Medical marijuana dispensaries cause controversy

Cindy Yao, Managing Editor of Production

October 8, 2015

  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

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

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

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 ...

Learn it. Earn it.

Katy Roach

April 25, 2015

In late February, legislation created by government teacher Andrew Conneen was introduced by Carol Sente in the Illinois General Assembly. Currently under debate in the House of Representatives, bill HB3428 aims to create a uniform system of granting credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores across...

Net neutrality bill generates discussion

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

April 25, 2015

Net neutrality is the principle promising equality on the internet for all customers and prevention of discrimination or unequal charge for internet use. Although the issue had been lobbied for and against since the 1990s, it wasn’t until Feb. 26 that the net neutrality bill was voted in favor of,...

New California legislation annuls‭ ‬former immunization exemptions

Namrata Sridhar, Ideas Manager

April 21, 2015

Cough. Sneeze. Flu season. Students are sick, and, for some, it maybe due to that fact that they do not have their vaccinations. Sometimes, it’s the religious values upheld in their family and culture. For others, it’s their medical health which restricts them from immunizations due to the fact...

Real ID Act requires state identification card update, security measures enforced

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2015

Illinois is attempting to meet state identification and driver’s license requirements set by the Real ID Act, passed in 2005, before air travel restrictions are enforced in the upcoming year. As of right now, Illinois meets only the minimum requirements but does not require items such as a birth certificate...

SHS Link Lab to undergo renovations over summer 2016

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

Stevenson’s Link Lab will be renovated in 2016. The goal is for the space to become a “Digital ILC” of sorts. According to Mark Michelini, Assistant Superintendent for Business, the renovations will better meet the needs of SHS students—and their iPads. “We no longer need computer labs,...

App helps students prepare for AP exams

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015

Starting Mar. 1, students taking Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography will have a chance to study for the AP exam in a different way—by using an application designed specifically for AP Human Geography. The app, iScore5, was developed by a group of teachers and two students, including Greg Sh...

Obama proposes financial reform with free community college tuition

Obama proposes financial reform with free community college tuition

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

On Jan. 8, President Obama proposed a plan that would make two years of community college completely free. To be eligible for free community college tuition, students would be required to maintain a 2.5 GPA as well as attend school at least part time. If enacted, Obama’s proposal, America’s College...

President Obama proposes Student Digital Privacy Act to ensure student online safety

Cindy Yao, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

In the wake of recent media scandals and hackings, President Barack Obama introduced the Student Digital Privacy Act (SPDA) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Jan. 12 in an effort to increase online security regulations for students using school-issued technology. The two key components of this...

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