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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...

Wrestling with stereotypes

Wrestling with stereotypes

Grace Westphal, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dylan Geick ’17 is the poster boy for Stevenson’s varsity wrestling team. He wrestles year round, is ranked third in state the state and is a top contender to win the State championship this year. Weighing in at 160 pounds, Geick regularly hits the mat for dual meets during the week and quads ...

Safety on college campuses

Safety on college campuses

Emma Ismail and Jamie Berman

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Ohio State, University of California Los Angeles, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Tuskegee University. College campus violence made the news very frequently in 2016. Almost every school has had an issue with criminal offenses at some point in time, and many of these instances happen to be violent....

Extending EBR

Extending EBR

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking applicants to launch a pilot program in which school districts may replace graduation course requirements with a competency-based school system.  The ISBE will be selecting 12 school districts to initiate this program and applications will be due by...

Beyond the mats

Beyond the mats

Victoria Kolotov, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The faint smell of sweat and chalk fill the buzzing room. The rubber mats squeak as the crowd quietly stirs, waiting in anticipation. Their quiet noise is shushed and lulled away as a male figure approaches the dark blue mat laid out below a set of wooden bars held up parallel to one another by two sets...

The $100 million budget

The $100 million budget

Maya Parekh and Ellie Baden

October 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Annika Rehberger ’19 walks through the Wood Commons, taking in her surroundings: shiny new tile, fresh wooden decorations, water with lemon slice—the perfect vision of a school. But when Rehberger walks into a nearby bathroom, it is like she has crossed into another world. The tile is peeling, on...

Stevenson defeats Mundelein with 48 – 6 victory

Stevenson defeats Mundelein with 48 – 6 victory

Max Cohn, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Stevenson has finally found its groove––winning three straight games, the last of which against Mundelein on Friday, Sept. 19. The game was over one minute in; the Patriots lead 7-0 on a big run by Anthony Sibo ’17. Three minutes in, Michael Marchese ’17 intercepted the Mustangs’ first offensive...

Statesman’s official freshman survival guide

Statesman’s official freshman survival guide

Bella Greenspan, Features Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

1. Go to as many events as possible. Throughout the school year there are events ranging from fall football games to spring fling pep rallies. Music concerts, sports games, spring fling, theater productions, volunteering days, dances, pep rallies and spirit fest are just a few of many events held at S...

Altered senior yearbook photos spark controversy

Altered senior yearbook photos spark controversy

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

May 31, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Joey Hong ’16 grabbed his copy of the yearbook from a teacher’s hands, ran to the nearest table, and began flipping through the pages to look for his picture. He skimmed through the “H’s” multiple times, but to his dismay, his picture was nowhere to be found. Confused, he looked for his las...

Peer helpers start campaign to redefine beauty

Peer helpers start campaign to redefine beauty

Emma Ismail

December 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The peer helpers of Stevenson have begun a campaign to redefine beauty with a goal to help students realize that beauty is not skin deep. To promote their campaign they have written inspirational messages on the bathroom mirrors, made a video for the morning announcements and put up posters around schoo...

Alum to host poetry workshops during Odyssey

Alum to host poetry workshops during Odyssey

Annie Wu

November 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Kevin Kantor ’10 will return to Stevenson to hold writing and performance workshops at Odyssey where he hopes to empower students to experiment with poetry as a means of expression. Kantor is widely known for his involvement in performance poetry in which he explores a diverse range of experiences ...

Alum joins Art Department teaching staff

Alum joins Art Department teaching staff

Karaj Singh

October 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Katie Hyken ’04, a new teacher at Stevenson High School, teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Art, Art & Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and a Special Education Fine Arts Survey. As a former Stevenson student, Hyken always wanted to work at the school she attended. “I’ve always done art ever ...

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