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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

Several volunteers at the Nightmare on Stevenson Drive dress up to get into the event's theme.

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...

No Homework Night

Maya Parekh, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

Stevenson had a no-homework night on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to encourage engagement between students and parents in looking at the coursebook and having a discussion about the future. In addition to not assigning homework, teachers were told not to schedule quizzes or tests on Wednesday. “We had heard...

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

Collegeboard, PARCC // Source

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...

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