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Finding my calling

Finding my calling

May 16, 2018

Many things throughout my life have drawn me to elementary education, from my childhood nanny to the children I have nannied and work with at Twisters and St. Matthew’s Care. However, working at Twisters Gymnastics was my  ah-ha moment. I have been...

To the girls…

To the girls…

May 16, 2018

To the girls who share my last name, the ones pictured beside me in the yearbook, the ones whose lockers I’m in between, and the ones whose names will be called right before and right after mine at graduation: my sisters, this is it. For the past 18...

Thanks to all my friends

Thanks to all my friends

May 16, 2018

Every person on our newspaper staff has attempted to put into words the past four years and what it meant to us, or advice to their siblings, or how much their friends mean to them. The truth is, not one of us will come close. I am going to try my best,...

Dear future graduates,

Dear future graduates,

May 16, 2018

Senior year is a rollercoaster of emotions. Just like everyone says, it will be one of the best times of your life. However, no one ever warns you about how stressful and sad it can be, and about all of the difficult decisions you are forced to make during...

To my princiPAL…

To my princiPAL…

May 16, 2018

Imagine walking into your job and the CEO of your company greeting you by name and telling you to have a good day. Imagine him or her knowing what activities you are involved in and being genuinely curious about those said activities. This feeling is...

Mom and Dad,

Mom and Dad,

May 16, 2018

There are not enough words to express how much you mean to me. I don’t even know where to begin to say how thankful I am for you. You have taught me so much and for that, I will be forever grateful. Thank you for driving to meets, to school when...

Dear blue bug,

Dear blue bug,

May 16, 2018

You’ve been with me through it all, the good and the bad. You’ve listened to me while I’ve cried over boys or ranted about how much life sucks in that moment. You have watched me go through my ugly braces days and grow into the person I am today....

To my brothers,

To my brothers,

May 16, 2018

Michael and Matthew,             I have learned a thing or two about life in my 18 years in the world, and I hope to share these with you before I head off to college. While you both are probably too young to understand or appreciate what I have...

To the life changers

To the life changers

May 16, 2018

Throughout the last four years of my life, numerous individuals have come and gone. No matter how long they stayed, each and every one of them has made an impact on my life, and I will forever be grateful. To my coaches: I will forever owe each and...

Library of life

Library of life

May 16, 2018

If one’s life was a library, my time at Xavier would have its own glorious bookshelf, and each subject would have a specific book assigned to it. Spanish would be Percy Jackson and the Olympians, because it is fun and full of adventures. I never ...

A Cyclone is coming

A Cyclone is coming

May 16, 2018

If I’m writing this article, I must be a senior. But it feels weird to be a senior, even though I’ve spent this whole year being one. The truth is, no matter how many times you’ve heard it from past graduates, senior year is one of the most bittersweet...

To the ones who will replace me

To the ones who will replace me

May 16, 2018

Anna Busse, Tory Brown, Gwen Cataldo. For four years, these were the names that came up when a teacher realized I reminded them of a former student. Anna, who I’ve never met, Tory, who was my senior mentor when I was just beginning my journey at Xavier,...

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