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COVID-19 News: From Chicago to the Entire Country

Updates on the most recent COVID-19 news
Ally Flynn and Advay Voleti March 13, 2021

Part 1 Chicago Enters Long Awaited Phase 4, CPS Push Back Opening Chicago is slowly making progress with its COVID-19 phases, after remaining in Phase 5 for much of the past year. NBC Chicago reports...

College Board at Odds

Gaurish Lakhanpal and Katie Lee February 27, 2021

On January 19, the College Board announced the complete discontinuation of the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay in correspondence with their goal of aiding students during a pandemic-era college admissions...

Politician, not Providence

Staffer discusses dangers of glorifying politicians, advocates for awareness
Collin Fan February 19, 2021

On January 20, Donald Trump's presidency came to an end. After over two months of conspiracy theories, violent protests against baseless claims of election fraud and a deadly riot at the Capitol, the Trump-election...

Testing the Trial

Stevenson High School teachers attend school early in preparation for school return
Lila Maiolo and Greycen Ren February 15, 2021

During the week of January 11, Stevenson faculty returned to campus for a trial version of the hybrid learning model. Although Stevenson opted for a purely remote learning model over the first semester,...

To Be or Not to Be (at Home): That is The Question

Students and parents voice their thoughts on the new hybrid model
Tia Vasudeva and Alison Wade February 14, 2021

Allison Gould ’23 wakes up to her alarm blaring at eight in the morning. She presses snooze for ten more minutes, falling back into her bed with a sigh. Class doesn’t start for 35 more minutes, and...

A New Normal

Stevenson High School administration leads transition to hybrid model following implementation of COVID mitigation strategies.
Sailaja Nallacheruvu and Jasmine Sun February 14, 2021

After completing the entirety of first semester in remote learning, Stevenson High School transitioned to the hybrid learning model on January 19, two weeks after the start of the second semester. The...

The Evolution of School: The Hybrid Model

Statesman highlights the positives of the new in-person learning opportunity
Humza Qazi and February 14, 2021

As of January 19, Stevenson students faced what can only be described as a monumental decision: whether or not to return to in-person learning as part of the second semester hybrid plan. A number of...

Free Advice for First-Year Student Applicants (FAFSA)

Seniors reflect upon changes of 2020-21 admissions cycle, offer application tips
Melissa Liu and Bradley Locker February 8, 2021

Intro Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned most of the world on its head as individuals, policymakers and institutions adapt to ever-changing safety protocols. These reforms are...

The Grammys Are Horribly Out of Tune

Discussion of recent controversy, irrelevance of Grammy Awards, proposition of possible solutions
Vaasu Kakuturu February 8, 2021

As I mindlessly attempted to keep up with my math teacher scribbling down notes at what appeared to be superhuman speed, a loud, sharp ding moved me from my trance. Looking up to gloss over the news notification...

A Strange Start

A Strange Start

Schools respond to COVID pandemic, educational structures vary across institutions
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....

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

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

Columnist’s take on high school athletes in social activism
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...

(Stay At) Home Run!

(Stay At) Home Run!

In light of COVID-19 pandemic, local athletics adjust hours, protocols, safety measures
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;...

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