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Students Share Lucky Charm Superstitions

By Bailey Metcalf

March is the month in which we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, admiring the luck of Ireland. Green is typically the color that is symbolized as Saint Patrick’s Day and is associated with a four-leaved clover, the main symbol of luck. People have other things that symbolize luck that may not be normal to the mass majority of the population. These things can be a lucky hairbow, sock, or necklace that a person wears if they want to feel lucky.

Some celebrities have lucky charms that they have to avoid the chances of bad luck. Serena Williams, a famous tennis player, has said that she wears the same pair of socks during every game. She stated that she never lost a game while wearing them. Another example of a celebrity who wears a lucky charm is Madonna; she wears a red string bracelet to steer away from bad luck.

At West High School, there are some students and relatives of students who had their very own charms they carried for good luck. A former football player and surrendered senior at West, Brandon Goskie, expressed that he carried a ring on a band that was tucked into his pants. He said, “I wore the same ring that had ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ on it, knowing that God was protecting me during the game.”

A senior who has played football at West for all his years at school, Jaiden Picardi, said “I wear the same gloves every game so I can play at my best. I believe that without my gloves, I won't play as well so I make sure to put them on right before the game starts so I’m ready to go.” Picardi also said that his teammate, Jojo Madeano wears a “gold Italian Horn chain every game for good luck. JoJo’s grandfather, Carmine, came to the United States from Italy. The Italian Horn means a lot to their family. JoJo knows that he will be alright if he has his chain on.”

Gabbie Gideon, a senior at West High School, said that one of her family members wore six bracelets on her wrist for good luck purposes. When asking another person in her family, she answered that she used to wear a bracelet to shield her from any bad luck until she broke the bracelet and has been carrying rose quartz since.

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