Alternate exercises promote health, fun

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

November 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Athletes reflect on recruitment process

October 10, 2014

When Caroline Dempsey ’15 began her college-recruitment process, she started months in advance. The lengthy process included sending out emails and letters to prospective schools and communicating with her coaches. Now, after months of rigorous planning, Dempsey recently committed to play soccer at Wa...

Former Patriot seeks athletic success as professional female hockey player

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

After graduating from Stevenson, Megan Bozek ’09 left her hometown ice hockey rink and entered the Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota. In her senior year, Bozek served as team co-captain, setting a school defenseman record of 57 points. Five years later, she would go on to play hockey ...

Yoga aids physical, mental stress

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

The practice of yoga has been traced all the way back to 5,000 years ago making it one of the  oldest practices of meditation.  Yet Western culture has shaped yoga and formed it to include different styles. Be it cardio or hot yoga, instructors all around the world are starting to experiment with various ...

Six schools announce split from North Suburban Conference

Namrata Sridhar, Ideas Manager

October 10, 2014

For the last 19 years, Stevenson athletic teams have been a part of the North Suburban Conference (NSC), which is comprised of 14 schools in the North Suburban area. However, six of the schools are planning a split in the upcoming years which may cause changes for the athletic teams’ schedule. Th...

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