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Podcast: COVID-19 and America’s teacher crisis

Teacher Andrew Van Herik protests outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters July 22.

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief

5 days ago

The vast majority of Americans believe teachers don’t receive the respect—or pay—they deserve, but that won’t stop the U.S. from forcing educators to work in potential COVID-19 hotspots with barebones safety protocols. Labor exploitation is anything but a new concept, and on this episode of t...

No mask? No problem: here is a six step at-home mask tutorial

Wearing a mask helps protect not only you, but also those around you.

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The CDC recommends people wear masks in public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now that you have used your time at home to clean out every closet, perhaps you can recycle a Longhorn t-shirt into a mask. Here are step-by-step instructions so that you can create your own mask fashion while ma...

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 ...

Sophomore Zeina Daboul finishes her school year in Saudi Arabia

Sophomore Zeina Daboul poses with her sister in Saudi Arabia. Daboul felt that the situation regarding COVID-19 is more regulated in Saudi Arabia. “To me, I think the situation here is a lot more controlled than in the United States. The U.S. is having an increasing number of cases each day, while we have a constant number every day,” Daboul said. “The U.S. has also been struggling with its healthcare system and how it's handling the situation, and while I am pretty sure that [Saudi Arabia] has the same problem, the issue is magnified in the U.S. due to its size and huge population.”

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

After sophomore Zeina Daboul’s ordinary two week family trip to Saudi Arabia turned into a two month long stay, due to COVID-19, Daboul is now stuck 7,247 miles away from her home, unaware of when she will return.  Having to adapt to an eight hour time difference while shifting to eLearning has...

How to make the most of summer weather in quarantine

With warmer weather on the horizon, obeying the stay-at-home order is getting more difficult. There are many ways to enjoy the almost-summer weather.

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

As temperatures rise, the sun comes out and summer feels closer and closer, it can be hard to keep from wishing that you were catching sun by the pool. While the current stay-at-home order prevents us from cannon-balling at the neighborhood pool, there are a bunch of ways to enjoy the warmer weather whi...

Students share how they have been affected by quarantine

While the coronavirus has been a communal situation for the global population, each individual has experienced it differently. These are the stories of three students, regarding their quarantine situation.

Leah Schroeder and Mira Nalbandian

May 14, 2020

Currently, St. Louis is in the process of reopening, following a ‘stay-at-home’ order, in order to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Though everyone is experiencing this order, its effects vary dramatically from person to person. While quarantine is a minor setback for some, for others it...

Johnson & Johnson announces the preparation of a COVID-19 vaccine

21 U.S companies are developing treatments or vaccines for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Makinsey Drake, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

In the midst of a deadly public health crisis, medical device company Johnson & Johnson announced Feb. 11 that they’ve made plans to develop a vaccine and a commitment to supply 1 billion vaccines worldwide for emergency use. COVID-19 is a combination of viruses Johnson & Johnson has dealt ...

Alumnus Dr. James Forsen prepares to battle COVID-19

Standing at the top of the hill, alumnus James Forsen smiles for the camera. Forsen has not been treating COVID-19 patients, but it is likely that more health professionals will be needed on the front lines. “I think everybody is stepping up to their roles. I cannot say I have been on the front lines, so this week, I may be and probably will be,” Forsen said. “So far, I haven’t spent time in the emergency room, and I have not spent time in the ICUs. That’ll probably change this week [because] I think everybody realizes there is a risk to it.”

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

May 6, 2020

As the magnitude of COVID-19 increases, alumnus Dr. James Forsen prepares, as many other healthcare professionals have, to battle a global pandemic. From a young age, Forsen knew he wanted to be a doctor. To pursue his dream of becoming a healthcare provider, Forsen attended Princeton University a...

You stay up late. Here’s why it’s okay.

Instead of sleeping, you might find yourself perusing TikTok or FaceTiming a friend.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Your house is silent. Your covers are pulled up over your head. Your face is washed over with the slightly sickening, pale glow of your phone, and your pallid complexion is fitting for the situation. You are so tired, your eyelids droop as TikTok after TikTok scrolls past your reddening eyes. So, why ha...

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...

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