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Fundraising tips designed for Give-A-Thon

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

November 19, 2014


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Tip #1 Just because homemade goods are prohibited, doesn’t mean the holidays are ruined. Instead, raise money for Give-A-Thon by selling highly requested products such as styluses and study guides since the average student’s index finger is too thick and clumsy to take proper notes on the iP...

Social Commentary

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

November 18, 2014


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I try to always leave home with a kiss and hug goodbye from my mother. Sometimes, regrettably, I do forget to or leave the house slamming the door because of an argument. There’s a reason, though, why I try so hard to avoid those mornings. It’s scary when one realizes just how little time we have...

Fall Pie Reviews

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

November 18, 2014


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It’s that time of year again when store shelves are stocked with pies, pies and more pies. I was unfortunately given the horrible task of going into stores and trying out different types of pies. Horrible, right? Everywhere I turned there was either a pumpkin, apple or cherry pie calling my name. Let...

Pilgrim reflects on social predicaments surrounding modern Thanksgiving

Easton Self, Managing Editor of Design

November 17, 2014


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I’m sure all of you know the pilgrim story: the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, Leptospirosis, exploitation of an indigenous people. You know, the usual. So, I’m not going to waste my time explaining the details that you all learned in fourth grade, and instead addressing the real problem that America...

The Truth About Senioritis

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

October 26, 2014


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And once again, it’s a Sunday night and I am slumped over the kitchen table, surrounded by eraser shavings, crumpled scratch paper, iced coffee and more incomplete assignments than I’d like to admit. I didn’t mind it for the first few weeks of school, because I thought that this was normal....

How to achieve a perfect ACT score

Easton Self, Managing Editor of Design

October 16, 2014


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Are you ready for the test that determines the rest of your life? Sure, you’re only 16 years old but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a perfect score like your neighbor who took it four times. If you want to know the secret behind checking the ACT website and scrolling down to a glorious 36, follow...

Why we are not ready to transition entirely to paperless education

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

October 10, 2014


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As all Stevenson students have received iPads as a school resource and tool for learning, they have had to adapt and possibly even reshape the way that they learn in order to be successful in a more technologically driven learning environment. As Stevenson started the paperless route a few years ago,...

Fall favorites leave season grateful, thankful

Easton Self, Managing Editor of Design

October 6, 2014


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Kayla Goon ’17 isn’t your average white girl—she likes Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Venti. Okay, so maybe she isn’t totally original compared to other teenage girls, but that doesn’t keep her from regularly updating her Tumblr with unique and stylized posts detailing all the things she loves about...

How to step up your Homecoming game

Vijay Magati, Graphics Editor

October 6, 2014


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Instead of simply buying her flowers and chocolates, take it to the max. Take her to a field of roses and lilies, hand her a treasure chest full of every type of gourmet chocolate imaginable— you’re guaranteed to get the yes. Walking up to a girl to ask her is so last year, am I right? This year...

Book-to-Movie Reviews

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2014


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The Hunger Games: The first book of the “Hunger Games” trilogy was turned into a movie in late 2012, and the sequel, “Catching Fire,” was released in 2013. When “The Hunger Games” was turned into a movie, the directors got it right. Although they skipped some minor parts, the two-and-a-hal...

Editor finds new perspective in happiness

Katy Roach, Sports Editor

October 6, 2014


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My entire life I have been a high-achiever. I was the girl labeled “gifted” in elementary school and put in a program with “the smart kids.” I was the girl who dedicated at least two hours of study to every test, dutifully rewriting all of my notes and memorizing them verbatim. And I was the...

Why Safe Passage is a good start

October 3, 2014


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Illinois committed $10 million this year towards its Safe Passage program. The program employs workers who help Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students travel to and from school in a safe manner. The program was initially created because of the high criminal activity and gang violence within Chicago neigh...

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