Gladiator has a new attitude, ready to slay competition

By Jasmine Cannon Christ the King girls basketball team usually leans on its senior class for vocal leadership and to carry the team on the court, but younger Gladiator, Kaylesha Johnson, is making some surprise contributions. [vimeo 158264148 w=474]

What’s beyond #OscarsSoWhite? Chicagoans sound off on Hollywood diversity

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By Jasmine Cannon and Jasmine M. Ellis While Hollywood is still recovering from criticisms revolving around racial diversity in casting, some Chicagoans believe it’s time for The Academy to take a different approach. According to UCLA’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report, little more than 10 percent of lead actors in theatrical films were minorities, and just […]

Women’s wrestling takes a strong stance

By Jasmine Cannon Until two decades ago, a fan could go to a wrestling match and all of the athletes shared a common trait: they were male. Now the ladies have leagues of their own. Twelve years ago, women’s wrestling became an Olympic sport. Today 28 colleges sponsor a varsity program and more than 11,000 […]

Christ the King’s season comes to an end (video)

By Jasmine Cannon The buzzer sounded and Christ the King’s dreams of ending their season with a state championship vanished. [vimeo 156763959 w=474] Stalling in sectionals for the third straight season, the Gladiators pulled to within one with 49 seconds remaining in a see-saw game against DePaul College Prep, but did not score again in […]

Christ the King gets a jumpstart on college (video)

By Jasmine Cannon Students at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School had a packed day on Tuesday with a college fair, ACT practice test and college visits. The Mid-American Catholic Colleges fair gave students the opportunity to learn more about its colleges and universities, and college life. At the same time, some students were […]

Christ the King kicks off playoffs

By Jasmine Cannon After winning their third straight Chicago Prep conference tournament title, Christ the King began regional play Tuesday in the IHSA playoffs. The Gladiators continued their winning ways beating Guerin 42-17. Despite injury issues, Christ the King still has the same motto, “one goal, state.”

Christ the King claims conference title

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By Jasmine Cannon Tears and cheers. In only a matter of minutes, Christ the King girls basketball team went from watching senior point guard Mia Farris sobbing on the bench, to celebrating its fourth consecutive Chicago Prep regular season conference title with a 63-53 victory Tuesday night over Chicago Hope. It was not the only […]