Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Frosh/Soph Marvel Magic Set To Debut Tonight At Little Theatre

Rehearsal for the Frosh/Soph play (see pictures) went off without a hitch on Wednesday night, and now all of that Marvel Magic is finally ready to debut tonight in front of an audience.

Approximately 60 freshmen and sophomores from the Patriot Theatre Company will be presenting two plays tonight, Friday and Saturday from the Marvel Spotlight Collection in the Little Theatre. They include: Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play and Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play.

There will be a 7 p.m. show each day and also a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased online. There will be 60 percent capacity allowed to accommodate social distancing.

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While we may hear the phrase “self-care” and automatically think of taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, or even working out, self-care does not always have to be engaging with a tangible item, spending money, or doing an activity. At its core, self-care really is just that, caring for yourself. Ensuring that your needs are being met in a healthy way. Sometimes the best form or self-care we can engage in is shifting our mindset in order to ensure that we, ourselves, are a priority. We need to make it a habit to “check in” with ourselves regularly and see how we are doing. Take a moment while reading this to pause and reflect. How are you doing? How are you feeling? Is there any need of yours right now that is not being met? Whether it is needing a bit of extra sleep, needing to develop a boundary with something or someone you’re currently engaging with; what is it that you might need today to help you take care of yourself? When we get in the habit of self-care being a default mindset, we can be the best versions of ourselves for us and those around us.

Student Announcements

Attention All Dancers: Placement Auditions Today After School

The Stevenson Dance Department will be hosting placement auditions for incoming freshmen and current Stevenson Dance Students today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Dance Studios 2110 and 2112.

Patriot Sports News

Bus Down To Bloomington To Cheer On The Patriettes At State

The journey downstate begins this afternoon for the Patriettes, who will be taking off from campus at around 4 p.m. so that they arrive with plenty of time to spare ahead of their opening competitions tomorrow in the 3A Division Dance State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Fans who would like to follow the team down to Bloomington and watch the second day of competition on Saturday will be able to ride a chaperoned pep bus that will leave from Lot B at Stevenson at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Students can purchase tickets on GoFan. Tickets are $15 and include the event as well as the cost of the pep bus.

Students need to sign up at the Patriot Book Store and will also need to sign/fill out a waiver.

The Patriettes’ competition time on Saturday won’t be known until results are in on Friday, but the final competition starts at 2 p.m. and the awards presentation is at 4 p.m. The bus back to Stevenson will likely leave Bloomington at around 5 p.m.

Know An Incoming Freshman Who Wants To Try Out For Sports Next Year? Here Is A One-Stop-Shop For Information

To make it easy for incoming freshmen and their families to get more information about trying out for sports for the 2022-23 school year, the Stevenson Athletic Department has put together a comprehensive Google Document called the 2022 Stevenson Athletics Parent Info Sheet that is linked on the Incoming Freshmen page. It’s a one-stop-shop of details about tryouts, practices, registration and required forms for every sport. Please check it out as you plan ahead for next school year!

Athletic Results

Wrestling: The Patriots hit the mats on Tuesday against Lake Zurich and Zion-Benton in a tri-meet, beating both teams convincingly. Jacob Whiting was honored with the Sportsmanship Award before the matches began. Next up for the Patriots is Regionals on Feb. 5 at Fremd. Times are to be determined.

Education News

Student Loan Payments Resume In May. Here Are Seven Ways To Prepare

A little more than three months. That’s how much time is left before about 41 million federal student loan borrowers have to start making loan payments again. The federal government froze student loan payments at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and it has extended that freeze several times since, most recently right before Christmas. The Department of Education has said payments will resume on May 1. What should borrowers be doing to prepare?

To Save Higher Education, Free Thinkers Must Launch An Alt-Academy

A university’s awesome ability to produce innovation and new knowledge relies on the relatively uninhibited freedom to exchange and explore ideas and to follow them wherever they may lead. When that freedom is curtailed—either through administrative action or public pressure campaigns—the university becomes a less dynamic place. It’s less able to address itself to hard problems, less able to imagine new modes of inquiry, and less able to offer students an intellectually transformative experience. Is it time for something new?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Jan. 27-29: Frosh/Soph Play: The Marvels

Jan. 28-29: IHSA Dance State Finals

Jan. 31: Consortium Jazz Concert

Feb. 1: PPA Meeting

Feb. 1: BPO Meeting

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