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The Luck Of The Irish Twins

According to verywellfamily.com, “Irish twins” is an outdated term used to describe two children born to the same mother and father in the same calendar year or within 12 months of each other. Sibling around campus, including myself and my sister, Ali Cordano (‘19)  love having an Irish Twin. But there are pros and cons […]

According to verywellfamily.com, “Irish twins” is an outdated term used to describe two children born to the same mother and father in the same calendar year or within 12 months of each other. Sibling around campus, including myself and my sister, Ali Cordano (‘19)  love having an Irish Twin. But there are pros and cons to having a sibling so close in age.

Our days consist of rushing into the Christian Brothers parking lot at 7:57 AM. Depending on the time of year, after school we are either going to the gym for another volleyball practice or driving over to Sac City for a swim practice.

We also have a class together because we both wanted to enjoy one of our favorite teachers, Ms. Amy Neff, before I graduated.

“During AP Art History we sit next to each other,” Ali says. “We also see each other in the hallways sometimes and say hi.”

Ali and I have similar friends whom we like to spend our time with like Hailey Naldoza (’19), Whitney Hunt (’20), and Sydney Durana (’20). Through our love of sports, we have been able to become close with these friends and continue to stay super close with them.

“We have a lot of the same friends, and it makes it super easy to make plans,” Ali says.

The pros to having Ali as a sister is taking all of her clothes. Every weekend I go into her closet and wear her shoes and sweatshirts. Another joy of having a sister is doing everything together.

“We got along most of the time,”Ali says. “The only time we don’t get along is when we steal clothes from each other”.

Other Irish Twins on campus include Freddie (‘19) and Cal Fiske (‘20). Both are Holy Spirit Parish School Alumni and are active participants on the Christian Brothers campus. Freddie is a Lasallian Ambassador and finished his last season as a Varsity Falcon football player. Cal is also a Lasallian Ambassador and plays Rugby. Like most brothers, Freddie and Calvin have their fair share of bickering.

“We get along pretty well,” Freddie says. “We only disagree with who gets to take the car out.”

For the most part, though, they are very close.“

We get along as well as most siblings I think, which is pretty good some of the time,” Cal says.

Another set of Irish twins that are well known around campus are Carmen (’19) and Carina Singer (’20). Carmen and Carina have small daily interactions at school. 

“We always say hi, always at least a wave, we usually greet each other in a silly way, never ignoring each other,” Carmen says.

“We both like each other’s friends and all hang out,” Carina says. “It’s fun getting to know the senior class through Carmen and her friends, in the words of Travis Scott ‘it’s lit’.”

At Christian Brothers, our Irish twins create a tight knit community through their shared love of sports and similar friends. Although Irish Twin siblings are a year apart, age puts no strain on their relationship. Their bonds thrive as they continue their high school experience side by side with their sibling. 

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