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The Seraphim

  • Christmas shopping made easy and inexpensive

    Christmas shopping made easy and inexpensive

    By Amelie Young, Staff Writer

    December 14, 2017

    Dutch Bros. Coffee gift card? AJ’s Fine Foods gift card? Starbucks gift card? With Christmas right around the corner, many students are struggling to find the perfect gift for their friends and family, yet the perfect gift does not always have to be the most expensive. Here is a list of inexpensive...

    A Christmas present awaits opening (Amelie Young/The Seraphim)

  • Christmas spirit abounds at Notre Dame Preparatory

    Christmas spirit abounds at Notre Dame Preparatory

    By Anna Sera, Staff Writer

    December 12, 2017

    All Aboard! The Polar Express has come to Notre Dame Preparatory and with it comes Christmas Spirit Week, an annual event. For 2017, Monday, December 11, marked the start of the Christmas Spirit Week, tied to a movie theme, Merry Movie Week. “My favorite part of the week is just getting into...

    NDP students and conductor Robert Gwinn, aka NDP History instructor, ride the "Polar Express" (Anna Sera/The Seraphim)

  • NDP’s Music Man

    NDP’s Music Man

    By Rose Tuft, Staff Writer

    December 4, 2017

    For as long as Joshua Babu can remember, music has been a significant part of his life. As soon as he learned to talk, he was already starting to sing. “Josh has always loved music,'' said Vasvi Babu, Josh's mom. "It’s no surprise to me that he has made it such a big part of his life.'' At...

    Joshua Babu, covered in colorful paint, for his Harvard application video (Jacob Staudenmaier/Special to The Seraphim)

  • Tastes vary among student musicians

    Tastes vary among student musicians

    By John Byrne, Staff Writer

    December 1, 2017

    Almost everyone has a favorite song, and it’s reasonable to assume that many people have their favorite guitar-heavy song. At Notre Dame Preparatory High School, students have the opportunity to take  an unlimited number of guitar classes. Students spend thousands of hours practicing technique and ...

    Paolo Rances practices before performing Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" (John Byrne/The Seraphim).

  • State champion profile: Ansel Averitte

    State champion profile: Ansel Averitte

    By Kaden Macor, Staff Writer

    December 1, 2017

    Speeding through the water, with his hair braided and legs shaved, Ansel Averitte hit the wall with one last push, looking right and left to see he’s the first to touch. All the hard work and dedicated practices finally paid off for the Notre Dame Prep senior as he glided through the 50-yard freest...

    Ansel Averitte poses after winning state title (Monica Averitte/Special to The Seraphim)

Student life: On the border

By John Byrne, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

Shivering in the freezing, winter darkness, a few Notre Dame Preparatory students arrived on campus at 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 to depart for Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KINO Border Initiative is a service trip designed to h...

By Kaden Macr, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

Students at Notre Dame Preparatory are suffering from senioritis; defined as an affliction of high school students in their final year. Symptoms include a sharp decline in motivation and a “no-can-do” attitude. Generally,...

Saints basketball team shows resilience

By Sarah Ziemann, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

The outcome did not look promising for the Saints at halftime, but they fought back to beat their difficult competitor on Dec. 11. Consequently, the Notre Dame Preparatory varsity boy's basketball team is headed into Winter...

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By Kaden Macr, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

Students at Notre Dame Preparatory are suffering from senioritis; defined as an affliction of high school students in their final year. Symptoms include a sharp decline in...

Student editorial: The case for vegetarianism

Kendra Niderost, Special to The Seraphim

October 17, 2017

When it comes to eating habits, many people say that meat is a necessity for the human body, but is it really worth the pain and suffering that goes on behind slaughterhouse...

One Student’s View: Free Todd the Toad

By Katelyn Eberle, Special to The Seraphim

September 1, 2017

Imagine an extremely large hand swooping down into a happiness-filled home and plucking away its inhabitant from its friends, family, and entire life. Not only is its lifestyle...

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Saints basketball team shows resilience

By Sarah Ziemann, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

The outcome did not look promising for the Saints at halftime, but they fought back to beat their difficult competitor on Dec. 11. Consequently, the Notre Dame Preparatory varsity boy's...

Coaches prepare Saints for title game

November 20, 2017

In preparation for the 5A state championship football game, the Notre Dame Preparatory High School coaching staff began installing the game plan for the contest, scheduled for 3:30...

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NDP is Halloween town

By Samantha Torre, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Every October, children, teenagers, and adults alike begin counting down the days until Halloween. Even though Halloween was on a school night, it didn’t prevent Notre Dame Preparatory...

Notre Dame students help on the border

By Anna Sera, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

NOGALES, MEXICO _ Most students would sigh and complain at the thought of waking up at 4:30 a.m. to drive to school, but not when they are heading down to Mexico. On Friday, September...

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NDP Sophomores grow closer to God

By John Byrne, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

   Eager to reflect in a quiet, serene setting, 19 members of the sophomore class of Notre Dame Preparatory left on October 31 for an overnight retreat at Lake Pleasant. The s...

Forming an apocalyptic state of mind

By Andrew Lindbloom, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

In recent weeks, the United States has been stricken by a series of natural disasters.  Thousands of people in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and California have been swept...

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