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Why was Parkland Different?

Why was Parkland Different?

Lydia Sidrys and Bella Druckman

March 8, 2018

      Two-Hundred Ninety. That’s the number of school shootings there have been in America since 2013. Though all of these shootings are different on some level, there is an underlying cause of these shootings: weak gun restriction laws. Even though there has been an extraordinary number of scho...

Player One, Are You Ready?

Player One, Are You Ready?

Zoey Edwards, Junior Writer

November 30, 2017

In the book Ready Player One, paper books have become a thing of antiquity as most people prefer to read ebooks. Even in school, the majority of us use our iPads to access texts we read for class. In Ready Player One, books aren’t even tangible, in paper or in digital form, they exist in a virtual real...

Cheap Eats: A Rolled-Up Treat

Cheap Eats: A Rolled-Up Treat

Donovan Powell

November 30, 2017

By exposure from the internet and peers who love to keep up with trends, everyone has heard of stir-fried ice cream. Stir-fried ice cream ("rolled ice cream" as called in America) is a treat that originated in Thailand which is made by milk poured on a steel plate and chilled to below freezing and m...

Generation XX

Generation XX

Georgia Goldrick

November 30, 2017

In 2017, St. Ignatius College Prep is much different than the school students attended in the past. From the size of the buildings and classes to school facilities, the old SICP would be unrecognizable to current students. The most notable difference is gender. St. Ignatius was an all boys school from its...

Animation Equality

Animation Equality

James Wyman, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017

In the past, animation has been dismissed as an art form when compared to live action. It has come to light that many people view animation as childish. There are many factors that cause this prejudice. To get a clear answer, one must first look at the early days of animation and film in general....

A Musical Phenomenon

A Musical Phenomenon

Caroline Phillips, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017

Due to popular demand, the production of the musical Les Misérables began their tour of the United States on September 21, 2017. The cast first performed in Providence, RI and then traveled to cities such as Nashville, TN and will perform in other cities including Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC....

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Daniel McKay

October 26, 2017

To some people fall means football, bonfires and the changing of the leaves. To others, it is pumpkin spice season. In recent years, the popular flavor has exploded in drinks and bakery items. I decided to try these drinks and treats to see if they are worth the hype. I ranked each item out of five ...

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Georgia Goldrick

October 25, 2017

Every teen knows the struggle of dining on a budget. Looking for a cheap place to get unbelievable breakfast under $12? We have located three places for you! Each restaurant is rated on food, service, and ambiance on a scale of 1-5 pancakes. Hashbrowns 731 W Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL 60607  ...

Switching the Script

Switching the Script

Will Payne

October 25, 2017

For many years, productions by Harlequins have been a  staple in  the fine arts community at Saint Ignatius, with performances like, The Great Gatsby, Shrek, and The   Little Mermaid. This year, they have  decided to go outside the box and choose the musical, Crazy for You. Set in the 1930s...

Why All The Freshman Sit Together in the Cafeteria

Why All The Freshman Sit Together in the Cafeteria

Caroline VanDam, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2017

Why DO all the Freshman sit together in the cafeteria?  On one of my first days as a senior I tested the cafeteria during lunch period to see what would happen if I broke the unwritten rule and sat at the Freshmen table.  At first I was met with peculiar stares and awkward glances.  But finally as I clu...

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