Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

World’s Fair Returns This Weekend

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday in the West Building. A number of booths representing countries from Ecuador to Brunei will be selling food and offering information, followed by performances in the Performing Arts Center to close each day. Booths will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Food tickets are 50 cents each, with proceeds donated to Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization that builds fresh water wells in developing communities to provide safe, clean drinking water. Performances each day will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Debate Team Finishes Second at First ICDA Event for 2019-20

Stevenson opened its Illinois Congressional Debate Association schedule Saturday at Rolling Meadows High School. About 650 students from schools around the state participated, including 90 from SHS.

The debate team won second place in the Congressional Debate team sweepstakes, only one point behind Fremd. Several students also earned awards. In the varsity chambers, seniors Christie Lee and Sunny Gandhi and junior James Xie won first place, with Sunny, James and senior Neel Dutta also winning Best Presiding Officer honors. Sophomore Samarth Arul also won first place. Junior Alex Zhou earned a second place, and juniors Christine IrlbeckLaya ReddyPooja Jain and Krushank Bayyapu garnered third place. Senior Budka Galbadrakh won Best Presiding Officer in his varsity chamber, and sophomore Anna Xie won Best Presiding Officer for the novice chamber.

Student’s Play Selected for Playwriting Competition

An original play written by senior Emily Feldman has been selected for Northeastern Illinois University’s 3rd Annual playwriting competition. “The Live it Up List” was originally written for Stevenson’s One Acts in April 2019, and recently took second place in the Nuevas Voces contest. The Nuevas Voces Contest and Festival was founded to create a platform for new playwrights at NEIU and the greater Chicago community. Performances take place beginning tomorrow and the show runs through Saturday, Oct. 5, at Northeastern Illinois University. Tickets can be purchased online on the NEIU website.

View Homecoming Photos Online

Photos from this year’s Homecoming dance and festivities are available for viewing and purchase on the Visual Image Photography website.


Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: The Patriots placed third out of a field of eight teams at Willow Glen Golf Course at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Conan Pan led the team posting 74 on the day while Jake Schabes recorded a 77. Nick Udoni and Bradley Park each posted 78. Last year, the Patriots finished second to Lake Forest on the same course. Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country
Stevenson traveled to Lake Forest for a meet with Zion-Benton. The Patriots outpaced Zion-Benton 21-25. Caimin Xi placed second with a time of 20:00.95 with Alivia Alton in third (20:09.75), Emma Finnegan in fourth (20:16.52) Emily Fejes in fifth-place with a time of 20:17.51, Michelle Yu in seventh (20:29.17), Lia Novak (10th 21:12.17) and Varsha Shreekumar (12th 22:24.13). Lake Forest sped to a 5-point victory over the Pats (Lake Forest 30, Stevenson 25) with Caimin (4th 20:00.95), Alivia (5th 20:09.75) Emma (6th 20:16.52) Emily (7th 20:17.51) Michelle (8th 20:29.17) Lia (12th 21:12.17) and Varsha (14th 22:24.13) placing for Stevenson.

Boys Cross Country
Stevenson prevailed over host-team Lake Forest (27-28) and Zion-Benton (23-34.) Against Lake Forest: Tyler Robers (3rd 16:26.92) Cameron Sprague (4th 16:33.72) Tarun Kalyanasundarum (5th 16:39.07) Wesley Park (7th 17:08.00) Cameron Coffey (8th 17:14.29) Matthew Brueckert (13th 17:32.89) and Stephen Moy (17:36.30.)

Girls Field Hockey
Host Highland Park outscored the Pats 2-0. Olivia Holsen had 13 saves as goalkeeper and Emma Sturgeon had a baseline save.

Girls Golf Team Seeks Third Straight NSC Title Today

The varsity girls golf team takes aim at its third consecutive North Suburban Conference championship today. The Patriots will compete against their league counterparts at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan. SHS has also had the last two NSC tournament medalists, in sophomore Emily Duan (2018) and senior Joyce Bai (2017). The tee-off time has changed for this tournament. Please see the Stevenson athletic schedule page to view this and other changes due to weather today.


Boys Bowling Information Meeting.A meeting will be held tomorrow at 8 a.m. in Room 7038 for students interested in participating on the boys bowling team. Students who can’t make the meeting should contact Coach Mathias.

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Several Chicago-area schools are ending Halloween celebrations. Evanston/Skokie School District 65 has sent a message to parents that they are moving away from Halloween traditions because it is not a holiday celebrated by everyone.

With a potential Chicago Public School teachers strike looming, the City of Chicago has launched a website to win the hearts and minds of the public and school teachers.

Roosevelt University plans to acquire Robert Morris University. Under a proposal that requires a number of state and federal approvals, Roosevelt’s enrollment would increase from approximately 42,000 students to at least 6,000 students.


A federal judge has ruled in favor of Harvard University’s admissions decisions. A plaintiff charged that Harvard discriminated against Asian Americans.

The deadline nears for lawmakers to extend funding for historically black colleges. A potential loss of $85 million in annual funding for STEM education is at stake. This is part of more than $250 million in funding for HBC institutions set to expire.

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