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Volunteers partake in icy water challenge

Nitya Gupta

April 25, 2015


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On Feb. 23, 17 students participated in the Fox Lake Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge for Special Olympics through their sociology and political thought classes. The money raised during the event is donated to the Special Olympics, an organization that provides athletic training for children...

Patriot coaches reveal pre-game team customs

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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As successful as Stevenson sports teams are, most fans in attendance leave the game thinking only of the final score. What they don’t realize is that behind every Patriot win is a long history of pre-game traditions. No matter the sport, every team has its own unique pre-game rituals. It’s the combination...

Varsity Hockey Player competes at Illinois Showcase

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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Ever since Jake Cimarusti ‘16 was four years-old, he dreamed of succeeding in hockey. Now, after 13 years of hard work, his dreams have became reality following his placement on the 23-member Illinois High School Showcase Team. Cimarusti also helped lead the Illinois team to second at the Showcase. “I believ...

Experts review local funding for school sports

Cindy Yao, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


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For many sports programs, the cost of quality equipment and coaches adds up. Under budget cuts, schools face having to reduce programs or implement pay-to-play fees, among many other repercussions. Ultimately, this raises the question of how, or even if, differences in funding can affect athletic programs...

Alum reflects on experience as SHS basketball player, professional Houston Comets career

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


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In 1997, the nation witnessed multiple milestones for women’s basketball. That was the year the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) began its first season. That was the year that teams like the Los Angeles Spark, Houston Comets and New York Liberty played in the first nationally televised...

Girls’ varsity bowling team ends strong, statebound team member places third

Shubhangi Joshi, Business Manager

April 20, 2015


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Just a couple hours before 9 a.m, Kaitlyn Rudy ’16 was trying to keep herself calm. She knew that this state tournament was important, but she kept reminding herself that it was simply another tournament in the season. Yet by the end of the weekend, Rudy placed 3rd in the girls’ state bowling tourna...

Baseball league creates domestic violence policy

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 19, 2015


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Recent cases of domestic violence in the sports world have prompted the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Player Association (MLBPA) to implement an informational program for their players about domestic violence. The program “Strike Out Violence: Strategies for Healthy Relationships”...

Former Stevenson coaches reflect on Patriot athletic culture

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

February 28, 2015


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With hundreds of students leaving school early to support the football team during its IHSA state championship victory just weeks ago, the importance of sports in Stevenson's very cultural fabric was once more made resoundingly clear. During the school’s nearly 50 year history, Stevenson has...

Successful season turns heads, young team leads on the court

Successful season turns heads, young team leads on the court

Fathma Rahman, Managing Editor of Production

February 27, 2015


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Comprised of three seniors, two juniors, two sophomores and a record-breaking five freshmen, this year’s varsity girls basketball team may be one of the best in the program’s history. The team, led by co-captains Taylor Buford ’15 and Sophia Way ’15, ranked first in the North Suburban Lake d...

Varsity captains demonstrate leadership qualities

Varsity captains demonstrate leadership qualities

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


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Staying late after practice, Matt Johnson ’15, varsity boys’ basketball captain, helped his teammate with shooting skills. The following day, that same player scored 30 points during a game. Assisting and supporting their fellow players are just a few contributions among the many that team captai...

Low-revenue sports offer little financial aid

Low-revenue sports offer little financial aid

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


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After spending their high school years juggling athletics alongside academics, senior athletes have        started to apply for scholarships in hopes of being given financial aid from their dream schools. Yet while football and basketball have a very large participation amongst teenagers and include...

Integration of technology into athletics allows players to enhance performance

Integration of technology into athletics allows players to enhance performance

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

February 27, 2015


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Roll in the cameras. Set up the iPads and turn on the Live stream. Prep the players and let the games begin. With the integration of technology over the past few years into high schools’ athletic programs, everything from scoring to running practices has modernized. At Stevenson High School,...

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