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Testing changes made in Illinois

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


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Beginning in spring 2015, high schools in participating states will distribute assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to students. The exam is directly linked to the Common Core State Standards. For Illinois, a “PARCC state,” this means that...

Fine Arts department searches for stained glass artist

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


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Stevenson's Fine Arts Department is currently looking to hire an artist to create a commemorative piece for the school's 50th anniversary. Most plans for the mural have already been approved with the chosen design being the runner-up submission from last year's 50th anniversary logo contest. The design...

Stevenson opens Spanish National Honor Society Chapter

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

October 3, 2014


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Spanish National Honor Society, a club that is nationally chartered with chapters in high schools across the nation, has recently become available to Stevenson students. Stephanie Roatis ‘15, co-president of the club, wanted to bring the Stevenson Spanish curriculum to a full circle by connecting what s...

Abercrombie abandons well-known brand logo

Brenda Reyn, Graphics Editor

October 3, 2014


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Abercrombie and Fitch, a young adult clothing company famous for its moose logo, has decided to change their apparel to match with more recent trends. On Aug. 29, the company announced they will be dropping the logo from their apparel in the spring 2015 clothing line. Abercrombie has been in retail since the co...

Illinois cities implement new text-to-911 service

Shubhangi Joshi, Business Manager

October 3, 2014


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The Northwest Central Dispatch Center (NCDC) implemented a new text-to-911 service that went into effect Aug. 18. Customers of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile will be able to send a text message to 911 for emergency help in select Illinois cities. The NCDC is the first dispatch center in Illinois to ...

Chicago Expands Safe Passage

Hannah Jeon, News Editor

October 3, 2014


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In an announcement made on Aug. 28, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn earmarked $10 million in state funding for the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Safe Passage program. As a result of this state investment, Safe Passage, a program that aims to make Chicago school routes safer, has experienced an unpre...

Ice Bucket Challenge raises research funds

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

October 3, 2014


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The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association recently reported that donations have reached $115 million compared to the $3.5 million they raised around the same time last year. They attribute the significant rise in funds and awareness to a popular online trend called the “Ice Bucket Challe...

Ferguson shooting brings mistrust of police to public attention

Alice Vagun, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2014


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He was black; he was white. He had no previous criminal record; he had no prior disciplinary action on his record. He was unarmed; he had his weapon on him. On the evening of Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot dead outside an apartment complex by police officer Darren Wil...

California says yes

California says yes

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

October 3, 2014


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California Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill (SB) 967 on Aug. 28, which establishes an affirmative consent standard for all California universities and colleges receiving state funding. The bill was passed along to California Governor Jerry Brown, who signed SB 967 on Sept. 29, making California th...

Stevenson expands security system

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014


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With the District 125  Board of Education approving the purchase of a keyless entry system three years ago, Stevenson has recently completed the third and final phase of the project. After various renovations, all of the doors at Stevenson have now become electronically accessible. The new technology...

Illinois implements Seal of Biliteracy

Cindy Yao, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014


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  Illinois is one of the first states in the country to implement the Seal of Biliteracy, an award given to students upon mastery of one or more languages in addition to English.  With the implementation of the bill, the Illinois Board of Education hopes to promote studies of foreign language...

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