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Robots Repeat Reign

Anjini Grover, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the second time in two years, Stevenson won the VEX Robotics state championship on Feb. 24 at Niles North High School with three teams qualifying for the VEX Robotics World Championship in April. The junior/senior team PID PID Moose won first in the competition but not without some bumps along t...

Op-ed: Gun Reform

Maxwell Cohn, Managing Editor of Web

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The last mass shooting in Parkland highlighted a major problem in America. Far too often, the nation has succumbed to mass shootings in schools, for example the shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. We should be pushing for ways to prevent these massacres from happening again. Without i...

Op-Ed: Gun Reform

Yogin Patel, Managing Editor of Design

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Two hundred and ninety school shootings since 2013. Averaging to one shooting per week with 18 since the beginning of this year, it is hard to suggest that there is not a grave problem facing America. Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, there has been little to no reform; begging the question as to why ...

In the Zone

In the Zone

Anjini Grover, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2018


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Stevenson’s VEX Robotics teams battled it out on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the State Championship Qualifier tournament. Teams have been preparing since the end of last April when this year’s challenge was released. “Some teams were even working on their bots during the summer,” VEX Robotic...

Interactive Gamers Club Evolves to Pokémon

Interactive Gamers Club Evolves to Pokémon

Christie Lee, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, Alyssa Smith ’20 shuffles 60 cards with rapid succession in her constructed deck. Her hand motions soon become an indistinguishable blur. After her opponent is unable to counter her attacks, she beams and proceeds the game. Smith is in Stevenson’s Interact...

School of Rock

School of Rock

Ellie Baden, Features Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Almost every week, teachers Chip Tompson, Alice Nuteson, Don Carmichael and Scott Williams meet to rehearse for their band, After School Special. The band, named after a television show that aired in the last few decades of the twentieth century, is made up of either current or retired Stevenson teachers. ...

Etienne Does Not Break a Sweat Under the Spotlight

Etienne Does Not Break a Sweat Under the Spotlight

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On their own 46 yard line, Stevenson is driving down the field in the third quarter. Already without starting quarterback Grayson Kubow ’18, Stevenson needs a spark to get their offense going. On the very next play, running back Jean-Marc Etienne ’20 finds an open hole in the Palatine defense and ma...

Smoking up the community

Smoking up the community

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When a teen goes out in public, it’s no shock that they will see huge, colorful bulletin boards promoting e-cigarettes or find stores selling them within reach. Even in their own homes, students are blasted daily with social media and advertisements of vaping, as well as rumors of past weekend parties...

AP prep course attendance declines

AP prep course attendance declines

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past eight years, Stevenson has offered AP preparatory classes that students can take over the summer. These classes serve as bridges to year-long AP courses and were implemented to give students the opportunity to either challenge themselves in a particular course, prepare themselves if they...

SHS alumnus runs for governor

SHS alumnus runs for governor

Nikol Safronova and Cindy Yao

March 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

An entrepreneur and small business owner, Stevenson alumnus Alex Paterakis ’06 is now hoping to make his mark in the Illinois political scene. Paterakis is currently a Democratic candidate running in the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial election. Paterakis, who graduated high school over 10 years ago,...

The future of online schooling

The future of online schooling

Yana Bushuyeva and Victoria Kolotov

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The sounds of clicking and the soft hum of the computer engines replace those of crumpling papers and moving pencils. Students rise to communicate and share ideas with their classmates, efficiently continuing their work without bothering anyone for assistance. An adult observes, pushing the...

A statement of solidarity

A statement of solidarity

Maya Parekh and Adele Lee

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With over 3.2 million participants in more than 500 U.S. cities, the women's marches that took place on January 21st, only a day after President Trump’s inauguration, have been the largest U.S. demonstration in history, according to The Atlantic. The largest march took place in Washington D.C. with an estimate...

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