Payton teachers held a brief “walk-in” demonstration in front of school on Thursday morning in a show of solidarity with striking Los Angeles public school teachers. Continue reading Payton Teachers Demonstrate In Support of Striking LA Educators
More than 50 Payton students joined hundreds of their high school peers from around Chicago on November 6 as they served as election judges during the highly-anticipated midterm elections. Continue reading Payton Students Serve as Election Judges for Midterms
Two Payton teachers were removed last spring for alleged inappropriate conduct with students, impacting the Payton community in myriad ways. Continue reading After Allegations Oust Two Teachers, A Changed Payton Moves Onward
Illinois Journalism Education Awards 2018 BEST PUBLICATIONS Best Hybrid Publication 1st: Paw Print, Walter Payton College Preparatory HS Best Overall Publication 2nd: Paw Print, Walter Payton College Preparatory HS BROADCAST CATEGORIES Best Multimedia Story Package 1st: Hank Fritzmann, Sarah Tani, Pablo Padilla, Walter Payton College Preparatory HS Students with Visual Impairments Best Video Story 1st: Justin Powell, Paw Print, Walter Payton College Preparatory HS Girls Volleyball Wins … Continue reading PNN WINS IJEA AWARDS 2018
In the wake of February’s massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Payton students and faculty shared their thoughts on whether arming teachers would be a proper way to prevent school shootings from happening in the future. Continue reading Should Teachers Be Armed to Prevent School Shootings?
By Hope Rogers, Staff Writer The Illinois primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 20. Several important seats will be decided as a result of this election, most notably the selection of the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial nominees who will eventually run against each other for the governor’s seat in the general election on November 6th. Each candidate’s prioritization of issues, and … Continue reading Get Out and Vote!
Payton students walked out of school today and linked arms around the block to protest gun violence and mourn the loss of 17 students who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Students observed 17 minutes of silence at 10:00 a.m. in honor of all students who are in fear in their schools. The protest was organized in cooperation with school administration by Sarah Jester ’18 … Continue reading 17 Minutes of Silence on 3-14
Seniors formed the number 18 on February 28. Get a sneak peek at the senior event. Photos by Veronica Gibson ’19 Continue reading Senior Number Day 2018
By Hope Rogers, Staff Writer Federal and state laws require schools to have clear policies outlining how sexual harassment should be reported, and the consequences for an individual proven to have harassed somebody during or outside of school. However, because sexual harassment is a small subset of discrimination as a whole, students do not always get the opportunity to learn about their rights and the … Continue reading What is the CPS Sexual Harassment Policy?
by Jonathan Zhanay, Staff Writer On December 1, the sugary beverage tax was repealed after a fifteen-to-one vote by Cook County commissioners. With the loudest opposition coming from beverage industries and local stores owners, this is a major upheaval that showed the commissioners siding with local businesses and consumers. The prices of sodas and other sugary beverages will return to how it was before the … Continue reading Soda Tax Canned