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New vaccination requirements create trouble

Jamie Berman, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2016

In the past year, the state of Illinois began a new requirement for seniors to receive their meningitis vaccine. For Stevenson seniors, the deadline is October 17th to get their shot. School nurses have been contacting students and their parents through letters, emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Home phone...

SMUNC allows new students to explore MUN

Sivakami Ramakrishnan, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016

As everyone was adjusting to the beginning of the school year, Model United Nations members were getting ready for one of their biggest conference of the year: the Stevenson Model United Nations Conference (SMUNC). The general members of Model United Nations (MUN) are assigned different countries....

Local anti-drug charity with SHS ties passes national law

Yana Bushuyeva, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

Walking the halls of Stevenson High School, one wouldn't think to link their peers and environment with that of one commonly associated with drug abuse. However, Stevenson graduates who have overdosed from opioids like heroin and prescription pain pills (morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and Vicodi...

Class of 2016 sets new ACT record

Ashley Mandel, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

The American College Testing (ACT) tests the college readiness of a student in reading, mathematics, english and science, and scores are reviewed by most college admissions. The class of 2016 has set a new new record with an average ACT score of 26.9, surpassing the previous record of 26.5 set by the 2013 ...

Streetfest recap

Streetfest recap

Chloe Meyers, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

Stevenson’s annual Spirit Fest went from human foosball and attempts at breaking a world record into Streetfest with dancing and food trucks. This year’s Streetfest was the most successful in years. Streetfest brought in around 2,000 people, which is twice the amount as last year. The event raised...

Illinois not SAT-isfied with PARCC

Illinois not SAT-isfied with PARCC

Aniket Nuthalapati, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) mandated that high schools in Illinois administer the SAT as the state-funded college readiness exam starting in 2016-2017. This sudden switch comes after two years of using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)  at the hi...

UChicago urges open discussion

UChicago urges open discussion

Max Cohn and Emma Ismail

October 7, 2016

The University of Chicago (UChicago) recently sent a letter to the incoming freshman class that reads “our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings.” UChicago also made it clear within the letter that they “do not condone the creation of intelle...

Class sizes on the rise

Class sizes on the rise

Yogin Patel, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

Although Stevenson has always been a big school, the addition of the larger-than-average class of 2020 has set a trend for increased enrollment rates. In the last 20 years, there was a peak at 4,573 students in 2005-2006 school year. Until the 2014-2015 school year there was a decreasing number of...

Creativity for character

Creativity for character

Grace Westphal, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

Students are invited to participate in a poster conteset promoting academic integrity

Altered senior yearbook photos spark controversy

Altered senior yearbook photos spark controversy

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

May 31, 2016

Joey Hong ’16 grabbed his copy of the yearbook from a teacher’s hands, ran to the nearest table, and began flipping through the pages to look for his picture. He skimmed through the “H’s” multiple times, but to his dismay, his picture was nowhere to be found. Confused, he looked for his las...

New program leads students to college

Annie Wu, Managing Editor of Design

February 19, 2016

Peer tutors, Information and Learning Center tutors, and Freshmen Mentor Program —Stevenson has an array of resources to help the student body. A new addition to these resources is the Stevenson to College (S2C) program under the Stevenson Foundation that is specifically dedicated to providing supplementary...

State chooses SAT, ACT replaced

Emma Ismail, News Editor

February 9, 2016

For the first time in 15 years the Illinois state sponsored college entrance exam will not be the ACT, but instead the SAT. Both exams were created to evaluate college readiness of high school juniors though they are slightly different tests. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has decided...

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