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The Spartan Star

The Student News Site of Marian Catholic High School

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. 
H-F Students Walkout over their School Response to Alleged Assault

H-F Students Walkout over their School Response to Alleged Assault

By Zoe Miller and Chelsea Small, Spartan Staff November 17, 2022

At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, a female student recently alleged that a male student assaulted her during a class at the school. This allegation led to a public press conference held by the alleged...

The Marian Catholic Marching Band ahead of Grand Nationals held last weekend in Indianapolis.

The Beautiful and Bittersweet of The Band

By Class of '23, Special Contributors November 17, 2022

“Meow, Meow, Meow, Meowwww.”  I look up from my table in the hotel conference room and see several of my bandmates singing, or screeching, our entire band show–using cat noises. A quiet anger...

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.
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.
Marian Catholic student Dayanara Elizalde celebrates her Quinceañera.

LHSC: Celebrating Culture, Maturity and Faith

Spartan Staff October 11, 2022
In addition to marking National Hispanic Heritage Month through daily announcements and a recent Mass, LHSC recently invited members to share their Quinceañera stories and pictures. 
Whats the B-U-Z-Z on the Spelling Bee?

What’s the B-U-Z-Z on the ‘Spelling Bee’?

By Jared Smevoll, Spartan Staff October 11, 2022
This honeycomb of a show is filled with sweet, comedic moments as well as true vulnerabilities that we can learn from. 
Will the End of Cash Bail Start The Purge? Consider Your Source

Will the End of Cash Bail Start ‘The Purge’? Consider Your Source

By Brooklyn Allen, Spartan Staff October 11, 2022
Officially titled the SAFE-T Act both proponents and opponents of the law seem confused about what it will actually do.
Homecoming 2022: Friday Lights, Neon Nights

Homecoming 2022: Friday Lights, Neon Nights

By Chelsea Small, Spartan Staff October 4, 2022
Retro Neon is this year’s theme. There’s big expectation for bursts of colorful, eye-popping hues and lights at the student sections during today’s assembly, tonight's game and Saturday night's Homecoming Dance.
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.
Seniors will be honored Oct. 15 before their football game against Brother Rice,

Spartans Eager to Start New Win Streak at Homecoming

By Julian Brown, Spartan Staff September 29, 2022

There’s no better time to start a new winning streak.  After a sizzling 3-0 start, Marian Catholic football has fallen into a series of losses that have begun to raise questions. Who are these...

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