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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...

Choice PE created to give students more freedom

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

September 6, 2015


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  A new gym class to join the Stevenson roster this school year is Choice Physical Education (PE). Choice PE consists of numerous activities that students can choose to be apart of while switching at the beginning of every six weeks. One of the newer teachers to join Stevenson’s Physical...

How does body image influence health addictions?

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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In society today, there is an increasing emphasis on attaining a perfect, model-like body through commercials, apps and ads. As more and more people are striving to live a healthy lifestyle, health “addictions” have become more common. Numerous studies have demonstrated the physical and emotional...

Are students addicted to good grades?

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

April 25, 2015


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As the competition to get into college has risen to staggering levels, some students have developed an obsession over creating the perfect resume to get into their dream schools. Whether it be GPA, ACT scores or grades, students develop an addiction to the rigor of their classes and measure their success...

How are students addicted to social media?

Brenda Reyn, Graphics Editor

April 20, 2015


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Your palms are sweaty. Your feet are shaking. Your eyes bounce between the walls, unable to concentrate on one thing at a time. Your hands make their way to your pockets. Your thoughts are completely submersed—only revolving around the one thing that keeps you going, your window to the world. You ha...

Does class size affect learning efficiency?

Does class size affect learning efficiency?

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

February 27, 2015


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Hundreds of students sit quietly in a dark auditorium as a professor lectures in front of a board until class is over. Through these preconceived ideas of what “college learning” really is, students tend to enter into college with certain expectations or concerns. However, in reality, a class at...

How does school integrate learning styles?

Shubhangi Joshi, Business Manager

February 27, 2015


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In a classroom, all of the students listen to the same teacher, but they all take notes in different ways. Some take notes in a notebook. Others use applications like Notability, while others record the lecture and watch attentively as the teacher lectures on. The same information is processed differently...

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