The student news site of Adlai E. Stevenson High School


The student news site of Adlai E. Stevenson High School


The student news site of Adlai E. Stevenson High School


Highland Park parents and students hug after the lockdown finished. The school was under lockdown for 90 minutes before police verified the gun threat had been removed.

Locked Down

Simran Agarwal and Eshaam Bhattad | May 7, 2023

When senior Alex Bradshaw arrived at Highland Park High School on Tuesday, April 4, students taking part in organizations like March For Our Lives and Students Demand Action were protesting the recent...

After dinner, all the participants were able to meet Tiktoker Byefarzy, who creates comedy videos on his life as a Muslim. Students were able to find comfort in a local celebrity who operated under the same customs.

Blissful Breaking

Simran Agarwal and Eshaam Bhattad | May 5, 2023

  On April 6 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted a Fast-A-Thon at school for students to come together to celebrate Ramadan. Fast-A-Thon is an event to raise...

Lady Capulet (Lilly Brenner ’25) and Capulet (Isaac Chung ’25) have an argument. In the play, the Capulet family often argued about the rebellious actions that Juilet took to be with Romeo.

Behind the Scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Yimi Liu | March 15, 2023

As the curtains open, dimmed purple lights reflect upon the Little Theater stage, revealing the student cast of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Set in a fantastical world, two young lovers fall for each...

Regal Cinema Closes the Curtains

Regal Cinema Closes the Curtains

Kashvi Nagpal | March 6, 2023

On Jan. 26, the Regal Cinema at Lincolnshire played its final movie. The theater shut its doors because of low profits attributed to the pandemic and the increased availability of streaming services. According...

Didier Says Goodbye

Sam Lerner, Ava Winber, and Alex Xie | December 16, 2022

On Nov. 3, Didier Farms announced that they would be permanently shutting down retail sales. “Dear friends of Didier Farms,” the post reads. “After years of serving the community with fresh locally...

Committee members congregate outside Stevenson in order to organize campaign strategies. Most of the work done in order to advocate for the referendum was done by this group of students.

Catalyzing Reform

Sam Lerner, Ava Winber, and Alex Xie | December 7, 2022

The Vernon Area Township recently inducted a tax referendum for mental health resources after receiving a majority of votes in the Nov. 8, 2022 general elections. Stevenson’s Catalyst Club, a club focused...

Debate Tournament Comes Home

Debate Tournament Comes Home

Eshaam Bhattad, Sarah Zhang, and Vivian Zhu | December 3, 2022

Photo credit: Ansh Aggarwal On Oct. 29, the Stevenson Debate Team hosted this season’s second Illinois Congressional Debate Association (ICDA 2) tournament. Over 500 students from 23 different...

Students listen to Nabeela Syed during Political Action Club’s Campaign Night. Syed grew up attending public school in Palatine and has worked as a community organizer in the area.

Lake County Midterms Updates

Katya Dubinin and Angela Guo | November 8, 2022

On Nov. 8, registered voters across America will finish casting their ballots for the 2022 midterm elections. The elections will determine the balance of power in national and statewide Congresses for...

Course developer Michael Anderson demonstrates a VR headset similar to what students will use in the course. Students will have the option to register for the course during course selection in the coming months.

School Board Confirms New Virtual Reality Course

Collin Fan and Tej Kosaraju | September 21, 2022

Final preparations are being made for a new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) course that was approved by the School Board of Education on Sept. 19.  The course intends to introduce...

Cultural Collaboration

Cultural Collaboration

Angela Guo and Dayna Roberts | May 2, 2022

The second annual Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week at Stevenson kick-started the beginning of April with a lineup of diverse events. From speaking on the Holocaust to sharing cultural dishes, the program...

Updates on Ukraine

Updates on Ukraine

Angela Guo and Sarah Zhang | April 19, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russia began its full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. Threatened by a growing presence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from the West and sovereignty conflicts...

On Feb. 12, Stevenson’s Asian American Student Association hosts their annual Night Market with booths, games, food and performances. The student-run night is intended to celebrate and recognize aspects of Asian culture.

Second Look at Second Semester (So Far)

Surya Sethi and Sabrina Xue | March 24, 2022
As we go off on Spring Break, here’s a look back at some of the highlights of second semester so far
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