Academy Chatter: What is your one take-away from Reboot?

Staff Writers, Staff Writers, Journalism I

Izzy Spaulding, junior: “Being sad is a waste of time when there are so many good things around us.”

Cade Milton, sophomore: “LIfe is less about others judgment and more about God’s judgement.”

Kennedi Turriff, junior: “Honestly I have no idea, I mean it did kind of open my eyes that I’m not alone with how I feel.”

Kate Treankler, sophomore: “I would say my main takeaway is that we judge ourselves too much, and we should look and turn to God with that pain.”

Garrett Grzesk, junior: “The very beginning, the guitar part.” 

Noah Sternig, senior: “Self appreciation is important when discovering your purpose.”

Eli Servais, senior: “Don’t wear a cotton, gray shirt if you have a sweating problem.”

Howie Gerstner, senior: “We have inherent value rooted in our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”

Grant Allen, senior: “We should all respect who we are.”

Helena Parmar, senior: “I learned that Catholics are allowed to have reality TV shows.”

Catharina Baeten, senior: “It was a great experience. I became aware of my values as a person, and I realized just how much my faith has influenced my life for the better.”

Adison Karbon, senior: “Some kids are crazy enough to sing in front of everyone, so we don’t have to be embarrassed of our true selves.”

Lydia Sladek, senior: “I liked how Chris pointed out that if we do not believe in God, then there is no purpose to our lives and even if we try to create our purpose, this purpose will be make believe. This was insightful because it is hard to encourage people to love themselves when we choose to deny the reality of God’s existence. It is hard to love yourself if you don’t believe that your life has a purpose.”

Elizabeth Hoeppner, senior: “I thought Mr.Stefanik was a very dynamic speaker. He had a fun start, which I think kept us engaged throughout the rest of his presentation. It was different than what I was expecting because I was expecting a discussion about how to ‘reboot’ the Catholic faith, but he talked more about rebooting our mental health. Yes, it was tied to God, but I felt more like this was a motivational speech than it was a Catholicism speech. Overall, though, I enjoyed it a lot.”

Jacqueline Brady, senior: Hmm, I thought the speaker was kind of vague and he switched topics a lot. It was probably a better message for the younger kids in the audience, but there are definitely people there of all ages that needed his message. The audience had a difficult time staying attentive. They started with a lot of energy but it decreased as the speech went on. There was not much participation from audience either probably because it was just such a long time of sitting with the mass and then the speaker. 

For me I feel like I have heard a lot of it before and personally did not need a self esteem booster.  I also had trouble staying attentive especially with the lights off and I may have drifted off sometimes.

Joey Bonadonna, sophomore: “My main takeaway was that we can always revitalize ourselves in the eyes of God.”

Triston Behrend, sophomore: “My takeaway is that everyone matters and nobody is worthless.”

Sean Manning, sophomore: “Everyone is special and we must think positively about ourselves.”

Ishmael Quizada, sophomore: “My main takeaway is that we need to learn how to love ourselves more.”

Felix Neta, sophomore: “You’ve got to love yourself.  Yesterday was yesterday. Don’t let yesterday’s problems affect today.” 

Tommy Geocoris, freshman: “Always take time for God to improve your religious faith.”

Alexander Roach, senior: “God is there for us.”

Tommy Schumacher, senior: “There is always time for God and He is always with us.”

Evan Skaletski, senior: “Evan Walzcyk’s singing was rather impressive.”

Katie Stanczak, teacher: “Evan Walzcyk can sing and we are worthy.”

Nick Foscato, senior: “We need to take action and follow our dreams.”

Abby Heyroth, senior: “I thought the speech was intriguing. The opening with the guitar playing was engaging and included the audience which I liked. Honestly, I felt like the information that was provided didn’t encompass the same depth as the personal side of things.” 

Skylar Shultz, sophomore: “Playing electric guitar was fun for a bunch of teenagers.” 

Emily Hoeppner, freshman:  “The guy was super sweaty and overdramatic.” 

Juliah Linzmeier, junior: “We need God in our lives to truly have a purpose.” 

Abby VanOoyen, senior:  “I am a princess.” 

Jake Huss, junior:  “I tolerated it!”

Alex Gryboski, junior : “He was extremely sweaty.”

Jack Gagnon, junior:  “I did not take anything away because of how fast the speaker talked and I fell asleep.”

Kian Wasilkoff, sophomore:  “Somewhat boring.”

Alan Schneider, sophomore:  “I found the beginning with the guitar intriguing.”

Anna Lippert, sophomore: “One thing I took away from Reboot is that he has a misconception about why our generation has higher rates of depression and other mental disorders. It’s not just that we haven’t found God; it’s from the tremendous amount of pressure and outside forces put on us.”

Anthony Brunette, sophomore: “I wish I could’ve understood what he was saying better because the echo in the gym made it impossible to understand.”

Joe Diny, sophomore:  “The thing I took away from Reboot is the fact that he started off strong and got your attention right off the bat.”

Jacob Massart, sophomore: “What I got from it was the idea that regardless what kind of views you have of yourself, you can change it so you can have a better positivity on yourself.”

Grace Gunville, sophomore: “That I shouldn’t wear a grey cotton shirt during a presentation on a stage.”