By Eagle Staff
Donating to less fortunate spreads
This Christmastime, donating to charities could be beneficial to both you and the organization you
are donating to. The point of charities, if you do not already know, is to help out those who are in
need of it.
Many charities these days help out the poor, the beaten and those who are just in a time of need.
There are multiple reasons why you should donate to a charity this time of year. For one, donating to
a charity could help a family from anywhere in the world. No matter how small the amount you give,
anything can help towards that charity. Those who are in need of a little help can receive it from the
donations you give. Next, giving to charity is just a nice thing to do in general. It can give you the
knowledge that you have helped someone that needed it, and that makes you become a better person
Also, donating to charity helps out the organization because your donations keep their business alive.
Last, Jesus tells us that we should give to all of those who are in need of it. We are to follow Jesus’
ways and we can make it to heaven by helping out the troubled ones. Donating to charity can help
those, no matter how small it is, every donation counts to those who receive it. The families the
charities give the donations to are very grateful for what you have done, even if they do not know you
Get up on finals before
they get up on you
Although they seem far away, finals week is closer than we think. In order to be prepared, we need to
start studying now. Getting ahead may seem pointless right now, but studying in the present will pay
off in the future. Freshmen, high school finals are a different beast.
Students are aware that we all need a break from school, and Thanksgiving break is right around the
corner. Take some time off, but do not let the entire Thanksgiving break go to waste. Start looking
back over the entire semester, and relearn the topics from the beginning of the year. If you start right
now, there will be no rush when finals week rolls around. This piece of advice goes out to all students,
and everybody should heed this warning. If you want to do well on finals, get out in front of studying
for them. Remember, we should be taking finals during finals week, not cramming for them.
Why wait until the last second? Procrastinating is not how a man of St. Thomas would act. As a
school, we need to get ready for finals so that we go into Christmas break on a high note. If you do
well on your finals, your parents may reward you with a super-cool gift. If you want a car, you need to
start working right now. Colleges look for academic achievements on your resume, and St. Thomas
Club or Honor Roll are two very distinct awards. Most importantly, you have to believe in yourself.
Mothers club donating to
Magnificat provides needed aid
As we all know, Director of Campus Ministry Marty Matulia and Campus Ministry have a close
relationship with The Magnificat Houses. For the past few years Matulia and some moms have been
stuffing Christmas stockings for the residents of The Magnificat Houses. Items included in the
stockings are personal grooming items like travel size deodorant, toothpaste, soap, mouthwash,
shampoo, etc. Combs, brushes, and clean socks for men and women are also included in the
stockings. Students are so fortunate that it would be great to show some holiday spirit by donating a
record number of stocking stuffers for this year’s stockings. Last year, over 120 stockings were filled
for the residents of The Magnificat Houses. Let’s all pitch in and help the residents of The Magnificat
Houses have a very Merry Christmas. Everyone make it a goal to bring in $5.00 worth of items for the
Once all of the items are collected the moms will meet and have a stocking stuffing party. It is a great
way to get into the Christmas spirit and help brighten the holidays for members of the Magnificat
Bring your lunch one day and use the money you saved to buy some personal grooming items for
Magnificat residents. Matulia, the moms and the residents of The Magnificat Houses will thank you.