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Give Catholics a break

Camyrn McPherson, Photo Editor

March 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

While capturing the Saints’ run in the state basketball  tournament through my camera, I noticed something that undoubtedly has been happening for many years but did not irritate me until I was up close to the action. The topic of “Catholic recruiting” seems to be all the press talks about after covering games, and this topic is prominent in both basketball and football. But the question I have is, where did the love for the game go? When did it go from cheering on...

Where magic happens

Lauryn Montuoro, Opinion Writer

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Standing in the wings, nerves building up, sweaty hands, and heavy breathing. This is what I experienced before singing in front of a couple dozen people, which was something I never could have imagined myself doing. I used to be the person who stuck to what was normal and comfortable. Whenever something required an extra push, I always found myself backing out because I was scared to fail. This all changed when my voice teacher had challenged me to try the state solo contest....

Respect teachers

Janessa Klein, Opinion Writer

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been talking to somebody, maybe telling a story or asking a question, and they completely ignore you or talk over you? The feeling of self-loathe washes over you and you look around to make sure no one else saw you “talk to yourself.” Imagine this happening every day, potentially multiple times in a day. One might even think, “why do I continue talking to these people or bother telling my story at all?” Now, imagine how teachers feel every day. I...

Look forward, not back

Nicole Hassenstab, A&E Writer

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’m a very simple person when it comes to being inspired. I see something that looks cool, and I want to try it. I’ve been inspired by many things, from watching the Olympics, to seeing my neighbor do back handsprings across the backyard. As a child, I tried many activities, hoping that something would click. As it turns out, I was afraid of the soccer ball and I got tired after swimming two laps across the pool. On the bright side, I learned that I had decent balance...

Be open to change

Tim Globokar, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A little over a week ago, Republican Senator Marco Rubio and two other Democratic congressmen attended the CNN town hall meeting with the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Senator Rubio was a fish out of water in this debate, but came forward with changes in some of his previous thoughts on gun control in Florida and nationwide. He said he is now against high capacity magazines being legal, open to changing the age of eligibility to purchase a weapon,...

Protest with a purpose

Protest with a purpose

March 7, 2018

Within the last three weeks, thousands of students have walked out of their schools in protest. The specific thing students are protesting varies across the country; for some, it is a protest against the lenient gun laws we have in America. For others,...

Improve your work ethic

Improve your work ethic

February 20, 2018

Education and work ethic. For as long as I can remember, my dad has hammered these words into my head. He has always told me they go hand in hand and compliment each other. With a better work ethic, one will go further in education, and with a stronger...

Mass shootings in the media

Eva Deegan, Media Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“Tragic and horrifying details inside the shooting at a high school in Kentucky. What the shooter was thinking and firsthand accounts from those inside the building. Stay tuned to learn more on our two-day special edition of Good Morning America.” There is a problem with this headline I heard on an early morning before school. Shootings happen much too often in America and it’s tragic. However, the real tragedy comes in America’s addiction to knowing every single...

Can you be alone?

Claire Delaney, A&E Assistant Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Do you go to the bathroom alone? Can you walk to class alone? Have you ever eaten by yourself at a restaurant? Can you handle going out in public without a friend or family member? If you answered no to any of the questions above, then you need to learn how to be alone. Many people feel the need to always be with someone or on their phones connected to the world at all times, but this isn’t what our lives should look like. Now don’t get me wrong, I love spending time...

The truth about sexual education

Sylvia Clubb, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As a seventeen year old who has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, I can explain a lot of different concepts that most adults don’t understand. For example, I can identify and apply almost twenty different rhetorical devices to any piece of writing. I can derive the quadratic equation, and I can tell you the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. However, I cannot tell you what it means to be sexually active. At the age of thirteen, I started receiving...

2018 is for the girls

2018 is for the girls

February 6, 2018

“Saturdays are for the boys.” You may have seen this slogan on flags, shirts, mugs, hats, and on Twitter. Girlfriends all over the world have been told by their boyfriends, “they just need a night with the bros.” But, after receiving daily snapchats...

Respect boundaries

Lauren Nelson, Opinon Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always given people what they want. Some may call me a people pleaser, others may call me a doormat. Whatever label I am given, I know I feel the need to make others happy. While this can be a good thing, it can cause some people to become too comfortable with me. As I’ve grown older, I have learned with the help of my friends, I need to establish boundaries with people, and those people need to respect my boundaries. Many boundaries...

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