By Hannah Clere
Editor’s Note: To learn more about the balancing patriotic views and First Amendment rights, read Pages 4 and 5 of this Friday’s print edition of The Bagpiper on Sept. 30.
Bagpiper: How do you believe people should act when saying or listening to the Pledge?
Mike Beal: “This is America, they’re free to do whatever they want. I would hope that they would want to stand and show respect to the flag which stands for our freedom, their freedom. It was hard fought, hard won. People shed their blood for this and if they can’t find a reason to stand then I would hope that they could see that it’s a respect thing in honor of those who made the sacrifice for them.” Continue reading Senior Chief Mike Beal answers questions about the Pledge
By Miranda Legg
With focus and determination, members of the boys’ cross country team looked for the finish line during last week’s cross country meet at Saint Xavier.
As this year’s season gets underway, the team looks to their seniors to lead them to the right direction.
“As seniors we’ve all grown up a little bit and we have definitely taken on more responsibilities in helping out the younger or even less experienced guys. If any of us see anything going wrong we’ll be sure to help out or help pick up whichever teammate it is that’s feeling down or feeling the cross season fatigue,” said senior Chance Schickel. “I’d say personally my message for the new guys coming in that is that it doesn’t start out fast for everyone, but you just have to trust the grind and the results will come.” Continue reading Boys’ cross country team looks to build on successful season