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Traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

March 29, 2020

Prior to the spread of the coronavirus to the U.S. and the subsequent panic that ensued, my family had been planning to spend our spring break in Hawaii. As the scale of the virus increased and reached our neighboring towns and cities—New Rochelle, Scarsdale, the Bronx—we began to reevaluate our...

‘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...

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...

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...

Prospective recruits in peculiar predicament amidst COVID-19 developments

Prospective recruits in peculiar predicament amidst COVID-19 developments

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

Max Miller knows that this year's tennis season means more than years past. The junior is looking to play tennis in college and hopes to show off his skills to college coaches, but now he might see that opportunity taken away. While the Masters administration navigates through the COVID-19 outbreak, so...

COVID-19 complicates college search process

COVID-19 complicates college search process

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

With colleges and universities across the United States closing their campus doors to current and prospective students due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many Masters students and their families are left in distress over how their college search process will be impacted.  After having to cancel two trips to various ...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Luke Byrnes ’23

Coronavirus Chronicles: Luke Byrnes ’23

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

March 15, 2020

  CONTAINMENT ZONE, NEW ROCHELLE, NY: As of March 14, there are 613 cases of COVID-19 in New York State, with 113 of them located in a small cluster in New Rochelle, originating from the 50-year-old lawyer who was the first to test positive for coronavirus in the area. On Tues. Mar...

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