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The Spirit

The student news site of Saint Ignatius College Prep

The student news site of Saint Ignatius College Prep

The Spirit

The Spirit

The student news site of Saint Ignatius College Prep

The Spirit

The Spirit

Deck the Halls

December 14, 2023

Spirit Staff reporters talk to Saint Ignatius about the club christmas tree decorating activity.

Communities United

Daniel Barrera, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

On a street on the near west side of Chicago, a sea of people crowded together outside of a building looks out of the ordinary. It looks like a campsite, right in the middle of a city block. There’s...

Chicago Blackhawks Future

Brigid Iannelli, Writer/Editor December 14, 2023

When 2023 first overall pick Connor Bedard scored his first goal at the United Center during the Oct. 21 home opener, the building rocked with an electricity that has been mostly nonexistent since the...

Making a Splash

Kirkland Miller, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Picture this: the smell of chlorine, echoing whistles, arms chopping through the water, and a coach with a stopwatch in hand yelling at his swimmers to move faster. This experience is the everyday life...

Celsius: Issue or Solution?

Sofia Alvarez, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Students at Saint Ignatius have become over-dependent on caffeine. Celsius, an energy drink, has been all the rage at Saint Ignatius since the spring of 2022. Containing 200 mg of caffeine, these drinks...

Frankenstein, Michael Myers, and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night: The Evil-ution of the Motion Picture Monster

Emilia Czajkowskyj November 15, 2023

“I've said goodbye to my boogeyman, but the truth is, evil doesn't die. It changes shape.” -Laurie Strode, Halloween Ends (2022)   In 1978, the slasher movie Halloween managed to become a box...

A Growing Risk of Adolescents’ Mental Health Using Social Media

Sophie Cavitt-Goldberg, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Since the proliferation of social media around 1997, mental health risks such as depression and anxiety have increased prominently in adolescents. While it was initially created to be a tool to enhance...

The Mystery of Kairos

Brigid Iannelli, Content Editor November 15, 2023

Earlier this fall, participants of Saint Ignatius’ 182nd Kairos retreat returned from their mystery-shrouded four days at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, Illinois. Kairos (meaning...

Teacher Feature

Brian Cronin, Staff Writer September 17, 2023

Junior Brian Cronin interviews Mr. Flynn.

What Seniors Wish They Knew as Freshmen

Julia Perez, Managing Editor September 17, 2023

Going up or down the different staircases. Opening the right door so you don’t hit anyone coming the other direction. Trying to find the best way to get to your classes. Keeping your grades up. Finding...

The Fight for Equal Pay

Emerson Good, Staff Writer September 17, 2023

Last March, Saint Ignatius’ Voices of Women club hosted the Equal Pay Bake Sale, where boys were charged one dollar and girls were charged 50 cents for all baked goods. VOW, a women-led club that aims...

The Real QUESTion

Audrey Styczynski and Marti White September 17, 2023

Most people say bad things about their school cafeteria, but I’m sure Saint Ignatius students would disagree! Quest Food serves quite a variety of food for students and teachers in Tully and Damen Hall,...

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