The Crown

A Note-able Impact

 Gabe has spent her last four years learning through her peers and expanding her knowledge in band.

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 20, 2019

The smooth sounds of the clarinet echo in the halls of Marian Central as a senior, Gabe McKenna, recalls her most precious memories in the band program. Most people have a passion for life. Whether it’s a sport, creative arts, or playing an instrument. In Gabe McKenna’s (12) case, her love of playing ...

Sullivan’s Singing Experience

Molly Sullivan at one of her final choir showcases.

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019

Being a part of activities over the span of four years provides nearly anyone with a variety of memorable experiences. This creates many friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime. Choir encourages its members to form new relationships and become part of a loving and accepting family. Singing opens...

The Last Curtain Call

The Last Curtain Call

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer

May 16, 2019

As a community, the Marian Central Theatre Department gives students the opportunity to stage productions in a supportive and familial environment. Jordan Kaufmann (12), Head of Running Crew and Set construction for almost all of Marian’s productions during his four years, has been active in the t...

Students in the Spotlight

Theater 2 students gather for a picture after the successful show!

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 18, 2019

Ever wanted to experience the magic of theater, but don’t have the time to make a commitment to the school musical, black box, or spring play? Intro to Theater and Theater 2 offer the opportunity for students to participate and learn more about theater and what happens on and off the stage. Twice a y...

Red, White, and Who!

The construction and painting of the set took nearly five weeks to complete.

Carly Hoover and Anna Podborny

February 13, 2019

It all begins with a hat. Just a red and white striped top hat, sitting center stage. For the nostalgic reader, this hat brings up images of talking cats, egg-watching elephants, and strange tiny orange men shouting, “I speak for the trees!” There’s no doubt that most people grew up reading the...

Music Behind The Musical

The orchestra practicing their musical pieces.

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

February 13, 2019

The acting and singing part of the musical is clearly represented when performed live, but the true backbone of the show is the band playing in the background. Each year, students apart of the school band come together to form the pit band used for the musical. The music behind the musical is thanks to...

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 18, 2018

The lights dim, the curtain rises, the audience goes silent. It is that time of the year where music and dance come together and create something beautiful. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a Christmas’ favorite fantasy since 1892 when it was first performed. Since then, the ballet is held in t...

The True Meaning of Christmas

The Grinch holds up one of his stolen ornaments.

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

As the Grinch looks down on the Whos from Mt. Crumpit, he glares as he hates the Christmas Spirit. When the audience watches any of the three Grinch movies, the Christmas spirit gets spread to them making everyone’s Christmas just a little bit brighter. On November 9, 2018, The Grinch made a return in m...

The Race to Write

On days when the words just wouldn't flow, sometimes I would pull out the vintage typewriter I got for Christmas last year

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days seems like an unachievable task. Who would ever want to challenge themselves to write a whole novel, let alone add on a time restraint? Well, in 2017, over 400,000 people around the world tried to complete their own novels, and the number grows each year. National Novel...

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

The modern acapella hit “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix. 
From Flickr Images

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

The Christmas season is in the air and with it comes to holiday music. The joyful melodies, happy beats, and festive lyrics fill every room, car, and store during this special time. While all songs for this holiday are well-made, some stand out above the rest. There are fan favorites among many, b...

The Comeback: Creed 2

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

December 13, 2018

Are you looking for a good movie? Well, I’ve got a good one for you. Creed 2 came into theaters November 21, 2018 and hit the ground running. The sports/drama film is a sequel after the first Creed movie which brings up some information from the past of old Rocky movies. The story starts back in...

Coloring Inside The Lines: A Passion For Art

Widhalm stands next to her complex dry pastel work displayed in the commons at Marian.

Ryan Borchardt, Crown Writer & Photographer

December 13, 2018

Many people find themselves doing something they love and enjoy to do at a young age and that thing sticks with them. Some have a passion for music, others for sports, and some for art.  As the year has gone on, the passion for creation and art has stemmed with freshman Julia Widhalm. She was thoughtf...

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