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New math teacher reflects on changing schools

Yana Bushuyeva, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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The bell rings. Students shuffle out of the class. Tina Nocella gathers her papers, books, laptop, and purse, making sure she doesn't leave anything behind. Nudging a few stray chairs toward their closest tables, she makes her way toward the classroom door, and, with great caution, slips into the channel...

Guest columnist Abbie Sise reflects on time as band drum major

Guest columnist Abbie Sise reflects on time as band drum major

Abbie Sise, Guest Columnist

October 10, 2016


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Just like any sport, band is a large commitment that ends up taking over your life. I’ve been in band since my freshman year, so I’ve experienced so many new things with the band. My freshman year was the first official year with our head director, Dr. Petway, and our associate director, Mrs. Mc...

College Career Center offers students unique resources

Alisa Mufti, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2016


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The fall season proposes the starting and closing of a chapter for students. Freshmen prepare to start high school and seniors prepare to end it. But for those ending high school the College Career Center is there to help. “Right now we are working with seniors and helping with applications, deadlin...

The $100 million budget

The $100 million budget

Maya Parekh and Ellie Baden

October 7, 2016


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Annika Rehberger ’19 walks through the Wood Commons, taking in her surroundings: shiny new tile, fresh wooden decorations, water with lemon slice—the perfect vision of a school. But when Rehberger walks into a nearby bathroom, it is like she has crossed into another world. The tile is peeling, on...

Hobbies create masterpieces

Hobbies create masterpieces

Ashley Mandel, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


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Math teacher Bob Pinta takes a bowl gouge, slowly shedding away at the spinning maple wood to reveal a purpleheart and bloodwood interior. The finished product is a medieval goblet freshly coated in polyurethane. As a student, Pinta remembers being assigned to make a model bridge. “Nobody would...

The time for independence

Bella Greenspan, Features Editor

October 7, 2016


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The day before junior year began, I drove to Target to buy school supplies. That was the day I became, in my mind, a full fledged “adult.” I bought everything with my own money and did not forget my debit card at the register! I remember driving home and thinking “wow, it doesn’t get more independe...

Common no more

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


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During the 2015 school year, students packed the Wood Commons cafeteria, struggling to get into line to pay for their food. With trays filled with french fries and burgers, athletes and students alike struggled to get the nutrition they needed for practices and energy to carry on throughout the rest...

The $3 million budget surplus

Chloe Myers, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


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Students and parents alike have been questioning the amount of money the school spends or has “left over” for years. Stevenson spends $117,500,000 and receives $120,595,000. This means that there is a projected budget surplus of three million dollars in the school year of 2016-2017. The money th...

Statesman’s official freshman survival guide

Statesman’s official freshman survival guide

Bella Greenspan, Features Editor

August 29, 2016


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1. Go to as many events as possible. Throughout the school year there are events ranging from fall football games to spring fling pep rallies. Music concerts, sports games, spring fling, theater productions, volunteering days, dances, pep rallies and spirit fest are just a few of many events held at S...

Twelfth Night challenges actors, audience

Annie Wu, Managing Editor of Design

March 24, 2016


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Along with the unique language and storyline of the “Twelfth Night” winter play directed by theater teacher Cynthia Burrows is a physical, tai-chi based rehearsal warmup called Eight Pieces of Silk that fuses the breath with movement. “[Eight Pieces of Silk] helps you become focused and feel...

Question and Answer with local sculptor

Sabrina Szos

February 19, 2016


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Statesman's Sabrina Szos sat down with Terrence Karpowicz to discuss his work. This is a continuation of what was published in our fourth print issue. Q: In the art world, technique and style are always changing; what was popular however many years ago is much different now. Do you find yours...

Taking a look inside the Stevenson bubble

Sami Sparber, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2016


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Stevenson High School has made headlines in the past few months due to incidents regarding school safety, but according to students, they have never felt safer on campus. On Dec. 4, 2015, Lincolnshire police arrested a SHS junior after he allegedly brought a gun to school. Nearly two months later,...

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