Statesman

Learn it. Earn it.

Katy Roach

April 25, 2015


Filed under News

In late February, legislation created by government teacher Andrew Conneen was introduced by Carol Sente in the Illinois General Assembly. Currently under debate in the House of Representatives, bill HB3428 aims to create a uniform system of granting credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores across...

Volunteers partake in icy water challenge

Nitya Gupta

April 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

No to net neutrality

Izabela Zaluska, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Although the concept of net neutrality is a complex one, the focus of it comes down to three main ideas. Internet service providers (ISP) can no longer prioritize giving their faster connection to the higher paying customers or companies. ISP also can’t ban or slow down connection to legal content...

Yes to net neutrality

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions

It’s 2015. If we were to make a list of all the things that we need to survive, the Internet would be ranked pretty high up there with fresh water and electricity. Surfing the web has become so routine that we don’t even think twice about it; we just do it. We click, scroll, type, tap and swipe...

Patriot coaches reveal pre-game team customs

Sami Sparber, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

How does body image influence health addictions?

Joylyn Yang, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


Filed under Features

In society today, there is an increasing emphasis on attaining a perfect, model-like body through commercials, apps and ads. As more and more people are striving to live a healthy lifestyle, health “addictions” have become more common. Numerous studies have demonstrated the physical and emotional...

Varsity Hockey Player competes at Illinois Showcase

Nikol Safronova, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Are students addicted to good grades?

Alexandra Shafran, Graphics Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Features

As the competition to get into college has risen to staggering levels, some students have developed an obsession over creating the perfect resume to get into their dream schools. Whether it be GPA, ACT scores or grades, students develop an addiction to the rigor of their classes and measure their success...

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

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Social Commentary

Kayla Guo, Copy Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Self-reliance has always been a personal virtue. My philosophy is that there’s no one I can, and should, rely on more than myself, a philosophy that I often applied in school and in my personal life, and it has served me well 15 out of 16 times. Which is to say, for the first 15 years of my life, self-reliance...

Net neutrality bill generates discussion

Stephanie Namkoong, Features Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under News

Net neutrality is the principle promising equality on the internet for all customers and prevention of discrimination or unequal charge for internet use. Although the issue had been lobbied for and against since the 1990s, it wasn’t until Feb. 26 that the net neutrality bill was voted in favor of,...

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