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It’s time for a “school” change

Sean McLaughlin, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Each year around late fall and early winter, the academic curriculum is reviewed by the school directors and teachers. They decide the relevance of each class in the system and choose if an old class should be removed or a new class added. “One essential key to Viator’s curriculum is to provide...

Many countries, one school

Jill Doherty and Ashley Edgeworth

March 13, 2020

Have you ever wondered how international students adjust to life at Saint Viator? For the past eight years, the Reverend Mark R. Francis, CSV, International Program has been assisting students from other countries in getting accustomed to going to a school with different customs and to living in a new...

It pays dividends to have a job

Abby Young, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Do you have a job? Many students at Saint Viator have jobs outside of school. Maybe you’re one of them! A Google Form was sent out asking students whether they had a job, and if so, what they do for work. Out of the 51 students that took the survey, 37 said that they have a job. Out of those working,...

Querbes program overhaul adds options

Sean McLaughlin, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Querbes Scholars is a program that allows students who achieve above and beyond in academics to have more education-, religion- and community-focused opportunities. From its founding in 2010 until last year, the program had more or less the same format each year. This year, though, Saint Viator h...

Roaring into Night of the Lion

Photo courtesy of the Advancement Office

Jill Doherty, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

On Saturday March 7, Mahoney Gym will be transformed to a time 100 years back, as part of Night of the Lion. Themed to “Roaring into the 20’s,” the event is the perfect way to kick off the decade. It will even feature live music from an alumni band. The purpose of the Night of the Lion is to p...

Turning pocket change into real change

Photo by Hannah Klimas

Kate Hannon, Local Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

Between school, sports, extracurriculars, jobs and spending time with friends, it can be easy to forget to take the time to help the less fortunate. Luckily, Campus Ministry has a program that puts the needy first: Loaves and Fishes. Loaves and Fishes is a monthly collection that coincides with Ma...

Dean Deb leaps into quadrennial birthday

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Alex DiMarco, Local Co-Editor

February 28, 2020

Imagine not turning a year older every year. That’s impossible though, right? Not for .07% of the world’s population. A very small number of people are born on Feb 29 every four years, and these “leaplings” don't celebrate another year of aging on their birthdays every year. Only about 205,000 ...

Joy to the kids; the toy drive has come!

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Sean McLaughlin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Imagine waking up on Christmas Day with no presents in the morning. The devastating sadness a child would feel to see this is heartbreaking. The Walter & Nancy Payton 34 Foundation was created to combat this issue. They serve the children of Chicago to give them a Christmas to be excited for. Walter...

Students submit school improvement suggestions

Kate Hannon and Jill Doherty, Local Co-Editor and Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

If you could change anything about the school, what would you change? Would you expand the dress code, or maybe modify the cafeteria experience? Add some more classes? According to a survey, students have tons of ideas like these for ways to improve the school. Not surprisingly, several students...

Parishioners react to archdiocese merges, closings

Photo courtesy of Brielle Trapalis

Madeline Dauphin, Graphics Co-Editor

December 13, 2019

Much has been occurring within our archdiocese because the Renew My Church program has decided to combine and regroup parishes and schools. This is in order to address the lack the funding certain parishes receives, the lack of priests the betterment of evangelization programs. Although the diocese is...

What we do at home for the holidays

Art by Taein Park

Abby Young, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The weather is getting colder, and the leaves are falling faster. You know what that means: it’s Christmastime! Christmas is the time that we all come together to celebrate and remember the birth of Jesus Christ, but each family has their own way of doing so. This is where our personal traditions...

Looking at college apps from the flip side

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Alex DiMarco, Local Co-Editor

December 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered who’s on the other side of your college application? What is the admissions committee thinking when reading your application? As the January 1 deadline approaches, college counselor Mrs. Amy Herbert has the answers to all your questions and more. Before joining the Viator staff...

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