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Luke Koenig 24 reads a live auction item description with James Lane 24 and auctioneer Graham Crow.

Auction delivers new highs for fundraising and expectations

Andrew Dolan February 26, 2024

The 50th annual Spartan Spectacular Auction was held on Feb 10 and raised over $1.1 million going towards the tuition gap and the school’s future projects otherwise known as the Spartan Fund. “[The...

Mr. Likos practices darts in his classroom.

Dart King

Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor February 22, 2024

He’s a jack of all trades. He teaches math, coaches and plays golf, but most uniquely, he’s a dart player. He started playing darts at a young age but started to play regularly about six or seven...

21 Savage released his third studio album American Dream January 12. Photo courtesy of Epic Records

21 Savage produces strong effort with third studio album

Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor February 21, 2024

Rap fans get excited because Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has dropped a new album. 21 Savage has risen to the top of the rap game over the past decade ever since his release of “I am > I was” and has...

Members of the Great Ignatian Challenge student team, along with president Fr. Ronny ODwyer S.J., deliver food to St. Patrick Center.

St. Patrick Center thrives with help from Great Ignatian Challenge

Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor February 20, 2024

The shelves that were once nearly empty in the St Patrick Center, are now overflowing with food. The donations from this year's Great Ignatian Challenge (GIC) and the previous year have helped feed...

Colleges accross the country should consider dropping standardized tests in favor of a more holistic admissions process.

It is time to put the college admissions standardized tests to pasture

Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2024

Ever since 1970, to address inequality, colleges began to become test optional. However, it wasn’t until 2020 when students were unable to take the test due to the COVID-19 pandemic that it became the...

Students encourage donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal for the life of the world

February 16, 2024

This video was created by Jack Guignon '26 and Aidan Medley '26 for The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal High School Video Contest.

Riley Massey 25 drives past a Vianney defender Jan. 19 at De Smet.

Junior juggles two sports at once

Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor February 15, 2024

He shows up early to get a workout. After a long day of school, he’s got basketball practice. He gets a little break at home, time for homework, and some quick food before he goes to volleyball until...

The Beekeeper stars Jason Statham as Adam Clay who seeks vengeance for the death of his elderly landlord.
© 2024 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved

Jason Statham does not dissapoint in new action-packed vengeance thriller

Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor February 14, 2024

The new film “The Beekeeper” released by Amazon MGM Studios portrays multiple meanings of a Beekeeper: one ordinary and the other, you’ll have to watch to find out. This nonstop action-packed film...

Be wary, Social Media can manipulate what you see  and dont see.

Social media is watching you, so watch your back

Andrew Dolan, Features Editor February 13, 2024

All of your likes, shares, locations, and credit card swipes have been meticulously recorded in a multitrillion-dollar a year industry, figuring out everything about you. No, this isn’t a dystopian thriller...

Andrew Harzy 24, Anthony Mercurio 24, and Scottie Rupp 24 prepare lunch at St. Center.

Still time to pick up hours for service requirements

Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor February 12, 2024

The second semester is here, and time is ticking for Spartans to complete their required service hours. For sophomores, they must complete 25 hours of service, juniors must complete the Junior Service...

Green Days new album Saviors lacks depth to reach the level of the bands epic history.

Green Day’s new album conjures nostalgic hints of the band’s heyday

Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2024

Punk rock fans, get your mohawks ready because Green Day’s 14th album just hit the charts. Whatever song that you start with in the new album entitled “Saviors”, you will know that it is Green Day....

Emma Braun prepares to blow in a starter bubble for a glass project in Colorado.

Breathing life into glass

Andrew Dolan, Features Editor February 8, 2024

Going over to the furnace she feels the heat blast her in her face as she sticks her punti, a long metal rod, into the furnace and grabs a glob of piping hot melted glass. Remembering to always be rotating...

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