Breaking the COVID-19 Barrier – Q&A

Breaking the COVID-19 Barrier - Q&A

Vaasu Kakuturu and Sailaja Nallacheruvu

September 25, 2020

In late July, Stevenson announced their plans to go fully remote for the entirety of the first semester. As a result, many have questions regarding how and when schools can return to their normal daily schedules. For such a return to normal, however, experts agree that it would require widespread acc...

Local Restaurants Adapt to COVID-19

Victoria Feng and Sophia Ismail

August 19, 2020

Culver’s  Midwestern favorite Culver’s has long been a favorite hangout for Stevenson students and a popular choice for fundraisers. While it’s unlikely that customers can get their Butter Burger or cheese curds fix inside the restaurant any time soon, Culver’s is still open for drive-throug...

Long Road Ahead

Long Road Ahead

July 2, 2020

  The recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, on top of the numerous lives unjustly lost due to police brutality and systemic racism, has propelled the Black Lives Matter movement into mainstream media and public discussion. Floyd’s story acted as an awakening, forcing ...

Patriot Postponement

Sailaja Nallacheruvu and Humza Quazi

June 15, 2020

After it was announced on March 12 that Stevenson High School would be forced to close in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus, the likelihood of a number of the schools spring events, like prom and Spring Fling, were thrown into question. A few weeks later on May 8, the SHS administratio...

College Sports and COVID-19

Griffin Brown

June 15, 2020

With the coronavirus leaving all Illinois schools empty for the remainder of the school year, worries and uncertainties linger in the mind of athletes. Among these worries are lost sports seasons and college recruitment. Illinois governor JB Pritzker canceled the 2019-2020 academic year, along with the I...

COVID-19 Government Response

Courtesy of the UN

Greycen Ren

May 29, 2020

We’ve all been at home under the stay-at-home orders for over two months now, and I don’t think it would be controversial to claim that the government’s response to COVID-19 has drastically changed our lifestyles. During this quarantine period, we have all seen various experts in different fields off...

Dear Unproductivity

Courtesy of NYT

Jasmine Sun

May 28, 2020

In the past few weeks, my screen time has admittedly gone up by 87%. The main culprits? Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But on all of these, it seems that wherever I look, there’s an inescapable trend taking over these platforms: a push to somehow “better” ourselves during this time spent in quara...

Grading the Chicago Bears’ 2020 NFL Draft Class

Photo credit to the Chicago Bears via Twitter

Bradley Locker

May 22, 2020

Though the Bears did not have a pick on the first night of the 2020 NFL Draft—an evening that incorporated exclusively the first 32 selections—general manager Ryan Pace and other front office executives were largely able to make the most with their options on Days 2 and 3 of the Draft. The Be...

Testing Amid Trouble

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Vaasu Kakuturu and Olivia Han

May 21, 2020

With schools in the U.S. now entering the second month of campus closures and remote learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teachers and students across the nation have adapted to new styles of learning and testing. One of the greatest concerns from their perspective was the altered grading system and ...


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