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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...

A Traditional Christmas

A Traditional Christmas

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It’s Christmas time and every family has a different way a celebrating the Christmas season. Most families have something special that they do every year. Family traditions can range from the way you put up your lights outside your house to the types of Christmas cookies that you make. Everyone...

Are Teens Freaked by Trick or Treat?

Are Teens Freaked by Trick or Treat?

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Halloween tends to relate to pumpkins, monsters, candy, and most importantly trick or treating. This all-time favorite holiday tradition of getting free sugary treats always puts a smile on those who participated. The opportunity to dress up and go door to door, hoping for sweets never brought disapp...

Newly Licensed and Ready to Go

Newly Licensed and Ready to Go

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Driving is a life skill that most would call imperative. A large majority of people learn to drive within their teenage years. In Illinois, it is required for drivers under the age of 18, that they take a drivers ed course and have a certain number of driving hours before obtaining their license. At Mar...

Halloween Hauntings

Halloween Hauntings

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer & Photographer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Fall is here and that means one thing, the Halloween season has begun. Spooky season approaches while the trees turn from happy green to a dark, eerie brown and red. As families decorate their houses for this special occasion, children become fascinated with ghouls, goblins and all things scary. If thrill...

Exams 101

Exams 101

Ryan Borchardt, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Student Life

With only a few days left in the quarter, students are starting to study and prepare for exams. Students have endless hours of study and teachers have hours of tests to prepare. For freshmen and new students, this is their first round of exams. On the other hand, seniors are taking their last quarter o...

Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

Maggie Sharp, Crown writer and photographer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Fall is many people’s favorite time of year. It’s the time when the weather changes from hot and humid to crisp and cool. Lazy days by the pool turn to Friday night lights, while warm sunny days turn to cool clear nights. Fall is also the start of the school year, which is a lot of people’s fa...

Necessary Preparations

Necessary Preparations

Ryan Borchardt, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

With summer coming to an end and school coming to a start, some preparation is needed for both teachers and students. No more staying up until three or four in the morning, no more sleeping till noon. It’s time to wake up and put on those red and blue uniforms. Students get back to being uniform with ...

Technology Takeover

Technology Takeover

Molly Fitzgerald, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The amazing teachers of Marian Central have a new tool in their teaching arsenal, the brand new 1:1 Devices! Technology has been integrated into the Marian curriculum for the 2018-2019 school year. Each student has been issued a new HP Probook x360 laptop to use for notetaking, homework, and various cl...

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The first year of high school is bound to be filled with both enjoyment and nervousness for every freshman. A lot of things about high school differ from middle school. The workload, class size, classmates, courses, and pressures are all new challenges to the incoming first-year high school students. T...

How to Survive Marian 101: Advice from Seniors to Freshmen

How to Survive Marian 101: Advice from Seniors to Freshmen

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer & Photographer

September 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

  It’s a new school year, which means new inexperienced freshmen anxiously await to see what unfolds as they begin their journey at Marian Central. It is the duty of upperclassmen to guide freshmen as they learn the ropes. Most high school students can agree that receiving advice from some...

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