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Teachers transition together to new environment

Allison Bosshart, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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It’s a known fact that coming to a new school is a difficult transition for freshmen, but did you know new teachers have trouble adjusting too? New teachers have to adjust to new coworkers, new work environments, new books, and new lesson plans. Like freshmen, new teachers need to learn everything from t...

Service Spotlight: Amalia Sordo-Palacios

Service Spotlight: Amalia Sordo-Palacios

Brooke Puccini, Local Editor

November 2, 2017


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“It gives me satisfaction to be serving people one on one," said junior Amalia Sordo-Palacios, who spends her time seeking service opportunities in her community. She has completed a number of unique activities ranging from volunteering at an animal hospital to helping landscape at a Habitat for Humanity p...

Controversial new tool at core of classes

Controversial new tool at core of classes

Kathleen Hannon, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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Students this year may find it a little easier to stay on task on their iPads. Apple Classroom is a new tool for teachers to monitor iPad use during their class. While students may view it as simply a method to prevent them from playing games, there is much more to it. According to Apple, Classr...

Hello my name is… Fr. Bolser

Hello my name is… Fr. Bolser

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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What could be better than being part of a community that prepared you for life and gave you some of the best experiences? How about coming back to that community that gave you that life? That’s exactly what Fr. Charles Bolser did. He was the President at Saint Viator for twelve years from 1986-1998...

Artists drawn to group celebrating creativity

Artists drawn to group celebrating creativity

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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New this year is the Illustrator’s Club, a community where students can create artwork and connect with other artists at Saint Viator. “It is a club for students looking to hone their own artistic style,” said club moderator Mr. Matt Gruenfeld. The club was created by senior Fiona Conneely,...

Champions Club challenges student athletes to be leaders on, off field

Champions Club challenges student athletes to be leaders on, off field

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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Many student athletes know the importance of leadership to do well in both school and their sports. The Champions Club is a new group dedicated to helping students become positive leaders both in the classroom and on the field. “The goal of the Champions Club is to provide leadership learning opportunities...

Field hockey club creates unique, new athletic opportunity for girls

Field hockey club creates unique, new athletic opportunity for girls

Grace Rygiel, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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Girls’ field hockey is a new athletic club of 2017 that has already gained popularity among the student body. The game of field hockey is very similar to that of ice hockey, soccer, and lacrosse and is played with hooked sticks, a ball, and goals. Two teams, each with eleven players on the field, attempt...

Students speak minds in competitive speeches, improve communication skills

Students speak minds in competitive speeches, improve communication skills

Grace Rygiel, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


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Speech Club is a new activity for students who love speaking and participating in class. Speech team is an IHSA designated activity competition which consists of competitors participating in different categories of speech. The competitors must either memorize a speech on a certain topic or make up a...

Students share noodles, each other’s company

Students share noodles, each other’s company

Grace Rygiel, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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Who doesn’t love to grab a delicious meal at Noodles and Company? This year, The Justice League, a social justice club, will be hosting an event to better connect international students with American students. The event, named Noodles and Company, because of the traditional dishes being prepared by...

New characters in Wonderland

New characters in Wonderland

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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Every school year, students audition to be a part of the fall play, and this year’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” is no different. Many tried out for their favorite roles in the beloved story. However, this year’s show is distinctive from those of past years - it is director Mrs. Kate Cost...

Service Spotlight: Maura Hogaboom

Service Spotlight: Maura Hogaboom

Brooke Puccini, Local Editor

September 28, 2017


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“To whomever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whole much was entrusted, of him more will be asked” (Lk 12:28). Junior Maura Hogaboom goes out of her way to live out those words through participating in unique service activities. Her opportunities have included working with migra...

Local group tests cardiac health, teens heartly know their risk

Local group tests cardiac health, teens heartly know their risk

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The heart wants what the hearts wants, right? Screens for Teens is a program that wants you to know about your heart. Sponsored by the Max Schweitzer Foundation, Screens for Teens provides low-cost cardiac screenings for high school students. Students receive an EKG(Electrocardiogram) to monitor heart...

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