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Sandburgs own College and Career Center has been bustling with questions as the college admissions process unfolds - Courtesy of Irini Mihas

College admissions process unfolds slowly at Sandburg

Irini Mihas, Features Editor March 20, 2023

With the May 1st college decision deadline approaching soon, seniors have some tough choices to make for their future. For seniors, the college admissions process started at the very beginning of the...

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Swim Guard’s long history of skill and service

Nataniel Zoladek, Staff Reporter March 16, 2023

For over 20 years Swim Guard has been teaching kids from 2 years old and up how to swim. Even though many students may not know about the program, Swim Guard plays a critical role at Sandburg, offering...

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Jazz Dinner Dance 2023

Sofia Szaflarski, Staff Reporter March 9, 2023

On Friday, February 10, the CSHS Music Boosters sponsored the annual Jazz Dinner Dance at 7 pm at the Chicago Gaelic Park center. The Sandburg jazz, orchestra, and choral ensembles along with the Orland...

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AI and ChatGPT in education

Mathylda Dulian, News Editor March 4, 2023

ChatGPT is a free-to-use, public AI software that is more powerful than the world has ever seen. The application can do countless tasks, from emailing your boss, to answering complex chemistry equations,...

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Feature teacher: Mr. Corcoran

Alaina Kovacevic, Entertainment Editor March 2, 2023

Q. How long have you been working here at Sandburg?  A. 31 years   Q. Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher? Why or why not?  A. Yes and no. When I was an undergrad,...

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Turnabout returns, brings students fun and food

Alyssa Salgado, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

Turnabout is an event in mid-winter where there is not much action in school, there are no fun events to look forward to and it serves as a bridge between Winter Break and Spring break. Ixtel Guerrero,...

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SkillsUSA students honing crafts to prepare for competition

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

Each year, Sandburg’s SkillsUSA heads down to Peoria Illinois for the state competitions, with over 100 competitive events to offer in the field of Career and Technical Education, in hopes of both excelling...

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Sheriff’s award students recognized for service with breakfast

Grace Harty, Staff Reporter February 28, 2023

On February 27th, students who received the Sheriff’s Award were celebrated with a delicious breakfast in the PAC. The Cook County Sheriff’s Award is just one benefit of completing community service...

Winter One-Acts: A unique experience for and from Sandburg students

Sophia Dorantes, Staff Reporter February 23, 2023

The Winter One-Acts are put on every February at Carl Sandburg High School. However, what makes them different from other productions is that they are student-led.  The short one-act plays, overseen...

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Trendy band shirts and their overlooked histories

Migle Acas, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

Nirvana, Rolling Stones, AC-DC… Do you even listen to these bands? Name three songs - I bet you can’t! Hopefully, you are not caught in the crossfire when your teacher starts questioning your fandom...

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ACES club students ace test taking and build academic skills

Allie Bragassi, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

Sitting at a desk taking a test isn’t most people’s idea of a sport, but members of ACES feel that it is a great opportunity to improve their test-taking skills in a competitive setting. ACES is...

Debaters prepare for upcoming state competition

Iris Delis, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

The Eagle Debate team had a successful tournament on January 28th at Sandburg Convocation with multiple placings in several divisions. As February is quickly approaching, Sandburg's Novice and JV debate...

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