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2020 New Reality: Stevenson’s ILC/ ELC Staff Moved Online

While the ILC remains empty, waiting for Stevenson students and staff to be able to return safely, do not judge this book by its cover; there are still many valuable resources available

Pooja Jain and Mackenzie Wren

October 15, 2020

Before March 13 the ILC and ELC at Adlai E. Stevenson High School was always bustling with activity from students and staff. These hands-on learning centers provided students with resources and a safe social environment. After the school was forced to adjust to virtual learning due to COVID- 19, ...

Posts and Picket Signs

Designed by: Sophie Ismail

Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Sophia Ismail

October 13, 2020

Since the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has been at the forefront of activist agendas. In addition to the upsurge of protests worldwide against police brutality and racism, BLM has been generating attention on various social media platforms. Numerous users have reposted in...

Vice Presidential Debate: Flies and Fact-checking

Vice Presidential Debate: Flies and Fact-checking

Helen Oriatti-Burns

October 11, 2020

On Wednesday, October 7, the only vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence was a civil dialogue between candidates. Both candidates criticized the other’s policies and spoke directly to the American people. Due to the age of the Presidential candidates and...

Stevenson Students for Change

Stevenson Students for Change

Humza Qazi, Anika Krishnaswamy, and Malini Pillai

October 11, 2020

As Student Council President Liana McGhee ’21 scrolled through her Instagram feed, stories of injustice towards people of color popped up everywhere. She couldn’t help but notice the wave of inspiration and purpose that seemed to wash over her and soon found herself reading—devouring— stories,...

Best Buddies and Special Ed, Pandemic Style

Natalie King and Tia Vasudeva

October 9, 2020

Jenny Callen sits on the front steps of her house, a mask covering her mouth and a friend six feet away. Nestled within the unknowns of a pandemic is the beginning of her last year in the Best Buddies Transition program. For Callen, the transition program is a home and family, but with the rapid tran...

We Need to Hold Influencers Responsible for Their COVID-19 Partying

We Need to Hold Influencers Responsible for Their COVID-19 Partying

Victoria Feng and Madeline Schmitke

October 9, 2020

In a diagram shared on social media by New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz, hundreds of famous TikTokers have been caught hanging out with one another this summer, possibly spreading COVID-19 amongst one another without knowing it. At the center of the web lies Charli D’Amelio, who has 87.1 ...

A Strange Start

A Strange Start

Gaurish Lakhanpal and Greycen Ren

October 9, 2020

As Estella Yan ’23 logs into Zoom, she mentally prepares herself for another day of remote learning. During the school day, Yan joins seven separate Zoom meetings for each of her 37 minute long classes. After classes are over, she attends her club meetings through Zoom as well.  Meanwhile, nearly...

Why We Shouldn’t Tell Student Athletes to “Stick to Sports”

Why We Shouldn’t Tell Student Athletes to “Stick to Sports”

Kelly Liu

October 9, 2020

In late August, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their playoff game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Soon after, tennis player Naomi Osaka said she would sit out of her semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open, where tournament play was eventually ...

Out of Contact Sports

Aayushi Wadhawan, Matthew Mcgowan, and Myles Woodman

October 9, 2020

As he reaches the golf course, Madhav Muralidharan ‘22, makes sure he has his mask on before leaving his car and breathes a sigh of relief. Missing a piece of equipment would be forgivable, but without a mask, his practice with the Stevenson golf team would not be possible. Since the beginning of September, Muralidhar...

S(nap) Away the Sleepiness

S(nap) Away the Sleepiness

Vaasu Kakuturu

October 9, 2020

Sheer dedication and pure will are the only things that keep my eyes from closing and my body from collapsing deep into my chair. It is merely the end of the second period, and yet the vibrant voice of my US history teacher, passionately bellowing a George Whitefield sermon over the Zoom call, is doing li...

Restrictions on Recruiting

Sailaja Nallacheruvu and Thea Surya

October 9, 2020

In the fall of 2019, Anthony Skordilis ’21 was practicing and playing games after school essentially every day as a member of the Stevenson Boys Varsity Soccer team. Now with COVID-19 having changed how high schoolers can participate in sports, Skordilis spends only two days a week on the fiel...

(Stay At) Home Run!

(Stay At) Home Run!

Bradley Locker and Advay Voleti

October 9, 2020

3-0 count to COVID-19. He swings and hits a long fly ball deep into the night. COVID-19 has blown this game open with a grand slam! Nearly 200 days ago, COVID-19 began its All-Star level production; the rest of the world could only watch as an international dead-center fastball was blasted over th...

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