Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

Statesman Gets Top Rating At KEMPA Journalism Conference

Statesman, Stevenson’s award-winning student news source, continued its winning ways last weekend at the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) Fall Journalism Conference at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The staff was awarded the All-KEMPA rating for overall newspaper, the highest rating given to a student publication.

Part of the conference entailed presentations that the staff attended that were led by regional professionals, including a keynote address. Statesman adviser Dean Bradshaw presented two sessions: “Connecting The Dots (Building Traditions And Community)” and “If You Can Review A Movie, You Can Review The World.”

There were many individual winners from Stevenson for work done last school year:

Best in Show: senior Collin Fan and alum Sophia Ismail for Cover Design; seniors Fan and Anika Krishnaswamy and alum Greycen Ren for Double Page Design; senior Krishnaswamy, junior Jenny Huang and alum Victoria Feng for Feature Story; seniors Fan, Surya Sethi and Sarah Zhang and alum Humza Qazi for Investigative Reporting.

Superior: senior Fan and alum Ismail for Cover Design; seniors Lance Locker and Helen Oriatti-Bruns and alum Thea Surya for Double Page Design; senior Krishnaswamy, junior Sriya Mamidanna and alums Feng and Natalie King for Double Page Design; the Staff for Editorial

Excellent: senior Kelly Liu for Editorial Cartoon; senior Fan and alum Ismail for Cover Design; seniors Gaurish LakhanpalAna Winber and Locker and alum Ally Flynn for Double Page Design; seniors Fan and Liu and alum Griffin Brown for Feature Story; seniors Liu, Sethi, Winber and alum Vaasu Kakuturu for Investigative Reporting; seniors Dayna Roberts and Zhang for Column; senior Fan and alumni Kakuturu and Ren for Sport Feature; senior Nick Corso and alumni Brown, Dwija RameshAlison Wade for Sports Feature; seniors Liu and Shannon Moser for Sports Feature; the Staff for Editorial

Honorable Mention: junior Jenny Huang for Editorial Cartoon, senior Fan and alum Ismail for Cover Design; seniors Liu, Sethi, and Winber and alum Kakuturu for Double Page Design; alums Bay Bat-erdene and Jasmine Sun for Double Page Design; alums Bat-erdene and Sun for Feature Story; alums Ismail, Sun and Wade for Feature Story; seniors Moser and Zhang and alums Matt McGowan and Sabrina Xue and Humza Qazi for Investigative Reporting; senior Liu and junior Huang for News Story; alums Qazi and Malini Pillai for News Story; seniors Lakhanpal, Aayushi Wadhawan and Vivian Zhu for News Story; alums King and Pillai for Column; seniors Corso and Elizabeth Yuan and alums Dylan Barbee and Pillai for Sports Feature; the Staff for Editorial

Want More World’s Fair Pics? We’ve Got ‘Em Here!

There were so many good videos and pictures that came out of the colorful, vibrant and action-packed World’s Fair over the weekend.

Here is our full gallery of pics from World’s Fair. Photos courtesy of Joel Lerner!

Intramural Flag Football Crowns Three Champions

Three intramural Flag Football championships have been determined, headlined by the big Girls Division game that opened for Friday’s varsity football game.

In the Girls Division, 23ENIORS rolled to a decisive shutout victory over the Pterodactyls, 21-0. Meanwhile, in the Senior Division, The Blue Wahoos narrowly edged The Goon Squad, 7-6. And in the Sophomore Division, The Practice Squad got a big 28-6 victory over The Zoo Keepers.

For a full gallery of Flag Football photos, please click here.

Taking Driver Ed Second Semester? You Need An Eye Test!

Second Semester Driver Education Students must take an Eye Test THIS WEEK. 

Testing is available every day this week: Before School and during second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth periods in Room 6086. The process will take less than five minutes.

Remember to bring or wear your glasses or contacts if needed.

NOTE: The final step to getting your permit is the test. Don’t forget to sign up for your permit test by using the QR Code above. Testing will take place the week of Nov. 14.

Help The Patriettes Get To Nationals: Eat At Culver’s TODAY!

