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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...

The coronavirus pandemic affects each individual in a different way. It is a time of unexpected ups and downs.

Coronavirus brings ups, downs

John Towfighi, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2020

I’ve spent more time in my room in the past three weeks than I did for the whole month of February. My school bag has sat in the same spot by my desk. The typical day I spend lounging on my bed, reading...

Colleges across the U.S. and U.K. have closed due to the virus and moved to online learning.

Alumni return home after university closures

Emily Forgash and Isabelle Lhuilier April 6, 2020

Reacting to the closure  Although students at the University of Chicago were officially informed of the school closure due to COVID-19 March 12, Sam Holtzman (’19) said the school newspaper, The Chicago...

Although the coronavirus has upended life for almost everyone, human connection and appreciation must remain strong.

Editorial: Connection defies coronavirus

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 is undoubtedly testing the world. It is our generation’s greatest global challenge yet and is changing our society in a way that we have never experienced before. Generations before us have...

AP tests will still take place during the outbreak, but as shortened 45-minute, online versions of the exams.

AP test adjustments strike range of feelings

Helen Roth, Features Editor: Online April 5, 2020

The College Board has hosted AP exams in the month of May, tracing back to 1954. Now, 66 years later, with the outbreak of COVID-19 requiring global citizens to quarantine, marks the first time in history...

Discarded surgical gloves are littered across London streets. The coronavirus has to be taken seriously in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

Lockdown requires participation due to severity of virus

Maarya Shafqat Adil, Staff Writer April 5, 2020

Every day I wake up to my alarm playing as I open my eyes to the light from my window. But Friday, March 13, was different. I woke up to school being canceled due to coronavirus. Some may say that school...

Oxford Circus, a retail hub in central London, is empty after the U.K. enacted a nationwide lockdown March 23. Lockdowns have been implemented in various countries and regions in order to decrease the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, people may not leave their homes except for specific reasons, such as buying necessities or 
for medical purposes.

Community reacts to lockdown measures enacted in U.K.

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online April 5, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, several regions around the world have placed their citizens under a lockdown, severely restricting freedom of movement in order to curb the spread of the disease. In...

Matthew Pope (20) swings at a pitch during Baseball ISSTs at Canons Park May 30. The boys varsity team won the gold medal for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. Pope had won three of those gold medals as a freshmen, sophomore and junior but wont be able to play this year because spring ISSTs were canceled by the participating schools.

Senior athletes reflect on missing spring sports season

Michael Flaherty, Sports Editor: Online April 4, 2020

Leaving the dogpile for the third time after winning gold at the 2019 baseball ISSTs, Matthew Pope (’20) felt overjoyed. The team had won ISSTs for the three years he had been on varsity baseball, and...

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 DLP has now been in place for two weeks, incorporating both synchronous and asynchronous aspects.

Students adapt to distance learning challenges

Cameron Spurr, News Editor: Print April 3, 2020

COVID-19 has generated a lot of uncertainty around learning at ASL. Globally, many schools have closed for the remainder of the year, while others have continued online. ASL chose the latter, implementing...

Performance crew team member Leyth Sousou (22) trains on an erg at home. Crew had many races scheduled for the spring season, but they were canceled. Sousou has been able to train six times a week on the erg, but finds it hard be motivated to train without the other members of the team.

Athletes adjust training during lockdown

Jonathan Novak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Online April 2, 2020

Eight practices a week, 15 hours in the pool and three hours of general fitness.  Swimmer Lauren Brantley (’20) had been exercising at least that much every week since September.  However, on...

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