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FCCLA holds can drive to aid people

FCCLA holds can drive to aid people

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

In order to help families in need, FCCLA will hold a can drive from Monday to Dec. 15. “There are families in need especially during the holiday season, that need food and we wanted to be able to provide that for them,” FCCLA adviser Brittney Bauer said. FCCLA has held the can drive annually...

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


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To go along with Friday the 13th, Interact Club and Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) will give vampire teeth to donors at the blood drive Friday. The idea came from Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel. “I thought it would be cute. I’m kind of cheesy like that,” Engel said. T...

Math Team earns win at first competition

Math Team earns win at first competition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

At their first competition, math team earned first place at the Math League meet Sept. 28. Saint Ignatius, Romeoville, and Larkin attended the competition. “We were going against some very good teams,” freshman Christina Champagne said. Math team coach Charles Vokes was one of the judge...

Compass prays for school and the world

Compass prays for school and the world

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


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As a way to encourage students and staff to connect with their faith, Compass participated in the national event “See You at the Pole” Wednesday. Compass held the event outside of entrance F under the flagpole. At the event, participants and Compass members prayed at 7:15 a.m. “We’ll be...

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

June 2, 2017


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Since Horticulture Club did not sell any of the plants they had grown for Blooming Fest due to it raining that day, they were left with an abundance of plants and a shortage of funds. “I still have a billowing greenhouse and no money back in the account. Our big money came from that street fair...

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 17, 2017


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Math Team competed in the IHSA state finals at the University of Illinois May 6 and earned 30th place out of 63 teams. “It was fun, I got to show them around campus so they got to see what it was like. It was great weather that day,” Math Team adviser Charles Vokes said. Freshmen Oscar Almont...

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2017


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After winning first place at state, the LifeSmarts team placed fourth at nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 21-24. Five students advanced to nationals including senior captain Garrett Hosticka, David Rivera, Arturo Rubio, junior Michael Sawicki, and Conor Tully. “Our goal, as stereotypi...

Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 4, 2017


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After winning first place at state, the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team is heading off to nationals Friday in Kansas City. Seniors Jenna Palka and Ross Behr, and juniors Jeremy Belington and Mike Sawicki took first at state and will be heading to nationals as a team. “We are excited...

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

May 4, 2017


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As a way to add to their theme of women’s rights, WeGo Global focused on the issue of human trafficking for the month of April and May with their “We Won’t Rest” campaign. WeGo Global chose women’s rights as their main topic to advocate for this semester. “Human trafficking is overwh...

Successful Mix-It-Up day creates new tradition

Successful Mix-It-Up day creates new tradition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After the success of the first Mix-It-Up lunch event, Student Council, ROAR, and Principal Moses Cheng plan on continuing this new tradition. The Mix-It-Up lunch occurred on March 24 during lunch periods. Students had to stay in the Mix-It-Up section and place a sticker on a map of the world on ...

Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

In hopes of encouraging acceptance and embracement of diversity, Principal Moses Cheng, Student Council, and ROAR are teaming up to organize Mix-It-Up Lunch Day on Friday. “We want kids to demonstrate compassion, acceptance, and resilience. We have a list of the attributes of being ethically re...

Month dedicated to women’s rights

Month dedicated to women’s rights

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

March 17, 2017


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Inspired by other organizations, WeGo Global decided to dedicate the month of March to advocate for women’s rights and equality. “There is a bunch of different global organizations that designated March 8 as International Women’s Day, so that was something that was on the radar last year. ...

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