Viator Voice

LINKing upperclassmen, freshmen since day one

Allison Bosshart, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Coming to a new school as a freshman can make students stressful and nervous, especially for their first day, but LINK leaders answer questions, share donuts and guide freshmen to their classes to make school a comfortable environment for all students. LINK Crew is a program for juniors and seniors...

Has Turnabout turned back to boys asking girls?

Has Turnabout turned back to boys asking girls?

Kate Hannon, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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It may not be a promposal, but Turnabout asks can be pretty unique. Typically, Turnabout is the dance where a girl asks a date, as opposed to boys generally asking dates for other dances, including homecoming and prom. However, this is not always the case at Saint Viator anymore. “It has become...

Students act sooner on ACT preparation

Students act sooner on ACT preparation

Clare Dowd, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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At the start of junior year, talk of the ACT begins quietly, but as the year moves along, the quiet chatter becomes a loud roar as students’ hopes, fears and dreams start to materialize. The ACT is a standardized test that most high schoolers take in the spring of their junior year. This test is...

From Arlington Heights to ‘Under the Sea’

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Deep  down under the sea, in the underwater world of crustaceans and talking fish, sea creatures and merfolk alike prepared to put on the performance of “The Little Mermaid” for the humans, but not without the help from key aspects that made the show possible. Mr. Tony Calzaretta, the assistant...

Hello, my name is Coach Nadolna

Hello, my name is Coach Nadolna

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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This semester, student-athletes welcomed Coach Alex Nadolna, the new strength and conditioning coach. Coach Nadolna was previously the assistant strength and conditioning director at New Trier High School and an intern at Loyola University Chicago, where he found his love for the job. He believes that...

Sammy Davis speaks about Medal of Honor, wartime

Sammy Davis speaks about Medal of Honor, wartime

Brooke Puccini, Local Editor

December 8, 2017


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As students celebrate the holiday season, they are reminded to be thankful. Often, however, students forget to recognize and give thanks to millions of strangers who sacrificed their lives for them: veterans. To remind students of the importance of recognizing veterans and allow them to hear a firsthand...

Familiar faces surprise with military background

Familiar faces surprise with military background

Grace Rygiel and Bridget Sloan, Staff Writers

December 8, 2017


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As students move through their average days, many are oblivious to the fact that they walk among faculty heroes, such as Fr. Bolser, Mr. Steve Burks, Mr. Jim Williams and Fr. Dan Hall, who have served our country in the United States Military. “I had no idea that so many of our staff have served...

Senior seeks Naval Academy acceptance

Grace Chang, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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November 11 is dedicated to thousands of veterans—those who sacrificed their youths for the country. Now what made these men to give up their comfortable lives at home and pick up their rifle-guns at the frontier? The answer may lie within our school. "I just can't imagine myself doing a normal...

Holiday season gifts new service opportunities to students

Holiday season gifts new service opportunities to students

Allison Bosshart, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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The Christmas Season is a time to be thankful and serve others who are less fortunate. Rather than focusing on the gifts they will receive, many students have turned their attention to serving others and helping their community. Opportunities during Christmas 2017 include Spanish Club’s Shopping with...

Growing, changing clubs over years

Growing, changing clubs over years

Clare Dowd, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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When the Viatome came out with its first issue in 1965, the clubs and activities at Saint Viator were much different. As the years went by, some clubs fell out of favor, and new clubs and activities were created in tune with current students’ interests. The clubs at Saint Viator are a vital part...

30 years ago, hallways looked completely different

30 years ago, hallways looked completely different

Kate Hannon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Just thirty years ago, a time when many current students’ parents were in high school, Saint Viator had a very different environment. There was no official uniform, seniors could go home for lunch and students could use a smoking pit. Most notably, female students were not present. In 1987, Saint...

Recent alum tells Naval Academy experience

Recent alum tells Naval Academy experience

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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When thinking about loved ones or Veterans serving in the military, you might not need to go far from home to show our appreciation! MIDN Melissa Cortese, Saint Viator Graduate from the Class of 2017, has been involved in the military lifestyle since her freshman year of high school and was a cadet in...

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