We all know that one person that goes to St. Francis Xavier University and hasn't stopped talking about their X Ring since first year, and you’re just sitting there like...why?? Well in light of the official X Ring ceremony, where the graduating STFX students finally got their ever so prized possession after years of exams, parties and the wheel, I decided to ask a few STFX students why they care so much about that ring.
So here are 20 reasons why the X ring is so important to STFX students.
1. The STFX ring is one of the most recognized rings in the world
It’s actually third behind the Super Bowl and Papal ring.
2. It’s a symbol of accomplishment and the hard work complete
3. It is a recognizable symbol to identify connections all over the world
4. It’s shiny
5. Works well as a bottle opener
6. Potentially the only ring you’ll ever get
7. It is part of a long family tradition for some
8. Low-key cult-y
9. Gold goes with everything
10. It looks awesome
11. Potentially men and women are made 20% hotter when they're wearing an X ring?
12. Hopefully when someone recognizes it they will help with a job
Maybe buy you a drink, burger or just any kind of perk really...
13. They're really fun to fist bump together
14. If you press it hard enough into some clay or someone's forehead it leaves a little "X"
Could be useful if you were trying to mark the spot for hidden treasure.
15. Shows how much you've grown in University
16. It symbolizes all of the friendships you've gained
17. They're a great conversation starter
18. It's the perfect ice breaker
Slash awesome pick up line.
19. The feeling you get when you put it on for the first time is unlike any other
20. Because it’s the one and only X Ring!
Congrats to all the recent STFX grads!
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Once police found there were no rules violated, they left.
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Shortly after, a photo began circulating on social media showing the group of young people appearing to hold the fines issued by police. Images were captioned, "Tickets on tickets #worthit."
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin took to Twitter on Sunday, April 25, to confirm that the province would be increasing fines from $1,000 to $2,000 for breaking public health protocols. He also took a moment to add, "Reminder** - the gathering limit for the HRM remains at a maximum of 5 people."
Call him "Dr. Lowry." The Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry is getting an honorary doctorate from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
According to the school, "[Lowry] rallied the nation when he led Canada's only NBA franchise to an historic NBA Championship victory in 2019." They also highlighted his commitment to improving the quality of life for people in Toronto and Philadelphia.
Speaking to reporters after the game on April 21, Lowry said "I'm getting my doctorate" before joking that once it's official he will not respond to anything other than "Dr. Lowry."
When asked what he will be a doctor of, the sports star responded "doctor of greatness."
According to the university, seven people will be receiving honorary degrees, including former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Murray Sinclair, and Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang.