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French Classes Celebrate Mardi Gras in Style

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Features Editor April 11, 2024

While taking your regular route to class, you notice a group of people you don’t usually see in this area of the building all walking in the same direction and holding what seems to be a heavier load...

New Hall Pass System Hits Sandburg Hallways

Julia Pavic, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

At Sandburg, students and teachers know the importance of attendance. With fast-paced courses covering rigorous material, being present in the classroom is an important factor for achieving good grades....

Scholastic Bowl Successful Throughout Season and at State Competition

Kyra Sears, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

“Nobody in the state had ever heard of Carl Sandburg and Scholastic Bowl,” says Mr. Brigham, who has been a coach of Scholastic Bowl for the past ten years. Now, however, the team boasts 11 regional...

SAT Preparation Season in Full Swing

Zainab Azeem, News Editor February 25, 2024

Juniors, mark your calendars for April 15, because SAT exams are on the horizon. This year, the SAT will begin administering exams digitally, meaning test content, format, and, as a result, preparation,...

Sandburg Chess Builds Skill and Camaraderie at State Competition

Bailee Pfiffner, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

The Chess Team at Carl Sandburg High School made another appearance at the State Series in Peoria, Illinois from February 8-10. “We qualified by winning on January 27 at Sectionals. The team pulled...

College Decision Days Have Students Eager, Anxious, and Excited

Omar Hasan, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Dread, stress, and suspense: feelings which students have felt in the days leading up to decision day for college admissions. One of schools that does a form of admissions known as standard admissions...

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...

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