A Hiatus on Hoops

A Hiatus on Hoops
As Pritzker moves Illinois back to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, Stevenson’s basketball season takes temporary pause.
December 6, 2020

Instead of heated games on the court with her teammates by her side and the roars of cheering crowds, Varsity basketball player Sophie Lichtenstein ’21 dribbles a basketball on her driveway. With nothing...

The Social or Student Dilemma?

Photo Courtesy Of: Netflix
Statesman staffer reviews The Social Dilemma docudrama.
December 2, 2020

When I first heard about The Social Dilemma, I was afraid. Afraid that it would tell me that I needed to stop my social media consumption immediately: afraid that the dangers my phone presented were looming...

Putting the Season Away

Athletes end fall sports seasons, contact days as others prepare for winter seasons.
December 2, 2020

Across the Stevenson campus this fall, cross country athletes ran miles upon miles in preparation for their season while golf athletes trained vigorously for tournaments. In a typical year, these student-athletes...

Dear Student Burnouts

Stevenson staffer lends advice about online learning, words of encouragement.
December 1, 2020

Who won the debate? None of the above.

Biden and Trump square off in debate leaving both campaigns and even the country, underwhelmed.
November 11, 2020

Earlier this week, America watched Donald Trump’s final debate of his political career: his last Chayna, his last interruption, and the last moderator failing to speak over him. It was well known...

Potential Pastimes

Staffers review potential ways Stevenson students can use their 15 minute breaks between classes
October 31, 2020

Introduction:  In a normal school year at Stevenson, over 4,000 students would be rushing to their classes during the usual five minute passing period. Now, with 15 minutes between classes, there is...


During the pandemic, sports teams find new ways to connect.
October 29, 2020

For volleyball middle hitter Khushali Joshi ’21, safety precautions during contact volleyball practices have become almost as routine as blocking. She walks into practice wearing a mask, signs in, stays...

Chants, Choreography & COVID

Stevenson cheerleaders, Patriettes, and dancers continue to practice both virtually and in-person, following COVID-19 guidelines.
October 29, 2020

Sprinting across the soccer fields, varsity cheerleader Abby Ruksakiati ’21 and her teammates perform intricate tumbling routines — anything from roundoff back handsprings to aerial cartwheels. But...

Statesman Monstober!

October 19, 2020

Third Time’s the Charm…

Trump fails to impress at his second national opportunity to appeal to voters.
October 19, 2020

Severus Snape from “Harry Potter,” the Grinch and Gru from “Despicable Me” all have one thing in common: a legendary redemption arc. Given a second chance, they all won back the hearts of the...

Town Hall Triumph for Blossoming Biden

Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa 
Federation of Labor Convention. Image from Flickr.
Joe Biden appears favorite after October 15 Town Hall.
October 19, 2020

From around October 2 to Oct 14, President Trump was infected and battled with COVID-19, which caused the cancellation of the in-person October 15th Presidential Debate — one of, if not the first canceled...

Debate Dilemma: How Impactful Was It Really?

Debate Dilemma: How Impactful Was It Really?
Vice Presidential Debate had little effect on election.
October 16, 2020

Every year, Apple advertises new versions of the iPhone that are unnoticeably different from the previous year’s device, and still people shell out more and more money each year to pay for the “upgrade”...

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