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Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

Boris Johnson updates protective measures against COVID-19

Cameron Spurr and Sal Cerrell May 10, 2020

Boris Johnson unveiled his plan for the U.K.’s relaxation of regulations May 10. The government’s plan is based on five levels of COVID-19’s presence in the U.K., with one signifying the disease...

Though in the middle of a global pandemic, clubs and councils remain active, even from afar. Leaders of clubs and councils touch on what they are doing to with their organization to unify the school community. 
Graphic by Zainab Shafqat Adil

Clubs, councils stay active in the midst of COVID-19

Zainab Shafqat Adil, Culture Editor: Print May 7, 2020

Both the school closure and the governmentally mandated lockdown has created difficulties for all aspects of school life, as everything must now take place virtually. However, despite the challenges, many...

After a botched global response to the pandemic, national governments must put politics aside and pursue necessary reforms.

A political reckoning is long overdue

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online Emeritus May 6, 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....

Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print Lea George tackles the debate in the U.S. about whether rules set to control the Coronavirus violate citizens constitutional rights.

L(e)aying Down the Law: The pandemic must not be politicized

Lea George, Deputy Editor in Chief: Print May 4, 2020

Hi! So, it’s been around three weeks since my last column was posted. For those of you who haven’t read it, it was about Guantanamo Bay, and why its closure is imperative for the U.S. to remain constitutional....

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

Campus closed for remainder of school year

Cameron Spurr and Sal Cerrell May 4, 2020

Head of School Robin Appleby announced May 4 that, following a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees May 1, the campus will not reopen for the remainder of the school year. Appleby and the Board...

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...

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...

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...

Video: Life under lockdown

Maddy Whitman, Media Editor April 15, 2020

South Kensington is deserted as people stay indoors. The government mandated lock down has shutdown businesses and tried to keep people at home.

Lockdown measures have harmful consequences

Isabelle Lhuilier, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print April 7, 2020

During the past few weeks, the world as we know it has seemingly been brought to its knees. In order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, countries such as China, Italy and France, and many states in the U.S.,...

All AP exams were adapted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All exams will now be administered at home and will take 45 minutes.

Change of AP exams make yearlong effort seem worthless

Kira Crutcher, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

Coronavirus’ entry into the U.K. has brought great uncertainty for the future. Since the first case was confirmed, thousands more have been since confirmed, and with it, schools, workplaces, shops, and...

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...

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