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Safety concerns rise following cerebral injury related deaths

Katy Roach, Sports Editor

November 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

In light of the recent deaths of three high school football players in New York, Alabama and North Carolina due to traumatic brain injuries within the space of one week, a spotlight has been placed on the prevalence and dangers of concussions in high school athletics. According to the Center for Disease...

Quarterback combats abuse in new campaign

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson is known for throwing touchdown passes on the football field, but he has recently gained attention for passing something else: peace. Wilson’s “Pass the Peace” campaign is the first initiative of his new foundation called the Why Not You Foundation....

Patriot graduate signs with professional soccer team, hopes to inspire future fans

Cindy Yao, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

From high school student to professional athlete, Stevenson alumni Gordon Gurson ’10 has made it big in the soccer league. The avid soccer player got his big break at age 22, as the first player to be signed onto the Seattle Impact FC team, an indoor soccer team.  This season, he will play the po...

Derrick Rose makes comeback to NBA

Aman Grover, Managing Editor of Production

November 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Derrick Rose made his return to the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Oct. 29 when the Bulls took on the New York Knicks. Rose scored 13 points and dished out five assists over 21 minutes. Then, only two days later, on Oct. 31, he left the game halfway after spraining both ankles and sat out the...

Alternate exercises promote health, fun

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

November 18, 2014


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Prancercise: This is one of the newest alternative exercise forms developed to put a little bounce in your step—literally. Prancing not only helps increase blood flow, but it also increases the range of movement in many of the leg joints. The “bounce” in the prance allows for a deeper stretch...

Statesman recalls Natatorium, East Building construction

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014


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Flash back to the crowded hallways of Stevenson in 1986, filled with students rushing to get to class, moving through only one building. Now, take a trip to the small pool and watch the divers lined up by a diving board, preparing to jump. Finally, bring yourself back to present time and stare at the...

Student travels to Europe with Team USA for figure skating

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Getting home late and having to find time for homework and test review isn’t anything new for a student athlete at Stevenson. However, few of those student athletes can do all that and say they’ve been featured in an upcoming Olympian article. Lindsay Weinstein ’18 is one of those few. A Freshm...

Students and teacher initiate Zumba Club at Stevenson

Brenda Reyn, Graphic Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Stevenson will now be offering a Zumba class available for all students to join. The club is expected to meet after school on Wednesdays. The room number is yet to be announced. Zumba originated in the mid 1990s by accident. An aerobics instructor from Colombia, Beto Perez, arrived to teach his class...

Play-by-play: Varsity Homecoming game

Alice Vagun, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

The annual Homecoming game took place on Oct. 17 with the Stevenson Patriots taking on the Mundelein Mustangs. With a 7-0 season for the Patriots and a 0-7 for the Mustangs, the game was predicted to be an easy win on the home turf, possibly another shutout like the previous victories over the Zion-Benton...

Mental, emotional components of athletics evaluated

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

October 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Many Stevenson students balance not only a multitude of AP classes and clubs, but also athletics. While an organized study schedule may lead to success in classes and clubs, being successful in athletics requires more than just the proper equipment and a good skillset. A popular misconception is that...

NFL changes abuse policy

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely from the National Football League (NFL) after video footage released on Sep. 8 showing Rice punching his then girlfriend, now wife, Janay Palmer, unconscious in an Atlanta casino elevator. The video footage showed Rice actually...

Studies evaluate effectiveness of fitness apps

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Studies have proven that thirty minutes of daily moderate activity can reduce health risks, according to WebMD. Not only does exercise increase energy levels, it also comes with many health benefits. These can include lower blood pressure, and decreased stress. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more...

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