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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...

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...

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...

Jennifer Doudna’s CRISPR discovery.

How Women Revolutionized Modern Science

Emily Greenawalt ‘23 May 2, 2021

In light of this past Women’s History Month, it is important to recognize women in one of the most male-dominated fields across the globe: STEM. Women make up about 28% of the STEM workforce, and wage...

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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...

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Emily Greenawalt ‘23 February 17, 2021

Background Information on Vaccine Development and mRNA Technology After months of strenuous work from Operation Warp Speed and its partnership with trusted bio-pharmaceutical companies, the first COVID-19...

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Effects of COVID in “Normalized” America

Lillian Kibby December 11, 2020

A year ago, if you had walked down a street in Chicago with everyone wearing masks, standing 6 feet apart, and bumping elbows, you would have thought you had been transported to an alternate reality. However,...

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New Stay at Home Advisory Reflects Worsening COVID-19 Numbers

Daniel Bell ‘22, News Editor December 9, 2020

Governor Pritzker has announced a statewide increase in COVID restrictions amid an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases, which took effect on November 20th. The entire state will be considered under...

Girls Swimming and Diving 2020 Sectional Champions!

Fall Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Chaban ‘22, Sports Editor November 2, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s normal lives upside-down. From school and work to travel and the economy, no aspect of life has been left unturned, and sports is no exception. Many professional...

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