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The Spartan Star

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The Spartan Star

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More Teens Dealing Depression, Anxiety

More Teens Dealing Depression, Anxiety

By Sofia Lucente, Special Contributor November 28, 2022
According to the CDC, in 2021, more than a third of high school students reported they experienced poor mentality during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 44% reported they persistently felt sad for the duration since 2020. At Marian, there is a safety net of people who strive to make students as comfortable as possible while continuing to stay aware of one’s education. 
Speech Team Takes Several 1sts at Marian Classic

Speech Team Takes Several 1sts at Marian Classic

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff November 17, 2022

The Marian Catholic Speech Team started their varsity and novice seasons by hosting the annual Marian Classic Nov. 12. More than a dozen schools including Homewood-Flossmoor, Thornton, Oak Lawn and Lemont...

Who Dat? No, the other Saints.

School to Celebrate All Saints at Nov. 1 Mass

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff October 31, 2022
Each November 1, the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day, which is dedicated to the Church’s saints. All students will be on a liturgy schedule that day.
Mrs. Russell said she believes the new mandate may have unintended consequences.

Flag Policy Sparks Discourse in the Marian Community

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff October 26, 2022
“One of the things I’ve asked our faculty and staff to do is really make our classrooms very neutral,” said Marian Catholic President Krydynski, “No student should walk into a classroom knowing where a faculty or staff member comes from because of what they have posted on their walls.” 
42 & Counting - Marian Catholic Marching Band Takes Class 3A- Again

’42’ & Counting – Marian Catholic Marching Band Takes Class 3A- Again

By Joe Staack, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
Marian Catholic has won their class for the 42nd year in a row.
Saturday Night Lights: The Illini and the BIG10

Saturday Night Lights: The Illini and the BIG10

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff October 26, 2022
Fighting Illini grad and superfan Mr. Becvar said the atmosphere at Illinois football games has been "electric" this year.
History Takes Stage in Red Summer

History Takes Stage in ‘Red Summer’

By Zoe Miller, Spartan Staff October 11, 2022
Red Summer perfectly presents modern issues from a historic lens, making education digestible and fun.
New Theology Crew Bring Their Experiences to the Classroom

New Theology Crew Bring Their Experiences to the Classroom

By Ellis Jones, Spartan Staff October 11, 2022

Just beyond First Hall, along Dominican Way, across from the Bracha Center, lies one of the special aspects that makes Marian Catholic standout compared to other high schools: the Theology Department. While...

Scenes From Homecoming 2022

Scenes From Homecoming 2022

By Mark Foushi Jr. , Student Contributor September 30, 2022
Decorations are a big part of what makes Homecoming fun.
New Eucharistic Ministers Recognized During First School Mass

New Eucharistic Ministers Recognized During First School Mass

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff September 29, 2022
More than 20 Seniors Answer Call to Serve
Death: Theres an App for That

Death: There’s an App for That

By Miley Podgorski, Spartan Staff September 20, 2022
They Both Die at the End is a heart-wrenching story about two young boys. 
Seniors Express Themselves By Painting Parking Spaces

Seniors Express Themselves By Painting Parking Spaces

By Chelsea Small, Spartan Staff September 15, 2022
"It's art that reflects the person who is parking there."
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