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Dig Pink brings together community

A sea of pink swarmed Upper Kovler Gymnasium on Oct. 19, for the volleyball team’s annual Dig Pink game. While sales and donations are ongoing, the team has raised over $2,500, with the majority of the money coming from T-shirt sales the team had promoted throughout the weeks previous to the game against Depaul College Prep. All money raised went directly to the Side-Out Foundation. Dig Pink is a nationwide event for high schools and colleges to raise awareness toward breast cancer.

Before the game started speeches were given by Monica Peek and Lisa Kirchhoff, both breast cancer survivors. Dr. Peek works at the University of Chicago and is the mother of player Zora Peek Taylor. Ms. Kirchoff is the team’s head coach.

While the game resulted in a loss, captain Santana Romero, a senior, expressed the importance of the event to the team. 

“Even though it was not the result we hoped for, we were still so happy with everyone in the crowd, and the parents, and everyone in the program being there to support the cause,” Santana said. 

She highlighted the love the team has for the event and the bonding it brings to the team.

“As a team we look forward to Dig Pink every year no matter what,” Santana said. “It’s definitely one of our favorite games of the season.”

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Zara Siddique, Sports & Leisure Editor
Zara Siddique is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as the sports and leisure editor. She joined the journalism family in the 2021-22 school year as a sophomore. Her favorite part of journalism is getting to meet new people. Her favorite story she has written is “Qatar sparks controversy as World Cup host.” Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and listening to music. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Superior, commentary writing
Alex Diamond, Photographer
Alex Diamond is a photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2026. His favorite part of photojournalism is taking photos. Outside of photojournalism, Alex enjoys hanging out with friends and learning new things. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Honorable mention, feature photo
Bryce Light, Photographer
Bryce Light is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. His favorite part of photojournalism is documenting school events. Outside of photojournalism, Bryce enjoys soccer, video games and taking his dogs on walks.
Miles Wilczak, Photographer
Miles Wilczak is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2026. His favorite part of photojournalism is the creative freedom. Outside of class, Miles likes to go to concerts, watch movies and hang out with friends.
Daniel Baeza, Photographer
Daniel Baeza is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. His favorite part of photojournalism is learning different photography methods. Danny thinks the most fulfilling part of photojournalism is capturing someone's emotions in one frame. Outside of photojournalism, Danny enjoys playing baseball, drawing and hanging out with friends. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Superior, general/spot news
Aubrey Felsen, Photographer
Aubrey Felsen is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. Her favorite part of photojournalism is taking sports pictures. Outside of photojournalism, Aubrey enjoys the weekends.
Nathan Li, Photographer
Nathan Li, a member of the Class of 2025, is a beginning photojournalist. His favorite part of photojournalism is documenting sports and being able to include his friends. Outside of photojournalism, Nathan likes playing basketball and listening to music. 

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