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Forum encourages debate, diverse political viewpoints

Olivia Lamberti, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
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From working with Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to debating geopolitics with Model United Nations (MUN), Daniel Bien ’18 isn’t afraid of confronting controversy within current events. The Forum, an event that aimed to foster frank political discussion, seemed tailor made for a student like...

Outward bound

Outward bound

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
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As the school year comes to a close, many seniors across the country must ask themselves: “What comes next for me?” For the majority of high school students in Illinois, attending college out-of-state seems to be the new trend. According to Chicago Magazine, Illinois is now the nation’s largest...

AP prep course attendance declines

AP prep course attendance declines

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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For the past eight years, Stevenson has offered AP preparatory classes that students can take over the summer. These classes serve as bridges to year-long AP courses and were implemented to give students the opportunity to either challenge themselves in a particular course, prepare themselves if they...

Shortage of substitutes

Yana Bushuyeva, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2017
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In the past few years, Stevenson has been experiencing a shortage of substitutes. With a student teacher ratio of 16:2, Stevenson has around 500 teachers, and only an average of 30-35 substitutes available daily. Scarcity of substitutes occurred because of stern professional development and training...

SHS alumnus runs for governor

SHS alumnus runs for governor

Nikol Safronova and Cindy Yao
March 20, 2017
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An entrepreneur and small business owner, Stevenson alumnus Alex Paterakis ’06 is now hoping to make his mark in the Illinois political scene. Paterakis is currently a Democratic candidate running in the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial election. Paterakis, who graduated high school over 10 years ago,...

A statement of solidarity

A statement of solidarity

Maya Parekh and Adele Lee
February 28, 2017
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With over 3.2 million participants in more than 500 U.S. cities, the women's marches that took place on January 21st, only a day after President Trump’s inauguration, have been the largest U.S. demonstration in history, according to The Atlantic. The largest march took place in Washington D.C. with an estimate...

Student honored for anti-drug work

Student honored for anti-drug work

February 28, 2017
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In January, Ananya Pati ’18 was named a Trainer of Training (ToT) by Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) for her work as a co-leader of Stevenson’s anti-drug club Catalyst and being part of Stand Strong Coalition, the adult group of Catalyst. “It was an honor to win the award, but it ...

Graduating seniors keep iPads

Graduating seniors keep iPads

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017
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The class of 2017 will be the second group of seniors to keep their school-issued iPads once they graduate in May. Stevenson’s administration finally settled on the decision after considering the pros and cons of letting seniors keep their iPads. The administration looked at a number of factors, in...

Inclusion for all

Inclusion for all

Elyse Baden
February 28, 2017
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As Laura Smith walks down the halls of Stevenson, she takes advantage of the time to  text and talk with friends while doing her best to avoid being trampled by students trying to beat the bell. However, those are not the only things on her mind. Smith has heard the stories of bullying, discrimination and viol...

Safety on college campuses

Safety on college campuses

Emma Ismail and Jamie Berman
February 13, 2017
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Ohio State, University of California Los Angeles, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Tuskegee University. College campus violence made the news very frequently in 2016. Almost every school has had an issue with criminal offenses at some point in time, and many of these instances happen to be violent....

Finals before break

Victoria Kolotov, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
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This year, for the first time in Stevenson history, finals were held the week before winter break. For the last 51 years, Stevenson students have been studying the last week of the semester for the finals that come immediately after a two week long winter break. "It's rare that I'll end up pi...

Extending EBR

Extending EBR

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking applicants to launch a pilot program in which school districts may replace graduation course requirements with a competency-based school system.  The ISBE will be selecting 12 school districts to initiate this program and applications will be due by...

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