Lindsay Stevenson

School boards nationwide struggle with public comment

School boards across the US have experienced cases of harassment and disapproval from citizens as the political climate tenses with the Covid-19 pandemic. At Downers Grove South, parents storm school board meetings over a book titled Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. The school has received national attention as the book is said to …

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New dress code policy relaxes attire restrictions

District 88 recently implemented structural changes in the content of its dress code policy after a student-led commission demanded more equitable ideas and concrete language. The changes were officially announced during a board meeting on Dec.13 and have been implemented during the start of second semester at both AT and Willowbrook. Major changes include fewer …

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AT makes history with first all-girls wrestling team and dual meet

Fifteen of AT’s female athletes made school history by competing in the first ever all female dual wrestling meet in school history on Dec. 1 at Glenbard West.  The meet ended in Blazer victories at several weight classes, with AT’s namesake victory coming from Lluvia Sanchez. Sanchez, a junior, took down her opponent quickly and …

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To read or not to read? It’s time to shake Shakespeare from curriculum

Many of my teachers, specifically my English teachers, have taught me that traditions aren’t valuable merely because they are traditions.  Instead, they have taught me that SOME traditions are valuable because of what they are, and that if a tradition is no longer valuable, there is no reason to keep it.  Yet they all still …

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