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October 30, 2018

Q&A with New Dean Babakhani

By Connie Lay-Ngo

August 27, 2012

Last year,  District 219's Board of Education decided to give former dean Joaquin Stephenson the position of this year's Physical Welfare Director. Many students who previously had Stephenson as their dean have been wond...

Zip-Ties Cause Classroom Disruptions

By Mara Shapiro

November 4, 2010

Since September, freshman and sophomore boys have been pranking each other with a trick called zip-tying, according to the deans. The zip-ties are zipper-like contraptions that the students use to tie other students’ backpacks shut or ...

Introducing “The Duck Lady,” Mrs. Sheehan

By Connie Lay-Ngo

November 3, 2010

As you first walk into the school’s deans' office, you can feel the weight of the air on your shoulders as students radiate with anger, rage, frustration, and fear as they await the jurisdiction of their deans. The lists of rules on the right-hand wall of the entrance may intimidate thos...

Meet Dean Stephenson

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

Joaquin Stephenson, who was hired as a new Dean of Students, is getting used to having an entire office all to himself. For now, it's pretty plain. He sits at his desk wearing his red windbreaker jacket. Although he has only been here fo...