The Spirit

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...

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


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     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, Head Features Editor

December 4, 2017


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     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, Head Features Editor

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...

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