“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 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

“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

Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

A Letter to the Seniors

May 17, 2019 Hey, Seniors, it’s me – your old pal Junebug.  Hope you are having a great retreat.  Hard to believe it will be your last as CRSM students.  Time flies.  I’m going to miss your smiling faces around campus (and the scratches behind my ears)! As you prepare to leave CRSM and begin the next step in your … Read More