Ashley Hojara, Staff Reporter

St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious feast day and over time has evolved into a variety of festivals celebrating Irish culture with food, parades, music, dancing, and an abundance of the color green. Spotted in the student parking lot was a green 2004 Chevy Trailblazer owned by Riley Borycz from the Class of 2018.

This green machine was bought by Riley herself with the help of her parents. “I paid for half of the car and my parents paid for the other half,” Riley  said. Her car might be a 2004 model but Riley bought it just 2 months ago, so the car is new to the family.

Every car owner has named their car at one point or another. This Trailblazer goes by the name of Chelsea. A young name for an old car. Being a new member of the family, Riley and Chelsea don’t have too many memories together just yet, but Chelsea is a new car and Riley is a new driver so there is still plenty of time. “I drove in the snow for the first time with her and I spun out and ended up on someone’s front lawn,” Riley explained. Luckily neither Riley or Chelsea the green giant got hurt, but the incident itself was unlucky.

Chelsea being new to the Borycz family also means they haven’t been able to put miles of their own on her. “The farthest place I’ve gone was out to my grandparents house in Washington Township,” Riley stated.

Chelsea makes a great traveling partner but Riley still is not completely content. They have not grown that bond that every car owner forms with their car, but every relationship takes time and they have plenty of that to grow together. Too bad Riley doesn’t think so. “I would definitely trade her in for something better,” Riley ‘18 joked.

Only time will tell what is in store for these traveling companions but we wish them the best of luck on their journey.