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

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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...

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...

Peer helpers start campaign to redefine beauty

Peer helpers start campaign to redefine beauty

Emma Ismail

December 14, 2015

The peer helpers of Stevenson have begun a campaign to redefine beauty with a goal to help students realize that beauty is not skin deep. To promote their campaign they have written inspirational messages on the bathroom mirrors, made a video for the morning announcements and put up posters around schoo...

Patriot Orchestra performs with Roosevelt Orchestra

December 14, 2015

Stevenson’s Patriot Orchestra performed Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco with the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Orchestra at Roosevelt University on Nov. 18. Stevenson brought over 80 students and was joined by other orchestras in their performance as well. The performance, ...

Organization plans service trip to Alaska

Lara Iriarte

December 14, 2015

 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

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 students prepare for regional music festival

Namrata Sridhar

November 7, 2015

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

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

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

  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...


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