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Senior Editorial: Abbey Alexander

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I entered Xavier fully expecting that high school was where I was going to find “my place”. This idea started when I was talking to one of my older sister’s friends about going to Xavier and she asked me, “So, what’s going to be your thing there?” I remember being struck with panic. My thing? Suddenly, I felt like my decision was going to determine everything. Would I be an athlete? Would I immerse myself in the arts? What if there was nothing for me? What happens to the girls who don’t have “a thing”?

It was early in my Freshman year that my worries were put to rest, as I looked around me and saw hundreds of girls, just like me, figuring it all out. We were discovering who we were, and who we wanted to be. I found my place over and over again, as I danced my way through different clubs and sports, eventually finding a home in two places: theatre and Xpress. These two parts of my high school experience were by far the most challenging and rewarding. Before this, I thought I could only be one kind of person, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I learned that there are so many parts of myself that I’m still discovering every day, and through things like the arts and writing, I can explore these aspects of myself in a truly incredible way. This is what’s made me who I am today. I love to tell stories on the stage and on paper, and through this, I learned more about the world around me than I could ever imagine. I owe who I am, and who I will one day become, to my experiences here at Xavier. To my friends, my teachers, and everyone that acted as both, I found my home here at Xavier both in you, and because of you, and for that I am forever grateful.

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