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School behind screens changes jobs for support staff

Virtual school has taken away a lively learning environment for most. For several support staff members, transferring online was not an option.

Ulaa Kuziez, News and Sports Editor

4 days ago

Walking the almost empty halls at 7 a.m., you might have made a stop at the bookstore before heading to the cafeteria for a morning snack. On your way to class, you may have said hello to a custodian as they completed their morning rounds. Virtual learning has taken away much of the fluid, lively envir...

A warm welcome from Link Crew

Link Crew coordinators begin to prep commissioners and leaders for this year's group of freshman through virtual meetings.

Bri Davis

August 19, 2020

As the new school year comes into view, Link Crew is working to welcome the freshmen as the next chapter of their life begins: high school. Despite the global pandemic, Link crew still plans to welcome underclassmen to school Aug. 21 for orientation through a zoom call.  Link Crew begins the planning process after ...

Community reflects on police presence in schools

The recent national uprising against police violence has reignited campaigns to remove officers from schools, with organizers saying School Resource officers harm students of color and don’t maintain general student safety.

Ulaa Kuziez

July 11, 2020

Student and community organizers are calling on schools across the country to cut their ties with police departments. While campaigns to remove armed officers from school campuses have been ongoing for years, the recent national uprising against police violence sparked by the murders of Breonna Taylor an...

What can you do?

The emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement has become stronger than ever and will continue to grow.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

June 11, 2020

Moving further into 2020, the death of George Floyd caused by police officers has awakened the Black Lives Matter movement. For the past two weeks, protests have been spreading all over the world, from the United States all the way to Europe. The attached video shows how people all over the world are...

A virtual reality: Juniors tour their future schools online

More than 1,800 colleges in the US offer a substitutional way to get an on campus feel.

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

With colleges closed all around the country due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, college-seeking students have had to explore their future school options via virtual tours.  Juniors Reese Berry, Bri Davis and Nicholas Harms have all attended virtual college tours as an alternative to in person v...

24 hours of quarantine

Taking a break from school work, freshman Tyler Lang relaxes and plays with his new puppy Rona. After adopting the puppy a few weeks ago from Feral Companion, the Lang family named Rona after the Coronavirus. “I think having a dog during this time is helpful because it’s a good break away from eLearning and it also lightens the mood of everyone in our house,” Lang said.

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Daily routines have changed with the pandemic as there are few requirements to hold students accountable. Getting out of bed in the morning depends on whether you have a required Zoom call. With so much added time, and less after school commitments, the pandemic has provided students the opportunity to exp...

Religious observances during quarantine

With iftar time arriving, junior Fatema Rehmani and her family gather to break their fast with dates and water, a tradition rooted in the religious teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

Tasneem Nasufovic, Ulaa Kuziez, and Ridwan Oyebamiji

May 21, 2020

With holidays arriving during a pandemic –and social distancing measures remaining in effect across the globe to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus–students describe how their practices changed during this unprecedented time. Ramadan: Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims as a month of ...

Students and teachers adjust to a new online learning system

Working on his online physical education homework, senior Jake Juenger finishes his last couple assignments of his high school career. Juenger felt as though eLearning was a waste of time. “The only change in my methods is that I no longer do any of my homework or assignments because I feel like the work I am doing online won’t affect anything for what I need for college,” Juenger said.

Tre Bell, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, students and teachers have transitioned to a new way of learning through technology.  The class of 2020 seniors got an unusual send off to college with having to finish their last months of high school virtually.  “The switch has killed all motivation I had f...

COVID-19 is exposing inequities

COVID-19 is impacting underserved communities the hardest in Saint Louis and across the country as a result of historical inequities.

Ulaa Kuziez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

As health departments in Saint Louis City and County release COVID-19 data about cases and deaths relating to race and ethnicity, it has become clear that the burden of cases is falling heavily on communities of color.   As of  May 4, 38% of the deaths and 30% of positive cases in Missouri were Bl...

Parkway reevaluates meal pick-up services

Handing out food to students prior to the suspension and ultimate reinstating of the daily meal pick-up service, a volunteer provides meals to a family. Parkway has stated that they worked to resume the meal service as quickly as possible. “Right now we are working to put additional safety plans and precautions in place to protect our community and employees, including protective equipment,” Parkway said in a statement.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkway made the decision to temporarily suspend their daily meal pickup service in order to reduce the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  “Food for our children is one of our primary concerns right now. We also have an obligation to ensure we ar...

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