The Sabre Magazine Fall Issue Volume 1 - Page 3

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR EDITOR: Katherine Rojas “The future is not as bone-chilling as we make it out to be.” Whether you just started high school less than two months ago or your senior year has already commenced, you may have been experiencing uncertainty or even fear about the abstract and intangible fact that graduation is imminent, whether it is 8 months or four years away. Just like walking into a terrifying haunted house or listening to a story that makes your skin crawl, high school can be a fear-inducing time in your life -- but only if you let it. I am a senior now, and all I can think about is where I will stand and who I will be once I graduate. It is almost an unnecessary worry, simply because no human being can have total control over what actually happens in their life. You can “be the best version of yourself that you can be” and “treat others as you would want to be treated,” but these are not official “tickets” that you can just buy to see a great show. There is no formula to becoming successful or achieving exactly what you wish to achieve, but as we have learned throughout history, working hard and taking care of yourself have both proven to be extremely beneficial. A really simple, yet significant lesson I have learned throughout my time in high school is that there are some things that we have no control over, and other things that we do. When you come across any kind of obstacle or shortcoming, try to place it in one of those two categories. If it is something you cannot control or change, there is no sense in trying to fix it. If it is something you can certainly change, however, take cracks at it until you solve it and improve your situation. Think of the struggles that are beyond your control as lessons to better yourself and your position in the world. If you see asolution for something, grab it by its horns and defeat it, or simply make it easier to handle. High school is meant for introspection, learning more about yourself, the world, and others, and seizing opportunities that will benefit you and your future. This is not to say that these four years willbe or have been a walk in the park, but they can be much easier and less stressful than you think ifyou work hard and have confidence in yourself. Neither you nor I have the ability to foresee upcoming events, but I am almost certain that the future is exponentially less terrifying than say, an impending zombie apocalypse. MEET THE STAFF Published by St. Brendan High School (ALL STAFF NOT PICTURED) magazine team EDITOR IN CHIEF: Katherine Rojas NEWS EDITOR: Camila Basora FEATURES EDITOR: Gabriella Morales SPORTS EDITOR: Krizia Ketchum SPORTS EDITOR: Jules Uzquiano CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mr. Lopez OSVALDO RODRIGUEZ GISELLE GONZALEZ BRITTNEY GARCIA MARITZA DE ARMAS JULES UZQUIANO KRIZIA KETCHUM writers Britney Garcia Osvaldo Rodriguez Sec. Entertainment Sec. World News Giselle Gonzalez Daniel Blanco Sec. Entertainment Sec. Entertainment Alyssa Varas Marco Congote Sec. World News Sec. Club Spotlight Maritza De Armas Sec. School News/Features DANIEL BLANCO GABRIELLA MORALES