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Oh, the places we’ve been

Oh, the places we’ve been

Reminiscing on extraordinary high school experiences of the Class of 2022
Madeline Dauphin and Quentin Perry March 18, 2022

High school goes by in a flash, but not without some impactful events and timeless memories. It’s safe to say that the Class of 2022 has had the most remarkable four years a teenager could imagine. From...

‘Noises Off,’ talent’s on

‘Noises Off,’ talent’s on

Sean McLaughlin and Evelyn Urbaniak March 18, 2022

Spring is almost here, and now that means the annual play is back at Viator. Usually taking place in the fall, this shifted schedule is the perfect reflection of the shifted direction this meta-production...

Emma Ziebka packs food at the Our Lady of Angels’ food drive in Chicago.

Power of Emma’s volunteerism

Saint Viator senior wins Student Heart of Gold Award
Mia Mortellero, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

It was 2018 when Emma Ziebka started at Saint Viator. Four years and a global pandemic later, she was announced as the 2022 Arlington Heights “Student Heart of Gold” award winner. Emma is an active...

Friends with my enemy

Friends with my enemy

Can political differences coexist in everyday relationships?
Joey Dauphin, Jos Mendez, and Bernadette Mercurio March 18, 2022

Politics has become an incredibly relevant and sensitive topic in the 21st century, especially in regards to the beliefs of teenagers and teachers. Increasing number of teenagers have started to voice...

Mr. Burks: building a legacy

Mr. Burks: building a legacy

Julia Benkendorf, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2022

Whether you knew it or not, if you have studied in the renovated Academic Commons, received support in the Scanlan Learning Center, enjoyed a meal in Querbes Hall or even taken a swim in the pool, then...

Deck the halls with finals freakouts

Deck the halls with finals freakouts

Break between learning, finals stresses out students, teachers
Cecelia Whelan and Mia Mortellero February 17, 2022

Semester finals are necessary in refreshing and testing the knowledge obtained by students during the past semester. However, after the COVID-19 Pandemic and three semester finals being cancelled, it was...

Students enjoy the homecoming dance outdoors.

Winter ball plans to turnabout

Joselyn Mendez and Bernadette Mercurio February 17, 2022

With the Winter Ball supposedly being around the corner, Viator students received an upsetting email from administration about rescheduling the dance to the spring because of the Omicron outbreak. Viator...

Pandemic roulette: how will you be affected?

Pandemic roulette: how will you be affected?

Evelyn Urbaniak, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

With omicron on the rise in the world right now, it seems like this variant is not letting anything get in its way. Now, with or without a vaccine, it’s possible for one to contract this unwanted virus....

Mrs. Majka teaches her AP Physics students.

Mrs. Majka’s Viator vector

Serving up fresh physics, life lessons since 1990
Joey Dauphin, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Mrs. Majka has taught at Saint Viator for 32 years, making her the longest serving Saint Viator teacher. She began her career here in the fall of 1990, after teaching at a school in Providence, R.I. Her...

Brain break required by law

Brain break required by law

Amendment raises questions about mental health in schools
Madeline Dauphin and Sean McLaughlin February 17, 2022

Mental health is no joke—even the Illinois government agrees. In August, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1577 into law, which amends the Compulsory Attendance Article of the School Code. The...

Faith-filled field trip across America

Faith-filled field trip across America

Mr. Wulbert plans first D.C. March for Life trip in school history
Joey Dauphin, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

For the first time ever, students from Saint Viator will be traveling to Washington D.C. to partake in the March for Life in January 2022. “I am thrilled to go to Washington DC and promote the life...

Ms. Gray and the crew of “Pippin” at dance rehearsal.

‘Pippin”s promise: new cast, creativity, and choreography

Sean McLaughlin and Joselyn Mendez December 10, 2021

Musical season is back in swing at Viator, with the annual winter musical for 2022 being “Pippin.” “Pippin,” created in 1972 by Bob Fosse and Roger O. Hirson, and composed by Stephen Schwartz,...

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