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COVID 19 Booster: Now Approved!

Brooke Ghaly '23 February 15, 2022

Recently, the Covid-19 Omicron variant has taken a steep rise, infecting hundreds of thousands of people. This variant has infected Ignatius students and teachers alike. Omicron also spreads more easily...

Getting Sleep is Getting Harder

Erika Lenhardt '23 January 6, 2022

Recently, St. Ignatius has made a change that caused discontent amongst students: changing the start time from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. The resulting one hour less of sleep was disliked  by many, which brings...

A New Threat

Gavin Covalle '24 January 6, 2022

As our nation approaches the two-year mark for Covid, hope for the pandemic to, at last, end its prevalence. A brief, yet monumental, relief came during the summer of 2021 when Covid-19 vaccines first...

Tully Hall feels more packed than ever as the Wolfpack returns to school in its entirety. Courtesy of Daniel Bell

The Wolfpack is Back (and noticeably larger)

Ava Garibay '22 January 6, 2022

As many Ignatians, especially upperclassmen have noticed, Ignatius has expanded its student body to accommodate an influx of students in recent years. There are 388 students in the latest freshman class...

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Afghan Women vs. The Taliban

Emma Johnston '23 January 4, 2022

 Since the Taliban lost political power in 2001, the quality of life  in Afghanistan for women have drastically become more progressive. Women have been able to attend schools and universities but systemed...

Pfizer, the most Effective of the Vaccines Currently in use

Mass Vaccinations Begin, Signaling a Light at the end of COVID Tunnel

Coco Pietsch May 2, 2021

As we have passed the one year mark since the pandemic began, brighter days seem to be on the horizon. In Illinois, everyone age 16 and up is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, a protocol that began on...

Security Footage of a Carjacking this Spring

Chicago Carjackings Continue Rising

Daniel Bell, News Editor May 2, 2021

Chicago saw 352 carjackings in the first two months of 2021– nearly 6 incidents every day, and more than double the rate that has been seen in previous years. City officials believe that, if the current...

Coronavirus – One Year Later

Janean Edmond May 2, 2021

The world is celebrating the one year anniversary of the novel coronavirus. On March 13, 2020, the world as we knew it changed. Our favorite businesses were closed, no more school, and suddenly everyone...

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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 ‘23 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  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 ally...

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