The Spirit

Not Just Academics

Gabriella Accardi.

Gabriella Accardi

May 27, 2020

In thinking about the past four years, I have been astonished by everything I have learned. While I learned much in my classes, Ignatius taught me more than academics. I have always been driven in my studies, but Ignatius made me rethink my habits. It taught me that I can’t learn if I just memoriz...

Why is Quarantine the Best Thing That Has Happened?

Nevin O'Donnell smiling.

Nevin O’Donnell

May 27, 2020

Yes, you read that correctly.  Quarantine has been a wonderful and much needed experience.  Obviously, it is not the end to senior year we were expecting or looking forward to having.  Just because it’s not ideal doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this experience as well.  Quarantine has allowed ...

Should the Walk Day Return as an Annual Tradition?

Annual? Great idea!

Lydia Sidrys '20

October 10, 2019

Throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, Walk Day was an annual tradition, a student led fundraising effort to raise money for school improvements and operations. Students asked family and friends for pledges collecting so much money for each mile walked.  Students were encouraged and excited to raise money for ...

Canyon Crisis

Canyon Crisis

Aldo Davila '19, Writer

May 16, 2019

Spring break is a time for fun in the sun for everyone from naive grade schoolers to rowdy college students. Unfortunately, those sunny plans were brought to a halt this year by the frigid and gloomy weather of Chicago. I couldn’t see myself spending my well deserved break indoors so I decided to t...

The Revolution needs Results, not Rhetoric

Annie Austin, Op-Ed Editor

April 9, 2019

It may come as a shock to many, but I am not a fan of the most well known freshman member of Congress, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In many ways, I see her as a symptom of our broken politics. Her brand of politics is exactly what our first opinion piece warns against. In Septemb...


Katie Vogel, Senior Writer

April 9, 2019

When I was giving the assignment following the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin to talk about motherhood and the concept of the “Mother-Woman”  in my Voices of Women class, it was the first time I truly began to think about the different ways motherhood has impacted my life. I was adopted a few ...

Male Teachers and Feminsim

Bella Druckman, Arts and Leisure Editor

April 9, 2019

Although men are sometimes excluded from the feminist revolution, many male teachers empower their female students and colleagues in their everyday lives. The concept of feminism is a phenomenon that many men do not know how to handle. Patrick Winter, the head of the religious studies department a...

Embrace the AOC Revolution

Tivas Gupta, Op-Ed Editor

April 9, 2019

It’s worth starting off this opinion piece by noting that I agree with almost none of the policies that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has aligned herself with in her freshman term in Congress. It may appear odd, then, that I chose to defend her in this segment. However, while I may not appreciate what Alexa...

In Defense of the Basic Girl

Caroline Molloy

April 9, 2019

Most teenagers in the 21st century are familiar with the term “basic _______ girl”. You can add any descriptor you please in the blank. It all insinuates the same thing: a girl who has no identity of her own and blindly follows the trends. A “Basic Girl” today has a hydro flask covered in trendy...

The Gift of Ignatius’ Politics

Tivas Gupta

December 6, 2018

There are many benefits to an Ignatius education. With top ranked academics in the state, a strong religious foundation, wonderful fellow students and teachers, and competitive athletics, there is no shortage of reasons to attend this school. However, one advantage is often overlooked- the wide vari...

Student Opinions on the Van Dyke Trial

Emily Nowak, Sophomore Writer

October 26, 2018

“We the jury find the defendant Jason Van Dyke guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm ______ shot,” the speaker announced repeatedly. 16 times to be exact. Whether one was in the courtroom, at work, at school, or at home, all of Chicago’s ears were tuned into the speaker spilling the charge...

Kavanaugh Hearing: Ignatius Student Opinions

Lily Good, Sophomore

October 25, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is Yale Law graduate and the newest Justice on the Supreme Court. As the son of two lawyers, born and raised in suburban Maryland, Kavanaugh attended the all-boys Catholic high school Georgetown Prep and was regarded highly in both his family and social life in addition to his great success...

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