Ep. 80 – “Giving Back” with Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras

In this segment of “Giving Back,” Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras interview Boylan members from Student Council, Abby Kielty, and Arianna Caruana. They will be discussing how Boylan gives back around the Christmas season, regarding Christmas baskets, where the donations go, how much Boylan raised over the years, and what it takes to prepare Christmas baskets. Boylan donates the Christmas basket items at St. Elizabeth Center in Rockford, IL. Boylan raised more than $8,000 last year and helped more than 45 families. The student council and class representatives take the money from the donations and go out and buy perishable foods for the families. Members of the student council transport the Christmas items to the Bachrodt center. They then load the items onto a truck that delivers them to the St. Elizabeth Center located in downtown Rockford. Everyone donates, including the staff and faculty! This charitable assistance allows Boylan students and staff to help the less fortunate in our community. Boylan not only gives food, but they donate non-perishable items, too, such as towels and toothbrushes. The less fortunate will ask for things that we take for granted every day as a treat to them. It is nice to see the smiles that we get when people get their Christmas baskets. Boylan has carried out this holiday tradition for more than 50 years as it continues to embrace the season of giving. The most important key that Boylan has taught is that doing makes us happier than having! Follow us on the Boylan.org website, Boylan TwitterBoylan Instagram, Boylan Twitter, to see all the ways we give back!

Ep. 79 – “The Boylan Basketball Breakdown” Week Two with Max Caltagerone

In this segment of the “Be Boylan Podcast,” our boy’s basketball play-by-play man, Max Caltagerone, introduces us to his NEW SEGMENT “The Boylan Basketball Breakdown.”  Max starts the show by recapping week one of the NIC-10 Basketball season.  He discusses the outcome of the matchup with the Freeport Pretzels (game one) and the Rockford East game.  Max then breaks down the Titans stats leaders in the vital game stats.  Next, “The Boylan Basketball Breakdown Show” shares the NIC-10 Standings with the audience.  Who’s number one this week?  Max closes out this week’s segment with a preview of Wednesday’s NIC-10 schedule and the Titans BIG matchup with Rockford Jefferson.  You can send me questions regarding the Boylan Catholic Basketball team at my Twitter site (see link below)!




Boylan Catholic High School

Boylan Catholic Basketball Twitter

Boylan Catholic on Max Preps

Freeport on Max Preps

Rockford East on Max Preps

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Rockford Jefferson Max Preps

Max Caltagerone on Twitter

Ep. 78 – “IHSA Girls State Swimming Recap” with Brianna Caras and Nhia Caras

In this segment of “IHSA Girls Swimming Recap”, Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras recap Girls’ Swimming IHSA State Meet last Friday at New Trier High School in Winnetka in which Nhia Caras placed 11th in State! Brianna interviews Nhia, discussing the results of the state meet, how she prepared for her big race, and her goals for the upcoming season next year. Nhia swam to her 3rd straight IHSA State Medal, has won a dozen NIC-10 Conference Titles, and came into the state meet with her worst seed (37 out of 44 State Qualifiers) in her three years, but she made the Top 12 because she is driven. Nhia has won many sectional titles because she pushes herself and her teammates to strive, commit, and succeed. As you can see, Nhia Caras is a champion and represents Boylan Catholic High School with pride. Make sure to check out the Boylan Girls swimming state results on the IHSA website!


Girls’ Swimming and Diving Schedule

Girls’ Swim and Dive Twitter

Girls Swimming and Diving Results

Ep. 77 – “Race to State Part 2” with Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras

In this segment of “Race to State Part 2”, Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras recap Boylan’s swimming varsity sectionals meet last Saturday in which they placed 2nd in Sectionals. In this podcast, they discuss the upcoming state meet, the teams’ performance, and accomplishments to achieve at state. Be sure to watch for the results of the Boylan Girls swimming and diving state championship meet this Friday as Nhia Caras, Bryn Kiley, Grace Pidde, and Molly Ryan look to prove everyone wrong and overcome the obstacles of being at the top in anything you do. Make sure to come out and support your Titan ladies as they compete to go to state on Friday, November 22 at 3:30 at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka!



