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School plans senior celebrations

Jill Doherty, Local editor March 18, 2021

Social events at school have been bleak this year and that is no exception for the class of 2021. So far, the senior class has lost homecoming, pep rallies, Friday night lights, sports seasons and countless...

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Eighth-graders excel in advanced courses

Middle schoolers share thoughts, feelings on taking high school classes
Kate Hannon, Co-editor in cheif March 18, 2021

If you thought the beginning of your freshman year was overwhelming, imagine starting your high school career in eighth or even seventh grade. That is the reality each year for a small group of around...

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Declaring Dean Deb Day

Students, faculty celebrate Dean Deb's award, time at Viator
Sean McLaughlin, Staff writer March 18, 2021

“Kind hearted, hardworking, determined,” said junior Michael Strozak. “Caring, dedicated, passionate,” said junior Liv Salituro. “Energetic, generous, outgoing,” said junior Makenna Ritchey. “Enthusiastic,...

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Episode 87: iGo on Kairos

Students plan for spring retreats away from Cabrini
Katie Cloud, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Campus Ministry is facing a unique challenge to continue on student retreats in the midst of restrictive COVID-19 guidelines. This year, different retreats have either taken place over Zoom, such as Urban...

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Illinois athletes finish last in fall sports return

Gabriella Wolf, Staff writer February 26, 2021

Covid-19 had drastic effects on fall 2020 high school sports. Illinois was among the few states, including California and New York, that cancelled high-contact fall sports in 2020 and postponed them to...

When you're a Lydon, you're a lion for life

When you’re a Lydon, you’re a lion for life

Father Lydon goes from '73 alum to teacher to president
Kate Hannon, Co-Editor in Chief February 26, 2021

After five years as president, Mr. Brian Liedlich has announced that he will step down from his role this coming summer due to health issues. Mr. Liedlich will be passing on the torch to longtime Viatorian...

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Lions look to new horizons

Jill Doherty, Local Editor February 26, 2021

This year Saint Viator has introduced a new DEI initiative among students as well as faculty and staff throughout the school. DEI is short for diversity, equity and inclusion, and the topic has become...

Photo by: Madeline Dauphin

‘Into the’…Parking Lot?

Musical to feature new director, small cast, outdoor theater
Rowan McDonnell and Sean McLaughlin February 26, 2021

As the annual winter musical season makes it’s prolonged arrival, new challenges await the cast and crew in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In contrast to previous musical productions, “Into...

Students weigh in on learning challenges

Students weigh in on learning challenges

Poll shows students thoughts on school's second semester plan
Jill Doherty, Local editor December 10, 2020

It is no secret that Viator’s plan for in-school learning has been more than ambitious. It is one of the few schools in the area that is attempting full time in-person classes, with the choice to e-learn....

Home for the COVID days

Home for the COVID days

Pandemic forces changes to students' winter break plans
Joselyn Mendez, Staff writer December 10, 2020

The holiday season is often synonymous with visits to family and friends. According to the responses to a recent poll, however, the rising cases of COVID-19 are causing many students to alter their Christmas...

School prepares for extended coronacation

School prepares for extended coronacation

Extra week of e-learning planned before, after winter break
Sean McLaughlin, Staff writer December 10, 2020

“I’m Dreaming of a Safe Christmas.” Who would have ever thought we’d be saying that? The school is doing everything they can to give the community a traditional Christmas without the fear of the...

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2021: Bringin’ stability back

Students, faculty share aspirations for new year
Renee Calhoun, Local editor December 10, 2020

2020 kicked off a new decade and brought newfound excitement to students and staff alike. Unfortunately, normal everyday life came to a crashing halt after the COVID-19 virus plagued the planet back in...

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