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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...

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 ...

Twinkling Trees

Twinkling Trees

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018

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

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

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...

A Glimpse of Our Educators

A Glimpse of Our Educators

Amber Gorbel, Crown writer and photographer

November 2, 2018

From the moment they got their degree, to the first time standing at the front of a room full of students, teachers were probably asking themselves if they are ready to do this as their lifelong career. They did not go to college for four to five years to study something they did not enjoy.    A ...

Shaping your Future

Shaping your Future

Alexis Potash, Crown writer and photographer

November 2, 2018

With the stress from high school weighing on the shoulders of students can make the idea of applying for college, and scholarships extremely daunting. Planning for the future should be exciting, but it is necessary to account for everything that comes with that. Searching for a college, reviewing the re...

Loco For Hoco

Loco For Hoco

Jordyn Balduf, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 12, 2018

Homecoming is an annual event or dance that takes place at the beginning of each school year to spread school spirit or “camaraderie” throughout. However, a definition can not begin to explain the unforgettable memories formed by the students. Homecoming week and all it entails is right around ...

Bittersweet Firsts and Lasts

Bittersweet Firsts and Lasts

Jordyn Baldulf, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 12, 2018

As anxious 14-year-olds walk through the door and begin setting up their fresh lockers for the year, the seniors are anticipating the ending of their journey at Marian Central. How do both age groups prepare to start their “next step?” New friendships are formed that will last a lifetime. Un...

Becoming a Hurricane

Becoming a Hurricane

Emily Richie, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 12, 2018

As summer winds down, students receive their schedules in the mail and set up their lockers, while teachers are busy getting their classrooms ready for the upcoming school year.  As the 2018-2019 school year approaches Many of the new teachers are excited, nervous, and eager for the school year to ...

Welcome to the Shark Tank

Welcome to the Shark Tank

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

March 7, 2018

Children are always creative and think of new things that they could imagine and invent. What if you had a chance to make one of these ideas? Something that could help people out or a really clever idea? And, on top of that, make a little money and grow into a real business? Well, the IDEA class i...

Checkmate

Checkmate

Addison Fortin, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 2, 2018

Students on the first floor are called out to line the hallway as the band plays the fight song, waiting to see the new state-bound team. As students anxiously wait to see what team will come around the corner, the anticipation builds. Is it football? Or maybe wrestling? This time it is Marian C...

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