The Spirit

Christmas Controversies

The great debate: colored or white lights?
December 13, 2020

White or Colored Lights? As the winter season arrives, we are reminded that nothing signifies holiday comfort and cheer like a beautiful display of Christmas lights. Families and friends prepare for...

Not Just Academics

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,...

Why is Quarantine the Best Thing That Has Happened?

Nevin O'Donnell smiling.
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...

Should the Walk Day Return as an Annual Tradition?

Annual? Great idea!
The Walk Energizes the Student Body and Helps Raise School Spirit
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...

Canyon Crisis

Canyon Crisis
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...

The Revolution needs Results, not Rhetoric

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...


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...

Male Teachers and Feminsim

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...

Embrace the AOC Revolution

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...

In Defense of the Basic Girl

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...

The Gift of Ignatius’ Politics

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...

Student Opinions on the Van Dyke Trial

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...

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