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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...

Why affirmative consent is relevant

Why affirmative consent is relevant

October 3, 2014


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California lawmakers recently passed State Senate Bill 967, which requires all colleges receiving state funding to adhere to new policies with regards to dating, relationships and most notably, sexual assault. Moving away from the traditional standard of “no means no”, the bill’s basis is affi...

Pros & Cons: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Kayla Guo and Brenda Reyn

October 3, 2014


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The ALS Ice Bucket challenge gained popularity this summer on social media. The debate below addresses the effectiveness of this challenge in terms of its ability to raise awareness and donations for the condition. BRENDA REYN: As I scrolled through my newsfeed, instead of the usual cute animal photos, I ...

Simple solutions to overcome everyday Stevenson struggles

Nitya Gupta, Managing Editor of Production

October 3, 2014


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   Adolescent awkwardness is nearly impossible to avoid. But if you're tired of the uncomfortable silences, judgmental stares and raised eyebrows, read up on Statesman's guidelines on how to properly deal with daily Stevenson struggles Traveler Problems Even after sprinting out of class, c...

Editor peels away layers to reveal true colors

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

October 3, 2014


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  Inspired and teary-eyed, I remember the waves of emotion that overcame me after watching “The Blind Side” with my friends. As we left the theater, they immediately began to rant about Sandra Bullock’s character, Leigh Anne—judging her tough and direct personality, irritated by her lack...

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