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There’s No Room in the Inn

There’s No Room in the Inn

Danny Valdes and Lilly Spalla

December 6, 2017


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Since the summer of 2015, one of President Donald Trump’s political platforms has been a tougher immigration policy. Within three weeks of his inauguration, he placed travel bans on certain countries, such as Syria, with over a million refugees, in the name of national security. He also limited the n...

Put Christkindlmarket on Your Christmas List

Put Christkindlmarket on Your Christmas List

Donovan Powell, Senior Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features

     The Christkindlmarket has been a part of Christmas time in Chicago for many years. The fair, taking place at Daley Plaza, has always been a place not only to bring in the holiday spirit, but to bask in German culture as well. It was first formed in 1995 by the German-American Chamber of Comm...

Uber Good Driver

Uber Good Driver

Margaret Fleming, Junior Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

     Few members of SICP community know that Mr. Wisniewski, English teacher and game-winning-shot-hitter of the Senior vs. Faculty basketball game, could arrive at their door the next time they order an Uber.      With all of his friends at work over summer vacation, Mr. Wisniewski decided to try driving Ube...

Ignatius Children’s Christmas Choir

Ignatius Children’s Christmas Choir

Elizabeth Karlos, Junior Writer

December 4, 2017


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     For many of us, our favorite Christmas song as a kid was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. When this song was played on the radio or sung in a movie, it added to the wonder of Christmas. This memory was brought back as I heard the voices of the Ignatius Children’s Christmas Choir.  The children were...

An Exploration of How the Ignatius Community Reacts to Societal Norms and Parenting

An Exploration of How the Ignatius Community Reacts to Societal Norms and Parenting

Ellie Boyle, Senior Writer

December 1, 2017


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Title: An Exploration of How the Ignatius Community Reacts to societal norms and parenting Deck: If sometime in the future you have a career and you choose to have children, what would you feel pressured to do?       Long term, why are we here at Ignatius? To go to college, get a job, make ...

The Not So Silent, Silent, Phase of the Campaign

The Not So Silent, Silent, Phase of the Campaign

Emma Coughlan, Alejandra Natera, Clarissa Martinez, Senior Writers

November 30, 2017


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Saint Ignatius recently announced fundraising plans for a new Fine Arts Building, with the goal to start construction by 2019, potentially located in the current north parking lot. The new building would be funded by donations and  attempt to meet the current needs of the Fine Arts Department. Presently,...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Caroline VanDam, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2017


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Dear reader, We hope you are enjoying the fall issue of The Spirit. The editors and writers put hard work and dedication into this issue and are extremely proud to share it with the entire Saint Ignatius community. This year, our newspaper will be entirely digital and we are looking forward to doing...

Around the World in (Almost) 80 Days

Around the World in (Almost) 80 Days

Margaret Fleming, Junior Writer

October 25, 2017


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This summer, SICP sent students around the globe to study, interact with new cultures, bond with friends, and make memories to last a lifetime. Here’s an overview of the trips:   Greece and Rome: Where: Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Tolo, Epidaurus, Corinth, Saronic Gulf Islands, Sor...

Summer Service

Summer Service

Margaret Fleming, Junior Writer

October 24, 2017


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     Over the summer, over 100 Ignatius students and faculty members traveled across the country on service immersion trips to learn and grow while giving back to a community in need.      Some trips, such as the experience in Cairo, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana, involved more manual la...

New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block

Caitlin Benson, Rachel Dorn, Grace McCauley, and Lucy Radke

October 11, 2017


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Ms. Spittler Ms. Spittler is the first years’ chaplain for freshman and sophomores. She attended Benet Academy and while getting her Masters of Theology through Notre Dame, she taught at St. Agnes, an all girls high school in Houston. She says, "The best part of working at St. Agnes was the peopl...

Preppy Kid Gone Wild

Preppy Kid Gone Wild

Donovan Powell, Senior Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features

     Sean McKeough, the late organizer of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest was clearly onto something. Starting as just a reunion of the band Naked Raygun at his Cobra Lounge bar with the help of festival co-founder, Mike Petryshyn, the festival evolved into something much bigger under his vision. ...

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