Periodic Table of Ellie-Ments

Ellie O’Sullivan, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Senior

Q. I order a lot of food when I’m at school – how do I nonchalantly leave class so I can run out and grab it from the delivery person?
A. Try a realistic excuse! I usually say that I’ve come down with an ailment, like a stubbed toe or a hangnail. Another option is a death in the family – just keep counts of how many dead grandparents you have.

Q. Now that I’m a second semester senior, how can I battle the onset of senioritis?
A. The key to avoiding senioritis is staying motivated. Have a goal that you’re working towards. For example: if you finish the textbook reading, allow yourself to play a team contact sport. It’s a bonus if you get a concussion and forget everything you’ve read.

Q. I recently got into an argument over the proper way to tie my shoes. How do you do it?
A. I have one word for you: Velcro.

Q. What should I do for St. Patrick’s day this year? I’m trying to find a good way to honor my Irish brethren.
A. There’s nothing more Irish than fleeing your home country and internalizing all of your emotions. I can’t condone violence against the British, so maybe use your shillelagh to take your emotions out on a potato.

Q. What should I do for Women’s History Month?
A. The best way to demonstrate your love of the accomplishments of women is through actions, not words. Make a shrine for Ruth Bader Ginsberg. And if someone doesn’t like it, quote RBG to them: “You can disagree without being disagreeable.”