The Crown

From Rattles to Readers

From Rattles to Readers

Addy Fortin, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 17, 2017

From nurseries to nursing homes, Marian students came to school Wednesday dressed as babies and oldies for homecoming week. The underclassmen were crawling through their day as the upperclassmen struggled to get down the hallways. This theme has always brought out the creative side of people. Wh...

Marian: The Champions of the Midwest

Marian: The Champions of the Midwest

Emma Baader, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 17, 2017

The hallways were decorated, and the themes were chosen; the next few days were full of celebration. After a week of fun costumes, the last day of homecoming week approaches. A student searches for a unique outfit to show off their Marian spirit. In the back of their closet, they find an extra large je...

An Unexpected Flip on Cheer

An Unexpected Flip on Cheer

Olivia Arza, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 17, 2017

Roaring cheers of students fill Lander’s Pavilion as the Marian Central cheerleaders perform their routine. The girls' dance team performs to increase the excitement and to show the Hurricane spirit. Once the girls are finished, an unexpected flip occurs with the senior boys rushing onto the court, ...

Four Parks, One School

Four Parks, One School

Amy Herff, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 16, 2017

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

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

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...

Transitioning to ‘Top Dog’

Transitioning to ‘Top Dog’

Ellen Sharp, Crown Writer and Photographer

September 28, 2017

  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

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

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

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

  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

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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