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Condor Profiles

Social studies teacher Jan Podgorni looks at freedom as a privilege, not a right

March 2, 2018 10:00am | Tavion Byrd

Most Americans take freedom and free public education for granted, but not Curie history teacher Jan Podgorni who grew up in the southern part of Poland in a ski town call Zakopane. Life in Zakopane was much different than here. “I grew up under Communism […]

Art teacher turns passion into inspiration

March 2, 2018 10:00am | Kamila Woods

Valerie Xanos has always had a passion for art. “It’s always been a part of my life even as a toddler. I was always on my own drawing and painting,” Xanos said. Xanos studied art in college and and earned a fine arts bachelor’s degree […]

Student expresses himself through lifelong passion for dance

March 2, 2018 9:58am | Maria Macareno

The feeling of butterflies, all the eyes that he can feel. Bachata begins to play, the adrenaline kicks in, hips begin moving to the beat. Juan Hernandez (DIV 904) begins to dance. Hernandez’s passion for dance began at the age of five, but he wasn’t […]

Student leader committed to helping others

March 2, 2018 9:53am | Liliana Diaz

Isaac Marentes (DIV 829) has over 200 hours of community service. He is committed to making positive changes in his community. “I think that participation in school clubs is important because they allow you to have a voice,” Marentes said. Marentes is the president of […]

Skateboarding is for girls, too!

March 2, 2018 9:50am | Maria Loeza

The skateboard rolls down the sidewalk, hitting every crack and pebble that comes its way. A rumbling noise can be heard vibrating across the streets. The rush of air hits her face, breezes through her hair. Nicole Segura (DIV 901) loves to skateboard. She loves […]

Helping the community through blood donation

June 13, 2017 11:37am | Henry Gonzalez

Senior Omar Gonzalez (Div. 704) takes joy and pride in helping his community. From volunteering to Chicago based events, to simply helping people around his home, Omar hopes to grow as a person and as a community member. “I was brought up that way. My […]

Diontae Norwood opens up about violence in his past

March 21, 2017 9:30am | Rickey Mitchell

“I refuse to give up on my city. We will get better, and it will stop.” These might be questionable words to some considering that many people think of Chicago as the murder capital of the world, but that’s exactly the mindset of Diontae Norwood […]

A lifelong passion for volleyball gives him motivation

March 13, 2017 3:23pm | Carolina Cortez

Tryouts can be intimidating to some people, especially the volleyball tryouts at Curie. That didn’t stop this student from trying out his freshman year. He’s had a passion since he was in middle school, and his coach motivated him to join the volleyball team. He has improved […]

The rigorous road to success for an AVID student

March 13, 2017 3:03pm | Oscar Verdin

Organization is an important thing for Miguel Cruz, a junior in the AVID program. He believes AVID has helped him being organized and getting him ready for his future. Being organized and ready for the real life at a young age is an advantage. “I […]

Student struggles with pressure due to IB program

March 3, 2017 11:56am | Karina Lupercio

The International Baccalaureate Programme isn’t your ordinary Curie major. IB is said to be the most difficult high school curriculum. The IB students are not your ordinary students either. The amount of work in an IB class is double the amount of a regular class […]