The Patriettes are holding a fundraiser at Culver’s all day TODAY (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at both the Lincolnshire Culver’s (405 Milwaukee Ave.) and the Buffalo Grove Culver’s (450 McHenry Road) as a way to raise money for nationals!

Please stop by and mention the fundraiser when you order. Culver’s will donate 25 percent of group sales back to the Patriettes!

‘Tis The Season To Get Political…And PAC Will Help You Decipher The Issues At Fair TODAY

Stevenson’s Political Action Club is doing its part to help prepare voters for the upcoming 2022 Midterm Elections in November.

All students, as well as the community, are welcome to attend the Campaign Fair in Room 2104 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TODAY where all levels of campaigns with candidates and issues on the Midterm 2022 ballot are invited.

E-mail sponsor aconneen@d125.org to reserve a spot at the Club’s Campaign Fair.

DivCo Partnering With SAGA For TODAY’s HEARD Meeting

Diversity Council, partnering with SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance), is hosting its monthly HEARD meeting at 3:45 p.m. TODAY in Room 1912. This month’s meeting will discuss the LGBTQIA+ experience at Stevenson, and all students are welcome to attend.

HEARD stands for Helpers in Equity And Racial Diversity, and meetings are a place for ALL students to discuss and voice any concerns around inclusivity at Stevenson with peers.

Through fostering conversations about equity and inclusion at school, students are also able to work DIRECTLY with Stevenson administration to make tangible change.

Looking For An Intramural Sport? Try Cricket!

Tryouts for Intramural Cricket will be TODAY and Thursday starting at 3:40 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

For more information, please e-mail: hosman@d125.org or jvarghese@d125.org.

TODAY: Last Day To Vote For Your Favorite “Howl-O-Ween” Pet

The field is settled. Now for the tough part. The Animal Welfare Club is asking Stevenson students and staff to somehow settle on one favorite among all the cute candidates in the Patriot Pet Howl-O-Ween Contest.

Pictures of pets dressed in their Howl-O-Ween costumes were submitted by Stevenson students and staff and can be viewed and voted on HERE (or with the QR code to the left) through TODAY.

There will be first place, second place and third place winners for each of the two categories and the winner will get a Jazzman’s gift card.

Sports Notes

Football Playoffs: Stevenson is in the playoffs! The Patriots start their postseason run with a familiar foe, North Suburban Conference rival Warren. The game will take place at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus at 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.00 plus a convenience fee, for all fans that use GoFan digital ticketing. No passes will be accepted. Gates will open for teams and spectators at 6 p.m. and Stevenson fans will be asked to sit in the East Bleachers. Please note: There is a no re-entry policy at Warren. The game will also be streamed on the NFHS Network.  Football photos courtesy: Stevenson teacher Matthew Schwenk.

Boys Soccer Sectional: The Patriots are in action at 4:30 p.m. today against Fremd at Buffalo Grove High School in the Sectional Semifinals.  Fans can purchase tickets via GoFan.  

Girls Volleyball Regional: The Patriots start their playoff run at Glenbrook South against Buffalo Grove at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets can be purchased before coming to the event via GoFan for $5, or at the door with cash for $6. All spectators should enter through the North Entrance (Door OO). 

Tryouts For Winter Sports: Winter Sports are getting underway! If you are interested in trying out for a winter sport, please see the tryout dates and times here. You may also go to the Athletics Page on the Stevenson Website to see further information regarding each winter sport provided.

Am I Eligible For Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan? Try This Tool
Use this tool to see if you’re eligible for President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. The rules are a little more complicated than you might think.

Opinion: Let’s Empower Families To Negotiate About The Cost Of College
“The cost of college is secretly negotiable,” writer Jeff Doyle says. “And I believe it is time for families to unite to fight back against the unfair pricing of colleges. We should empower families to work together to negotiate the price of tuition down to a reasonable sum.”

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

Oct. 25: Patriettes Culver’s Fundraiser
Oct. 25:  FAN ~ Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism
Oct. 27:  Fall Guitar Concert
Oct. 27:  FAN ~ Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship
Oct. 28: KIVA Culver’s Fundraiser
Oct. 29: Ballapalooza
Oct. 29: Jazz Brunch Festival
Oct. 31: PPA Treat Day
Oct. 31: Halloween!
Nov. 1: Chamber Band Concert

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