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Chess surges in popularity, within club and beyond

Migle Acas, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

With the rise of advanced, ubiquitous technology, the current high school generation has grown up playing video games on systems like PC, Xbox, PlayStation, etc. But why have teens at Sandburg recently...

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 CSHS baseball crew enjoys a day of practice - Courtesy of Alyssa Salgado

Baseball season begins, team showing promise and heart

Alyssa Salgado, Staff Reporter April 21, 2023

The Baseball season is off to a great start, having fun while beating top schools in the state like Brother Rice and Lemont. Coach Morsovillo is the varsity coach of the boys baseball team. He has...

Iced coffee from the Steaming Eagle to begin the day at school - Courtesy of Zainab Azeem

Steaming Eagle offers convenient and fun way to get morning coffee

Zainab Azeem, Features Editor April 17, 2023

Welcome to the Steaming Eagle, a small coffee shop near the main entrance of Carl Sandburg High School that will warm your hearts and your stomachs no matter the weather. The Steaming Eagle provides a...

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Feature Teacher: Mr. Olsen

Grace Harty, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

Q. How long have you been working here? A. Since 1998. It has been 25 years. Q. Has Sandburg changed a lot over that time? A. One of the things, well obviously, when we first started we were in the...

Sandburgs Powerlifting girls - Courtesy of @IronCSEagles on Twitter

Powerlifting team at Sandburg builds muscle, character, and community

Sophia Dorantes, Staff Reporter April 14, 2023

Sandburg’s Powerlifting team is only in its second official year as a club, but it has managed to have a significant effect on its members. Coached by Mr. Carrier and Mr. Zimmer, this season has truly...

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...

Swim Guard Jenna Isa teaches a child how to swim - Courtesy of Nataniel Zoladek

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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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,...

Skills USA members - Courtesy of Mrs. Sims

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...

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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