‘Once a Grizzly, Always a Grizzly’: Outgoing Principal Tim Devine Reflects on 9-Year Tenure

When Principal Tim Devine announced on February 11 that he would be leaving Payton at the end of this school year, citing a desire to return to teaching, few could have expected that the coronavirus pandemic would upend nearly every facet of daily life in the coming months. Continue reading ‘Once a Grizzly, Always a Grizzly’: Outgoing Principal Tim Devine Reflects on 9-Year Tenure

A Sweet Escape: Baking During the Pandemic

By Mimi Hamada, Editor Since the stay at home order and remote learning has been in effect, many in the Payton community have used baking to pass the time that they now find themselves having too much of. Whether it be testing out a new cake recipe or attempting to bake a loaf of sourdough bread, students and teachers have started to bring their creativity … Continue reading A Sweet Escape: Baking During the Pandemic

Paw Print and PNN Win 38 State Journalism Awards

Congratulations to Paw Print and PNN for their outstanding performance at the Illinois State Journalism Education Association competition! Results reflect work entered from March, 2019 – March, 2020. Results for Division 2 | Enrollment 701 to 1,300 across the state of IL Best Hybrid Publication | Publication that appears in both print and online versions  1st: Paw Print, Walter Payton College Prep H.S., Michelle Mowery, … Continue reading Paw Print and PNN Win 38 State Journalism Awards

What One Dish Kitchen Recipe You Should Make Based On Your Zodiac

By Harper Robbins PNN Executive Producer Listen, we’ve been quarantining for a long time. So long, in fact, that my family has requested that I–self appointed PNN food network director–stop baking. Obviously, if I’m ever going to try to reach the level of success of the world’s best and most famous woman (Ina Garten), cutting myself off from the mommy food blogger world was simply … Continue reading What One Dish Kitchen Recipe You Should Make Based On Your Zodiac

Celebrating our Class of 2020: Can seniors deal with the distance?

By Magdalena Saliba Coping with the loss of senior year has been a struggle for the entire class of 2020. While many of us were starting to feel the pressure of senioritis back in late February, we never expected to long for pencil-tapping on wooden desks or reminders to sign up for enrichment. COVID-19 has caused school closures across the country and thus the cancellation … Continue reading Celebrating our Class of 2020: Can seniors deal with the distance?

BREAKING: Melissa Resh Chosen As Payton’s Next Principal

By Madison Bratley ’21 After months of assessing potential candidates, Payton’s Local School Council on Monday night chose Melissa Resh to succeed Timothy Devine as Payton’s next principal.  The Local School Council last month had narrowed the field to two competitive candidates, Jaya Miller-Little from Whitney Young High School and Resh from Lake View High School. After public interviews last month and a public comment … Continue reading BREAKING: Melissa Resh Chosen As Payton’s Next Principal