By: Sena Busacker
Living in a small world
with a big dream,
I don’t have time
to keep track of my life.
I wish the season was summer
no matter what season it is.
I always will be busy
following a big dream.
If only I knew my loved ones would
I may be too young
to have a big dream
but it’s never too late to believe.
I hear a voice of an angel-
She says, “This is your time to make it bright.”
I feel my heart play a drum, it’s warm and punchy.
Knowing that the dream
will taste like summer of love
I know I will get there,
I have to hang in there,
but sometimes you don’t always get what you want.
even when you try so hard.
I came here to know what it’s like
to have a big dream
living in a small world
someday, someone will be by your side
help your dream along through
Life is too short to wait
Perhaps the biggest sporting matchup up of the year, tonight Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face each other in the arena at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayweather is undefeated(47-0) and World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council champion while Pacquiao is a World Boxing Organization champion and has won many tough battles in the past.
Mayweather is 38 years old and is known for his brash and self-promoting personality. He flaunts his money and has gotten in trouble with the law in the past including jail time for a series of domestic violence issues. On the other hand, 36 year old Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is known for his humble demeanour and his strong faith in God. Pacquiao also represents the hope of the impoverished nation of Philippines, where all the Filipinos will be cheering on their hero tonight.
Mayweather claims to be ready for perhaps the biggest fight of his career. “My thing is to focus on what we’ve got to do tomorrow. I’ve dedicated myself to the sport of boxing for more than 20 years, and I’m ready.” Mayweather has shown how much he wants to win this fight as he has been heard saying “I never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life.” Despite Mayweather being the favorite, Pacquiao is not worried, stating “No one thought I could beat Oscar, and I was the underdog then. Maybe it’s good for me.” Siding with Pacquiao, Guilderland sophomore RJ Porter replied “I think Pacquiao because he is dedicated and works hard,” when asked who he thought would come out on top.
A total of 400 million dollars is estimated to be generated from this fight, with Mayweather estimated to earn $180 million and Pacquiao $100 million. Unfortunately, the fight is pay by view, which means that each person has to pay to watch it on their television, whether they have cable or not. The cost to get it on your television is $99.99, a new record for the most expensive pay by view price. However, if you don’t want to spend that much cash, go get together with a bunch of friends and have a boxing party, paying significantly less. Fight starts at 11:00 pm EST.
BY ELIANA ANELISCIA ROWE
There’s a war inside of me
wanting to break free
slay the fear that longs to sever my redemption
There’s a loud battle cry reaching into the night
that begs for a different ending
holding a dingy white flag
She wants them to hear the truth
but they are deaf to the lies
unwilling to compromise
only deny and accept the hate
that seems to satisfy their fury
There is a man who gave ‘way his hope
to pay his way out of this war
ever since he let it go
he’s lost sight of his soul
claiming to be
So many were lost in this war
attempting to settle the score
crying out God, just come take me now
you got what you wanted
But as soon as those words reach the tip of our tongues
the light returns quickly and pulls us up and out of our
own death traps
and finally the war is over
BY CONOR QUINN
Reindeer, polar bears and penguins have long been animal symbols for winter and Christmas. Is global warming going to put an end to this tradition by destroying these animal’s habitats and thus the animals themselves?