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From Arlington Heights to ‘Under the Sea’

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

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

New strength and conditioning Coach Alex Nadolna can be found daily in the athletic office and weight room. 
Photo by Anthony Novak

Bridget Sloan, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

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

Veterans present the colors prior to Sammy Davis’s speech.

Brooke Puccini, Local Editor

December 8, 2017

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...

Senior seeks Naval Academy acceptance

Grace Chang, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

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...

Familiar faces surprise with military background

Fr. Dan Hall, history teacher, served in the Army and the Marines.

Grace Rygiel and Bridget Sloan, Staff Writers

December 8, 2017

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...

Holiday season gifts new service opportunities to students

Art by Kayla Johnson

Allison Bosshart, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

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

Boys participate in a ski club outing during the 1987-88 school year.

Clare Dowd, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

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

With the transition, Saint Viator gained multiple girls sports, including cheerleading.

Kate Hannon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

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

Melissa Cortese '17 tells about her life as a student at the Naval Academy.

Crystal Schuster, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

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...

Teachers transition together to new environment

Allison Bosshart, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

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...

Busy staff minds, busy student body

Ms. O’Neill works with members of Speech Club during an activity period.

November 2, 2017

Four clubs--Illustrators Club, Champions Club, field hockey club, and Speech Team-- make their debut during the 2017-2018 school year. The new clubs aim to involve more students and include diverse skills previously unrecognized in co-curricular groups.

Service Spotlight: Amalia Sordo-Palacios

Service Spotlight: Amalia Sordo-Palacios

Brooke Puccini, Local Editor

November 2, 2017

“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...

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