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Jake Fellows Commits to Georgetown

Jasmin Taylor, Sports: Online September 29, 2020

Jake Fellows (‘21) commits to Georgetown for tennis After 14 years of hard work, Jake Fellows (’21) verbally committed to Georgetown University Aug. 17. After narrowing his list of Division I schools,...

Auditions for this year’s High School play, Little Shop of Horrors have commenced amid COVID-19. The Performing Arts Department took social distancing regulations into account as they planned for this year’s production.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ production process begins amid pandemic

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online September 17, 2020

Despite COVID-19 regulations and limitations surrounding the performing arts, the Performing Arts Department has found a way to make this year’s High School production of “Little Shop of Horrors”...

Staff Writer Amber de Saint-Exupéry cracks myths revolving around the Coronavirus, particularly those which pose health risks.

Disinformation about Coronavirus is a risk to public health

Amber de Saint-Exupéry, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, so do myths and rumors. With the global population affected by the deadly virus in one way or another, the overflow of information online from news articles and...

The 2019-20 editorial board reflects on their journey on The Standard this year, and recognizes that despite the change of staff, their role remains the same.

Change in editorial board highlights power of reflection

April 29, 2020

As the year comes to a close, The Standard’s current editorial board transitions into a new one, with members applying for new positions and Grade 12 students graduating from their titles. At this time,...

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in has had a swift response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Political reforms needed after COVID-19

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online April 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended many aspects of society, business and politics. Record numbers of Americans have filed for unemployment. The price of oil went negative for the first time in history....

Ancestral Truths: A Historical Take on Humanity in the Midst of Crisis

Connor Eaton, Guest Writer April 17, 2020

In the winter of 1917, rumors began to reach Whitehall. Communiques from field hospitals all across the Western Front converged on the desks of the war office. Surgeons were reporting a strange new disease...

Late Cafe hosts virtual open mic

Late Cafe hosts virtual open mic

April 16, 2020

Despite the school closure, Late Cafe is continuing to provide a coffee-house style, open mic for the community. The first-ever virtual Late Cafe will be held at 4 p.m. over Zoom. Co-organizer Thomás...

The world must be proactive when it comes to the containment of future virus outbreaks.

Past outbreaks present need for immediate action

Isabel Link, News Editor: Print April 4, 2020

A shared aspect of COVID-19, SARS and MERS is that they originated from contact between humans and animals. It is difficult to trace how these diseases were transferred to multiple species before reaching...

The College Board recently canceled the May SAT, causing some stress for students who were planning on taking the test at that date.

Standardized test cancellation disrupts college application process

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online April 1, 2020

CollegeBoard has canceled the May SAT exam over concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The ACT test in April has also been canceled for similar reasons, but was rescheduled for June 13. Many High...

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp has been promised to be close for over a decade, yet is still open today.

L(e)aying Down the Law: The hypocrisy of Guantanamo Bay

Lea George, Lead Features Editor March 19, 2020

Hi to whoever may be reading this! Welcome to the first article of my tri-weekly column, L(e)aying Down the Law, where I’ll be analyzing, breaking down and refuting some of the U.S.’s most controversial...

Social Media can isolate individuals from the real world.

Social media limits our authenticity

Gabrielle Meidar, Staff Writer March 16, 2020

We are Gen-Z, and we are perfect. Or at least that is what our Instagram feeds would tell you. We, high school students, are not able to expose our true selves in person, so instead, we strive to portray...

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