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Why Hard Work Exceeds Talent

Why Hard Work Exceeds Talent

Gracie Killgore, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion

Natural born talent can be the first step in becoming successful in any activity. However, hard work is what will allow a person to go above and beyond expectations. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most athletic person. P.E. was never my favorite class, and I was never the first to finish...

My Experience at High School Cheerleading Nationals

My Experience at High School Cheerleading Nationals

Emma Brisbois, Birdfeed Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion

On February 8, 2018, Skutt Catholic’s entire cheerleading team, including me, traveled all the way to Orlando, Florida for the high school nationals competition. I was absolutely buzzing with excitement at the opportunity. But, sadly, sometimes expectations just don’t meet reality. Countless hours...

March For Life Experience

March For Life Experience

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion

Last Tuesday, January 15 -- 85 students and I left for the March For Life (a pro-life peaceful protest) in Washington, DC. This would be my third year in attendance so I knew what lay ahead, but my passion grew further for the promotion of life in our country. After a mass at St. Wenceslaus Church, two c...

Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge

Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge

Bob Killgore, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Sports

Every year, there are college football bowl games featuring teams from different conferences and across the country. This year, there are 41 bowl games. In the Capital One Bowl Mania challenge, players pick the winners and select how much points they want to wager on each game based on confidence. For...

Life-Changing Music

Life-Changing Music

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion

All-state music is considered one of the highest honors in the state for a musician. I was given the chance to sing with the choir and I won’t soon forget it. I chose to audition because it’s a great opportunity to be a better musician, and I also had a bit of motivation from a friend. The day...

Apostrophe Catastrophe: How Can One Punctuation Mark Be So Confusing?

Apostrophe Catastrophe: How Can One Punctuation Mark Be So Confusing?

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion

I want to say that I understand that not everyone cares about AP style rules or spends entire drives thinking of argument tactics in case they need to defend the necessity of the Oxford Comma. I don’t expect everyone to- the world would be a boring place. It is just these small, small things- jaunty...

The Flaws of Repetitious Royalty

The Flaws of Repetitious Royalty

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column, Opinion, Uncategorized

Another homecoming rolls around, and with it another crowning of royalty. You sit in the crowd of the commons, and, as the same couple that was crowned last year finds their heads ornamented once again, you survey the commons while your mind wanders. Your eyes eventually land on a friend sitting next...

The Impact of Cross Country On My Life

The Impact of Cross Country On My Life

Bob Killgore, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Column, Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

During the summer of my freshman year, I ran conditioning for the upcoming cross country season. Some of my friends were running and I decided to run with them. I was not good at the sport and didn't want to continue, but the people and coach Elliott persuaded me to keep going in the sport. As I reflect...

Experiencing American Education

Experiencing American Education

Agota Mihalffy, Guest Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column

When I came to the United States as an exchange student, I thought I knew everything about American schools. I imagined it would be somewhere between Mean Girls and The Breakfast Club, but I hoped it would be similar to my school in Hungary. I could not have been more wrong. Because let’s be honest,...

Opinion: Mars Will Soon Be Within Reach

Opinion: Mars Will Soon Be Within Reach

Luke Lanik, Guest Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Guest Article, Indepth, Opinion

Many have called to the stars trying to find other life in the universe, but the call has been unanswered. We know that life on earth is unique, intelligent life even moreso. Humanity has only existing for a blink of the eye in the cosmos, and its existence is not guaranteed. At any moment something...

Slumber Encumbers

Slumber Encumbers

Matthias Walters, Guest Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Column, Guest Article, Opinion

Wanna hear a joke? Sleep. Yeah, I don't get it either... With life being both exciting and ephemeral, it's disconcerting to hear how highly most people regard sleep. There's nothing less productive than habitually putting on special garments, lying on a mat, and then pretending to be unconscious...

Realizing the Importance of Opportunity

Realizing the Importance of Opportunity

Alaina Anderson, Op/Ed Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Column

I've always known what I wanted my profession to be. While the other kids listed off policeman, teacher or doctor, I decided I wanted to be a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in pediatrics.   Until recently, that dream seemed distant and unattainable in the present moment. However, I was able to...

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