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IHSA Meeting Gets the Ball Rolling

The IHSA decides start and end dates for sports, releases revised 2020-2021 schedule
Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Helen Oriatti-Burns February 24, 2021

On January 27, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an updated sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year. The schedule, created in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health...

Adjusted Advisory

Advisory moves to only Wednesdays to accommodate hybrid schedule
Anika Krishnaswamy and Madeline Schmitke February 22, 2021

The smiling faces of Freshman Mentors (FMPs) greet Medha Mamidipaka ’24 as she logs onto Zoom for advisory. during her lunch period. Throughout the period, the mentors and supervising counselor provide...

Hybrid Harmonies

Hybrid Harmonies

How Stevenson's band, choir and orchestra classes have adapted to the current Hybrid Model
Elyssa Gavenda and Natalie King February 21, 2021

As the bell signaling the start of seventh period rings, Lora Lewis ’22 rushes into the choir room and sets her backpack down at her seat. After wiping down her spot and making sure her mask is secure...

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

In spite of recent retirements, NFL contains new stars carrying legacies of veterans, crafting own paths
Bradley Locker February 18, 2021

On January 17, Drew Brees and Tom Brady embraced at the midfield black fleur-de-lis Saints logo, Brady’s Buccaneers having avenged two regular season losses to Brees’ Saints during the regular season...

Rewiring the Current

Rewiring the Current

Teachers tie current events, including January 6 Insurrection, into class curriculums
Lance Locker and Melissa Liu February 17, 2021

On January 7, silence and focus plagued English teacher Dean Bradshaw’s second period AP Literature classroom. Students weren’t panicked taking a test, frantically writing notes, nor were they preoccupied...

Summer Sport Seniority

Summer Sport Seniority

Staffer argues why seniors should play out the rest of their seasons after graduation
Matthew Mcgowan February 15, 2021

It all seemed like a minor setback on March 12. While it was disappointing that the spring season was suspended for two weeks due to the emergence of COVID-19, Stevenson spring sports athletes had already...

Hidden Help

Hidden Help

Student support groups help those in need
Aayushi Wadhawan and Sabrina Xue February 9, 2021

Angela Miller ’21 used to close her eyes in resignation as the final bell rang. Students around her chatted excitedly as they packed up their belongings, while Miller readied herself for another uncomfortable...

Several containers of wipes are strewn across the floor of a studio for a second period Dance 2 class preparing for their lesson. Students warm up while socially distanced with six foot restrictions taped to the ground to guide the, and reduce the risk of viral transmission. (Photo from Mr. Grice, Director of Fine Arts)

P(P.E.) Class

How gym & dance function in the Hybrid Learning Model
Gaurish Lakhanpal and Lance Locker February 8, 2021

With the start of Stevenson’s Hybrid Learning Model on January 19, students are able to attend gym and dance classes on campus rather than on Zoom. The classes occur during the same periods that students...

Seize the Day

Due to COVID-19, Stevenson’s production of Newsies was videotaped for students, families to watch at home
Elyssa Gavenda and Sophia Ismail December 4, 2020

Alexa Rubin '21 — wearing a black jacket over her costume and a mask over her stage makeup — stands near the outdoor stage at Stevenson, waiting to film her next scene in the school’s production...

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts

Due to IHSA restrictions on group meetings because of COVID-19, previously no-cut high school sports face new obstacles
Ally Flynn and Sailaja Nallacheruvu December 4, 2020

After daily gymnastics practices in the 2019-2020 school year, Ashley Sprague ’22 and the rest of the girls gymnastics team would go out to get dinner and bond as a group. Now, with possible cuts to...

A Change of Course

A Change of Course

New additions to this year's coursebook expand course options in five departments
Collin Fan and Griffin Brown December 4, 2020

  From law to music, Stevenson offers a nearly endless range of courses to choose from, allowing every student to pursue their interests. Each school year, some courses are dropped from the curriculum...

Shaping Up Stevenson Students

Shaping Up Stevenson Students

Stevenson’s athletic department holds virtual summits to teach athletes ways to lead balanced lives
Alison Wade and Surya Sethi December 2, 2020

In order to help athletes improve their physical and mental wellbeing, Stevenson’s athletic department hosted the first of its monthly virtual athletic summits on November 1. Presentations were led by...

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