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Adventure Ed boat races spark innovation and teamwork

Julia Pavic, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Using cardboard boxes as vessels, as well as plastic bottles and bags for buoyancy, Sandburg P.E. students have found a second purpose for commonly thrown-away items: boat building.  Carl Sandburg...

AP Physics classes launch a project to remember

Sofia Szaflarski, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

On Friday, November 10, AP Physics 1 classes could be seen congregating on the Circle Drive lawn each period, carrying handmade contraptions and clad in various costumes. Why the array of complicated mechanisms,...

Open Mic Night showcases student creativity

Sophia Dorantes, News Editor November 15, 2023

On Wednesday, October 25, Carl Sandburg High School hosted an Open Mic Night. The event was located in the foyer of the Performing Arts Center and ran from 5pm to 8pm.  Students had the opportunity...

Sandburg Speech team victorious with early tournaments of the season

Bailee Pfiffner, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

On Saturday, November 4th, Carl Sandburg’s Speech Team had a successful competition at Joliet West High School. The team placed 5th overall, and Cayla Evans and Naomi Turk placed first in their events. Junior...

The Eagle Army in competition mode - Photo courtesy of Ms. Rebecca Roti

Eagle Army celebrates winningest seniors and anticipates future success

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

Just as Sandburg thought that post-pandemic extracurricular breakthroughs were over, the Eagle Army took all by surprise with a remarkable finish in their most recent season.  The Eagle Army is Sandburg’s...

Senior Assassin game takes Sandburg by storm

Senior Assassin game takes Sandburg by storm

Nataniel Zoladek, Staff Reporter May 1, 2023

Senior Assassin, a just-for-fun game amongst high schoolers, has been taking the nation by storm, from Boston to Los Angeles. Students across the country are playing, including here at Sandburg. Every...

The MSA Iftar dinner gets underway - Courtesy of Mohammed Zeidan

MSA Iftar dinner kicks off Ramadan

Alyssa Salgado, Staff Reporter April 10, 2023

The Muslim Student Association, the a student-run club also known as MSA, hosted a dinner event on Tuesday, March 21 for the Sandburg community to kick off the beginning of Ramadan.  Ramadan is known...

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...

Jazz I Ensemble performs at the 2023 Jazz Dinner Dance - Courtesy of @CSMusicBoosters

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,...

Turnabout in action - Courtesy of Alyssa Salgado

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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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...

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