The Crown

Letters From the Editors

Letters From the Editors

May 20, 2019

Dear Readers, I would like to first thank you all for reading The Crown and for supporting the yearbook. I know that every article that is written is drafted with a lot of thought and care. My favorite part of my role as an editor is that I get to help create a story that will be told for generations....

Don’t You (Forget about the Editors)

Don’t You (Forget about the Editors)

May 20, 2019

I remember our first day of Publications like it was yesterday. I was a scared little sophomore in a sea of only juniors and seniors. I am not going to lie, I was intimidated to work alongside the upperclassmen, but Ellen Sharp, Emma Baader, and Amy Herff always made an effort to include me and to hel...

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...

Honored Spanish Students

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019

La Sociedad Honoria Hispánica (The Spanish Honor Society) welcomed 36 new members on March 13th. Spanish Honor Society is designated for students to learn more about the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries. For students to be inducted into Spanish Honor Society, they must achieve an ...

Students in the Spotlight

Students in the Spotlight

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...

Kindness Starts Now

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 18, 2019

Marian has always promoted kindness and care throughout the school. Friends of Rachel, a club dedicated to spreading kindness, is one way the school does so. More specifically, Kindness Matters Week is Friends of Rachel’s biggest event of the year. However, some students don’t know what it is, what h...

Get to Know Your Writer: Ava Palminteri

Get to Know Your Writer: Ava Palminteri

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer & Photographer

February 14, 2019

This school year’s new crop of additions to the Publications team is filled with talented and driven staff members. One of the association’s current members, Ava Palminteri, a sophomore at Marian Central, is a gifted writer on the rise, passionate to let her talents carry her far. Recently, I had...

Red, White, and Who!

Red, White, and Who!

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

Music Behind The Musical

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...

Marian Marches for Life

Marian Marches for Life

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

February 13, 2019

As students said their goodbyes on Wednesday, the bus soon picked up twenty-five students. From sophomores to seniors, Marian students get ready to depart on their pilgrimage to Washington D.C. The trip kicked off with a mass at St. John Neumann in St. Charles, Illinois with Rockford Diocese's Bishop ...

A Scholastic Celebration

A Scholastic Celebration

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer & Photographer

November 2, 2018

Scholarship, character, leadership, and service: these are the four principles of the National Honor Society, a prestigious organization for high school students of excellent achievement. Just applying for NHS is no easy feat: filling out the application is a lengthy and arduous process, plus one must ...

The Key to Serving Others

The Key to Serving Others

Jordyn Balduf, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

Key Club is traditionally the largest and longest-running service club at Marian Central.  Not only does it instill important life skills, but it also creates good morals for those who want to put others before themselves. For many, it’s a fantastic way to give back to the community. Special deeds...

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