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Falling Back on Chiropractors

Falling Back on Chiropractors

Student visits to the chiropractor increase due to back pain from heavy backpacks
Aayushi Wadhawan March 31, 2021

Upon returning to school, Maya Bennett ’22 puts on her backpack for the first time after months of online learning. Within a couple of hours, her back starts to ache with persistent pain and her shoulders...

Virtually Viable

Virtually Viable

Stevenson introduces virtual reality remote learning expansion to bring school building to student’s home
Lila Maiolo and Griffin Brown March 31, 2021

Beginning in March 2021, Stevenson will be launching a new Remote Learning ++ model, which allows students and teachers to attend classes through a virtual reality (VR) system. This will allow students...

New Year’s “resolutions”

Also known as casual promises to myself that I am under no legal obligation to fulfill
Olivia Han and Lily Jiang March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

ges to how the pool is organized during practices is the most apparent alteration.  In accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, swimmers are spread throughout the whole pool to ensure that no competitors...

The SMARTDesk has adopted new safety equipment, including plexiglass, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipe dispensers.

The SMARTDesk Remains Smart

SMARTDesk Team remains open, maintaining safety protocols
Pooja Jain and Myles Woodman March 16, 2021

On March 13, 2020, while every Stevenson student and faculty member was heading home to attend school remotely, the SMARTdesk team was making plans to operate even during the pandemic, with numerous safety...

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson transitions to virtually streaming matches in order to reconnect the Stevenson community
Dwija Ramesh and Sabrina Xue February 19, 2021

Prior to COVID-19, seas of students filled the stands of football games, roaring with excitement, cheering their school on while cheerleaders paraded on the sidelines, and the marching band blared their...

To Kill a Mockingbird or To Kill the Love of Reading? That Is The Question

The Good, The Bad, and The So-Bad-They-Took-It-Out-Of-The-Curriculum
Sophia Ismail and Tia Vasudeva February 19, 2021

When the Emperor Was Divine: A Story on Ignored History - Sophomore English Accelerated  Julie Utsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine centers around an unnamed Japanese American family as they faced...

Empty Stands, Full Effort

Stevenson athletes discuss how they have adjusted to the reality of playing without spectators present
Humza Qazi and Lila Maiolo February 19, 2021

Under normal circumstances, Ava Bardic ’22 would be playing varsity basketball surrounded by a gymnasium filled to the brim with spectators, ranging from close friends and family to the average Stevenson...

Elite Universities: End All Be All?

Elite Universities: End All Be All?

Staffer weighs in on elitism in college applications and admissions, locally and nationally
Sailaja Nallacheruvu February 18, 2021

Every year, as Commitment Day draws closer, seniors across the country get excited, not just to celebrate their own decision to commit but also to find out where their peers are going and what they’ll...

A Winterfest Turn-a-bout of Events

A Winterfest Turn-a-bout of Events

Student Council, various clubs create new alternatives in lieu of the traditional Winterfest
Lily Jiang and Matthew Mcgowan February 18, 2021

A poorly lit school gymnasium, filled with throngs of partying students packed side by side and a contagious respiratory disease is not exactly a great combination. Taking such into account, Stevenson’s...

Cupid in the Times of COVID

Cupid in the Times of COVID

Statesman staffers break down things you can do to keep yourself uplifted as a single during Valentine’s Day
Malini Pillai and Thea Surya February 17, 2021

If you were spending Valentine’s Day alone any other year, you could usually find things to preoccupy yourself with. But now, as if it couldn't get any worse, you’re stuck at home during a pandemic!...

Ragged Raptors and Scintillating Suns: The Two Surprises of the NBA Season

Ragged Raptors and Scintillating Suns: The Two Surprises of the NBA Season

A look in at two NBA teams that have surprised the league with their records at this point in the season
Raghav Khosla February 10, 2021

The 2020-2021 National Basketball Association (NBA) season is underway, with teams having played around ⅕ of their season. Some teams have surprised analysts and fans with their record at this stage...

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