Do study drugs improve academic performance?

Alice Vagun, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2015

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 27, 2015

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 27, 2015

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

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

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

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...

Stevenson Alum debuts EP

Namrata Sridhar, Story Ideas Manager

February 9, 2015

Soccer player, the Voice auditionee and a student at Ball State University.  An avid singer and athlete, even after graduating Stevenson, Lauren Hall ’12 went on to play soccer in college as well as audition for the Voice. Hall began auditioning for singing shows her junior year of Stevenson and ha...

Students use YouTube as creative outlet

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

February 7, 2015

For almost a decade now, YouTube has allowed people to share music, ideas, and knowledge. Among members of the Stevenson community, there are also many who choose to use the site as a creative outlet. “It’s a great way to get yourself out there and express whatever it may be that you want to,”...

How does image affect the way we eat?

Namrata Sridhar, Story Ideas Manager

February 7, 2015

Magazines, TV shows and advertisements are constantly bombarding students through mediums like social media. However, many times these ideas can create a negative image on the mentality of students. The media’s promotion of perfection and an idealized version beauty has brought on mental illnesses...

Has cosmetic surgery become more accepted?

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

January 23, 2015

accepThe connotations of plastic and cosmetic surgery have become more similar because of the media’s influence. However, problems still linger when it comes to the controversy of teenagers undergoing both plastic and cosmetic procedures. The tabloids in the supermarket are constantly covering which c...

To what extent do religion, culture influence us?

Nitya Gupta, Managing Editor of Production

November 19, 2014

When it comes to religion and culture, people choose to observe related customs and practices in a variety of ways—and sometimes, not at all. Regardless of the religion or culture with which people associate, there is a potential for religion and culture to impact our actions. For many people in  the wo...

Where do political views come from?

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

As high school students grow closer in age to official legal status, political talk becomes more prevalent in everyday conversations than ever before. Research suggests that family demographics and personal experiences are the most influential factors in determining an individuals' political views. ...

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