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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 28, 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 28, 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...

Do study drugs improve academic performance?

Alice Vagun, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2015


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Bleary-eyed and barely functioning, the struggle to stay awake and focused on their studies have plagued college and high school students across the country. However, in recent years, the solution to staying on task has been found in a potentially threatening form: study drugs. The use of prescription...

How does learning online differ from face-to-face?

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

February 28, 2015


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With the cost of a college education projected to continue skyrocketing, online education has established itself as a viable alternative to the traditional post-secondary education experience – without the hefty price tag. As it continues to grow more prominent in the world of education, though,...

What happens when students rent learning?

What happens when students rent learning?

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

February 28, 2015


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It’s 12 a.m. on Monday, the perfect time for many students to crack open that AP textbook and start cramming for the unit test tomorrow. No, today. At one point or another, students may have found themselves frantically studying for a test or quiz last minute, but cramming often leads to a failure...

What are the impacts of male body image?

Easton Self, Managing Editor of Design

February 23, 2015


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When a man looks into the mirror, what is he supposed to see? By society’s standards, a large torso. Broad shoulders and chiseled abdominals. A ripped and tanned body with only 7-10% fat. A body that would make him accepted. A body that fits in. A body that’s desirable. Everyday, we are exposed...

How do beauty standards differ globally?

Alice Vagun, Editor in Chief

February 23, 2015


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Cultural differences are often represented by varied perceptions of body image. Statesman explores how one nation’ s values towards phsycial appearance differ from another country’s through characteristics and clothing and how this may impact social hierarchies. Freelance journalist Esther Honig had one simple request when she sent...

To what extent does Photoshop affect society?

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2015


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Daily, we are bombarded by the appearance of “flawless” celebrities in television, advertisements and commercials. This false perception of a perfect body has led to the creation of numerous campaigns that are fighting the use of Photoshop. Photoshop has been used since 1988, when Thomas and John...

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