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A Strange Start

A Strange Start

Gaurish Lakhanpal and Greycen Ren

October 9, 2020

As Estella Yan ’23 logs into Zoom, she mentally prepares herself for another day of remote learning. During the school day, Yan joins seven separate Zoom meetings for each of her 37 minute long classes. After classes are over, she attends her club meetings through Zoom as well.  Meanwhile, nearly...

Why We Shouldn’t Tell Student Athletes to “Stick to Sports”

Why We Shouldn’t Tell Student Athletes to “Stick to Sports”

Kelly Liu

October 9, 2020

In late August, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their playoff game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Soon after, tennis player Naomi Osaka said she would sit out of her semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open, where tournament play was eventually ...

(Stay At) Home Run!

(Stay At) Home Run!

Bradley Locker and Advay Voleti

October 9, 2020

3-0 count to COVID-19. He swings and hits a long fly ball deep into the night. COVID-19 has blown this game open with a grand slam! Nearly 200 days ago, COVID-19 began its All-Star level production; the rest of the world could only watch as an international dead-center fastball was blasted over th...

(E)liminating (D)isparities in (I)nclusivity

(E)liminating (D)isparities in (I)nclusivity

Serena Mehta and Dwija Ramesh

October 9, 2020

It’s 9:31 a.m. and most of the Stevenson students and teachers are just starting their second period class of the day. Instead of the usual bustle in the typical Stevenson hallways, students simply log off of one Zoom meeting and hop onto another. By this point in the morning, Dr. LeViis Haney has a...

Should we #settleforbiden?

Should we #settleforbiden?

Hannah Yu

October 9, 2020

In 2016, President Trump ran his campaign on a series of promises: to bring jobs back from China, to build a wall, to bring troops home, etc. Four years later, America has lost 200,000 people to Covid-19, 22,000,000 people have lost their jobs and both presidential candidates are running campaigns without policy as their main selling point. After all, the majority of voters...

Censoring Socials

Censoring Socials

Jasmine Sun, Lance Locker, and Ally Flynn

October 9, 2020

While freedom has long been a deeply valued virtue, recent events—including the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic—have called into question how unchecked free expression from prominent figures pose a threat to the public. In response to such concerns, Twitter has outlined a new policy to curb t...

Register to Vote!

Katie Lee

October 9, 2020

Breaking the COVID-19 Barrier – Q&A

Breaking the COVID-19 Barrier - Q&A

Vaasu Kakuturu and Sailaja Nallacheruvu

September 25, 2020

In late July, Stevenson announced their plans to go fully remote for the entirety of the first semester. As a result, many have questions regarding how and when schools can return to their normal daily schedules. For such a return to normal, however, experts agree that it would require widespread acc...

Ginsburg’s Death Sparks Battle Over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Collin Fan

September 25, 2020

On September 18th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 from pancreatic cancer, starting a dispute between Democrats and Republicans over the vacant seat she left on the Court. Despite Democrats arguing that a nominee should be chosen by the next president, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc...

Feature Story: Online Prep

September 17, 2020

  Teaching Amid COVID-19 by Victoria Feng   Covid Co-Curriculars by Melissa Liu & Jasmine Sun...

Covid Co-Curriculars

Melissa Liu and Jasmine Sun

September 17, 2020

Under normal circumstances, the 3:25 p.m. bell would’ve cued thousands of students and teachers to flood the halls, unearthing a new, bustling side of Stevenson not seen during the school day. Clubs, sports and other co-curricular events are considered an integral part of the Stevenson experience, al...

Teaching Amid COVID-19

Victoria Feng

September 17, 2020

While students were able to kick back and take time off for summer break, staff members stayed busy—not only in preparation for the back-to-school season but also to adjust to the new Remote Learning format. During these past few months, they’ve been working to develop lesson plans fit for Zoom class...

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