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Where Will I be in a Decade?

Where Will I be in a Decade?

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Everyone has a different image of what their life will look like in the future. For some people, it’s becoming a vet, a doctor, a lawyer, and for others it’s becoming a teacher, going into the military, or even beginning to start a family. The people’s lives ten years from now could drastica...

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 ...

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 18, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Student Life

The lights dim, the curtain rises, the audience goes silent. It is that time of the year where music and dance come together and create something beautiful. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a Christmas’ favorite fantasy since 1892 when it was first performed. Since then, the ballet is held in t...

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

As the Grinch looks down on the Whos from Mt. Crumpit, he glares as he hates the Christmas Spirit. When the audience watches any of the three Grinch movies, the Christmas spirit gets spread to them making everyone’s Christmas just a little bit brighter. On November 9, 2018, The Grinch made a return in m...

Flashback Christmas

Flashback Christmas

Jordyn Balduf, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Christmas is a time for spreading kindness to loved ones and getting involved in the festive fun. As a young child, many of us have different holiday experiences. Some call to mind building snowmen until the sun would start to dim. A child’s imagination brings the snowman to life and it becomes a friend...

The Race to Write

The Race to Write

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Student Life

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days seems like an unachievable task. Who would ever want to challenge themselves to write a whole novel, let alone add on a time restraint? Well, in 2017, over 400,000 people around the world tried to complete their own novels, and the number grows each year. National Novel...

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

The Christmas season is in the air and with it comes to holiday music. The joyful melodies, happy beats, and festive lyrics fill every room, car, and store during this special time. While all songs for this holiday are well-made, some stand out above the rest. There are fan favorites among many, b...

Five Miles A Day: An Inside Look At Ryan Jones’s Cross Country Career

Five Miles A Day: An Inside Look At Ryan Jones’s Cross Country Career

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlights

The definition of an athlete is not only what they can do to excel in their sport, but also their leadership on and off the track. Ryan Jones (11) takes the definition of athlete to another level. Jones’ sport of choice is cross country, his natural aptitude to the sport has led to many victories...

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...

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