“CRSM has always been there for me”: An Interview with Dulce Zarinana

Dulce (CRSM ’16, Carthage ’19) and I met at CRSM the afternoon of the Alumni Christmas party. We spoke about her involvement with Campus Ministry’s volunteer trips, her bachelor’s thesis, early graduation from Carthage College and her aspirations in politics.   The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   Thanks for meeting with me. This worked out well, meeting … Read More

Encore! HAMILTON!

Again this year Cristo Rey St. Martin was one of a select group of Chicagoland schools invited to participate in the Hamilton Education Program – the ground breaking program which involves 6 weeks of work studying American history through a special integrated curriculum about Alexander Hamilton and the nation’s Founding Fathers. The program culminates in a matinee performance of Hamilton … Read More

CRSM Boasts Two Posse Scholarship Winners

The Posse Foundation announced its Scholarship winners in December. CRSM students have won Posse Scholarships in the past but this year is extraordinary – two CRSM students were chosen for scholarships. Edwin Morales (CRSM ’20) and Ricardo Morales (CRSM ’20) recently learned of their awards and are beginning their plans to attend St. Olaf College and Connecticut College respectively.   … Read More

The Events of POSADA 2019

Again this year CRSM celebrated Posada in two ways. At 5:45 am on Friday December 13, Campus Ministry took students to an immigration Posada Prayer Walk in downtown Chicago.  The posada was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, which connects the search of Mary & Joseph for shelter before Jesus was born with … Read More

2019 Alumni Christmas Party

The 2019 Alumni Christmas Party kicked off at 5:30 on December 18th. It was a well attended affair – dinner and libations were served up as well as two exciting announcements. 1) The Phase II Construction Project is scheduled to begin in February 2) A new and exciting initiative has begun: Mary Ann Hocter has been appointed as the Director … Read More

“The Genuine Article – Something Greater Than Just Me”: An Interview with Angel Gomez

I had lunch with Angel (CRSM ’14, Dominican University ’18) down the street from where he works as an Executive Team Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Waukegan Public Schools. His journey with his family from Laredo, Texas to Zion to Waukegan was interesting, but the telling of his personal journey made me realize that he’s the genuine article. The … Read More

College Report: Everything is A-OK

Things are looking good for another successful college acceptance season. As of the writing of this article, over 96% of the senior class have applied to at least one college; 70% having finished all of their applications. This year’s graduating class is on track to average twelve submitted applications per student and gain acceptance to an average of ten. The … Read More

CRSM Travels to Capitol Hill, Advocating for Social Justice

On November 16th, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. For the sixth consecutive year, Jon Taus (CRSM Social Studies Instructor) headed-up the trip which is sponsored by The Ignatian Solidarity Network. Over 2000 students, which included twelve Cristo Rey Schools from around the country, descended on Capitol Hill … Read More