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Athletics bringing the world together

Jeffen Zhang, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

Saint Viator High School is a big family with lots of members. Among the hundreds of its members, there are some who are from different areas of the world. They joined the Viator family for various reasons....

Fantasy football storm hits both faculty and students

Students and faculty putting a lot on the line to avoid losing their fantasy leagues
Matt Anesi, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

I look at the clock. Five seconds left. Sweat is bleeding down my forehead. I can even taste it in my mouth. Why was I so nervous? I had spent the last two weeks in preparation for this moment. The last...

Performance Enhancing Disaster

Professional athletes using PEDs to gain an unfair advantage in their sport
Anthony Pretto, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2022

To excel in athletic competition is admirable. The majority of athletes compete in sports for the chance to prove their abilities. There is often no better feeling for an athlete than proving themselves...

Varsity football takes on a new look

Ben Konopka, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

After the graduation of the class of ‘22, SVHS’s varsity football team’s roster confronted adversity as 13 starting spots were opened. Coming in to fill the gaps: many first time varsity starters....

BIG10 gets a little bigger

USC, UCLA join athletic powerhouse conference, changing NCAA
Josh Bottarini, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

College athletics are changing drastically now that USC and UCLA have decided to leave the Pac-12 Conference to join the Big Ten. There is really only one reason they are making this move: money. With...

New team, new teammates, new trials

Illinois student athlete transfer rates increase throughout all of sports
Rylee Untalan, Sports Editor September 28, 2022

Where a student goes to high school is everything to a teenager. It determines who their friends are, the way they act, and sometimes their identity as a whole. However, bouncing around from school to...

Varsity athletes vs. PE, should they have to participate?

The debate of whether or not PE waivers should be used continues
Andy Tyrjan, Staff Writer September 28, 2022

Sports are a huge part of Saint Viator and high schools across the country. They are a way to bring the student body together and uplift school spirit. So, just how seriously should we take in preparing...

Art by Jack Zimmerman

Sponsorship-wreck

New ruling brings benefits, corruption to NCAA
Anthony Pretto, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

On June 21, 2021, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the NCAA could no longer bar payments to student athletes. This was a decision that only added to the many existing challenges facing...

Co-ed water polo team practices in the pool.

End to battle of the sexes

Rise of co-ed teams brings unique opportunities, challenges to athletes
Rylee Untalan , Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Five seconds left on the clock, and you shoot the game winning three. It goes in. You immediately look to the student section and in search of that specific person, but what if they were on your team?...

Art by Katie Watson

Bus rides: driving force to team success

Maggie Towle, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

The key to any team’s success is a strong connection between teammates. Bus rides to and from games are the perfect opportunity to bond and grow as a team. For many, the bus rides are an opportunity...

Bowling team competes on senior night

Seniors finish seasons strong, leave teams stronger

Jack Spalding, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Athletics are a huge part of the high school experience, especially at Saint Viator. Every athlete from every grade level puts it all on the line for their respective sport, but seniors have the most to...

Calling time out

Calling time out

Rylee Untalan, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

The title of varsity captain, conference championships, accolades and recognition: the achievements high school athletes aspire for the most. But what is going on behind the scenes? How do student athletes...

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