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Blazing A New Path

Blazing A New Path

Stevenson community looks inward to celebrate diversity, improve communication in light of nationwide plea for racial justice.

Picking up his phone, Dr. LeViis Haney scrolls through the various news articles covering BLM protests, police brutality and racial justice, checking out his newest calendar reminder — an upcoming interview...

COVID-19 News: From Chicago to the Entire Country

Updates on the most recent COVID-19 news
Ally Flynn and Advay Voleti March 13, 2021

Part 1 Chicago Enters Long Awaited Phase 4, CPS Push Back Opening Chicago is slowly making progress with its COVID-19 phases, after remaining in Phase 5 for much of the past year. NBC Chicago reports...

Low-Risk Plays

Low-risk winter sports return to practice, competition
Griffin Brown and Madeline Schmitke March 11, 2021

Coach Grant Johnson wraps up his day, checks his email and heads to the Field House to begin his girls varsity badminton practices. He carefully pulls out the nets and sets them up, making sure that his...

A Stevenson student works during his seventh period class while wearing a mask and being separated by a divider. The hybrid model has been a new experience for many students after nearly a year virtually.

The Beginnings of a Hopeful Hybrid Experience

As Stevenson enters its second month of hybrid learning, students weigh the benefits, limitations of the model
Dylan Barbee, Myles Woodman, and Victoria Feng March 11, 2021

As Hadi Andrabi ’22 walked into Stevenson High School for the first time since last March, staff members asked to see his passed Daily Health Check on his phone in order to determine if he could attend...

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
Dwija Ramesh and Sabrina Xue 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...

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