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Students in the Spotlight

Students in the Spotlight

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 18, 2019


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

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


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Friends of Rachel, Showcase

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


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Newspaper/Yearbook, Showcase

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


Filed under A & E, News, School, Showcase, Theatre

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


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

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


Filed under National, News, Peregrini via Veritatis, Pro-Life, Showcase

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


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, NHS, Showcase

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


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Key Club, Showcase

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...

Every Life Matters

Every Life Matters

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Pro-Life, Showcase

The Marian Central family is so excited to have Pro-Life club back up and running again. The organization is “raising awareness around the school for Pro-Life,” says Alyssa Graf (10). The club is about helping the local community with service projects and to promote pro-life. Any students who are ...

Letter from the Editors…Nikki Baron

Letter from the Editors…Nikki Baron

Nikki Baron

May 18, 2018


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Newspaper/Yearbook, Showcase

Dear Readers, Throughout my years in journalism, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs. From the stress of trying to meet deadlines to jumping for joy because we were at one hundred percent coverage, I have journalism to thank for making me into a better and more disciplined person. Creat...

Letters From the Editors…Gianna Kolner

Letters From the Editors…Gianna Kolner

Gianna Kolner, Memorare Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Clubs/Organizations, Newspaper/Yearbook, Showcase

Dear Readers, Joining Publications was the greatest decision that I made throughout my career at Marian. It has taught me time management, the importance of meeting deadlines, and how to work with different types of people. I had the opportunity to discover who people truly are, and I was able to h...

Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice

Addie Fortin, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Spotlights, Spotlights

Music has been a creative outlet for millions of people for decades. Music might be a small part of some people's lives, but for Stephanie Villaceran (12), music came with countless hours of practicing her craft. Ever since she was a young girl, Villaceran has always known that she wanted to pur...

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