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Organization plans service trip to Alaska

Lara Iriarte

December 14, 2015


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 From wilderness tours and beaches to glacier treks and whale watching, each day of Stevenson’s upcoming summer trip to Alaska will be packed with sightseeing of some of the most sought after travel destinations in America. The eight day excursion in June 2016, run through an organization known as Serving ...

Bus driver shortage creates delays

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

November 15, 2015


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It’s 4:15 p.m., and the bus still hasn’t arrived. Students stand around as they wonder when they will make it home. This issue has become more common this school year, and the problem is not that there aren’t enough buses—it’s that there aren’t enough drivers. On average, 1,500 students...

Stevenson community responds to controversial anti-bullying speaker

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

November 12, 2015


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With all math teachers gone on Oct. 23 to attend to a conference, the Stevenson administration took advantage of the opportunity to send a message to the entire student body. Jerry Ackerman, a student speaker, was invited by the administration to give an anti-bullying presentation in the Performing ...

Stevenson students prepare for regional music festival

Namrata Sridhar

November 7, 2015


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After a month of preparation, student musicians from Northeast Illinois will come together on Nov. 7 for the Illinois Music Education Association (IMEA) competition. IMEA is an annual music festival that brings together musicians to be a part of a regional orchestra, band or choir. Stevenson has par...

Board of Education discusses changes, reflects on past year

Bella Greenspan

November 7, 2015


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On Oct. 19, Stevenson's Board of Education held a board meeting in the administration building to discuss a multitude of changes for the next school year and reflect on Stevenson's past year. In an effort to better accommodate the needs of the students, the Board of Education presented the possib...

Grading policy puzzles students

Emma Ismail, News Editor

November 3, 2015


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Evidence based reporting (EBR) is a grading system that has seen increased use at Stevenson over the past few years. EBR consists of using numbers on a one through four scale for grades instead of the traditional percentages and letters. Next year, it is likely that there will be 50 percent...

New safety dog introduced to Stevenson, trained to detect prohibited substances

Cindy Yao, Managing Editor of Production

October 13, 2015


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  There’s a bear roaming around Stevenson High School— but there's nothing to be afraid of.  Bear is Stevenson's new safety dog, and he gets his name from his big paws. Bear is a five year old Golden Retriever who began working at Stevenson this school year. He comes with handler Glenn...

Sodexo creates calorie counter

Emma Ismail, News Editor

October 12, 2015


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In an effort to make students more conscious about what they are putting into their bodies, Stevenson High School is in the process of constructing the Sodexo Nutrition Calculator to give students a better understanding of the food they are eating during the school day. Stevenson is adopting this...

Medical marijuana dispensaries cause controversy

Cindy Yao, Managing Editor of Production

October 8, 2015


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  As medical marijuana dispensaries prepare to open in Illinois, questions regarding the legality of cannabis usage have resurfaced. This controversy comes at a crucial point in time as minors could be among the first patients to legally use marijuana under state law. On Aug. 1, 2013, former...

Stand Strong Coalition hosts forum on substance free living, Catalyst club created

Stand Strong Coalition hosts forum on substance free living, Catalyst club created

Sarah Verschoor

October 7, 2015


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Stevenson’s Stand Strong Coalition hosted a community open forum, “Not My Kid!?,” on drug and alcohol free living for teens featuring a variety of guest speakers including a health care professional and a local judge. This event, the second of its kind, follows the Stand Strong Coalition’s co...

Krempa conducts first orchestra concert of the year

Emma Ismail

October 7, 2015


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From big classical blockbusters to more contemporary pieces, the Stevenson Orchestra played it all for their first concert of the school year. The Performing Arts Center was filled on Oct. 5 with the sound of all different instruments warming up for the concert. The Orchestra consists of around 215 students...

Security cameras added to all student buses

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

September 28, 2015


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Stevenson buses are sporting a new feature this year: security cameras in both the front and back. The cameras are present on all 56 student buses and cost approximately $75,000 to install, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The security system was installed in response to the Illinois Prevent ...

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