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You call yourself a baseball fan, but do you really know what WOBA is? No? That’s OK. How about VORP? Didn’t think so. The average baseball fan probably isn’t spending much time mulling over advanced baseball metrics. If your team wins, you’re happy. If your favorite player hits a home run, that’s an added bonus. Members of the St. John’s fantasy baseball league do not think this way. Fantasy baseball is a game where members of...

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Abstinence. That’s the advice given in the two-week sex ed program offered at my private Catholic middle school, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles. The program was called Worth the Wait, and it was only offered to fifth graders. Students had to get their parents to sign a waiver saying it was OK to participate in that segment of our health class. Those whose parents didn’t want their children to learn about sex sat in...

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OpinionFirst-year reflections

November 30, 201751 min

I’ll be honest: I lied on my housing survey. Against the advice of practically everyone that I asked, I evaluated myself on the characteristics which I wished I embodied. For me, that meant choosing traits like clean over messy, extrovert over introvert and night owl over morning person. I understand if you are sympathizing with my roommate right about now, thinking that he got stuck with a messy, socially awkward liar to live with for...