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10 ways to keep busy during self-quarantine

Sophie Grand and Annie Rubinson, Opinion Editor and News Lead Editor

March 28, 2020

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‘Don’t be a cutie pie,’ President Trump; act like a leader!

‘Don’t be a cutie pie,’ President Trump; act like a leader!

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

You would never see a high school principal talk about how much they hate the geometry teacher at a school-wide assembly. But President Trump has been bringing his schoolyard beef to the national stage daily, amidst a crisis that has seen over 1,500 American lives lost. He is wasting time fighting wit...

Flying 7,000 miles home to Uganda and some lessons learned from Ebola

Flying 7,000 miles home to Uganda and some lessons learned from Ebola

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Junior Mattilyn Stone has recently returned to Kampala, Uganda where she lives with her two-year-old sister, seven-year-old brother, mom and stepdad. Below, she details her journey back home, her quarantine, how the Ebola outbreak has affected the Ugandan response to coronavirus and the possibili...

Donning a mask, goggles, gloves and a raincoat, sophomore returns home to China

Donning a mask, goggles, gloves and a raincoat, sophomore returns home to China

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

International sophomore Allen Ning details his plan to travel from New York back to China to be with his family amidst the coronavirus outbreak below. Ning's home is located in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province. Ning's family is currently in Meizhou, which is also in Guangdong province, where they have...

Wu journeying home to New Zealand for the remainder of the school year

Wu journeying home to New Zealand for the remainder of the school year

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

Senior Simon Wu never expected Friday, March 6 to be his final day at The Masters School.  With the coronavirus pandemic worsening in the New York metropolitan area (the state has nearly 50 percent of all cases in the United States), he is returning home to Auckland, New Zealand and will finish the...

What the coronavirus teaches us about climate change

What the coronavirus teaches us about climate change

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

March 24, 2020

If you had told me in February that I would have been in self-quarantine for the last two weeks and stuck in my house for the foreseeable future, I wouldn’t have believed you. Despite the headlines about the coronavirus in China, which has been reporting cases since December 2019, most Americans con...

Local elder care facilities prepare for spread of COVID-19

Local elder care facilities prepare for spread of COVID-19

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

35 coronavirus-related deaths in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington in late February elevated the need for more safeguards in America’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where residents are more susceptible to serious coronavirus illness – due to both age, declining immune function ...

Second semester should be pass/fail to relieve student stress during coronavirus pandemic

Second semester should be pass/fail to relieve student stress during coronavirus pandemic

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

With remote learning replacing classroom teaching during the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students are attempting to navigate their way through new online learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. During this unprecedented and chaotic time, students cannot just be expected to go along wi...

The coronavirus is not a meme; it’s serious

The coronavirus is not a meme; it’s serious

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2020

While people across the country appear to be respecting guidelines to stay at home and “social distance,” this practice is understandably not all that much fun. With people getting bored in the past few days, many challenges have spread across Instagram – much like the virus – in an attempt to ...

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2020

I have been practicing social distancing for over two weeks, starting on Friday, March 6. Not a single member of my family has left my house since then, and we now know that nobody in my family has contracted COVID-19 as the two-week incubation period has already passed. That said, we still are going t...

Speaking out from within: Italian teenager shares experience living during national lockdown

Speaking out from within: Italian teenager shares experience living during national lockdown

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano

March 20, 2020

On Thursday, data revealed that Italy has overtaken China in terms of the number of deaths from the coronavirus. The country is now the epicenter of the pandemic, with nearly 50,000 cases and over 4,000 deaths nationwide. Milan, the second most populous city in Italy and the capital of the northern reg...

America needs a strong, centralized government in this national emergency

America needs a strong, centralized government in this national emergency

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

March 18, 2020

The United States prides itself on upholding democratic principles in all facets of daily life – among them are individual liberty, self-rule and self-determination. But in times of crisis, like the pandemic we face today, the hands-off approach of the federal government does more harm than good. Th...

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