CDC Updates Guidelines in PA

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January 14, 2021

The quarantine guidelines for those exposed to COVID-19 were updated on Dec. 4, 2020 in Pennsylvania. The PA Department of Health changed the guidelines to the number of days in quarantine to 7-10 depending...

Teachers See Benefits to Both Schedules

Teachers See Benefits to Both Schedules
January 13, 2021

With this year’s five-block schedule, students and teachers alike have had to adjust to teaching and learning with longer class periods and less days. As of now, the plans for the 2021-22 school year...

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Starts Shaky

Pfizer-BioNTech A COVID-19 vaccine about to be prepared for vaccination. Photograph courtesy of U.S. Secretary of Defense, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
January 12, 2021

Operation Warp Speed, the operation set up by the United States government meant to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Americans, has officially begun. Vaccines from biomedical companies, Pfizer and...

Ribonucleic Acid Used in COVID-19 Vaccine

A doctor holds a vial of the BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Photo by U.S. Secretary of Defense, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
December 16, 2020

Leading pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are using ribonucleic acid (RNA) in their vaccines as a safer method to create immunity to COVID-19. Vaccines that use ribonucleic acid are referred...

Public Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

The biomedical company Pfizer's reigning logo. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
December 15, 2020

The light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel has emerged: the approval of a vaccine for this deadly disease. Companies such as Pfizer and Moderna each have released their own vaccines, both seeking...

Orchestra Keeps the Rhythm with Hybrid Schedule

November 16, 2020

COVID-19 has pushed orchestra students to newfound levels of patience and achievement.  With the many new changes, no student is left unaffected as orchestra members wade through unfamiliar territory...

Students Hit Up to 11,000 Steps with One-way Hallways

November 3, 2020

With COVID-19 still on the loose,  one key physical change in the high school building is how the administration implemented one way hallways. The new hallways increase the time to get from class to...

Families Prepare for Halloween with COVID-19 Restrictions

Justin Viands, a Southern Middle School student, poses in his Halloween costume while wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19. Photo by Alexa Viands
October 29, 2020

Halloween is going to be far different than it ever has before this year. As the time for pumpkins, costumes and candy nears, citizens grow more eager to break the dreary cycle of COVID-19. A recent...

Marching Band Adapts to COVID Restrictions

October 23, 2020

In a mask-ridden world where being unsanitized is frowned upon marching band students are risking their lives to play music without masks while following COVID-19. Marching band member Audrey Reeves...

Researchers Work to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

Researchers Work to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine
October 23, 2020

 Researchers are in the midst of developing a COVID-19 vaccine that could resolve the pandemic once and for all. Trials for the vaccine are in progress across the globe, and hundreds of pharmaceutical...

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