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Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

Snow softly drifting in, scented candles filling the room with the aroma of Christmas trees, and hot chocolate brewing to prepare for snuggling in on cold winter nights. It’s that time of year when many tune in to watch Hallmark Christmas movies, as they begin their own countdown to Christmas. Since 2009, th...

Spiritual Bonding

Spiritual Bonding

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

Retreats are a vital part of Marian Central spiritual life. All students are asked to participate in an annual retreat hosted by the school. Each grade level talks on different topics. Upperclassmen get the opportunity to take part in a retreat called Kairos which is a three-day retreat where student...

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

Signs of winter have already begun showing, with flurries here and there and temperatures dropping fast. Every year, stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels start putting out their holiday decorations earlier and earlier. So the question needs to be asked, how early is too early for Christmas? Seeing as Hal...

“All the World’s a Stage…”

“All the World’s a Stage…”

Amber Gorbel, Crown writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

Lights warming up, sound check complete, actors warming up, all the prepare to bring the words of William Shakespeare to live on the Marian Central stage! It was yet another successful fall production at Marian Central. The performance of Much Ado About Will was a visual summary of William Shakespeare's fascinat...

En Gardè

En Gardè

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

With the winter season, comes winter sports, one of the many which take place during this frigid time is fencing. When thinking of winter sports; basketball, wrestling, and skiing might come to mind, but fencing is just as action-packed and exciting. The intense back and forth of a fencing match makes ...

Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 21, 2018

The time has arrived for the event that every student at Marian Central has waited for, parent-teacher conferences, which take place at Marian on November 9th. Parent-teacher conferences present parents with the opportunity to speak with their children’s instructors head on. The optional face to f...

College Commits

College Commits

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 21, 2018

High School athletes work hard every day for four years to get an offer from a college. Now is finally the time for Marian’s own, Maggie Finnegan, Amber Reynolds, and Lauren Payton (12) to sign for their college commitment. Their friends and family surround them to support this achievement. Col...

The Storm Is Coming: Wrestling Season

The Storm Is Coming: Wrestling Season

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer & Photographer

November 21, 2018

As 2018 winds down, Marian Central begins to transition to the middle portion of the school year. With that said, we are out with the old and in with the new as our fall sports are over we move into the winter. This winter is exciting as we have the Hurricane Wrestling Team looking for another sh...

The Final Game

The Final Game

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

While the crowd fills the stands, senior parents walk out onto George Harding Field and Landers Pavillion with their athlete, as it is the final time that they will play a home game at Marian Central. After years of playing the sport and dedicating their time, the season winds down to an end, and it is...

Are Teens Freaked by Trick or Treat?

Are Teens Freaked by Trick or Treat?

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

Halloween tends to relate to pumpkins, monsters, candy, and most importantly trick or treating. This all-time favorite holiday tradition of getting free sugary treats always puts a smile on those who participated. The opportunity to dress up and go door to door, hoping for sweets never brought disapp...

Newly Licensed and Ready to Go

Newly Licensed and Ready to Go

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

Driving is a life skill that most would call imperative. A large majority of people learn to drive within their teenage years. In Illinois, it is required for drivers under the age of 18, that they take a drivers ed course and have a certain number of driving hours before obtaining their license. At Mar...

Da Bears are Back in Town

Da Bears are Back in Town

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

It’s October, which means football is in full gear. The Chicago Bears have been doing fairly well so far this season with a 3-3  record. One of their losses this season have been to the Green Bay Packers, who they will face again in December. Their second loss was to the Dolphins this past weekend,...

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