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The life of a teenage pandemic worker

Preparing to go to her job as a bagger at Schnucks, Davis puts on her face mask and gloves. While most students are staying home, Davis goes out each day as an essential worker.

Bri Davis, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

I step outside of my house with my mask on, ready to go. Ready to go to the same place I’ve been going since quarantine started: Schnucks. It was a job that I applied for before this all started. I had been working at the St. Louis Zoo since freshman year, and wanted to switch it up my last two years of...

“They’re not canceled?”: AP testing from home

On her desk at home, junior Emma Bateman completes her math homework. This is also how and where Bateman plans to take exams for AP Physics I and AP Government. “Honestly, I’m not happy about the testing [being] online because I focus better in a classroom or testing environment than my room,” Bateman said. “Also, I don’t like that it's going to be all FRQ based this year.”

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

April 15, 2020

Though the world is at a standstill, the long-awaited Advanced Placement (AP) exams are still on schedule for May 11-22. The tests will now be administered online so that they can be taken from home. Each exam, regardless of the subject, will consist of a 45-minute test with free response questions (FRQs...

English students compare the ‘Red Death’ to the coronavirus

Annotating her copy of the short story, sophomore Zeina Daboul works on her assignment. Daboul found the parallels between the story and modern times interesting. “When you look deeper [into the story], you can see that it reflects our society, in ways that you wouldn't think a story written in 1842 would,” Daboul said.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Making connections between the past and modern times, English teacher Erin Fluchel’s students compare Edgar Allen Poe’s, “The Masque of the Red Death,” to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Offered as an extra credit opportunity, Fluchel’s Honors English II and English III students were task...

Quaran-time to give back to the community!

Whether you are at a loss for what to do during the ‘stay-at-home’ act, or you feel stressed about the Covid-19 situation, helping out your community is a perfect way to keep occupied and reduce any stress or anxiety you may feel.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

In efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, St. Louis has issued a stay-at-home order, effective until April 22. While this order will greatly reduce the impact the virus will have on St. Louis citizens, it has left many in need of help. From those unemployed as a result of the Coronavirus to students with no access to food, there are many individuals that need your help. Below is a list of easy ways you c...

The coronavirus outbreak and the challenges that lie ahead

Illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak first made headlines worldwide, the tone around the disease almost felt like a joke. Not many people judged the severity of the situation correctly because the disease originated in Wuhan, China; how could something so far away possibly be a threat to us? However, after 100 days, the ...

Breaking: Parkway extends school closures as COVID-19 outbreak intensifies

A welcome sign stands outside the front entrance, which will not be open to the public through April 22.

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

March 23, 2020

The Parkway School District’s lockdown is just beginning. With ‘stay-at-home’ mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic now in effect throughout St. Louis City and St. Louis County, public school closures have been extended through April 22. The announcement comes two days before Parkway is set to implement online learning. Students...

The Quaran-teen’s guide to social distancing

Missouri is asking state residents to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During these times, look to simple and helpful ways to make a change for others and yourself.

Kathryn McAuliffe, Conceptual Editor in Chief Intern

March 22, 2020

As week one of our three week breaks winds down (yay?) cabin fever is heating up. Binge-watching an entire season of Parks and Rec just isn’t as satisfying as it was on day one. To combat the boredom everyone is bound to feel, check out this list of simple and engaging activities you can do now. ...

Global pandemic hits home: St. Louis reacts to COVID-19

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

Bri Davis, Convergence Journalism Writer

March 13, 2020

What has dominated headlines since January has officially hit St. Louis County as the first case of the coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19 is confirmed. After family members of an infected person attended a school function, citizens across St. Louis found themselves at risk. This has reverberated into o...

Why you shouldn’t be freaking out about the new coronavirus

What should you be freaking out about instead? A lot of things.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

News sites are overflowing with stories about the novel coronavirus spreading from Wuhan, China’s wholesale seafood market. They caution against travelling, post alarming statistics and generally predict impending doom. Here’s why you shouldn’t actually be worried about the virus, and what you s...

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