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A Loss of Face Value

A Loss of Face Value

John Staublin, Senior Writer

April 13, 2017


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In the middle of sixth grade, I decided to create a Facebook page for myself. I used a fake birthday and sent many “friend requests.” I thought Facebook was an exciting app with all the features that came with it. Today, Facebook does not garner my attention nearly as much as my giddy 12-year-old se...

Down with Daylight Savings Time

Down with Daylight Savings Time

Candace Hayes, Senior Writer

April 13, 2017


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You wake up on Sunday, March 12th and something feels off. You know you went to bed at 9:00 but it does not feel like you got your 8 hours. Rubbing your eyes, you realize that Daylight Savings Time (DST) has begun. Alas, your phone confirms this horrifying news. One whole hour of sleep has been stolen f...

Second Glance on Chance

Second Glance on Chance

Elizabeth Neybert, Senior Writer

April 12, 2017


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On March 6, 2017, Chancellor Jonathan Bennett, AKA Chance the Rapper, pledged to personally donate one million dollars to the Chicago Public School Foundation. His organization, Social Works Chicago, will donate ten thousand dollars for every one hundred thousand dollars raised on their website. At...

Strong Women, Strong Government

Strong Women, Strong Government

Anne Austin, Sophomore Writer

April 12, 2017


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During a joint session of Congress, when the television camera pans to the politicians, you are today, like every day in our country’s history, more likely to see a man than a woman. In the 115th Congress, 21 senators and 83 representatives are women. Throughout the course of American history, onl...

To Swivel or Not To Swivel?

To Swivel or Not To Swivel?

Maggie Doyle, Junior Writer

March 16, 2017


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While most classrooms at Saint Ignatius have the standard desk and chair combination we all know and love, there are a few classrooms with swivel desks–desks with wheels on the bottom and seats that, true to their name, swivel. St. Ignatius introduced these desks in some classrooms as a result of studies i...

Show Your Pride

Show Your Pride

Edward Seley '17, Senior Writer

March 9, 2017


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What is appropriate behavior for fans and spectators at a Saint Ignatius sporting event? As members of the Saint Ignatius community, we represent our school at every public event we attend. It is our responsibility to make sure this representation reflect our Jesuit values that are infused into St. Ignat...

Laptops vs. iPads

Laptops vs. iPads

Nicole Cervera ‘18 and Meredith Burke ‘19, Writers

March 7, 2017


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Are you happy using your iPads during the school day or do you use a laptop from the Beigel room? The differences between these two Apple products are small, but do some students prefer the use of one over the other?  Both platforms allow the user the ability to utilize certain school applica...

Respect the Position of President

Respect the Position of President

Elizabeth Neybert '17, Senior Writer

February 14, 2017


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Imagine you’re sitting on a plane and you hear someone whisper, “I hope we nose dive into that mountain right there.” That’s how I feel when people admit they want President Donald Trump to fail. I am not thrilled the former host of “The Apprentice” is our president, however I will support the ...

This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Alex Chaidez and Elizabeth Donnelly

November 28, 2016


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On election night, the country held its breath before launching into powerful debate after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.  St. Ignatius students engaged in this debate, participating in peaceful protests, conversation, and discernment across all political spectrums. I...

Ignatius Embraces All

Candace Hayes '17, Senior Writer

November 28, 2016


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The Saint Ignatius administration is taking many steps to unify its community and facilitate conversations that challenge adversity. The first step involved revamping the diversity presentation given to the freshmen every year during their orientation. In years past, the presentation consisted of a stat...

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Alex Chaidez and Jimmy Herdegen

November 28, 2016


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It may seem unusual for a letter from the editors to appear on the front page, but unusual events call for unusual actions. The United States faces one of its greatest tests in the weeks after Election Night. The test itself is not the election, but how Americans act towards one another after a contro...

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