The Spirit

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane

Every walk day begins with breakfast!

Abby Weis '20

October 10, 2019

Since 1869, Saint Ignatius College Prep has been educating young men and women to go forth and set the world on fire. As SICP celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Saint Ignatius community is embracing all of Saint Ignatius’ Grad at Grad values. Dr. Eileen Junkins ’91, Manager of Sesquicentennial Eve...

A Double Life

A Double Life

Teddy Maiorca, Co-Editor in Chief

May 16, 2019

Here at Saint Ignatius, there is a widely believed misconception that the teachers do not have lives outside of school. While it may be hard to believe, teachers do not actually live at school, and their lives outside of the walls of Saint Ignatius may even surprise students. Mr. Matthew Sparapani, a La...

Letter From the Editors

Letter From the Editors

Margaret Fleming and Teddy Maiorca

April 16, 2019

Welcome to the SPIRIT, SICP’s student newspaper! This is the first print edition of the paper since 2016, and we couldn’t be more excited to be back in your hands. We’ve spent the last few years online at, experimenting with new features like videos, polls and unlimited pictures and ...

Class Retreats Change To Enhance Faith Experiences

Liam Dahlborn

December 6, 2018

This year, the Formation and Ministry Department is making some changes to the structure and rules of retreats at Saint Ignatius. The purpose of retreats is to give students an opportunity to build their faith through discussions and prayer. The new changes affect the structure of freshman, sophomor...

Oh the Places You Cannot Go

Caroline Molloy, Writer

December 6, 2018

Congratulations! Today there is no snow day! You're here bright and early on a Monday. The bell tolls for activity period. Yay! But, where can one go on such a busy school day? The library is packed five minutes in, so, is Biegel, McLaughlin, and even the gym. Tully, you wouldn't dare to go there, it’s...

Ignatian Volunteer Corps Halloween Party

Kylie Jasas

December 6, 2018

Pack Pride BBQ

Pack Pride BBQ

Paula West

October 26, 2018

Playing bags and drinking Sprite in the parking lot of your high school? Sounds pretty American to me. Our very own Pack Pride hosted the first Ignatius Senior Night BBQ before football senior night on October 8th, 2018. Pack Pride President Abby Hurley pulled out all the stops when coordinating the...

Club Italia in the Columbus Day Parade

Angelina Galullo, Features

October 25, 2018

Club Italia in the Columbus Day Parade Club Italia was specially invited by Father Caruso to march in the Columbus Day Parade to celebrate Italian heritage! The parade, sponsored by the Civic Committee of Italian Americans, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Father Caruso was able to ...

Pilgrimage Club Gears Up for Another Quest

IPC on the Camino de Santiago. Courtesy of Margaret Fleming

Margaret Fleming and Abby Weis

October 25, 2018

During June and July, the Ignatian Pilgrimage Club hiked over 160 miles of the Camino de Santiago, a spiritual journey through the small towns and mountains of northern Spain. This trip was the club’s second, following visits to missions along the coast of California and Yosemite National Park in t...

Future Politicians Club

Liv Brown, Writer

October 23, 2018

Calling all Ignatians looking towards a future as a politician or those who simply enjoy talking about the many political viewpoints that have swept our nation. Future Politicians Club calls for students looking for a place to express their political ideals and hear others beliefs as well. The club is...

New Club at Saint Ignatius Working to Help Tackle Water Crisis

Courtesy of Water1st International

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

October 23, 2018

One billion people around the world don't have access to clean water. We are fortunate to live near Lake Michigan, where freshwater is in abundance. It is easy for us to take that for granted. There are extreme shortages elsewhere around the world. In many countries, the water sources used by people...

Saint Ignatius Through The Eyes of An Exchange Student

Courtesy Simona Mažeikaitė

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

October 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pack your suitcase, say goodbye to your family, get on an airplane, move to another country, live with a brand new family, and attend a new high school for a school year? Conversely, what must this experience be like for an exchange student to arrive in...

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