Rest in Peace,

Jim Skerl '74

 

A Man for Others

 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing

2 Timothy 4:7-8


Jim Skerl's profound legacy of Christian service left a permanent mark

by Sam Royer ’15 and Patrick Millican ’15

A committed disciple of Christ, Skerl will not quickly fade from the hearts of those blessed to have called him a neighbor, relative, colleague, teacher, and friend.

 

What You Do Matters

Brett Gigliotti '06 reflects on his time with Jim Skerl

 

Features

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Student senate unveils new “Wildcat Card”

by Sam Royer ‘15

Within the coming weeks, Student Senate will begin selling “Wildcat Cards,” which will give Ignatius students and faculty the opportunity to shop at local businesses at a discounted price.

Fr. Murphy Moving On; Saint Ignatius to Begin Search for New President

Will finish the 2014-2015 school year before beginning his tertianship this summer

Search committee formed and will begin the process of selecting new president

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Bradesca leading the school in creating a college prep environment

by Brendan O’Donnell ‘16

This year, as everyone besides the freshmen has noticed, Saint Ignatius is implementing a number of changes to create a more college-like atmosphere. Among these changes are moving announcements from over the P.A. to a daily email, removing of the bells that start class, and adding several televisions around campus.

3D Printer the latest tech gadget to come to Ignatius

by Brian Sabath ‘17

This year, students in Mr. Jarc’s junior and senior 3D Studio Art class have an excellent opportunity to work with this newsworthy technology that is shaping the field of 3D art.

New BYOT and cellphone policies in full swing

by Patrick Millican ‘15

Surveying Rade or the Senior Lounge last year, one could see hundreds of faces mesmerized and illuminated by the glow of their smartphones, then legal on campus. But look out from the same vantage point this year and you’ll see a similar scene--students engaged with technology--but the cellphones have been subrogated by tablets and laptops.

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The wisdom next door

by Anthony Ramirez ‘16

Jesuits offer valuable life lessons to those who get to know them

New Chinese class puts emphasis on conversation

by Matt Koehler ‘15

Over the past few years, interest had been growing within the administration to implement a Mandarin Chinese program here at school. Thanks to a very generous donation last year from Larry Dolan ‘50, owner of the Cleveland Indians, their plans were able to be realized.

Drug-testing not such a hair-raising experience

by Kevin Deegan ‘16

"Random drug testing." These three words have been hanging over all Saint Ignatius students’ heads since Principal Bradesca announced last year that the school would be instating a new Wellness Program centered around drug tests. And that time is finally here.

Goodbye government, hello Chipotle bar

by Chris Rini ‘15

Caf bolts USDA program in bid to maximize student choices

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Secret places evade the eyes of many students

by Owen Miklos ‘16

In older buildings, there always exist those places, those passageways that aren’t uncovered until some curious passerby looks at a doorway and ponders “I wonder where this leads...”, that can slip right under the eyes of the majority.

Homecoming 2014 Receives Mixed to “Glowing” Response from Students

by Gabe Mielke ‘16

Two gyms. One night. Countless hours of preparation. 789 couples. 104 pieces of neon paint splattered black paper. A single, massive, neon American Flag.

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Model UN Team achieves national ranking

by Brendan O’Donnell ‘16

The St. Ignatius Model United Nations team has been honored with a ranking from bestdelegate.com, the world’s most important MUN-related website.

Labre: Living the corporal works of mercy

by Gabe Mielke ‘16

The Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry to the Homeless meets every Sunday, rain or shine, sleet or snow, to share not only food, physical nourishment, but companionship, spiritual nourishment just as well.

The new Casino Club’s mission is simple: “just chill and play cards.”

by Ben Delhees ‘17

The Casino Club, created by junior Mitchell Ewashinka, is one of the many clubs that intend to attract great numbers of students within its first year of existence.

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Trumpter Allen Moric ‘17 puts talent on display with Cleveland Youth Orchestra

by Brad Horton '15

One of only a handful to play trumpet for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Allen Moric’s musical talent is certainly impressive.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bar Cento

by Brad Horton '15

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A Review of Rise Against’s 2014 Fall Tour

by Brad Horton '15

The energy was certainly pantomime at the Rise Against concert on September 25, 2014.

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Soccer gearing up for a big season

by Brendan DeVenney ‘17

Wildcat Soccer comes in to the 2014 season with hope and anticipation, and also with a lot of talent.

Talented team poised to make a run for the cross country state title

by Connor Reilly ‘16

The Saint Ignatius cross country team has started the year strong and is on the path to win the state meet.

Wildcat Football off to a 3-1 Start to the 2014 season

by Brendan DeVenney '17

Coach Chuck Kyle’s Wildcats are off to an impressive 3-1 start to the 2014 season, defeating three national teams, and their only loss coming to the hands of Mentor.

Wildcats dominant in pro sports

by Bill Huesken '14

The school’s numerous successful athletic programs have sent many talented athletes on to the next level.

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Varsity golf riding hot streak to the postseason

by Owen Miklos ‘16

After one of the most grueling tryout processes the St. Ignatius golf program has ever seen, the top six golfers to emerge were not only expected to dominate locally, but to contend come mid-October at the Scarlet course at Ohio State.

Outcalt, Wiegandt lead top-ranked soccer team

by Carter Spearry ‘16

Ranked #3 in the nation in a preseason poll, the Wildcat soccer team is ready for a State Championship run.

Football team showing resilience

by Carter Spearry ‘16

Coach Chuck Kyle’s Wildcats are more than ready for the challenges that they face this year.

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Senior Nathan Griffin Commits To Notre Dame

By Sam Royer '15

While most seniors are still dealing with the stress of figuring out which schools they want to apply to, 2014 tennis state champion Nathan Griffin ’15 has completed his search after committing to the University of Notre Dame earlier this week.

XC Finishes Second in Youngstown

by Brendan DeVenney '17

After being ranked second in the nation for this past week, the Wildcat Cross Country team headed to the Boardman Spartan Invitational.

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