The Spirit

Walk for Misercordia

Sisters of SICP talk the walk with Father Caruso.

Claire Cariola, I Page Editor

October 10, 2019

As a school community on Friday, September 27th, the St. Ignatius community took part in a six mile walk to celebrate our 150th anniversary and raise money for Misericordia, an organization that many SICP students are involved with. Misericordia is a non-profit organization that works with volunteers and ...

The Year of Women

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  Christine Blasey Ford (C) is sworn in before testifying the Senate Judiciary Committee with her attorneys Debra Katz (L) and Michael Bromwich (R) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. In prepared remarks, Ford said,

Annie Austin, Op-Ed Editor

April 9, 2019

In 1992, following the Anita Hill hearings and the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, there was a four percent increase in the amount of women elected to Congress. It was dubbed “the Year of the Woman”. Now, in 2018, following the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford hearings and the confirmat...

Middle Eastern Women Breaking Through Social Boundaries

Hunter Holstein

April 9, 2019

Today in our modern society within America, it’s difficult for newer generations to picture a place where women aren’t given complete equal rights as men and are held back from ever being able to have a say in their own career path or important choices in life. Unfortunately, places like this still currentl...

Empowering Women Through Ads

Lydia Sidrys, News Editor

April 9, 2019

Typically, Gender Based Marketing has been used to highlight images and ideas of the different preferences of men and women. While this form of marketing certainly exists in our world today, a new form of gender marketing is on the rise: a form that uses modern images and ideas to give confidence to...

Ignatius Mock Trial Wins Championship

Angelina Galullo and Elisabeth Paskali

December 5, 2018

Saint Ignatius Mock Trial Places First in Invitational Congratulations to the Saint Ignatius Mock Trial Team! They placed first place in the annual Saint Ignatius Mock Trial Invitational, at the Richard Daley Center, on October 27th. The students on the mock trial team imitate trials, acting as at...

Water1st Makes Soap this Holiday Season

Lydia Sidrys, News Editor

December 4, 2018

One of Ignatius’s newest clubs, Water1st, is celebrating the holiday season in a unique way: making and selling soap to help the water crisis around the world. Water1st, an international organization that strives to end the water crisis around the world, is a new club at Ignatius, founded by Angelica...

Father Boyle Opens Our Eyes to the Importance of Forgiveness and Kinship in Our Lives

Courtesy of Homeboy Industries

Lauren Jasen, Features Editor

December 3, 2018

Forgiveness. It is one of the most difficult concepts for people to enact. Choosing to see people for their best qualities, rather than their worst. Not judging people based on one regrettable action, but based on all the good they do. This is much easier said than done. There are some things that happen...

Sixty Years of NASA

Lydia Sidrys, News Editor

October 23, 2018

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, turned sixty on this past Monday, October 1. NASA pioneered many projects in rocketerring and space exploration, including, but not limited to moon landings, space shuttles, and even landing rovers on Mars. However, NASA has achieved much more;...

Father Laniauskas’ Papal Trip to the Baltic States

Lydia Sidrys, News Editor

October 23, 2018

Father Laniauskas recently returned from a trip to Lithuania and Estonia where he served as the translator to the Pope. On his trip, Father Laniauskas worked in the Vatican Media Center. His job was to “watch the Pope visit the different Baltic states and share that, through the Vatican Media Center,...

In Memory of John McCain

The late Senator John McCain.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Lydia Sidrys, News Editor

September 18, 2018

John McCain, the son of a Navy admiral, not only served our country as a Vietnam War Veteran and as a Senator, but he also has wholeheartedly embraced and encapsulated the American right of free speech, not being afraid, or unwilling, to share his voice and speak his opinion. Born at the Coco Solo Naval...

Paul Bauer: A Cop and Fellow Ignatian

Cmdr. Bauer's senior yearbook picture, St. Ignatius class of 1982.
Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Taylor Trimble, Sophomore Writer

March 15, 2018

On February 13, 2018, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, 53, was fatally shot at the Thompson Center in the Loop. His death is especially tragic for the Ignatius community because Commander Bauer graduated from our school in 1982. Bauer’s death was an act of selflessness and dedication. Bauer received a call of...

Fighting for Florida

Emma Thompson, Junior Writer

March 8, 2018

On February 14th, 2018, a gunman killed seventeen people and wounded fourteen others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The gunman set off fire alarms to bring kids out of their classrooms and opened fire with a semi automatic AR-15 assault rifle. The shooting suspect, 19 year...

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