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New Club at Saint Ignatius Working to Help Tackle Water Crisis

New Club at Saint Ignatius Working to Help Tackle Water Crisis

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

October 23, 2018


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One billion people around the world don't have access to clean water. We are fortunate to live near Lake Michigan, where freshwater is in abundance. It is easy for us to take that for granted. There are extreme shortages elsewhere around the world. In many countries, the water sources used by people...

Saint Ignatius Through The Eyes of An Exchange Student

Saint Ignatius Through The Eyes of An Exchange Student

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

October 23, 2018


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pack your suitcase, say goodbye to your family, get on an airplane, move to another country, live with a brand new family, and attend a new high school for a school year? Conversely, what must this experience be like for an exchange student to arrive in...

Oscar Romero Inspiring Us to Pay It Forward at Saint Ignatius

Oscar Romero Inspiring Us to Pay It Forward at Saint Ignatius

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

September 20, 2018


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Oscar Romero, the focus of our first Ignatian Values Day, has an important story not many of us knew, and is perhaps difficult for us to relate to in our own lives. After all it’s difficult to put one’s self in the position of a martyr willing to oppose an oppressive, military-backed, autocratic...

Ignatian Values Day #1

Ignatian Values Day #1

Angelina Galullo, Features Editor

September 20, 2018


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Saint Ignatius College Prep had the first Ignatian Values Day of the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, August 31. This very busy IVD focused on the life of soon to be Saint Oscar Romero. Students watched movie clips about the life of Romero and participated in homeroom discussions about his legacy, p...

Freshman vs. Senior Backpacks

Pearson Love, Senior Writer

May 4, 2018


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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


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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...

Seniors on Their Way

Grace Clancy, Freshman Writer

April 29, 2018


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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


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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...

Our Voices

Our Voices

Margaret Fleming and Elizabeth Karlos

March 8, 2018


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

Hawaiian Havoc

Hawaiian Havoc

Caroline VanDam and Emma Thompson

February 20, 2018


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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,...

Ethics Take Saint Ignatius

Ethics Take Saint Ignatius

Bella Druckman, Sophomore

February 15, 2018


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The Ethics Bowl Club, moderated by Nathan McPherson, competed at their first competition on January 20th, at the Illinois Institute of Technology, to begin their competition season as a new club at Saint Ignatius College Prep. In the spring of 2017, Skye Balyasny ‘17 approached Mr. McPherson and...

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