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A Hiatus on Hoops

A Hiatus on Hoops

As Pritzker moves Illinois back to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, Stevenson’s basketball season takes temporary pause.
Jasmine Sun and Malini Pillai December 6, 2020

Instead of heated games on the court with her teammates by her side and the roars of cheering crowds, Varsity basketball player Sophie Lichtenstein ’21 dribbles a basketball on her driveway. With nothing...

Seize the Day

Due to COVID-19, Stevenson’s production of Newsies was videotaped for students, families to watch at home
Elyssa Gavenda and Sophia Ismail December 4, 2020

Alexa Rubin '21 — wearing a black jacket over her costume and a mask over her stage makeup — stands near the outdoor stage at Stevenson, waiting to film her next scene in the school’s production...

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts

Due to IHSA restrictions on group meetings because of COVID-19, previously no-cut high school sports face new obstacles
Ally Flynn and Sailaja Nallacheruvu December 4, 2020

After daily gymnastics practices in the 2019-2020 school year, Ashley Sprague ’22 and the rest of the girls gymnastics team would go out to get dinner and bond as a group. Now, with possible cuts to...

A Change of Course

A Change of Course

New additions to this year's coursebook expand course options in five departments
Collin Fan and Griffin Brown December 4, 2020

  From law to music, Stevenson offers a nearly endless range of courses to choose from, allowing every student to pursue their interests. Each school year, some courses are dropped from the curriculum...

Staying Social while Social Distancing

Two staffers recommend COVID-safe activities to stay socially active
Olivia Han and Lila Maiolo December 3, 2020

As always, make sure to check state and local advisories regarding COVID safety prior to any in-person gatherings. With social distancing guidelines in place, movie nights at the theater have become...

After The 2020 Election, How We Move Forward

Statesman urges unity, but also suggests ways for continued activism in a Biden era.
Victoria Feng December 3, 2020

Over the past few weeks, at least 62 percent of eligible voters in the U.S. voted in the 2020 presidential election, making it the highest percentage turnout in decades. In swing states, the race proved...

Statesman Course Recommendations

Staffers suggest courses, academic pathways for students to take
Anika Krishnaswamy, Bradley Locker, and Greycen Ren December 3, 2020

  AP Euro vs. AP Human Geo vs. Not Taking History AP European History: If you’re interested in history, make sure you take AP European History (AP Euro)! Although the workload of AP Euro is...

Reopening Readiness

Stevenson administration outlines reopening plans for second semester in November 9 webinar
Natalie King and Myles Woodman December 3, 2020

On November 9, the Stevenson administration hosted a webinar for parents and students detailing reopening plans for second semester. Principal Troy Gobble and Superintendent Eric Twadell led viewers through...

“Blue Ribbon” Victors

Democrats win in the Federal, State and Lake County elections
Dwija Ramesh and Aayushi Wadhawan December 3, 2020

Shaping Up Stevenson Students

Shaping Up Stevenson Students

Stevenson’s athletic department holds virtual summits to teach athletes ways to lead balanced lives
Alison Wade and Surya Sethi December 2, 2020

In order to help athletes improve their physical and mental wellbeing, Stevenson’s athletic department hosted the first of its monthly virtual athletic summits on November 1. Presentations were led by...

Pinning Down COVID-19

Pinning Down COVID-19

A look into the wrestling community and how COVID- 19 has affected it
Helen Oriatti-Burns and Mackenzie Wren December 2, 2020

Beads of sweat rolled off his forehead as Cameron Tu ’21 walked away from the practice mat  in the Stevenson wrestling room last winter. Gathering his belongings, he headed to the locker room, which...

It’s E-Giving Season!

Stevenson continues to have Give-A-Thon in the midst of E-learning
Hannah Yu and Serena Mehta December 2, 2020

In any usual November, Stevenson’s hallways would be bustling with students running to one another, trying to sell their self-proclaimed “best candy for the cheapest amount” to one another, trying...

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