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Four Parks, One School

Four Parks, One School

Amy Herff, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

The classic expected hallways of Marian Central have now turned into the magical experience everyone loves, Disney World. Marian’s Homecoming brings the Disney World experience to Woodstock without ever leaving the state. The seniors' hallway has been transformed into the grand castle of Magic K...

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

Amy Herff, Crown Writer & Photographer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

Every teenager gets excited about leaving home one day, but envision living 7,252 miles away from family and attending school in a different country where everyone speaks a different language.  This struggling task is what life is like for Bobby Huang (9) and Neil Shuai (10). These new students are star...

From First to Last

From First to Last

Addison Fortin, Crown Writer & Photographer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Stepping into Marian Central only knowing a small number of people is a Freshman’s worst nightmare. Whether students came from a small, private junior high or a large, public junior high, walking the halls of a high school is a completely different feeling. The feeling of anxiety as students walk down the hall w...

Getting Back Into That Sleep Habit

Getting Back Into That Sleep Habit

Jacob Toman, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, School, Student Life

Waking up on a summer morning is like a dream. The birds sing, and there's not a certain time to start the day. There is no need to worry about putting on a uniform or doing that homework that was forgotten from the previous night. Summer mornings are amazing. But that feeling goes away as the middle...

Transitioning to ‘Top Dog’

Transitioning to ‘Top Dog’

Ellen Sharp, Crown Writer and Photographer

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, School, Student Life

  During the much-anticipated Freshman Orientation Day, new Marian students are experiencing their first day in the Marian uniform, the first of many all-school masses, the first time going through their official high school schedule, and first time being a part of the confusion that is the ...

Great Expectations of Marian

Great Expectations of Marian

Olivia Arza, Crown Writer and Photographer

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

The smell of fresh, sharpened pencils fill the hallways as the teachers write new notes and formulas on the clean black chalkboards. The excitement of a new school year at Marian Central is at full speed ahead! Freshmen are shy at first, but they are learning their way around the school and makin...

Marian Central’s New Beginning

Marian Central’s New Beginning

Mae Novakoski, Crown Writer and Photographer

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

Time is up! The relaxing summer days are over, and school is now in session; however, there is something that feels different about starting back to school this year. Something feels off, and it's not just the feeling of waking up before 10 in the morning, five days a week. It's Marian Central...

IHSA Solo and Ensemble

IHSA Solo and Ensemble

Olivia Suarez, Crown Staff

March 21, 2017


Filed under News, School

Months of practicing and taking private lessons, all leading up to five minutes in a room with a judge critiquing every sound that is made. Solo and Ensemble is a musical competition that can either be preformed in a group or individually. It started at 7:00 am, but Marian didn't have its first performance...

SNL Ratings Soar Thanks to Satirical Sketches

SNL Ratings Soar Thanks to Satirical Sketches

Stefanie Henkel, Crown Staff

March 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, World

  Saturday Night Live  is known for its  satirical portrayal of public figures and events in the form of funny sketches. During the 2016 election, it aired several sketches making fun of the presidential candidates and other people of political importance. After they aired these sketch...

Shakespeare in Chicago

Shakespeare in Chicago

Grace Dawson, Crown Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

The AP Literature class took a field trip to Chicago’s Shakespeare Theatre, to see Love’s Labor’s Lost. This particular play is one of Shakespeare's lesser known, early works. The comedy follows the escapades of four men whom have just made  a three year pact.

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Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children

Jenna Walker, Crown Staff

March 1, 2017


Filed under Key Club, News, School, Showcase

On Friday February 18th, Marian Central’s Key Club made a trip to Feed My Starving Children after the half day of school. What Feed My Starving Children is all about is that it is a volunteer run company that serves food all around the world to the countries in need. Without the help of the volunteers,...

Welcome Future Hurricanes!

Welcome Future Hurricanes!

Kailin Fortin, Crown Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Student Life

On Thursday February 16th, Marian invited 6th graders from various feeder schools in the area to come visit the school. These schools include: Montini, St. Mary’s, St. Thomas, and others. The students were split up randomly upon arrival and were able to tour the school while it was in session to get...

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