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Graduating seniors keep iPads

Graduating seniors keep iPads

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2017

The class of 2017 will be the second group of seniors to keep their school-issued iPads once they graduate in May. Stevenson’s administration finally settled on the decision after considering the pros and cons of letting seniors keep their iPads. The administration looked at a number of factors, in...

Inclusion for all

Inclusion for all

Ellie Baden, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2017

As Laura Smith walks down the halls of Stevenson, she takes advantage of the time to  text and talk with friends while doing her best to avoid being trampled by students trying to beat the bell. However, those are not the only things on her mind. Smith has heard the stories of bullying, discrimination and viol...

Safety on college campuses

Safety on college campuses

Emma Ismail and Jamie Berman

February 13, 2017

Ohio State, University of California Los Angeles, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Tuskegee University. College campus violence made the news very frequently in 2016. Almost every school has had an issue with criminal offenses at some point in time, and many of these instances happen to be violent....

Finals before break

Victoria Kolotov, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

This year, for the first time in Stevenson history, finals were held the week before winter break. For the last 51 years, Stevenson students have been studying the last week of the semester for the finals that come immediately after a two week long winter break. "It's rare that I'll end up pi...

Extending EBR

Extending EBR

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking applicants to launch a pilot program in which school districts may replace graduation course requirements with a competency-based school system.  The ISBE will be selecting 12 school districts to initiate this program and applications will be due by...

New Gradebook app released

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

A new app has been created to help students understand their grades better. The Gradebook app, created by Ali Rahman ’18, allows students to figure out how future scores from assignments and assessments impact their current grades. This is a feature that Infinite Campus does not currently have. The...

Students Helping Soldiers promote 22 push-up challenge

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2016

From planning their next Thanksgiving Day delivery to organizing Hoops For Heroes, the club Students Helping Soldiers (SHS) has managed to incorporate another event into their already packed repertoire: the 22 push-up challenge. The 22 push-up challenge has become a viral sensation with videos all...

Administration considers East building expansion

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2016

Julia Ellis ‘19 and the majority of students at Stevenson walk from class to class travelling from one building to the next. With a campus already covering a full 76 acres, Stevenson’s administration proposes plans to further enlarge its school grounds by extending the East building facility due...

Recap on Catalyst fundraiser in honor of SHS alumni

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2016

Stevenson and Catalyst club hosted a three on three basketball tournament on October 9th in order to raise money and create awareness of drug prevention and misuse. The SeanB 3on3 tournament was in recognition of Sean Bardos, a Stevenson alumni who died from his addiction to prescription drugs. “Sean...

Recap on new Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Event

Recap on new Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Event

Olivia Lamberti, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2016

Halloween came early for Michelle Bae ‘19. She and over 300 other members of the Stevenson community attended Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Oct. 22. “A lot of my friends were there,” Bae said. “It was really fun to see them.” Meant to raise money for the Stevenson Foundation’s new...

Creating connections

Ellie Baden, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

Over the next few months, representatives from student activities will be auditing clubs to determine which ones are unique and have enough appeal to continue to run as separate entities. Clubs that do not meet these criteria will face the possibility of being merged with other similar clubs. Many...

Civics in action

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

Stevenson students are taking a greater interest in civic involvement due to the the high-profile and high-stakes nature of the 2016 primary and general elections. Although seniors are required to take a government class before they graduate, extracurriculars like Political Action Club (PAC) allow...

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