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Bottom O stands vacant following the closure of campus March 13. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the senior class will now hold their graduation ceremony virtually.

Seniors grapple with lost second semester

Isabelle Lhuilier and Imogen Weiss April 1, 2020

After reading the email that school would be closed until April 17 due to COVID-19, and likely long after that, Laura De Beer (’20) burst into tears.  “I started to cry immediately because the...

The aisles at the M&S in Earls Court are barren because of panic-buying . Some stores are adding item limits to combat the issue.

Virus fears incite panic-buying, over storage of goods

Isabel Link, News Editor: Print April 1, 2020

“It seems to be something new every week,” Malachy Doherty (’21) said when describing products disappearing in stores. “At first, it was toilet paper, and all the hand sanitizer was gone,”...

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...

Ever since school closed march 14, the administration have to take on various challenges like implementing the Distance Learning Plan and keeping the school running.

Behind the scenes during the school closure

Emily Forgash, Culture Editor: Print March 31, 2020

Communication with the U.K. government The decision to close the school until April 17 was not based on instructions from the U.K. government, but was instead decided by the administration. However, Head...

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 under lockdown

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online March 29, 2020

With a nationwide lockdown now in place and the practice of self-isolation becoming more important than ever, it is easy to get restless and even stressed with the new format of learning that the High...

Quarantine Diary

Quarantine Diary

Megan McGilchrist, Guest Writer March 26, 2020

I return to literary models a lot. In times of deep trouble, I look to The Odyssey. Although he didn’t face plagues, Odysseus faced nearly every other kind of disaster, and got through. We look to others’...

The COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected peoples daily lives, the economy and society. Self-isolation has proven to be the worlds general approach to combat the spread of the virus. However, each country has taken different levels to enforce these measures. To earn the right to have freedom in countries like the U.S. during these times, society must take initiative and self-isolate responsibly. 

Coronavirus tests society’s selflessness

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online March 23, 2020

A model published by covidactnow.org, endorsed by numerous public health officials and scholars, projects the number of coronavirus hospitalizations over time in U.S. states depending on what actions our...

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 in self-isolation

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online March 22, 2020

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus worsens, self-isolation and social distancing have become common practices. This has made it difficult for people to find adequate sources of entertainment. Walking...

The COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected peoples daily lives, the economy and society. Self-isolation has proven to be the worlds general approach to combat the spread of the virus. However, each country has taken different levels to enforce these measures. To earn the right to have freedom in countries like the U.S. during these times, society must take initiative and self-isolate responsibly. 

Coronavirus causes cancelations in art & entertainment

Emily Forgash, Culture Editor: Print March 21, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the encouragement to practice social-distancing, there have been many cancellations and closures within the arts world over the past few weeks. Museums, theaters and...

What to do in London (Coronavirus Edition)

What to do in London (Coronavirus Edition)

Raunak Lally, Culture Editor: Online March 15, 2020

Following the temporary closure of the school and many activities or places being deemed unsafe in London, varied entertainment may seem somewhat scarce. As a result, listed below are a few things to watch,...

What to do without sports

What to do without sports

Jonathan Novak, Deputy Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2020

First the NBA, then the conference tournaments, then March Madness, then the Premier League, then the NHL, and then literally everything.  March 12 was a sad day for sports fans. Every single American...

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