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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 ...

Stuck at home? Students share creative activities and advice

A compilation of the features organized like a Zoom meeting.

Paige Matthys-Pearce, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

Since the stay-at-home order began at the end of March, people have had more time at home. Here is how four students have decided to spend their time, and their advice to those that are looking for something to do. Freshman Hannah Choi How are you spending your quarantine? “We're making...

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...

Junior Karen Trevor-Roberts uses COVID-19 time to volunteer at an animal shelter

Giving attention to a cat at the shelter, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts performs her responsibilities as a volunteer. Instead of only working two days a week, Trevor-Roberts now works six days a week at the shelter, due to COVID-19. “The animal shelter gives me a place to go so I don’t feel stuck in my house,” Trevor-Roberts said.

Olivia Bradshaw, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

While many people spend quarantine watching movies or working out, junior Karen Trevor-Roberts spends her afternoons volunteering at Country Acres Rescue Animal Shelter.  Trevor-Roberts originally began working at the shelter during her freshman year of high school in order to get volunteer hours for ...

Path-stay on that grind-er at home workout

Due to quarantine, efforts to stay busy and active are heightened. Although, most workouts require less equipment than what would be found at a gym.

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

May 12, 2020

With lots of time on my hands during quarantine, I have been painting, completing my e-learning, FaceTiming friends, and of course, vegging out in my bed and watching all of “Tiger King.” In addition to this, something that has helped me create somewhat of a routine and feel good is being active. ...

Celebrating birthdays in Quaran-teen

Waving to friends and family, senior James Wachter celebrates his 18th birthday. The parade lasted seven minutes. “After the parade, I texted each person thanking them for making my birthday one of the best,” Wachter said.

Gabi Badami, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

It's your 16th birthday. You're ready to hit the open road and celebrate your freedom...and then you remember that your sweet 16 is confined to your house. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has put Missouri under quarantine, many birthdays have passed. Friends and family of students have had to get creative to celebrate the student’s big day...

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...

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...

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