The Spirit

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The GameStop Short Squeeze

Daniel Bell ‘22 February 17, 2021

The financial world has recently been upended by the sudden and unexpected rise of the stock of GameStop, a popular video game retailer from 2000 until the mid 2010’s that has since been in steady decline. The...

President Biden’s cabinet picks
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The Biden Plan: Unpacking Five Major Policy Positions for the Biden Administration

Joe Biden recently became the 46th President of the United States, and in doing so inherited a nation facing immediate and critical crises. A pandemic, a bruised economy, and an increasingly volatile population...

Graphic illustrating the new COVID-19 variants
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Mutated Strains of COVID-19

Emily Greenawalt ‘22 February 17, 2021

With the news of new COVID-19 variants circulating the globe, the scientific community is left with questions about the future of the virus and what to expect. However, the mutations came as no surprise...

Mike Madigan Relinquishes Role as Speaker

Mike Madigan Relinquishes Role as Speaker

Daniel Bell ‘22, News Editor February 17, 2021

The longest serving state House speaker and member in history, Mike Madigan, withdrew himself from consideration for the leadership position that he had held for nearly 48 years. In his place, his political...

President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

Coco Pietsch ‘21, Op-Ed Editor February 17, 2021

After a tumultuous election season, 60 lost lawsuits, and an attack on our nation’s Capitol building, it’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are our 46th president and vice president, respectively....

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Emily Greenawalt ‘23 February 17, 2021

Background Information on Vaccine Development and mRNA Technology After months of strenuous work from Operation Warp Speed and its partnership with trusted bio-pharmaceutical companies, the first COVID-19...

Kelly Loeffler(R) and Rev. Raphael Warnock(D) on the debate stage as the election approaches

Senate Control Falls to Georgia

Coco Pietsch ‘21 December 13, 2020

With the presidential election continuing to make headlines, many Americans have overlooked other election news. Georgia is set to have not one but two runoff elections in early January that will determine...

An election worker organizing recounted ballots in Marietta, Ga. Courtesy of John Amis for Associated Press

Breaking Down the Trump Recount Lawsuits

Daniel Bell ‘22, News Editor December 9, 2020

Following the narrow margin of victory in the key swing states of Wisconsin and Georgia, the Trump Campaign requested recounts in both states, seeking to overturn the result of one of the most controversial...

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New Stay at Home Advisory Reflects Worsening COVID-19 Numbers

Daniel Bell ‘22, News Editor December 9, 2020

Governor Pritzker has announced a statewide increase in COVID restrictions amid an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases, which took effect on November 20th. The entire state will be considered under...

The Associated Press electoral map as of 12/9/2020

The Presidential Transition and What It Means For Our Country

Daniel Bell ‘22, News Editor December 9, 2020

On the morning of November 7th, the 2020 United States Presidential Race was called by the Associated Press for former Vice President Joe Biden. The call marked the end of a contentious and drawn out 4-day...

Sisters of SICP talk the walk with Father Caruso.

Walk for Misercordia

The Walk Benefited a Worthwhile Cause, While all Proceeds Went to Misericordia
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...

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,

The Year of Women

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...

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