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Love, Gaels

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Love Gaels: The power of friendship

Niamh Linehan , Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Being a freshman in college can be a scary thing. The unknown is terrifying, and you are nervous about whether you will find people to be friends with or not. I was fortunate enough to find my people right...

Love Gaels: The joy of laughter

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2024

Laughter is one of the best and most enjoyable parts of life, a good laugh can turn a bad day into a great one and turn a frown upside down. Laughter can be found all throughout life, from TV shows, to...

Love Gaels: My love of writing

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2024

Ever since I was a kid around the age of 8 or 9 years old, I had a strong passion for writing, I would write fictional stories in composition notebooks to practice my story telling abilities, and since...

Love Gaels: Tough love

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2024

Loving someone or being loved by someone is a wonderful thing, but at some point, or another the implementation of tough love is introduced, a type of love that can be hard to handle but very beneficial...

Image made in Canva. For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Editor-in-Chief Luis Lopez writes about the love for a pet turtle.

Love Gaels: A shell of a love story

Luis Lopez, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

2024 marks many momentous occasions in my life especially graduating college, but it also marks the fourteenth birthday of my pet turtle, Raphael. This momentous occasion made me reflect on the great aspects...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Editor-in-Chief Luis Lopez writes about the love for a grandfather.

Love Gaels: The love of a grandfather

Luis Lopez January 25, 2024

As a child and into adulthood I grew up around my family and although each member of my family had their own impact on my life but one person that has had a strong impact on my upbringing and my ongoing...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about his love for the winter.

Love, Gaels: ‘The beauty of winter’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor December 7, 2023

Winter is a month filled with chilly days and while most don’t enjoy the days that they encounter during the winter months, there is a bright side to the chilly weather that I can’t help but love....

For this issues Love, Gaels column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about his experience in volunteer work.

Love, Gaels: ‘A passion for volunteering’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2023

When I was 16 years old, I was told by my mother that I should volunteer at our local soup kitchen. I was hesitant to, initially, but I decided to swing by one day after school.   Once I was there,...

For this issues Love, Gaels column Features and Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about the love of ones comfort show.

Love, Gaels: ‘My comfort franchise’

Luis Lopez, Features & Lifestyle Editor November 2, 2023

As kids, we all had that one movie or show that we would watch on repeat all day, every day while memorizing each character, line, scene and everything in between. For me that show was “SpongeBob SquarePants,”...

For this issue’s “Love, Gaels” column, Features & Lifestyle Editor Luis Lopez writes about the love between siblings.

Love, Gaels: Loving a sibling

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor October 19, 2023

I was an only child for the first seven years of my life and rather content with being an only child, so the news of my parents expecting another child was surprising to me. I had never thought about having...

Love, Gaels: ‘Puppy Love’

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor September 21, 2023

Whether we’ve had first-hand experience with it or not, we can all imagine the love that one feels for an animal that we grew up with.     I was fortunate enough to grow up with a loyal companion...

Love, Gaels: ‘My Love of music in college’

Luis Lopez, Features and Lifestyle Editor September 7, 2023

Growing up, my music taste was a bit abstract, and I often felt like an outsider based on my music taste. However, that feeling allowed me to resonate with that music on a deeper, more personal level and...

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