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Blackbaud bundles improved interface, synergistic system

Blackbaud bundles improved interface, synergistic system

Allie O’Brien, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Blackbaud is Saint Viator’s new school system, which is used for grades, submitting and assigning homework, attendance, business and more. This is the first year the school has used this system. There are many benefits to the switch to Blackbaud. “The old system that we had was outdated and we...

Drug testing program snips out hair, peer pressure

Drug testing program snips out hair, peer pressure

Katie McManaman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

Nobody wants to be drug and alcohol tested, but why? Is it an invasion of our privacy? Do the teachers and our own parents not trust us? What happens after Dean Fuja cuts our hair? Drug testing is becoming more and more popular in government agencies, businesses, and schools throughout the nation....

Technology melts snow days away

Technology melts snow days away

Sean McLaughlin, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

On July 1, 2019, SB 28 went into effect allowing schools to use e-learning days in lieu of emergency days. This was put into action by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to ensure that students are learning the amount that they need. Everyone has been wondering how these e-learning days will...

Hobby hunting: find your new favorite club

Hobby hunting: find your new favorite club

Abby Young, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Are you looking for new hobbies, or trying to find a group of like minded people? Maybe you have been wanting to get more involved with your school. Well, there’s a solution to that—new clubs! Some of the new clubs include The Viatones, Respect For Life, Mahjong and Ping Pong, Environmental and...

Fresh faculty faces flood the hallways

Jill Doherty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

This year, the school welcomed ten new members to the Viator family. With the loss of some beloved teachers to retirement, it’s only fitting that we have some great new recruits to kickstart the school year. You may not know who they are yet, but pretty soon you may recognize them just from the sound...

Burning questions March 2019

Alex Dimarco and Timmy Wittich, Staff Writers

March 22, 2019

Alex: We all know that the cafeteria french fries are one of the most popular foods sold at lunch time. Up until this year, there was quite a variety of them: curly fries, garlic fries, standard-cut fries, crinkle-cut fries, steak fries, and the occasional waffle fries. However, as students went to...

Give up something for Lent, put on ashes to repent

Give up something for Lent, put on ashes to repent

Brooke Puccini, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Everyone knows that one elderly person who wags his or her finger and insists that younger generations have lost their morals, and it isn’t hard to see why. Most teenagers are glued to their phones 24/7 looking at a polished version of society; meanwhile, they justify missing mass here and there and...

PROMposing changes–dancing at Willis Tower

PROMposing changes–dancing at Willis Tower

Alyssa Yankee, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

As prom season approaches, the senior student council and the faculty have started to prepare for the event on April 27. There have been a few changes made to prom this year with the most significant being the new location. “We are having [prom] at the Metropolitan Club on the 66th floor of the Wi...

Service lifelong journey for alumni

Service lifelong journey for alumni

Grace Chang, Local Co-Editor

March 22, 2019

Service is not limited to Viator students; it is a lifelong pursuit. No matter where a person stands—on a mountain top, deep down in a valley, riding the metro, or cramming in a college library —service is always doable. Let’s take a look at how former Lions continue to serve others in college. Paul...

Through traveling, sleeping, and studying, students make most of their spring break

Through traveling, sleeping, and studying, students make most of their spring break

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Although Chicagoans might have experienced the winter blues, spring break is right around the corner! With the spring sports underway, the upcoming ACT, and the looming threat of AP exams, sleep-deprived students are looking forward to a much-deserved rest. In a recent poll, students had many different...

Students spend time with God and friends on Quest

Students spend time with God and friends on Quest

Allison Bosshart, Local Co-Editor

March 22, 2019

Do you ever feel that life is too busy and chaotic? The Quest 48 retreat offers a break from students’ busy lives, allowing them to enjoy meaningful time with God and friends. The upcoming Quest retreat is April 8-9. Freshmen and sophomore students can sign up with permission forms from Campus Ministry...

Students say farewell to faculty favorites

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

As students begin to enter their last stretch of the school year, faculty and the student body alike will prepare to say their final farewells to a group of teachers who have truly left their mark on the community: one biology joke, one mathematical equation, two faithful discussions, one game, and...

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