The Crown

To Beard or not to Beard

To Beard or not to Beard

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 20, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Chin up, folks, it's about to get hairy. The beards of Dr. Pinnau and Mr. Widzisz seem to be an intense topic of gossip around the school. They’ve become a quintessential part of Marian. We’ve seen them short, long, lumberjack-like, and everything in between. So what’s the deal with the beards? Dr...

For the Love of Math

For the Love of Math

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The Marian Central Math Club has been met with success and enjoyment since its creation. However, this year one student outshines the rest when it comes to talent, dedication, and achievements. Joseph Noonan (12) has been a part of the math club since his freshman year and has enjoyed each year he pa...

Farewell Ms. Kel

Farewell Ms. Kel

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

As the school year comes to an end, Ms. Amy Kelly prepares to say goodbye to a school and students who have forever changed her life. After twelve years, the time has come for her to say goodbye and move on to a new chapter in her life. She is grateful for the time she has spent here and is sad to sa...

Happy Birthday, Marian!

Happy Birthday, Marian!

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

May 16, 2019


Filed under Alumni Corner, News, School, Showcase

This year Marian Central Catholic High School celebrates its 60th anniversary. For those sixty years, Marian has been both a school and a home for its students and staff. “I have always considered Marian to be a home to me and the more I looked back at my time here, the more I loved it. I wante...

Bienvenue, Nouveau Professeur de Français

Bienvenue, Nouveau Professeur de Français

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The new year has brought in new energy to the French department. Mrs. Elizabeth Ghita, a substitute teacher at Marian Central, is using her talents as a tool for the new position that she is currently teaching in. A longtime speaker of the French language, Mrs. Ghita knows a great amount of French cultur...

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...

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 ...

Twinkling Trees

Twinkling Trees

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The annual Lighting of the Square is an iconic tradition for the city of Woodstock. Every year on Friday after Thanksgiving, families and friends join together in the historic square to watch the festive holiday lights turned on to commemorate the beginning of the Christmas season.  The Lighting...

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

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...

Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

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...

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