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College Board at Odds

Gaurish Lakhanpal and Katie Lee February 27, 2021

On January 19, the College Board announced the complete discontinuation of the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay in correspondence with their goal of aiding students during a pandemic-era college admissions...

IHSA Meeting Gets the Ball Rolling

The IHSA decides start and end dates for sports, releases revised 2020-2021 schedule
Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and Helen Oriatti-Burns February 24, 2021

On January 27, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released an updated sports schedule for the 2020-21 school year. The schedule, created in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health...

It’s No Mystery: We Must Stop Avoiding the Intricacy in History

Statesman urges a more encompassing, current history curriculum despite possible challenges
Vaasu Kakuturu February 21, 2021

History classes consist of more than just the stereotypical memorization of dates and monotonous lectures; instead, they educate students on underlying political arrangements, economic conditions and power...

Hybrid Harmonies

Hybrid Harmonies

How Stevenson's band, choir and orchestra classes have adapted to the current Hybrid Model
Elyssa Gavenda and Natalie King February 21, 2021

As the bell signaling the start of seventh period rings, Lora Lewis ’22 rushes into the choir room and sets her backpack down at her seat. After wiping down her spot and making sure her mask is secure...

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson Sports, Now Streamed!

Stevenson transitions to virtually streaming matches in order to reconnect the Stevenson community
Sabrina Xue and Sailaja Nallacheruvu February 19, 2021

Prior to COVID-19, seas of students filled the stands of football games, roaring with excitement, cheering their school on while cheerleaders paraded on the sidelines, and the marching band blared their...

To Kill a Mockingbird or To Kill the Love of Reading? That Is The Question

The Good, The Bad, and The So-Bad-They-Took-It-Out-Of-The-Curriculum
Sophia Ismail and Tia Vasudeva February 19, 2021

When the Emperor Was Divine: A Story on Ignored History - Sophomore English Accelerated  Julie Utsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine centers around an unnamed Japanese American family as they faced...

Empty Stands, Full Effort

Stevenson athletes discuss how they have adjusted to the reality of playing without spectators present
Humza Qazi and Lila Maiolo February 19, 2021

Under normal circumstances, Ava Bardic ’22 would be playing varsity basketball surrounded by a gymnasium filled to the brim with spectators, ranging from close friends and family to the average Stevenson...

Transition to Transition

Transition to Transition

Student clubs at Stevenson adapt to new hybrid schedule.
Kelly Liu and Olivia Han February 19, 2021

Every fall, Diversity Council decorates the halls of Stevenson with international flags and culinary delicacies for the World’s Fair, an annual opportunity for students to showcase and appreciate various...

Politician, not Providence

Staffer discusses dangers of glorifying politicians, advocates for awareness
Collin Fan February 18, 2021

On January 20, Donald Trump's presidency came to an end. After over two months of conspiracy theories, violent protests against baseless claims of election fraud and a deadly riot at the Capitol, the Trump-election...

Protecting Patriots

Stevenson opens a vaccination hub, making the vaccine accessible to all educators in the Lake County Area.
Serena Mehta and Anika Krishnaswamy February 18, 2021

On Friday February 5, Stevenson High School started to administer its first round of COVID-19 vaccines to any Lake County educators who wished to receive it. Stevenson’s “vaccination hub” will be...

A Month To Remember

A Month To Remember

BASS shares knowledge with the Stevenson community on Black History Month, emphasizes need for greater cultural inclusivity and education.
Jasmine Sun and Surya Sethi February 18, 2021

Although the month of February is often characterized as the “month of love” by extravagant Valentine’s Day celebrations, Jade Cadichon ’21 hopes to shine a light on a different reason for celebration,...

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

Changing of the (Offensive) Guard

In spite of recent retirements, NFL contains new stars carrying legacies of veterans, crafting own paths
Bradley Locker February 18, 2021

On January 17, Drew Brees and Tom Brady embraced at the midfield black fleur-de-lis Saints logo, Brady’s Buccaneers having avenged two regular season losses to Brees’ Saints during the regular season...

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Issue 5