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A Hiatus on Hoops

A Hiatus on Hoops
As Pritzker moves Illinois back to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, Stevenson’s basketball season takes temporary pause.
December 6, 2020

Instead of heated games on the court with her teammates by her side and the roars of cheering crowds, Varsity basketball player Sophie Lichtenstein ’21 dribbles a basketball on her driveway. With nothing...

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts

Competitive COVID-19 Cuts
Due to IHSA restrictions on group meetings because of COVID-19, previously no-cut high school sports face new obstacles
December 4, 2020

After daily gymnastics practices in the 2019-2020 school year, Ashley Sprague ’22 and the rest of the girls gymnastics team would go out to get dinner and bond as a group. Now, with possible cuts to...

Shaping Up Stevenson Students

Shaping Up Stevenson Students
Stevenson’s athletic department holds virtual summits to teach athletes ways to lead balanced lives
December 2, 2020

In order to help athletes improve their physical and mental wellbeing, Stevenson’s athletic department hosted the first of its monthly virtual athletic summits on November 1. Presentations were led by...

Pinning Down COVID-19

Pinning Down COVID-19
A look into the wrestling community and how COVID- 19 has affected it
December 2, 2020

Beads of sweat rolled off his forehead as Cameron Tu ’21 walked away from the practice mat  in the Stevenson wrestling room last winter. Gathering his belongings, he headed to the locker room, which...

Putting the Season Away

Athletes end fall sports seasons, contact days as others prepare for winter seasons.
December 2, 2020

Across the Stevenson campus this fall, cross country athletes ran miles upon miles in preparation for their season while golf athletes trained vigorously for tournaments. In a typical year, these student-athletes...

Fishing Up New Possibilities

Fishing Up New Possibilities
Recreational Lifetime Activities, a new Choice P.E. offering, exposes students to variety of potential hobbies, interests
November 7, 2020

As it became apparent that Stevenson students would be unable to head back to campus for their fall semester, Eric Ramos, Director of Stevenson’s Physical Welfare Department, knew he had an important...

Court Cases

Parents, student athletes sue IHSA in protest of postponement of several fall sports
November 7, 2020

In response to the IHSA’s statewide regulations on fall sports, three parents of Illinois student athletes filed a class-action lawsuit on October 1. These parents from DuPage County sued the IHSA and...

Why Live Fan Attendance Should be Disallowed

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, MetLife Stadium plays without any fans. New Jersey’s rules do not allow fans to be in attendance at any pro sporting events in the state, citing health risks.
Staffer outlines reasons why live fan attendance is detrimental to pro sports players, fans in times of COVID-19
November 6, 2020

MetLife stadium glistens in the New Jersey rainy weather. Despite the game progressing in the middle of the stadium, the sound is just that, a game. There are no fans. The home of the New York Giants holds...

Quaranteamwork

During the pandemic, sports teams find new ways to connect.
October 29, 2020

For volleyball middle hitter Khushali Joshi ’21, safety precautions during contact volleyball practices have become almost as routine as blocking. She walks into practice wearing a mask, signs in, stays...

Chants, Choreography & COVID

Stevenson cheerleaders, Patriettes, and dancers continue to practice both virtually and in-person, following COVID-19 guidelines.
October 29, 2020

Sprinting across the soccer fields, varsity cheerleader Abby Ruksakiati ’21 and her teammates perform intricate tumbling routines — anything from roundoff back handsprings to aerial cartwheels. But...

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
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...

Out of Contact Sports

Stevenson athletes and coaches weigh in on new contact and safety rules.
October 9, 2020

As he reaches the golf course, Madhav Muralidharan ‘22, makes sure he has his mask on before leaving his car and breathes a sigh of relief. Missing a piece of equipment would be forgivable, but without...

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