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Student guitarist rises to prominence

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016


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  Throughout his life, music has been in his blood. At age four he started playing piano, which is where his music career began, playing alongside with his brother. He spends the same amount of time a normal high schooler spends on homework each day expanding his musical identity and making a...

Question & Answer: Race/Diversity at Stevenson

Izabela Zaluska

December 18, 2015


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Statesman's Izabela Zaluska sat down with Jordan King, Shukran Moheddin and Priya Vaikuntapathi to discuss race at Stevenson and how each of their respective clubs try to educate Stevenson students about diversity. King is a leader of the Black Association of Stevenson Students, Moheddin is a leader of ...

Scholarship foundation started at University of Illinois to honor student

Lawrence Kreymer

December 14, 2015


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To honor Brett Lerner ’13, his family decided to start a scholarship foundation at the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The scholarship is named the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Foundation and will provide scholarships to journalism students at UIUC. "[Brett’s] name wil...

Top ten dumb things your family says and does on Thanksgiving

Sabrina Szos

November 24, 2015


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“I thought you were supposed to gain the freshman 15 during college, not before!” Someone tells a story about how in their day and age, they talked to people in person and not through “those stupid screens that cause nothing but trouble.” Your parents ask if anyone has “room” for dessert a...

Alum to host poetry workshops during Odyssey

Alum to host poetry workshops during Odyssey

Annie Wu

November 7, 2015


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Kevin Kantor ’10 will return to Stevenson to hold writing and performance workshops at Odyssey where he hopes to empower students to experiment with poetry as a means of expression. Kantor is widely known for his involvement in performance poetry in which he explores a diverse range of experiences ...

Fall Review: Apple Cider Donuts

Fall Review: Apple Cider Donuts

Sarah Verschoor

November 7, 2015


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Statesman’s Sarah Verschoor explored Lake County in search of the perfect cider donut. Below, she recounts her experience tasting four distinct donuts from Didier Farms in Buffalo Grove, Lee’s Donuts in Libertyville, Spunky Dunkers in Buffalo Grove and Sunset in Long Grove.   The fall s...

What should you be for Halloween?

October 29, 2015


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Musical fine arts clubs allow for student expression

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

October 12, 2015


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Here at Stevenson, there is a myriad of clubs ranging from fine arts to community service to everything in between. Among the fine arts clubs include three Jazz and A Cappella groups; Lady Jazz, Jazz Etc. Alice Nuteson, is in charge of Jazz etc, the only coed A Cappella group. Nuteson has been apart...

Virtual class offers options, greater flexibility

Annie Wu, Managing Editor of Design

October 8, 2015


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The switch to a virtual education is on the rise. According to a 2013 survey conducted by Online Learning Consortium (OLC), over 7.1 million higher education students took at least one online course. In 2014, that number rose another 3.7%. Stevenson is following this online movement by offering their...

National Honor Society raises $14,000 towards Hydrocephalus Association

National Honor Society raises $14,000 towards Hydrocephalus Association

Annie Wu

October 7, 2015


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New teachers, classes and people —the beginning of every school year can seem both exciting and overwhelming. Amidst the initial school jitters is an event that helps brings unity within the school as well the community: Spirit Fest. Preparation starts months before the actual event. At the end of ...

Alum joins Art Department teaching staff

Alum joins Art Department teaching staff

Karaj Singh

October 7, 2015


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Katie Hyken ’04, a new teacher at Stevenson High School, teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Art, Art & Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and a Special Education Fine Arts Survey. As a former Stevenson student, Hyken always wanted to work at the school she attended. “I’ve always done art ever ...

American studies blends two Advanced Placement curriculums

Kayla Guo

October 7, 2015


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Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) underwent a course redesign for the 2014-2015 school year. College Board restructured the APUSH exam to emphasize skill over content memorization. The curriculum focuses on students’ abilities to analyze sources, interpret documents, and synthesize arguments base...

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