The Spirit

Do You Remember…

Do You Remember…

Kaitlin Wheeler, Arts & Leisure Editor

October 10, 2019

The Walk for Ignatius was a success! While this was the first time the current students at Saint Ignatius participated in the Walk, current faculty members did it before them. Two of them are Ms. Carney and Ms. Doherty! Ms. Carney participated in the Walk for her four years at Saint Ignatius. One fun...

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane

Taking a Walk Down Memory Lane

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...

Business Starts-Up at SICP

Business Starts-Up at SICP

Hunter Spohnholtz, Writer

May 16, 2019

For several members of the St. Ignatius community, business is a serious and popular career path.  Many people talk of majoring in finance, marketing, or management, but few know the basics of business outside of The Wolf of Wall Street. Unfortunately, this does not really fit under the “experience...

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 sicpspirit.org, experimenting with new features like videos, polls and unlimited pictures and ...

Maternity/Paternity Leave for Ignatius Teachers

Kylie Kuzinar '20, Writer

April 9, 2019

Students may have noticed in the last few years (or even months) all the teachers going on maternity and paternity leave. However, this wasn’t always available at Ignatius. Ms. Schmiedeler worked alongside another teacher and board members to implement maternity/paternity leave policies at...

Strong Women Portrayed in Pirate Queen

Liam Dahlborn '20, Writer

April 9, 2019

During the first weekend in February, the Saint Ignatius choir and orchestra performed the show, The Pirate Queen, based on the true story of the adventurous life of the Irish chieftain and pirate, Grace O’Malley. She was one of the last Irish clan leaders to withstand the English conquest of Ireland....

Female Entrepreneurship at Treadfit

Female Entrepreneurship at Treadfit

Grace Clancy '21, Writer/ Features Page Editor

April 9, 2019

In August of 2015, the nearby neighborhoods of Beverly and Western Springs were given the oppor- tunity to take their health and fitness to the next level with an innovative workout program known as Treadfit. The facilities are located in both Beverly and Western Springs, two very Ignatian populated areas. At...

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...

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 ...

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