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There’s No Escape

There’s No Escape

Charlotte Phillipp, Junior Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

There's a new birthday party activity in the game, and it's giving pottery and lazer-tag a run for their money. Escape rooms are a new sensation wherein a group of people work to solve puzzles, crack codes, and answer riddles in a team-building setting to achieve one goal- escape the room. Every single one of the t...

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Writer, Editor A&L

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

Located just a few minutes from Pilsen, the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago is home to a diverse number of restaurants, many featuring Mexican cuisine.  From empanadas at Chilango to tostadas at De Pasada, there is a multitude of options hungry customers can choose from, but one thing these resta...

This “Lion” Roars

This “Lion” Roars

Thomas Rowland, Senior Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

       The movie, Lion, directed by Garth Davis, has drawn praise worldwide, receiving seven Oscar nominations, endless amounts of praise from critics, and many other awards for its acting, directing, and tear-jerking plot.        Lion immediately presents scenes which can affect viewers with...

Tattoos through Time: Local Ink

Tattoos through Time: Local Ink

Caira Watson, Senior Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

       The Field Museum has a new exhibit, Tattoo, that will be on display until April 30, 2017 that explores the rich history of tattoos. The exhibit portrays and explains the history of tattoos, the connection between ancient tattoos to modern ones, and the progression of technology and various tec...

She Turned the World on with a Smile

She Turned the World on with a Smile

Caroline VanDam, Junior Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

       Even though she was a TV legend on comedy shows, she was first and foremost someone who always looked for the truth even it was not funny. As a star on The Dick Van Dyke Show she portrayed a sophisticated young housewife and mother, and later portrayed a TV producer on the Mary Tyler Moor...

What’s Improv Anyway?

Catherine Tadin, Senior Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure, CLUBS & CLASSES

For most, the thought of standing on stage performing without preparation is a daunting task, yet Alena Stankaitis ’18 joined the improv club at the beginning of the year with an open mind. Stankaitis transferred to Saint Ignatius this year and wanted to join clubs to help her find friends, so sh...

Class of 2021 Welcome Video

Class of 2021 Welcome Video

Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Writer, Editor A&L

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure, News

The Saint Ignatius College Prep class of 2021 recently received their acceptances and invitations to come to study at Saint Ignatius for their high school career.  For the first time ever, the Saint Ignatius admissions office released a video welcoming the class of 2021, and it is full of inspiring...

Flashback to the 70s and 80s

Flashback to the 70s and 80s

Catherine Tadin, Senior Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band premiered a new 70’s and 80’s themed concert this year on February 12, 2017 in the McLaughlin Theater at 3:00 pm. Mr. Jason Steffen, the director of the bands, decided to add this new concert because he thought it would be a great experience for the students in ...

“Hidden Figures No More”

“Hidden Figures No More”

Jack Larkin, Senior Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

Hidden Figures uncovers the three revolutionary mathematicians behind one of the United State’s most momentous accomplishments through smart characters and witty storytelling. The achievement of John Glenn and NASA is no secret to the American people, but racialsegregation in the early 1960’s ...

“Battle of the Sammies: Competing Bread to Bread”

“Battle of the Sammies: Competing Bread to Bread”

Caleigh Andrews and Claire Mulchrone

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Leisure

All Ignatians are undoubtedly familiar with the restaurant scene on Taylor Street. With such a bounty of restaurants, students are bound to form their own preferences: Coffee Alley or Starbucks, Big G’s or Papa John’s, and so on. Perhaps the most notorious of these rivalries exists between the mu...

Brunch Anyone?

Brunch Anyone?

Katie Goldman, Abby Gupta, and Maggie Doyle

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Leisure

While the majority of Ignatius students know Stax Cafe as the reigning breakfast champion on Taylor Street, Sweet Maple Cafe also offers delicious breakfast, perfect for high school students. The well established but lesser known Sweet Maple Cafe is also within walking distance of St. Ignatius,...

“Deepwater Horizon” Splashes into Theatre

“Deepwater Horizon” Splashes into Theatre

Tyler Heggans '17, Senior Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Leisure

“Deepwater Horizon” is a captivating, true story of the 2010 BP Oil blowout and ensuing leak of the oil rig the movie is titled after. The film highlights the tragic real-life events of April 20th, 2010 in which an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, endangering the lives of the 126 crew ...

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