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Opinions Editor: Print Polina Dashevsky tackles Swedens approach to the Coronavirus and whether or not its rules are appropriate.

Sweden’s relaxed approach to COVID-19 results in dangerous outcome

Polina Dashevsky, Opinions Editor: Print May 1, 2020

In the past month, numerous European countries have implemented a multitude of strategies to help contain the outbreak of COVID-19. However, unlike these other European governments, Sweden is taking a...

Where the Crawdads Sing  sheds light on human relationships, connection to nature

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ sheds light on human relationships, connection to nature

Emily Forgash, Culture Editor: Print April 26, 2020

Delia Owens’ debut novel “Where the Crawdads Sing” is a groundbreaking and heartwarming mixing pot of love, mystery, nature and lessons about the power of human compassion. Set deep in the waterlogged...

First person shooter games can often be attributed as the cause in gun violence in the U.S. However, there is distinct different to playing video games and shooting live ammunition, which is overlooked.

Video games don’t inspire violence

Daniel De Beer, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

As the spew of gunfire rings in my ears, I clutch my mouse tightly. Although I shoot, although I kill, I am not committing a crime nor taking someone’s life. When I eliminate an enemy in a video game,...

Protestors march along Shaftesbury Avenue on their way to Trafalgar Square on Friday, Nov. 22. Many of the protesters held posters with sayings such as “System Change not Climate Change” and “Planet not Profit.”

Students need greater understanding of current events

Mia George, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

Throughout the last couple of years, there has been an apparent rise in youth activism. Generation Z has demonstrated vigorous interest in and passion for social justice issues. Students from all around...

Oils storage across America became way overfilled, causing prices to plummet with an excess supply and smaller demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil prices drop below zero, then recover

Polina Dashevsky, Staff Writer April 22, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic has devastated domestic and international economies, global oil markets have been under intense pressure. Indeed, the collapse of oil prices reached its peak April...

Fonts were all made with a specific purpose in mind for a specific occasion. Noticeably, comic sans has been used in far too many occasions when it looks too young and happy.

Fonts must be used in correlation to their purpose

Gabriel Romualdo, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

In 1994, a graphic designer by the name of Vincent Connare sat at his desk at Microsoft Corporation in Washington. Connare was on his computer, looking at a copy of Microsoft Bob, an unreleased piece of...

Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares a number of different suggestions for how to spend the summer in London while in lockdown.

What to do during lockdown

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online April 20, 2020

Being under lockdown during spring break, the last long holiday of the academic year, was not necessarily the way that most envisioned spending the week. However, on the bright side, it was also an opportunity...

Indian people have been treated very poorly after being forced to stay indoors because of the coronavirus.

Human Rights Violations: India’s approach to COVID-19 violates article 5

Emily Forgash, Culture Editor: Print April 16, 2020

Hi readers! I hope everyone is safe and inside during these unprecedented times. In case you missed it, my first column was about the Muslim Internment Camps in China, which violates Article 18: Freedom...

Video: Life under lockdown

Maddy Whitman, Media Editor April 15, 2020

Teachers have been producing asynchronous learning content and teaching through zoom, while balancing their homes life during self-isolation.

Teachers work to implement distance learning

Willa Blair and Grace Hamilton April 7, 2020

After the administration made the decision to close school March 15, teachers were given one week to prepare for the transition to the Distance Learning Program (DLP). The DLP classes officially began...

Social media provides a false image on who is to blame and how to act regarding the coronavirus.

Coronavirus doesn’t provide excuse for racism

Gabrielle Meidar, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

It may seem as if all Asians are plagued with the coronavirus. Or at least, that's what you will find on your Instagram feeds.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronaviruses (CoV)...

Students study in their at home workspaces during the lockdown. ASL practices asynchronous distance learning, where although the Zoom calls are during the block schedule, the students are mainly practicing independent learning. For some students, working for most of the day can feel draining.

Isolation impacts mental health

Polina Dashevsky, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

Spending weeks on-end at home, without the ability to enjoy the typical leisure activities such as going to the movies, restaurants, amusement parks, malls or even your friends’ houses, is extremely...

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