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Congratulations, You Lost

Congratulations, You Lost

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2016

I'm not sure when the practice of awarding those who either lost or did absolutely nothing started, but it's ridiculous. Most first experienced participation awards as a way to sugar-coat losing to kids involved in kindergarten soccer. I hate to break it to you, but the real world isn't like YMCA basketball. The...

My First Time Watching a Game at Rupp Arena

My First Time Watching a Game at Rupp Arena

Bob Killgore, Posters Coordinators

December 5, 2016

On Wednesday, November 23 I walked into the luxurious Rupp Arena for the first time, which is the home of the Kentucky Wildcats. Named after Kentucky's legendary coach Adolph Rupp, it has seen Kentucky accomplish amazing feats. The Wildcats have been to the NCAA tournament 55 times, 17 final fours berths, and...

Become a Bookworm… for Fun?

Become a Bookworm… for Fun?

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

December 5, 2016

Do you remember your mom or dad reading to you from a picture book, impersonating characters' gruff or squeaky voices to bring the story to life? Or, later on, taking flight right along with Harry Potter the first time he raced after the golden snitch? We all have memories associated with literature,...

Driving Debate: To Love or Not to Love?

Driving Debate: To Love or Not to Love?

Allison Heithoff and Nessa Woosley

November 28, 2016

Against All Odds: Why I Love Driving The overlooked perks of being behind the wheel  By: Allison Heithoff Allow me to first lay down the necessary background for the discussion ahead. I drive a 1998 Honda CRV, a car that's been on this earth longer than I have. It has none of the bells and w...

Pure Poetry

Pure Poetry

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

November 7, 2016

The written word is one of my favorite forms of expression, which has led me, in the past couple years, to an appreciation of poetry. We all need expression - whether it be through art, dance, or eyeliner color - and the beautiful thoughts expressed and evoked by poems seem to convey emotion in a way...

Capital Punishment: ‘The Most Premeditated of Murders’

Capital Punishment: ‘The Most Premeditated of Murders’

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor

November 7, 2016

On Feb. 17, 2004, a 36 year old Texas man sat down for a piping hot meal of enchiladas, onion rings, and tater tots. For dessert, his selection was two slices of pie. He enjoyed the food, and when he was finished, he was led to a small room with a large viewing window and a bed in the center. He a...

What to Do When the Words Just Aren’t Flowing

What to Do When the Words Just Aren’t Flowing

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence

October 31, 2016

You are staring at a blank document, the blinking cursor taunting your lack of type and your tired eyes burning from the harshly lit screen. Yet, no matter how long you look, not a single coherent phrase comes to mind... nothing. This predicament, more commonly known as writer’s block, is one of the...

Ending my Days as a Hallo-Weenie

Ending my Days as a Hallo-Weenie

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2016

An important thing to understand about me is, despite my rough and tumble exterior, I am deeply terrified of everything from isolation to the aptly named "jump scares." Thus, when I found myself in a haunted house an hour away from civilization, I was understandably anxious. My whole ridiculous fear ...

Remember Religion

Remember Religion

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

October 17, 2016

Last Wednesday, I attended Skutt Catholic's daily morning mass for the first time this school year. The grand total of attendees racked up to four: Zav, two adults I didn't know, and me. In a school of around 720 students, I was the only one there. It's not like I was surprised by this. I went...

What is Love?

What is Love?

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2016

The date was October 2, 2016 when I found myself caught in a flurry of wedding commotion. Bridesmaids rushed to find their bouquets while guests began making their way to their carefully placed seats. I opened the dressing room door to find my aunt draped in white, topped off with a nine foot cathedra...

A Salutation to Goodbyes

A Salutation to Goodbyes

Ava Dreessen, Ad Manager/ Copy Editor

September 19, 2016

I never thought there would be a time that I'd have to grow up. Sure, I played mom as a little(er) girl, and to this day daydream about my life as a theatre director, or professional journalist. But I never really grasped the fact that this chapter of my life could draw to a close. And I still...

Football Makes Its Long Awaited Return

Football Makes Its Long Awaited Return

Bob Killgore, Posters Coordinator

September 19, 2016

As you probably heard, both college and NFL football is back. It's been a long 235 day wait for college football fans and a 215 day wait for NFL fans. These fans, including myself, couldn't be more excited for the season. Since the school year kicked back into gear, I've had nothing to motivate me...

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