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New Valedictorian selection process remains this year

By Sam Royer '15

Although the selection of valedictorian has traditionally been based on the highest GPA, the school has decided for a second year to go beyond tradition and follow a different process.

Dynamic soccer uniforms to receive another makeover for 2015

by Sam Watters '18

Adding another star will not be the only change to the soccer team's uniforms next year.

The I in the sky: new drone MAGIS1 is taking views to new heights

by Matt Koehler ‘15

The new drone has been seen flying over the school in recent test launches.

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Ignatius named “Cool School of the Week” by Fox News

by Sam Royer '15

This morning, March 5, 2015, Fox 8 News featured a news segment detailing why Ignatius lives up to the honorous name of “Cool School of the Week.”

Bradesca announces update in cell-phone policy

by Sam Royer '15

“The ‘decriminalization’ of cell phone use is upon us,” Principal Bradesca ’88 has declared. After what has seemed like a long year of prohibited cell-phone use, an update in the school policy is being set in place.

Fr. Ray Guiao '82: Ignatius' next president

by Brendan DeVenney '17

In June, Saint Ignatius High School will have its 26th president in school history. To some, the new president will be a familiar face, but for most of us, Fr. Raymond Guiao ‘82, S.J. will be a new face to the Saint Ignatius student body, not to mention the faculty and staff.

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Herren’s speech leaves enduring effect on Ignatius community

by Gabe Mielke ‘16

The inspiring former-NBA basketball player and drug addict turned public speaker, Chris Herren, visited to give a speech on his story and substance abuse.

Seniors to be able to officially use the Wildcat card during the school day

by Sam Royer ’15

Beginning next week, seniors will be able to leave campus in order to use the Wildcat Card at local businesses.

News

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St. Mary's Chapel's impressive new organ is the life's work of alum

by Owen Hearns '17

The Blue and Gold tour of 2013 brought about an unusual request for Fr. Murphy and Don Isabella, Major Gifts Officer.

New weights, new rules

by Gabe Mielke ‘16

The remodeling and renovation of the school weight room underneath Murphy Gymnasium has finally been completed. The completion comes as a welcome relief for both athletes and health-minded students alike. As with all good things, however, there is indeed a catch.

Is the chicken patty dead?

by Brad Horton '15

The recent changes to availability of chicken patties is directly connected with the cafeteria’s goal to provide healthier meals for the students.

Speech Team experiencing plenty of recent success

By Matt Walcutt

For a talented group of Ignatius men, Speech is their gift. The Ignatius Speech Team is a group of men who go to various competitions and tournaments throughout the school year to show just how eloquent their speaking ability is.

Father’s Club to host Family Basketball Social

by Gabe Mielke '16

The Saint Ignatius Father’s Club is hosting a Family Social on Saturday, February 28th before the basketball Cats take on the Benedictine High School Bengals in Sullivan Gymnasium.

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Student Life

The Love Guru

by Liam Garven '15

Dear Love Guru, There is this girl who is beyond amazing. She has a soul and heart, still only pure. I can only imagine how wonderful my life would be if I blew like a leaf in the breeze out of the friendzone. What should I do?- Luke Diggs ‘15

The Ping Pong Club: a dream turned into reality

by Joe Gutbrod '17

Ping-pong is a therapy for war veterans, a top sport in China, and one of the best ways to clear your mind and enjoy yourself, so what would be a better way to spend your Monday afternoons than playing some hardcore ping-pong?

Bradesca reveals the blustery details for snow day determination

by Adam Kaye '17

As we are beset by yet another Cleveland winter, with its usual tempestuous blizzards and sub-zero thermometer readings, many students find themselves wondering about the snow day policy and what it takes to get one.

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Snowmen save stranded residents

by Gabe Mielke '16

A potential snowday. Students complaining about having school. Meanwhile a hardened corps of service oriented students takes to the streets wielding snow shovels and industrial strength rock salt. The legendary Snowmen For Others.

Rade serving more than just food this year, serving 'healthy' purpose

By Brad Horton '15

“There’s a story behind everything we do.” I never thought about the world behind the scenes of the cafeteria.

A' rockin and a' rollin all night long: Local Cleveland students compete in high school rock off

by Michael Broerman '15

It is daunting to enter into an establishment built by greatness and hold your own, but that is the challenge faced at the CSU Rock Off at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Arts and Entertainment

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Restaurant Review: Jack Flaps

by Sam Royer ‘15

Jack Flaps Urban Breakfast Shoppe is one of many restaurants in Ohio City which prides itself on its uniqueness.

Music Review: Wolf Gang's Alveron

by James Zajaczkowski '15 and Dylan Welch '15

Music Review: J. Cole's Forest Hills Drive

by James Zajaczkowski '15 and Dylan Welch '15

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Art Spotlight: Sullivan Ratcliff '16

By Brad Horton '15

Sullivan Ratcliff ’16 has been acting since preschool, and he enjoyed every minute of it.

Tech Talk: Dying Light (PC)

by Sam Brown '15

Developed by Techland and released on January 27th, 2015 for Windows, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4, Dying Light is the latest survival horror video game added to the genre that was started with titles like DayZ (ARMA II), Dead Island, and others.

THE HYBRID: Rowing down the Cuyahoga or taking a picture of it, Tyler Delgado '15 makes a lasting impression

by Brad Horton '15

Tyler Delgado ’15 may be a leading member of the St. Ignatius High School Crew Team, but he also has an extraordinary talent for design and photography.

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Wildcats wow at Tri-C High School Rock Off

by Dylan Welch '15 and James Zajaczkowski '15

Staged at the world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Tri-C High School Rock-Off began Friday January, 9th and the first night was a blast of good, clean fun for all ages.

Artist spotlight: Never Surrender

by Sam Royer '15

This band featuring Holden Szalek ‘15 and Paul Kolbus ‘18 played the Rock Off January 9 and were passed on to the final exam.

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Sports

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Ice 'Cats season in review

by Brendan DeVenney '17

A lot of times after coming off a championship season, it’s hard to repeat and start right where you left off. That was not the case for the 2014-2015 Saint Ignatius Varsity Ice ‘Cats.

Hockey and Soccer share supportive bond

By Andrew Zawie '16

Throughout the season, especially the playoffs, the hockey team showed the entire school that hard work and dedication pays off in the long run. Perhaps the people who understood this best was our very own soccer team.

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We want some Wiegy: Jack '15 and Matt '17 claim to be best brother duo

by Christopher Rini '15

When Saint Ignatius students talk sports, it’s commonplace for standout athletes to come up in the conversation and then hear, “Oh, his brother was so good when he was here,” or “Yeah, he was good but his little brother is going to be way better.” Sometimes, though, there are pairs of brothers here at school competing together in the same sport at the same high level.

Dre’Mont Jones ‘15 accomplishes Wildcat Football first

by Collin Kelly ‘17 and Carter Spearry ‘16

On January 3, Dre’Mont Jones ‘15 became the first Ignatian ever to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

A day to remember at the rink...inside a baseball stadium

By Brian Sabath

Just picture this: Some guys playing hockey. Outside. On the first day of the New Year. In the middle of a minor league baseball field.

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