Girls’ Swimming and Diving Schedule

Girls’ Swim and Dive Twitter

Girls Swimming and Diving Results

Ep. 76 – “Race to STATE” with Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras

In this segment of “Race to State”, Brianna Novak and Nhia Caras recap Boylan’s swimming varsity conference meet in which they placed 1st for the 4th time in a row. In this podcast, they discuss the upcoming sectional meet, what to expect at a sectional meet and strategies for the team to make it to state. Brianna Novak interviews Nhia Caras on how the swimming season is progressing. The 200 and 400 relay remains undefeated in NIC-10 Conference! Listen to the podcast to find out more about the Boylan swim team results and what the team’s goal is to make it to IHSA State Meet. Make sure to come out and support your Titan ladies as they compete to go to state on Saturday, November 16 at 1 at Jefferson High School!



Girls’ Swimming and Diving Schedule

Girls’ Swim and Dive Twitter

Girls Swimming and Diving Results


Ep. 75 – “Gotta Love All Life” with Deacon Stewart and Aaron Spanier

In this segment, Juliana Mace interviews Deacon Stewart and Aaron Spanier about the March for Life Trips that they will be taking in January. They discuss their experiences on past the “Marches for Life”, their expectations for this year, and what it means to be Pro-life. Boylan Catholic has attended “The March for Life” in Washington D.C. (20+  years) and is excited to be attending again this 2020 school year! Father Finn is the Organizer for the Boylan Catholic Students and will be assisted by Mrs. Jean Peterson from St.Rita and several Boylan staff members. In 2020, Deacon Stewart (Leader of the Boylan Pro-Life Club) has added a trip to the Chicago March for Life which several Boylan Catholic students and staff will be attending. Listen to this podcast to hear more about their view on being Pro-life and how this trip has impacted them.

Ep. 74 – “The Clubhouse” An Interview With First Year English Teacher Ms. Kimberly Madden

In this episode of The Clubhouse, we sit down with First-Year Teacher, Ms. Kimberly Madden. Our discussion begins with how she became a teacher, her first impressions at Boylan Catholic, some of her previous teaching experience. We also discuss what Ms. Madden enjoys outside of being a teacher, some of her hobbies, where she went to grade school and high school, what she studied in college, and how her first semester as a Boylan teacher is going. We talk about some of her favorite subject areas in English, her favorite books, and authors. Ms. Madden also talks about being a Boylan Alum.  



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English Department



EP. 73 – “Ending On A High Note” with Juliana Mace and Lucas Weickert

In this segment of the student life podcast, Juliana Mace, and Lucas Weickert will be discussing ILMEA District Ensemble with their special guests Francis Cicock and Cristina Gahan. Together they will talk about past experiences, expectations for this year, the difference between ILMEA District and State chorus and Solo and Ensemble Contest, state expectations and experiences, and how they prepare for District. Listen to this podcast to find out! They will be there all Saturday preparing for the final performance that day!


Boylan Choir Instagram

Boylan Choir Twitter

ILMEA District Website

EP. 72 – A Preview of Boylan Catholic vs. St. Rita

In this episode “The Clubhouse” will breakdown the Semifinal matchup between Boylan Catholic and St. Rita Chicago. We compare both teams in several different categories; their run and pass games and on how good their defenses are. Then we compare and contrast both team’s best players in all areas of the game, in passing, running, and catching, all to see which team has a slight edge. We dive deep into the keys to victory for each group. Then on Saturday, the Boylan Broadcast club will broadcast the game live at 1:30. Support the Boylan Titans on the fight for a state title.



Boylan Catholic Website

St. Rita Mustang.com

St. Rita Athletic Twitter Page

Ep.71 “Kicking it off with Collin” with Juliana Mace

In this segment, Juliana Mace interviews Collin Mendoza about the recap of the Boylan Catholic Boys Varsity Soccer season. We talk about their exciting season and ask Collin questions about himself, how he got into soccer, and his hopes for after Graduation. We also talk about the Team’s performance and how they Placed. Listen to this podcast to hear more about their awesome season.


Boylan Website

Boylan Boys Varsity Soccer MaxPreps Site

Boylan Twitter

Boys Varsity Soccer Twitter


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