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Biden Town Hall: Clarification and compromise

Biden Town Hall: Clarification and compromise

Helen Oriatti-Bruns

October 21, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden fielded questions from voters in a televised town hall discussion. The town hall, which was originally supposed to be a debate with President Donald Trump until Trump contracted the coronavirus, was held in th...

2020 New Reality: Stevenson’s ILC/ ELC Staff Moved Online

While the ILC remains empty, waiting for Stevenson students and staff to be able to return safely, do not judge this book by its cover; there are still many valuable resources available

Pooja Jain and Mackenzie Wren

October 15, 2020

Before March 13 the ILC and ELC at Adlai E. Stevenson High School was always bustling with activity from students and staff. These hands-on learning centers provided students with resources and a safe social environment. After the school was forced to adjust to virtual learning due to COVID- 19, ...

Posts and Picket Signs

Designed by: Sophie Ismail

Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Sophia Ismail

October 13, 2020

Since the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has been at the forefront of activist agendas. In addition to the upsurge of protests worldwide against police brutality and racism, BLM has been generating attention on various social media platforms. Numerous users have reposted in...

Stevenson Students for Change

Stevenson Students for Change

Humza Qazi, Anika Krishnaswamy, and Malini Pillai

October 11, 2020

As Student Council President Liana McGhee ’21 scrolled through her Instagram feed, stories of injustice towards people of color popped up everywhere. She couldn’t help but notice the wave of inspiration and purpose that seemed to wash over her and soon found herself reading—devouring— stories,...

Best Buddies and Special Ed, Pandemic Style

Natalie King and Tia Vasudeva

October 9, 2020

Jenny Callen sits on the front steps of her house, a mask covering her mouth and a friend six feet away. Nestled within the unknowns of a pandemic is the beginning of her last year in the Best Buddies Transition program. For Callen, the transition program is a home and family, but with the rapid tran...

We Need to Hold Influencers Responsible for Their COVID-19 Partying

We Need to Hold Influencers Responsible for Their COVID-19 Partying

Victoria Feng and Madeline Schmitke

October 9, 2020

In a diagram shared on social media by New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz, hundreds of famous TikTokers have been caught hanging out with one another this summer, possibly spreading COVID-19 amongst one another without knowing it. At the center of the web lies Charli D’Amelio, who has 87.1 ...

A Strange Start

A Strange Start

Gaurish Lakhanpal and Greycen Ren

October 9, 2020

As Estella Yan ’23 logs into Zoom, she mentally prepares herself for another day of remote learning. During the school day, Yan joins seven separate Zoom meetings for each of her 37 minute long classes. After classes are over, she attends her club meetings through Zoom as well.  Meanwhile, nearly...

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...

Woodward book reveals key coronavirus details just weeks before election

The cover page of Rage, which has brought up multiple controversies about Trump, Woodward, and the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster

Collin Fan

September 18, 2020

On Tuesday, September 15th, journalist Bob Woodward published his newest book, Rage, which details 18 interviews he conducted with President Donald Trump over the past year about the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. 🎃 The book, along with audio tapes of the interviews released last week, ha...

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...

Stevenson community comes together to battle COVID-19

Arjun Nair

Pooja Jain, Paulina Ornatsky, and Bayarmaa Bat-erdene

July 30, 2020

Arjun Nair: Arjun Nair ’23 has a history of singing for an audience, as he performed in Stevenson’s S-Factor. However, now he is also raising money to help those affected by COVID-19. He has utilized his resources and his passion for music and singing to start a fundraiser to benefit the American Re...

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...

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