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No to net neutrality

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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....

Writer reflects on acceptance, diversity

Nitya Gupta, Managing Editor of Production

February 27, 2015

“I think she’s white.” “I think she’s black.” I can still remember the first time I learned about different skin colors. It was first grade, and my teacher had just explained the Civil War to us and one of its leading causes—racism. Up until that point, I knew I didn’t look the same...

Charlie Hebdo attack challenges satirical boundaries

February 27, 2015

On Jan. 7, two armed extremist Islamists forced their way into the offices of the satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris. Shots were fired, killing 12 people and wounding 11. The attack, which Al-Qaeda has taken responsibility for, was in response to numerous controversial publications made...

Body cameras huge step towards safety for all

Body cameras huge step towards safety for all

February 27, 2015

In January, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) began their widely debated trial of body cameras for their officers. CPD decided to pilot the body cameras in order to monitor the actions of civilians and officers via video camera. According to the department’s news release, the cameras are designed...

No to America’s College Promise

No to America’s College Promise

Namrata Sridhar, Ideas Editor

February 27, 2015

Ninety-eight percent of students who graduate Stevenson High School continue on to college, so it’s no surprise that a post secondary education is common in our community. Even so, some students can’t continue onto college because of financial constraints. On Jan. 20, President Barack Obama offered...

Yes to America’s College Promise

Yes to America’s College Promise

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

With college tuitions on the rise, many students have opted to attend a community college instead of a four-year university because the tuition is less expensive. However, with President Obama’s proposed plan, America’s College Promise, the first two years of community college are free. As long...

Fantasy gifts created for Stevenson students

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

February 23, 2015

Testing Center Fast Pass Tired of waiting in line at the Testing Center after school with every other stressed out Stevenson student at the end of the term? This fast pass will let you skip to the front of the line—because we all know there is nothing better than being the first one to take a test...

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