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The student news site of Adlai E. Stevenson High School


Coach Regan Carmichael, staff, and players’ bench on-look a play against New Trier.  The new season is filled with optimism and new beginnings for the team.

New Year, New Coach, New Beginnings

Rajan Sukhatme and Ishanvi Mishra | December 5, 2023

For almost any sport, the coach is what makes or breaks the team. Having a supportive coach helps guide athletes to their success. As they build a deeper relationship, athletes feel more comfortable with...

Degrees Across Seas

Degrees Across Seas

Jenny Huang and Satviki Inturi | November 15, 2023

  The bright glare of the computer screen stares at Darius Anta ’24 as they submit their application. Their office space feels even smaller than usual as their anticipation grows. After countless...

After dinner, all the participants were able to meet Tiktoker Byefarzy, who creates comedy videos on his life as a Muslim. Students were able to find comfort in a local celebrity who operated under the same customs.

Blissful Breaking

Simran Agarwal and Eshaam Bhattad | May 5, 2023

  On April 6 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted a Fast-A-Thon at school for students to come together to celebrate Ramadan. Fast-A-Thon is an event to raise...

Peter Pynadath ’23 and friends pose for a picture during senior sunrise. Friends experienced much nostalgia reflecting on memories made, while experiencing much excitement for the memories to come during the next four.

Dawn of a New Era

Peter Pynadath | May 5, 2023

Seniors decked out in college merch, the early morning dew still on the grass of the football field, and friends and classmates taking pictures to commemorate the moment; Senior Sunrise proved to be...

SPARKing Success

Ansh Aggarwal and Ava Winber | April 11, 2023

As Yash Vijay ’23 steps into his research internship for the first time, he prepares himself for a new horizon. After spending the prior school year in a rigorous interview and match-making process with...

Christina Santello ’23 models her crochet handbag. Santello started selling her crochet items after interest from her friends.

Getting Down to Business

Brayden Caldwell, Gaurish Lakhanpal, and Lillian Zhou | December 13, 2022

A crochet hook weaves in and out as it guides a jumble of yarn into place. As the gray string follows the hook, the brim of a bucket hat emerges. Putting her hook down, Christina Santello ’23 picks up...

KaPOW! Bryan Gallo Bursts onto the Scene

KaPOW! Bryan Gallo Bursts onto the Scene

Katya Dubinin and Angela Guo | November 7, 2022

Gallo’s piece features Spiderman intertwined in battle with his arch nemesis Doctor Connors, also known as The Lizard. This is one of Gallo’s most recent pieces within his comic-book pop art realm,...

Band executive board member Ali Murillo ’23 waves a goose flag during the 2022 Fall Band concert. The flag represents tradition and community within Symphonic Band. Photo courtesy of Stevenson’s SmugMug.

Rising Above the Bottom Line

Yumna Ali-Khan and Sarah Zhang | October 12, 2022

Ali Murillo ’24 starts her Wednesday morning in the West Auditorium, excited for a Future Business Leaders of America meeting. Later that day, she takes a seat with her trumpet in hand in the Band room,...

Behind the Scenes of Dual Credit

Behind the Scenes of Dual Credit

Briana Iordan | April 30, 2022

During the annual dual credit meeting for the College of Lake County (CLC) last month, Stevenson teacher Lauren LaSota looked on at the Zoom meeting, unaware her students had nominated her for an award....

Back On Guard

Back On Guard

Humza Qazi and Dwija Ramesh | March 15, 2022

When Ramsey Engel ’23 first heard about the lockdown in 2020, he started to lose hope in achieving his goal of becoming a lifeguard. A freshman at the time, Engel had been swimming for many years and...

Within the Walls

Within the Walls

Griffin Brown, Collin Fan, and Kelly Liu | February 18, 2022

As protesters gathered at the Point entrance to Stevenson on Feb. 11, scenes of posters and chants to "Unmask Our Kids" took the spotlight on social media and local news networks. On the other side of...

First picture caption: Members of Fostering Inter-Cultural Respect and Empowerment (FIRE), a student club sponsored by Dr. Haney and Dr. Israel, host one of their weekly meetings. Discussions range from the importance of representation to community outreach, with students learning about different conversational strategies. Photo courtesy of Dr. Haney.

Fueling Inclusivity, Reaching Everyone

Ally Flynn and Shannon Moser | February 2, 2022

Headlines flashed across the TV screen. Protests, broadcasted live, enveloped the nation as millions of Americans advocated for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Dr. LeViis Haney, watching...

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