CPS Issues New COVID Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year

By Aaron Faier, Editor
Chicago Public Schools has recently released its new COVID-19 mitigation guidelines for the upcoming school year. Among the most notable is it’s stance on masks; when students return to school on August 30th, face coverings must be “worn indoors by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, except for while eating or drinking.” The school district stated that “continuing to require masks will help make sure those in our school communities who are not yet […] Continue reading CPS Issues New COVID Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year

Opinion: Broadcast Must Remain a Club

By Efren Ponce
In a recent editorial piece, the case was made to reinstate the journalism classes at Payton given the tragic reality of cuts happening across many high schools. As explained in the article, decisions made by the incoming administration following the end of Principal Devine’s term forced the Payton Paw Print and Payton News Network (PNN) to each become clubs run by students. The editorial presents […] Continue reading Opinion: Broadcast Must Remain a Club

BREAKING NEWS: Melissa Resh resigns as principal following controversy, introduces new Administrator-In-Charge, Michael Durr

By Alexis Park, Copy Editor and Kate Lavin, Editor-in-Chief
Melissa Resh, principal of Walter Payton College Prep, announced her resignation Thursday, after the Director of Transformative Justice, Kristin McKay announced in May that she will not return to Payton in the fall. Principal Resh’s resignation comes amid weeks of controversy surrounding […] Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Melissa Resh resigns as principal following controversy, introduces new Administrator-In-Charge, Michael Durr

Payton Students Reflect On the Online Year

By Vivian Kaleta, Copy Editor
In March 2020, COVID-19 forced Payton students to stay at home. Without preparation, teachers had to resort to sending assignments and students completing them by the end of the day. The 2020-2021 school year started fully online, with teachers holding live classes over video calls with their classes. Later in the school year, hybrid learning […] Continue reading Payton Students Reflect On the Online Year

The spirit of Ramadan: What a Payton student says mainstream media tends to ignore

By Alexis Park, Staff Writer
May is the month of spring: flowers blooming, birds chirping, greens flourishing. This May, Muslims celebrate the end to Ramadan, a month-long religious holiday. Muslims believe the angel Gabriel revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad on the month of Ramadan, so people celebrate […] Continue reading The spirit of Ramadan: What a Payton student says mainstream media tends to ignore

Three seasons in one: A summary of the trials and tribulations of sports during quarantine

By Isabelle Ravanas, Staff Writer
COVID-induced speculation over how the Chicago Public Schools sports seasons would look like this school year has been present ever since lockdown began. As the spring 2020 sports season was practically cut with some teams being only able to attend a few practices […] Continue reading Three seasons in one: A summary of the trials and tribulations of sports during quarantine

One-quarter of freshmen don’t turn on their cameras in virtual classes, Paw Print survey finds

By Bridget Galibois, Staff Writer
After almost a year of since the Coronavirus shutdown forced remote learning, Payton students are experienced with online school. During Google Meet instruction, students can turn on and off their microphones and cameras […] Continue reading One-quarter of freshmen don’t turn on their cameras in virtual classes, Paw Print survey finds