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Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Brainerd Building to be Torn Down

Kyle Laska, News Editor

March 19, 2014

   After 11 years of vacancy, it appears the historical Brainerd building will be demolished as voters went to the polls and decided against the proposed $11.5 million restoration project on Tuesday.    The vote wasn't even close. According to unofficial totals posted by the Lake County Clerk, the...

Illinois Primary Election 2014 Recap

Illinois Primary Election 2014 Recap

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

On Wednesday, the citizens of Illinois woke up to hear the results of the state primary election, which was a high priority for candidates despite the low voter turnout. The race for Governor has entered a new chapter as the primary election came to a close, and just one Democrat, one Republican,...

“Come On Son”

“Come On Son”

Jessica Cartwright, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014

Shawn Spencer is a hyper observant human being who is crazy for mischief, speaks fluent sarcasm and is the heart of the amazing TV show “Psych.” Shawn used to skip around from job to job while he constantly screwed up every opportunity that he had for a normal life. Alongside this, he would occasionally...

The Basics on Bitcoin

The Basics on Bitcoin

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014

The crypto-currency Bitcoin has made major headlines in recent months concerning its volatile stock prices, the crash of major Bitcoin exchanges and supposedly finding the man behind Bitcoin’s creation. But all the hype still leaves many out of the loop as to what Bitcoin is all about. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin i...

Seventeen Year Olds Can Vote

Seventeen Year Olds Can Vote

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014

If you are a citizen, live in Illinois, and will be 18 by November 4, you will be able to vote in the Illinois March 18 primary. Last July, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was at Stevenson High School when he signed the bill that will allow people statewide to vote in the primaries as long as they are 18 by Nov...

Pothole Solution Not Far Off

Pothole Solution Not Far Off

Mike Gasick

March 11, 2014

All around the perimeter of the school, potholes have been causing problems for students and staff. Ranging from small to crater-like, the potholes have forced drivers to pay extra attention to the road surface. “They’re really big, and it’s been pretty tough to get around,” stated junior Darr...

Preview of Illinois Primary Election

Preview of Illinois Primary Election

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

On March 18, thousands will head to the polls for the Illinois general primary election. Anyone who is a citizen, lives in Illinois, is a registered voter, and will be at least 18 years old by November 4 will be able to vote. Early voting is underway now, and from Monday through Saturday until the 18...

No light, no problem

No light, no problem

Alex Zoellick, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2014

“There’s no tobacco so it’s not bad for you.” “It’s helping me quit.” “It’s only water vapor.” These are some of the few excuses heard when talking to an electronic-cigarette smoker; however, is this really the case? If so, is it so bad for high school students, under the legal...

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