“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

93 Juniors Work with Discover Financial and “Together We Rise” to Aid Foster Children

On October 25th the Junior class spent the afternoon building 80 bicycles and creating more than 120 Sweet Cases and Superhero Boxes for foster children – all with hand-decorated messages of care. In Chicago, kids entering foster care receive two trash bags containing their essentials. Together We Rise (TWR), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way kids experience foster … Read More

“To embrace accountability and responsibility”: An Interview with Liz Martinez

I met with Liz Martinez (CRSM ’12, Lake Forest College ’16) during her first visit to the new campus on Belvidere Road. Our conversation covered a lot of territory; from her extracurriculars at CRSM, through a family health crisis, to her successes at First Midwest Bank. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   First of all, thanks for … Read More

2019 Senior Retreat

Cristo Rey St. Martin students know what it’s like to keep a full calendar. Their days of challenging academic schedules, demanding corporate work study jobs and family responsibilities can take on a frenzied pace. Now and again, we all need to give ourselves a quiet “space” – to gain insight and grow deeper relationships with one another and with God. … Read More

COMMITTED TO FAITH & JUSTICE

BORDER IMMERSION TRIP   On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv who leads groups to the border between Arizona and Mexico retracing the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. During the trip, CRSM students … Read More