Homecoming Week here at Saint Xavier is one of the most exciting week of events that the school hosts. Every single day we were able to do something from October 1-8. A couple of things I was able to do was receive a waffle on a stick that was chocolate-dipped and sprinkled with Butterfinger crumbles, courtesy of SXU Diner. Another fun activity held was the movie in the quad where they showed the film “Now You See Me 2.” To top it off, there was even a dance called the Heritage Ball. Students were able to dance the night away before the big game held on Saturday.
On Saturday, October 8, the SXU football team won 25- 21 against Concordia University Ann Arbor. From the moment you walk into the stadium, you are given face stickers that you are able to put on as well as a $5 concession stand voucher. (I personally got a walking taco … It was delicious!) The SXU cheerleading team as well as the dance team the Paw Prints had got the crowd full of spirit motivating the Cougars to push through to the very end to win. Outside of the stadium, Cougar fans were tailgating and coming together in support of our home team. It’s a time for students to get to know each other outside of a school setting while having loads of fun.
I am most looking forward to next year’s homecoming game because of how successful this year was. My friends and I got closer and made plenty of memories as well as made brand new friends. If there is any event you should attend, it is this one! So mark your calendars, people, because before you know it the year will end and a new one will begin!
Getting to know my fellow Cougar pals outside of the football stadium before the big game.
Caitlin came to visit me in the summer of 2010 (a picture off of the Bean in Chicago)
When I was younger my family moved from Chicago to Philadelphia. I made one of the best friends I will ever have during my time there, Caitlin. Just a few years later my family moved back to Chicago and I had to leave my best friend behind. Even though we are thousands of miles apart we share a bond that I can never replace! We used to write back and forth to each other and send presents, pictures, drawings, etc. One of the most heartfelt things we had sent back and forth to each other is this poem called Forever Friends. I want to share it with you so that you, too, can pass it along to one of your best friends no matter what you two may go through and experience. Whether is it together or apart, you both know that you are always together in heart!
I went to visit Cailtin in the summer of 2012 (a picture on the boardwalk in Rehobeth Beach)
I’ve been thinking about you and me, and how our friendship cam eto be- how long ago that we could be forever friends. And now I look back on those days and smile at all the little ways we made the tough times seem okay, like true forever friends. At times we’d laugh so hard and then we’d catch our breath and start again. Cause having fun comes easy when you’re with forever friends. Together we’ve shared wondrous sights, like soft spring days and starlit nights. When all the world seems still and right, with my forever friend. And on those days when rain would fall and life was not much fun at all, you were always there to take my call. A true forever friend. Life’s winding roads may take us far, but if we’re apart, let each bright star remind us just how blesses we are to be forever friends. And when the stars shine down, we’ll see perhaps by fate or destiny- a friendship that was meant to be- you and me- FOREVER FRIENDS.
If you love someone, make sure to tell them. If they touch your heart in a way that no one else does, tell them just how special they are when you have the chance. Spend as much time with them while you can! (because, hey, you might move halfway across the country)
Coming from high school to college is a big transition. I know in high school I felt like I had a lot of homework, but I always did it last-minute, but I always ended up finishing it! When I came to Saint Xavier I tried that for the first semester, and even though I did good, I learned that procrastination DOES NOT WORK in college! Anyways I don’t want to bore you with my study tips but this leads me to my next point..
Our library here is awesome! Saint Xavier has study rooms that students can use in groups to study for tests and catch up on homework. It’s really cool because there are also flat screen televisions in each room, so students can hook up their laptops to the big screen. Pretty cool huh?! Well at least I think so..
There are tons of computers in our library and this really cool scanning system that is totally FREE. I know right? You do not hear “free” a lot in today’s world. The computers are all macs but don’t worry PC users you have a choice to switch the system over to PC too.. even though Apple is cooler anyway!!
There are movies that you can check out and even TV series too, which is pretty cool. Everyone is always at the library so I am sure you will end up seeing one of your friends there, some people like to just go there to relax since it is a pretty sight!
Defiantly check out the library, even if you don’t want to do homework. Sometimes I go there and just look out the window and daydream about being far, far away….somewhere warm.
This is usually what I am dreaming about…
Then I look out the pretty windows and it’s snowing?! Hey, welcome to Chicago it’s worth a shot, right?!