The Spirit

Student Opinions on the Van Dyke Trial

Emily Nowak, Sophomore Writer

October 26, 2018


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“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


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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...

Political Discourse

Annie Austin and Tivas Gupta

September 20, 2018


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Political discourse is the foundation for our country’s democracy. Our Founding Fathers imagined a country with robust discourse, a place where we could disagree while still finding common ground. Every major accomplishment our country has achieved has stemmed from this idea of public discussions of i...

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

Adam Chu, Senior Writer

December 5, 2017


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Since the New York Times reported on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct on October 5th, there has been a cascade of other allegations in nearly every part of society. Politicians like Senator Al Franken to Alabama Justice Roy Moore, talk show hosts like Matt Lauer and Bill O’Reilly, actors such...

Player One, Are You Ready?

Player One, Are You Ready?

Zoey Edwards, Junior Writer

November 28, 2017


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In the modern day, paper books have almost become a thing of antiquity; most people prefer to read ebooks. Even in school, the majority of us use our iPads in order to get access to the texts we read for class. In the book Ready Player One, books aren’t even tangible, in paper or in digital form, as...

Jeff Flake and the future of the senate

Jeff Flake and the future of the senate

Tivas Gupta, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


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​Jeff Flakes’ announcement that he will not seek reelection has been one of the most discussed political events in the past few weeks. Jeff Flake, former senator of Arizona, has been struggling through a period of unpopularity. Voters from the state had been unhappy with his more liberal voting tendencies,...

Opinions on Hillary Clinton’s Memoir, What Happened

Opinions on Hillary Clinton’s Memoir, What Happened

Annie Austin, Junior Writer

October 24, 2017


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Hillary Clinton wrote a book, What Happened, and seemingly everyone has an opinion on it. It's been decried by opposition and cherished by supporters(with the sales to prove it). Clinton has a story to tell, and people want to hear it. It is certainly different from her previous memoirs- Clinton doesn't ...

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