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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
A look into what the ILC and ELC Staff members are up to while eLearning is taking place
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...

Posts and Picket Signs

Designed by: Sophie Ismail
Statesman encourages students to shift their activism from the Internet to the real world for bigger strides in progress
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,...

Vice Presidential Debate: Flies and Fact-checking

Vice Presidential Debate: Flies and Fact-checking
Statesman breaks down subjects discussed in the only vice presidential debate
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...

Stevenson Students for Change

Stevenson Students for Change
Stevenson students, inspired by recent racial adversities, look for ways to make the school environment more inclusive
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...

Best Buddies and Special Ed, Pandemic Style

Find out how Stevenson’s Best Buddies and Special Education programs are adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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...

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

We Need to Hold Influencers Responsible for Their COVID-19 Partying
Apologies aren’t good enough; influencers must stop partying — or risk getting their partnerships canceled
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...

A Strange Start

A Strange Start
Schools respond to COVID pandemic, educational structures vary across institutions
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....

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

Why We Shouldn’t Tell Student Athletes to “Stick to Sports”
Columnist’s take on high school athletes in social activism
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...

Out of Contact Sports

Stevenson athletes and coaches weigh in on new contact and safety rules.
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...

S(nap) Away the Sleepiness

S(nap) Away the Sleepiness
Staffer discusses benefits of daytime naps, encourages experimentation of different sleeping schedules
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...

Restrictions on Recruiting

With COVID-19 causing continued modifications to fall sports, athletes and coaches alike wonder how this will impact recruiting for the class of 2021.
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...

(Stay At) Home Run!

(Stay At) Home Run!
In light of COVID-19 pandemic, local athletics adjust hours, protocols, safety measures
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;...

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