ICYMI: Week one


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The first full week has come and gone. Nice, right? With everyone running around, struggling to make positive first impressions and arrive at class on time, some goings-on outside their personal bubbles get lost in the shuffle. Whether you think this applies to your life or not, here are all of the biggest headlines from the first week (and a few days).


Drug Testing Begins: On Tuesday, August 27, the new “Wellness Program” wheeled out the first and most talked-about piece of their program. All summer, rumors swirled about when the first batch of students would be called down. Some said it wouldn’t happen until the first semester was over. Others hoped they’d wait at least until the end of the first quarter. No one saw this quick start coming, and no one knows when the next one will be.


The New Face of the Announcements: Local Sauce Boy and funny man Gio Palermo is the new voice (and soon-to-be face) of our daily announcements. Palermo’s unorthodox and glowing personality have made for the most entertaining announcements in years. If (hopefully when) the announcements return to the school-wide video broadcast, Palermo will have the student body rolling with his antics and quirks. 


Boys Soccer Starts 4-0: The boys soccer team started their season mid-August and, since the kickoff of the 2019 season, they have an unblemished record. Up to this point, the Knights have tallied 15 goals and conceded none. Their scoring has been led by senior captain Dylan Farah, who has netted seven goals despite only playing in two games due to injury.


Girls Volleyball Beat Walsh: In a crowded Barry Gymnasium, the Knights prevailed over the Walsh Jesuit Warriors in a thrilling four-set match on August 22. The packed and whited-out student section helped the Knights leave their most bitter rival in the dust. This coming week, they’ll take on Canfield and Villa-Angela St. Joseph at home, hoping to improve to a 6-2 record.


New Names, Same Faces: When schedules were first picked up, questions were asked. “Who is this?” “Are they new?” “No one has Eckman.” “I wanted Sokol!” Fear not: Ms. Eckman and Ms. Sokol are still beloved educators at this institution; they just celebrated a sacrament this past year. So, if you’re looking for Ms. Eckman, you’ll find her under the name Mrs. Ball. And if you’re looking for Ms. Sokol, you’ll find her under the name Mrs. Darling. 


Boys Cross Country team wins Dick Malloy Invitational: The six in the morning lifting sessions have paid off for the boys cross country team, who won the Dick Malloy Invitational on August 21. The team was inspired by senior Dom Brink, who ran the fastest time of all of the Knights and placed fourth overall. 


Girls Golf Takes Care of Padua: Girls golf edged out Padua, a notoriously formidable opponent, in a 194-207 NCL match. Senior Sam Huth shot the lowest round of the day, setting the tone for their victory.