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

Justin Woo finds new friends and renewed confidence through social media despite coronavirus

By Madison Bratley, Editor-in-Chief
Last year, Justin Woo ‘21 and his friends enjoyed getting food together in Chinatown and taking the train home together after school. Now, social media and video games help him maintain those connections. “Everything is different,” Woo said. He […] Continue reading Justin Woo finds new friends and renewed confidence through social media despite coronavirus

Hot button education: should students be able to grade teachers?

By Kate Lavin, Staff Writer For many students, the grade they receive in a class is the most important part of school. Although the format of grading has changed throughout the years, from point systems to letter grades to checks and minuses, the ultimate purpose of a grade has remained the same: Grading is a way to quantify a student’s achievement and check their understanding … Continue reading Hot button education: should students be able to grade teachers?