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CTU strikes chord with athletes

CTU strikes chord with athletes

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

On Oct. 17, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) began a strike against Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that would ultimately persist for 11 days. The CTU hoped to obtain higher salary raises and benefits, smaller class sizes and additional school resources, such as counselors and nurses. Because of the strike,...

Offseason training essential for success

Offseason training essential for success

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

During the basketball season, the stands are filled with students cheering on the team they support. However, these same students forget about basketball the moment the season closes, but what about the student athletes? The off season is not a time for rest and relaxation for high school athletes,...

Why student athletes should say no to nicotine

Why student athletes should say no to nicotine

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Sports can provide an avenue for students to stay healthy, socialize, and learn important life lessons. Unfortunately, players can have a negative impact on their teams with their unhealthy actions and habits. The epidemic of vaping is not limited to the school, but it is exemplified through its prominence...

D1 and done, picking colleges

D1 and done, picking colleges

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

As the fall sports season comes to a close, many seniors play their final games as high school students. Next year, they will not only continue their education in college, but some will also continue their athletic career. For some, playing a sport in college has been a goal for most of their lives. “I...

Hockey players face off against pressure

Hockey players face off against pressure

Sam Carens, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

It is finally that time of year again. The hockey team is lacing up their skates, excited to be back on the ice. Last year, they impressed the entire state by reaching the state semifinals. They hope to carry last year’s success through this year. Although there have been major accomplishments from...

Teens put down ball, pick up whistle

Teens put down ball, pick up whistle

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

When people think of their childhood athletic coaches, most people will picture an adult, but are adults really the only option for coaching youth? Adolescent children who play sports gain an abundance of invaluable knowledge and experience if they are coached by high school teens, alongside a standard...

New year brings new football success

New year brings new football success

Sam Carens, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Everybody knows that last year’s football team struggled. They finished the season disappointed with only one win. As the weeks went on last season, people disappeared from the bleachers. However, when the football team ran onto the field for the home opener against Prospect High School, the student...

International trips continue to travel through athletes’ minds

International trips continue to travel through athletes’ minds

Nathan Kochera, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Despite the widespread rumors about the end of international sports trips, it turns out these invaluable trips are here to stay. International trips will continue to bless the students and coaches with their benefits. These trips have many cultural benefits as it is important for students to experience...

Assistant coaches key to success

Assistant coaches key to success

Patrick, Schumacher

October 4, 2019

Many adults would come to the minds of parents when asked who greatly impacts their child’s life. Themselves, other relatives, teachers, and head coaches would account for the majority of the answers. But when the same question is asked to high schoolers, nearly all who participate in athletics would...

Varsity athletes offer advice to freshmen

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

“The important thing is to balance your schedule. You have to make time for both school and sports to have the most success during high school.” -Stephanos Sarris (Wrestling) “Try not be closed minded...Be open to trying new sports.” -Ryan O’Grady (Golf) “Learning how to manage your...

Bowling strikes students

Bowling strikes students

Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

The Cahill Crazies cheer loudly. Parents scream for joy. A coach claps proudly—another athletic triumph. But for what sport? The answer is bowling. This could be a near future. Saint Viator has been a dominant force in many sports and extracurriculars. Many students are excited for the possible...

Make racket for tennis

Ashley Edgeworth, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

There are many sports that are do not receive the attention they deserve. One of these sports is tennis. Players in tennis at times feel like the sport they love is overlooked, and they want to share their love of tennis to others. “It isn’t a top priority at our school,” said Matthew Onischick,...

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