Happy Valentine’s Day from the Challenger staff


The February issue of The Challenger features more than a dozen stories by individual student writers, many published here for the first time. Be sure to check out the student art displayed here for the first time as well. Samples of “literary art” come from readings of Shakespeare, Homer, H.P. Lovecraft and The Amazing Spiderman!

The Challenger

Issue: February 2019

Features and Sports

  • Senior Nick Harron, a true Renaissance man by Sean Wolfe
  • SJCA student artist Jessica Flores quick at the draw by Molly Grabiel
  • Grace Haugstad: St. Joe’s National Merit Finalist by Laura Steiner
  • Couples spend Valentine’s Day in different ways by Patrick Connolly
  • J-Term: A Time for Exploration by Christopher Catunao
  • J-Term comics: The Toy Department of Literature by Mario Mattuecci
  • Students support annual Pro-Life march by Michael Mullen
  • Senior grapplers excel in last bout on home turf by Eric Baldwin
  • Wrestlers battle for conference titles by Eric Baldwin
  • Girls basketball re-discovers its winning ways by Kyle Matrise
  • Young Lancers: The future of boys basketball by Adam Antonneau
  • King looks to be crowned king of the triple jump by Kevin Wang
  • Winter Formal a Chill dance by Lily Karnes
  • Photo essay: Regional wrestling meet
  • Mario Matteucci poll: Marvel or D.C.? You decide. 

Happy Valentine’s Day

  • Haiku for you – Creative Writing students share their Haikus with you!

Arts & Entertainment

  • Shrek the Musical to be performed at SJCA this March by Ella Malecki
  • St. Joseph Comics Universe (SJCU)Art by club members. Check out the work of SJCA’s very own superheroes! (Check back often as we’ll be adding new artwork soon!)
  • Fantasy: H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu illustrated by student artists. (See a variety of student work.)
  • Mythology: It’s all Greek to me. (The Greek gods as illustrated by student artists.)

-William Van Lannen, managing editor