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Oscar movies that inspire

Ashley Mandel, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


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La La Land “La La Land,” a movie within a movie, a tale of a down on her luck actress Mia (Emma Stone) who falls for the smooth jazz stylings of Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). One can appreciate Gosling playing all of his own piano stunts, a feat he mastered in three months in order to obtain the role. Th...

Self-acceptance

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2017


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I used to be the fat kid. The one that was always picked on and chosen last for gym. The name calling was persistent, and I started to believe what I was hearing. In a society where we are always comparing ourselves to others and focusing more so on what we don’t have rather than being gratefu...

Freshman again

Yogin Patel, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Imagine a kid, and imagine that they have been moving nearly every two years. Two years and then a reset. New classes and nobody that they know. That was me. Six elementary, three middle and one high school. Ten times that I had to make new friends. Ten times I walked into a class on the first...

Evolution of homecoming

Charlotte Ronson, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2016


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Heels clink against the hard wooden floor as laughter bounces off the walls. Cameras flash as students dance. The music blares while the sea of people grin ear to ear. ‘And the Homecoming king and queen is…’ Every year around mid-September, Stevenson holds its annual Homecoming dance. Stude...

Editor reflects on time spent living in conforming CA town

Sami Sparber, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015


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From the time I turned six until just before my twelfth birthday, my family and I lived in Valencia, California, an affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Growing up in Valencia was a completely different world, especially when it came to religion. Here, almost everyone I know is Jewish. There,...

Senior Column: You can finally park here

Brenda Reyn

October 7, 2015


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Congratulations. You’ve finally made it. You’re on top of the food chain. No longer can any student curse under their breath, calling you derogatory names such as “freshman” or “underclassman”. It is now your turn to make other students in the hall uncomfortable. It is now your right to claim a...

No to net neutrality

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


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Although the concept of net neutrality is a complex one, the focus of it comes down to three main ideas. Internet service providers (ISP) can no longer prioritize giving their faster connection to the higher paying customers or companies. ISP also can’t ban or slow down connection to legal content...

Yes to net neutrality

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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It’s 2015. If we were to make a list of all the things that we need to survive, the Internet would be ranked pretty high up there with fresh water and electricity. Surfing the web has become so routine that we don’t even think twice about it; we just do it. We click, scroll, type, tap and swipe...

Social Commentary

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


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Self-reliance has always been a personal virtue. My philosophy is that there’s no one I can, and should, rely on more than myself, a philosophy that I often applied in school and in my personal life, and it has served me well 15 out of 16 times. Which is to say, for the first 15 years of my life, self-reliance...

Proposed bill secures college credit for AP classes

April 20, 2015


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Legislation was recently introduced in the Illinois General Assembly to make Illinois the  15th state to require its public colleges to award college credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of a 3, 4 or 5. Created by government teacher Andrew Conneen, the house bill’s motto is “Earn it...

Vaccine mandates necessary for public health

April 20, 2015


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After an outbreak of measles in Anaheim, California, the California state government is deliberating on a new law that would ensure more students are vaccinated. The current law allows parents and guardians to exempt their child from vaccinations due to medical, religious or personal beliefs. However, this...

Writer reflects on Winterfest dance

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

February 27, 2015


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Throughout my high school career, the seasonal hype always revolved around the dances. In the fall, everyone hustles over Homecoming; in the winter, it’s Winterfest, or Turnabout. Consider it a throwback Thursday, or a transformation Tuesday, but just three years ago, Winterfest evolved dramatically....

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