The Spirit

Freshman vs. Senior Backpacks

Pearson Love, Senior Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Edition

On the left, a typical case of senioritis. On the right, what freshman fit into those giant backpacks.

Mr. Luzzi: An Ignatian Icon

Mr. Luzzi: An Ignatian Icon

Dan Solis, Junior Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Features, Senior Edition

Students who have been lucky enough to meet Mr. Jim Luzzi may know him from his long soccer coaching career, his position on the tuition assistance board, or most likely as their math teacher. What many students may not realize, however, is how time-honored Mr. Luzzi’s career is. Since starting at...

A Profile of Graduating SICP Students

Jacob Gillis, Lead News Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Edition

A Profile of Graduating SICP Students SPIRIT recently interviewed three graduating seniors about their experiences at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and their hopes for the future.   Caroline Hughes will be attending Duke University next year.  She is planning on pursuing a major in neuros...

Seniors on Their Way

Grace Clancy, Freshman Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Features, Senior Edition

As the St. Ignatius experience comes to an end for the Class of 2018, some of our seniors reflect on their time here and share their feelings about starting a new chapter in life.   Niko Anaya is a Saint Ignatius lacrosse player, intramural champion, Pack Pride and Club ADAM member, and Arrupe Mentor w...

Advice to my Freshman Self

Advice to my Freshman Self

Daniel McKay, Senior Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Features, Senior Edition, Showcase

In my second week of high school, one of the most traumatic events happened to me. I pranced into school, still high on life from the new experiences I was having. Seeing none of my friends yet, I decided to go to the bathroom (BIG MISTAKE). I went into the stall, and what happened next seemed to be...

Night of Remembrance

Emma Thompson, News Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Features

This past January, 30, 2018, the third annual Night of Remembrance took place, remembering all those who have lost their lives due to violence and unjust circumstances. Those remembered included lives lost to gun violence in Chicago, civilians in war zones, refugees fleeing violence, and many more. Saint...

Our Voices

Our Voices

Margaret Fleming and Elizabeth Karlos

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features

On February 28, students and administration discussed how to move forward as a school community.

Emma Gonzalez’s Powerful Speech

Emma Gonzalez’s Powerful Speech

Olivia Welsh, Head of Design

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features

Gonzalez's speech gives defines the movement Douglas students are aiming to create

Making a Model Here at SICP

Making a Model Here at SICP

Margaret Fleming, Head Features Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Most students at SICP spend the spring of junior year totally focused on the JRP, standardized tests, and AP exams. The same was not true for current Senior Mikayla Gilles, who traveled with her mother, Karen, to New York City to participate in Yolanda Hadid’s new show, “Making a Model.” Along...

Hawaiian Havoc

Hawaiian Havoc

Caroline VanDam and Emma Thompson

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

As our twenty-first century world advances, we find at times that we are still in an age of mystery and uncertainty. On a late Sunday evening in 1938, millions of Americans tuned in and listened to a radio broadcast about a Martian invasion. The broadcaster was the famous writer, producer and actor,...

Chicago’s Very Own Women’s March

Lydia Sidrys

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

On Saturday, January 20, more than 4.2 million people worldwide participated in the Second Annual Women’s March. There are few causes in the world that would bring the turnout of 4.2 million people, of various backgrounds, genders, and political affiliations together. What most people do not know...

Robot or Human

Robot or Human

Caroline Vandam, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

In today’s fast pace advancements in technology, workers in all industries face being replaced by robots. With the explosion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) there has been development in many fields such as finance, healthcare, education and transportation. AI is making many aspects of society easier...

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