Walk-A-Thon at Dawn

By J1 Reporters Liv Birnstihl and Anna Rasgorshek Normally at 7:50 a.m., students at Marian are arriving to school for class. But on Sept. 18, the first place juniors are arriving to school for the first Walk-a-Thon walk time of the day. Which led students to ask, why would the winners choose to walk first?  […]

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Scary movie day: ‘One of the best Marian traditions’

By J1 reporter Molly Smith Students have various reasons why they bring in money for the Walk-A-Thon fundraiser, some girls say the free day and others reason it is purely to intensify the competition, but for junior Ellie Miller, Scary Movie Day is her main motivation to bring in money.  Every year around Halloween, the […]

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Homeroom teachers motivate students during WAT season

By J1 Reporter Mia Dunker When thinking of Walk-A-Thon (WAT), people tend to think of how students fundraise, but there are other people who are with them every step of the way — homeroom teachers. Where do they fit in during WAT season? Some homeroom teachers and students shared their opinions. According to Spanish teacher […]

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Private versus public school fundraising disparities

By J1 Reporter Pangaea Kaan A school’s method to attain money can vary throughout each building and each district, but one course of action is present throughout all educational institutions, fundraising. Fundraising demonstrates the difference in financial affairs between two types of education systems: public and private. Marian holds about four-to-five large fundraisers per school […]

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Suspicious students searching for secret donors

J1 reporter Margaret Kelly  Marian’s Walk-A-Thon is a tradition dating back to the fall of 1984. As the only all school fundraiser, it holds great importance to the good of both students and teachers. However as the years have tallied and the goal has grown, so have the wild accusations on where the money comes […]

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