye again thanks to the new biopic film, Bohemian Rhapsody. But did he ever leave the public eye? Saturday, November 24 will mark the 27...

Pancakes take the cake

Lauren Nelson, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Flour, eggs, milk and butter on a warm skillet. This is all someone needs to make the breakfast of dreams. A sweet and savory item that can be paired with anything of your liking: fruit, bacon, cereal, syrup, you name it because this item goes good with it all. With this description, you may have thought of one of two things, waffles or pancakes. If you thought of waffles, you’re wrong. Pancakes are superior in many ways. First of all, they can be healthier than waffles. ...

“H” word

Jack Renning, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This time of year people see them everywhere; posters upon posters asking for something. Maybe they just ignored them and moved on having seen it too many times before. Maybe they’ve seen the same thing said over and over again and it all just fades away. Then they see a really creative one, point it out, take a picture and move on. The person is just left there to live their life confused, and you know-homeless. Were you expecting a different “h” word there? I’m...

Forget-me-not

Ella Schulte, News Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I am surrounded by a society who neglects to count heartbeats as a sign of being, who is numb to the number of school shootings and mass killings, and used to benefit concerts, violent protests, and endless marches. Life has become disposable, an inconvenience, degraded to a political argument or temporary commodity, but life is not a choice, nor a trigger one pulls, or pill one takes. Of course, anyone could argue that life can be unplanned, unexpected, and even unwanted,...

Scandal in the Catholic Church

Emma Stadelmann, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When I learned about the most recent reports of sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, like many others, I was disgusted. The Church has had countless problems with sexual abuse in the past, but it has only just been revealed how much was known by Church authorities-- and subsequently covered up. To briefly summarize the newest reports: It was revealed that over 300 priests from 6 Pennsylvania archdioceses had been molesting children and teenagers for decades. While...

The unsolved murder case of JonBenét

Ellie Tanko, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A child has been mysteriously killed. The parents look suspicious, but there’s a possibility that someone outside of the home could have done it. There’s a darker, more sinister truth, however. In 1996, on a gloomy, cold Christmas Day morning in Boulder, Colorado,, a six-year-old child beauty queen named JonBenét Ramsey was reported missing. Her mother, Mrs. Ramsey, found a ransom note on their stairs. Mrs. Ramsey told authorities she read the note right there on...

Actions have consequences

Haley Cummings, Student Life Editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Actions have consequences. Before taking action you need to ask yourself, is what I’m doing right? We’ve all been there, standing at the crossroads. Should I cheat off the person sitting next to me so I could maybe get a better grade? Should I take that drink because my friends say it’s okay? To you, I say just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Recently, I have strongly felt the effects of actions and their consequences. As you may or may not know, there...

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