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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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...

Chicago Police Department introduces body camera pilot

Sarah Verschoor, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2015

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) began its trial of body cameras worn by police officers this January. Thirty officers in the Shakespeare patrol district, including the neighborhoods of Humboldt Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, are currently testing them. Similar studies have been conducted in Mesa,...

Obama acts on several national crises

Vijay Magati, Graphics Editor

February 23, 2015

Over the past few months, President Obama has made decisions on controversial issues that impact millions of people across the country. Net Neutrality Attempting to influence the debate about the Internet’s future, President Obama said on Nov. 10 that a free and open Internet was imperative to...

Student gives Ted Talk, asks for finance course

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

February 23, 2015

After watching her mother’s struggle with managing personal finances when she was in the eighth grade, Tanvee Patankar ’18 was inspired to dig deeper into finance management for minors. By exploring the opportunities given to her, she found success and was given the opportunity to speak at Ted Ta...

Montgomery County Public Schools remove religious holiday names from school calendar

Nitya Gupta, Managing Editor of Production

February 23, 2015

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), located in Maryland, will no longer be naming any religious holidays on their school calendar. On Nov. 11, the Montgomery Board of Education voted 7 to 1 in favor of removing the holiday names for the 2015- 2016 school year. The Montgomery Board of Education...

Starting next year, Stevenson will offer online option for senior students taking the AP Government course

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

February 23, 2015

Further weaving technology into the classroom, Stevenson will offer its first online class next year to seniors taking Advanced Placement (AP) Government. The supplementary program will be an addition to the pre-existing traditional, in-class course offered for one semester. “The world of education...

Metra increases price of tickets

Katy Roach, Sports Editor

February 7, 2015

As the new year quickly approaches, Metra travelers prepare for a hike in ticket prices. On Nov. 10, Metra announced the 2015 budget which includes an average 10.8 percent increase in fare prices. However accompanying this price increase, Metra is reinstating a discount on 10-ride tickets as well as...

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