The Origami Art of Eric C. CRSM ’23

Eric is a rising sophomore. His interest in Origami began when, as a six year old, he folded his first Origami crane. He has since completed many pieces of varying complexity with subjects ranging from penguins to Pokemon characters. Eric submitted his piece titled, “Swan” to the April student art show (CristoArt2020) which unfortunately was cancelled due to the pandemic. … Read More

“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More

Student Work

Every fall, English IV students spend a significant amount of time choosing and researching a social problem, exploring all the facets of the issue and ultimately proposing a solution. Then COVID-19 happened. All students were suddenly required to do the brainstorming, research, writing, and revising within the confines of e-learning. These two authors took inspiration from the history we are … Read More

Student Work

Omar is a sophomore. He wrote this essay responding to his teacher’s prompt: Does the current situation with COVID-19 change your desire to work in the field of medicine? An essay assignment by Omar (CRSM ’23) During the early to middle weeks of January, I began following COVID-19. Around those weeks the virus was fairly new and there were no … Read More

April President’s Pen: We all have an invisible string that connects us, even when we’re far apart.

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” The words of Pope John XXIII ring truer today than ever before.  We have hope; we have a future.  For now, … Read More

College Counseling Working Overtime

Hello, we hope everyone is OK. Currently the College Counseling Department is meeting with students one-on-one using video-conferencing. Our seniors are facing special challenges during this time of uncertainty, having to complete their last year in high school while deciding on what college they should attend. Seniors are looking for award letters, completing verification forms if it applies to them, … Read More