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Baseball league creates domestic violence policy

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

Brunson recognized

Sabrina Szos, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

Jalen Brunson ’15 will be playing in McDonald’s All American Game on April 1. Brunson will join other top-ranked high school students from across the country at Chicago’s United Center. He will be playing on the West Team coached by Robert Smith of Simeon Career Academy in Illinois. The boys...

Wrestling wrap-up

Alice Vagun, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2015

At the end of the last season, the Stevenson wrestlers had one goal   in mind: beat Libertyville High School. They have trained hard for the past year, both on and off season. They circled the date that they would see Libertyville again, and on Jan. 16, after a 50-year losing streak, the Patriots met...

Physical education program modified, students will choose different health-promoting activities

Physical  education program modified, students will choose different health-promoting activities

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

February 27, 2015

The Physical Education (PE) program is undergoing a significant change for the upcoming school year. Instead of choosing a single class and participating in it for a whole semester, students will be given the opportunity next year to change their activity every six weeks in a new class called Choice...

Smith leaves lasting impact on Stevenson

Smith leaves lasting impact on Stevenson

Brenda Reyn, Graphics Editor

February 27, 2015

Monday mornings usually entice large groans from the Stevenson population: waking up early is a hassle, not to mention having to leave the warmth and comfort of bed only to sit in mile long traffic. However, for Robert Smith, physical education teacher, Monday mornings mean getting back to his passio...

Basketball Season Preview

Katy Roach, Sports Editor

February 23, 2015

Hoping to continue Stevenson’s recent success streak, the basketball team aims to win the state title this year. With the recent state championship for the football team still fresh in their minds, Stevenson fans now look eagerly toward the boys basketball team to see if they can continue this trend....

US National gymnast shares high school successes

Shubhangi Joshi, Business Manager

February 6, 2015

Gymnastics is a complex sport involving strength, flexibility and grace. When combined with the manipulation of ropes, clubs, balls, hoops and ribbon, it becomes rhythmic gymnastics––a sport where individuals or teams of up to five perform intricate routines. Lisa Wang ’07 has won numerous titles...

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