The Spirit

Stacey Abrams, leader of voter registration efforts in Georgia’s 2020 elections.

How Georgia Turned Blue

Alaina McGill ‘22 March 2, 2021

Since the Presidential Election of 1996, the Republican Party has consistently prevailed in Georgia, dependent upon a reliable, and predominantly white, voting base. Since 2003, the state has had exclusively...

Amanda Gorman,  National Youth Poet Laureate.

Amanda Gorman, Wordsmith and Change-Maker

March 1, 2021

“The hill we climb, if only we dare, it's because being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it.” This famous line from Gorman’s Inauguration Day...

Watch What You Wear: the Importance of Sustainable Fashion

Ana Moller ‘23 March 1, 2021

When hanging out with friends these days, it is hard to find things to do together due to the pandemic. Maybe you are lucky enough to find a restaurant where you can sit outside on a nice day, or maybe...

St. Ignatius’ new take on AMDG in light of Covid restrictions.

Faith in an Online Format

Alaina McGill ‘22 March 1, 2021

As a school community, we at St. Ignatius have always revered the opportunity to celebrate our faiths together through mass, IVD days, and retreats surrounded by our peers. The integration of faith into...

Lady Gaga performing at the Biden Inauguration.

The Performances of the Inauguration

Tyler Martin ‘22 March 1, 2021

Joe Biden, the 46th President, was sworn into office on January 20th. For many, this was a joyous occasion and signified a fresh start. Joe Biden had the majority of Hollywood on his side during his campaigns...

Courtesy of Adweek

Are Buy One, Donate One Companies Ethical?

Amelia Prange ‘21 February 22, 2021

Chances are, you once owned a pair of the worldwide perfect pair of shoes, TOMS. TOMS is one of the first popular brands known for its one-for-one donation model that redesigned the basic idea of charity....

Remembering Those Who Passed in 2020

Remembering Those Who Passed in 2020

From Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, the world lost some truly remarkable people this year. As we finally head into 2021, it feels appropriate to remember some...

What about Finals?

What about Finals?

Annie O’Neill ‘22 December 11, 2020

Finals are a teacher's pride and joy--and a student's worst nightmare. They tend to consist of hair pulling, endless notecards, and grave sleep deprivation. Saint Ignatius students tend to be well-prepared,...

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood small businesses

Supporting Small Businesses

Ana Moller December 11, 2020

This Christmas, instead of going to Amazon to buy gifts for your loved ones, consider shopping local. Shopping locally provides many benefits to both store owners and customers. As a consumer, one is able...

Do You Prefer Hybrid or Zoom Learning?

Do You Prefer Hybrid or Zoom Learning?

Erika Lenhardt December 11, 2020

Do you prefer hybrid or Zoom for school? Which is better for learning? How does each affect students’ social lives, procrastination habits, and mental and physical health? Teenagers nationally and within...

An empty State Street reflects our current times
Courtesy of Crain’s Chicago Business

Effects of COVID in “Normalized” America

Lillian Kibby December 11, 2020

A year ago, if you had walked down a street in Chicago with everyone wearing masks, standing 6 feet apart, and bumping elbows, you would have thought you had been transported to an alternate reality. However,...

The upperclassmen cast of Emma

Harlequins Perform on Zoom

Emma Flannery ‘21 December 11, 2020

Rehearsals were in full swing for the fall play, “Emma” by Jane Austen. Following, COVID guidelines, the production was to be completely socially distant, with actors using face masks on stage and...

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