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‘God, please help us win. Amen.’

Coaches, players incorporate faith, Viatorian tradition in their teams
Anthony Pretto, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Every year, hundreds of parents send their children to Saint Viator in hopes that they will become faithfully enriched. With 85 percent of the student body participating in a sport according to the school...

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Cahill Cra-Zzzzzzzzzz’s?

School spirit organization works to strengthen student presence
Rylee Untalan, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

It’s a Friday night in September at Robert Morris University—the varsity football team is on the field, cheerleaders are on the sideline and fans and parents are standing on their feet as the teams...

Ms. Garro assists a student athlete with his injury.	        Photo by Mary Stauder

Gina-sis of new program

Students gain valuable experience assisting athletic trainers
Rowan McDonnell, Sports Editor December 10, 2021

As high school students discern their future career, they seek valuable experience in fields of interest. Very rarely can students gain this insight from the comfort of their own school community, but...

Art by Marion Krowczyk

Barely Bearable: Bears fans disappointed again

Sam Hargadon, Copy Editor October 29, 2021

Less than two months into the NFL season, Bears fans are already disappointed. The start to the Bears season brought about high expectations and hopes of a playoff run. After drafting Ohio State quarterback...

Art by Magda Szczerbinski

White Sox surge into spotlight

Katie Trunda, Copy Editor October 29, 2021

After nearly a decade of a Cubs-dominated Chicago, the focus has gone south to the White Sox. Under manager Tony La Russa, the White Sox had a winning season, standing 93-69 before playoffs. Although the...

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Freshmen play up to their strengths in sports

Maggie Towle, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

“The cheers ring out, one mighty shout, for Viator’s varsity.” The conclusion of the fight song echoes the dream of every passionate freshman athlete—making varsity. However, the opportunity...

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Athlete to coach: a Lion for Life

Recent alumni return as relatable coaches
Rylee Untalan, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

High school sports are some of the best memories for many student athletes, and, for some graduates, these experiences are so positive that they decide to come back after college. Saint Viator has a rich...

Art by Marion Krowczyk

And they’re off! Racetrack close opens new doors

Maggie Towle, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

For nearly a century, people have flocked to see horses compete at Arlington International Racetrack. Soon, it may be home to the Chicago Bears, and members of the Arlington Heights community have mixed...

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NCAA brings back madness

Julia Benkendorf, Sports Editor March 18, 2021

Last year’s whirlwind cancellation of The NCAA tournament left basketball fans worldwide disappointed and craving the action of March Madness. However, after a season of playing with COVID-19 precautions...

Bowling team has skill to spare

Bowling team has skill to spare

Julia Benkendorf and Madison Wrzos March 18, 2021

In the past, bowlers gazed during pep rallies at countless school teams as they paraded through the gym and sought a similar opportunity to showcase their athletic talents. They wondered if anyone else...

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Spring-ing into next season

Student athletes discuss time lost during shutdown
Rowan McDonnell, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

For most of the year, there was no sports life at school. Most student-athletes came to school without their sports bag, the back parking lot was mostly empty minutes after school, no shouting or cheering...

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Referees enforce new mask policy

Sam Hargadon , Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Sports have been hit especially hard during the pandemic, but we don’t consider the referees and how their sporting experience has changed. Referees’ jobs have been impacted nearly as much as the athletes...

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