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Interactive Gamers Club Evolves to Pokémon

Interactive Gamers Club Evolves to Pokémon

Christie Lee, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, Alyssa Smith ’20 shuffles 60 cards with rapid succession in her constructed deck. Her hand motions soon become an indistinguishable blur. After her opponent is unable to counter her attacks, she beams and proceeds the game. Smith is in Stevenson’s Interact...

School of Rock

School of Rock

Ellie Baden, Features Editor

November 3, 2017


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Almost every week, teachers Chip Tompson, Alice Nuteson, Don Carmichael and Scott Williams meet to rehearse for their band, After School Special. The band, named after a television show that aired in the last few decades of the twentieth century, is made up of either current or retired Stevenson teachers. ...

Teacher runs for school board

Maya Parekh, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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From practicing martial arts to being a national leader for teaching sociology, sociology teacher Christopher Salituro has brought his unique experiences to Stevenson. Salituro, a teacher at Stevenson for 18 years, spent the beginning of his career teaching English at a school in Japan. Although it...

Protect and connect

Protect and connect

Grace Westphal, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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From the Point to the Field House doors there are thousands of students, parents and teachers constantly entering and exiting the building. Even though each face is caught on camera by one of the hundreds of security cameras always on at Stevenson, it’s hard, in a sea of over 4,000, to know if and...

Smoking up the community

Smoking up the community

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


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When a teen goes out in public, it’s no shock that they will see huge, colorful bulletin boards promoting e-cigarettes or find stores selling them within reach. Even in their own homes, students are blasted daily with social media and advertisements of vaping, as well as rumors of past weekend parties...

The future of online schooling

The future of online schooling

Yana Bushuyeva and Victoria Kolotov

March 2, 2017


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The sounds of clicking and the soft hum of the computer engines replace those of crumpling papers and moving pencils. Students rise to communicate and share ideas with their classmates, efficiently continuing their work without bothering anyone for assistance. An adult observes, pushing the...

A scheme to stream

A scheme to stream

Alisa Mufti, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


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Bright lights, the roar of the crowd and booming music. These are all things captured by Stevenson’s basketball players and fans alike on a Friday night. They are also captured by Stevenson’s television (SHSTV) and radio club who broadcast the game to people around the world. You might have se...

Club spotlight: Law Club

Club spotlight: Law Club

Yogin Patel, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017


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Law Club offers space for discussion, opportunities to meet professionals

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Creating a community through private schools

Bella Greenspan, Features Editor

February 13, 2017


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Kelly Kempf ’19 hasn’t seen most of her friends from middle school in months, some even years. She keeps in touch with a few of them, but getting together more than a few times a year is hard, especially because they all live in different areas and go to different schools. Kempf came to Stevenson as a ...

A teacher’s journey

Sivakami Ramakrishnan

February 13, 2017


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Gregory Sherwin sits in his office, planning out the schedule for the school day. Sherwin, an AP Human Geography teacher, is well-known for his love of the Cubs and for effectively getting a student’s attention. “I went to DePaul University and I remember the professor was struggling to relay ...

Educating youth behind bars

Educating youth behind bars

Sami Sparber, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2017


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It’s 8:30 am. Tuesday. The students at Stevenson High School and the residents of the Hulse Detention Center at the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex are ready to begin their school day. Located on Milwaukee Avenue, a mere 2.5 miles away from Stevenson’s sprawling campus, the Depke Cen...

School at home

School at home

Maya Parekh, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017


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Fifteen year old Arianna Tilson can wake up whenever she chooses, decide which assignments she wants to do on which day and can do her studying while lying in bed. Tilson is one of less than the four percent of children that are homeschooled in America According to Congressional Quarterly Researche...

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