Donuts: The best album you have never heard of

J Dilla's magnum opus Donuts is the best album you have never heard of. J Dilla is regarded as one of the best Hip-Hop producers ever. Anyone who enjoys 90s Hip Hop has probably listened to a J Dilla-produced song. Donuts, unlike Dilla's former albums, was an entirely instrumental album. Dilla's voice is not heard … Continue reading Donuts: The best album you have never heard of

The tradition of the tower

We leave our mark; that’s what we do.Mr. Frank Espinosa, Principal of Mount Saint Joseph High School At Mount Saint Joseph High School, the sense of unity is almost palpable. As many of the students, teachers, and alumni agree, this unity stems from the school’s vibrant tradition. Traditions like those fostered at The Mount are … Continue reading The tradition of the tower

“Monolingual is the minority” – Learning a foreign language is key to global success

At Mount St. Joseph, we spend a lot of our time studying subjects such as mathematics, science, history, or English because we've been told that it is “important” within our choice of major for college and career. Yet we seldom seem to hear about the importance of a foreign language. After all, I hadn’t given … Continue reading “Monolingual is the minority” – Learning a foreign language is key to global success

When a job lays bare the failings of humanity

“Well, this is America. I didn’t think I’d have to come to little Mexico today.” I froze. My blood pressure spiked. I turned to the man who had dropped such a racially charged comment. I then looked at the Hispanic man next to me. On the first day of my new job, three complete strangers … Continue reading When a job lays bare the failings of humanity

Excellence, like Rome, isn’t built in a day

Rome wasn’t built in a day. This phrase is heavily overused, but I love it. Many people envision becoming great and achieving excellence, but very few look into what it takes to reach excellence. My goal is to achieve excellence in hockey and make it to the NHL. I look to Rome as a prime … Continue reading Excellence, like Rome, isn’t built in a day