Statistics of COVID-19 cases and vaccinations administered over the United States.  Screenshot courtesy of Cameran Almony via CDC.

Vaccinations Bring Progress

By Cameran Almony, Reporter May 21, 2021

COVID-19 has affected everyone in different ways, but as the vaccines are being distributed to different age groups, the question becomes how that will affect restrictions and guidelines. As more...

Overcoming 'COVID Fatigue'

Overcoming ‘COVID Fatigue’

By Alexa Viands, Assistant Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2021

At times, the pandemic can deplete your motivation and take your stress levels to the top-notch, leaving you struggling to keep up with school and missing pre-pandemic times. However, you are not alone...

Senior Kelsey Gemmill slows down her dribble to set up a play at the top of the key. One play varsity runs the most is spread. Photograph by Lola Sroka

Mask Up, Student Athletes

By Mackenzie Womack, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2021

Winter sports are underway, and all athletes are required to wear masks while competing.  Each winter sport has different mask and spectator requirements. Senior Jessia Dauberman has made the adjustment...

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CDC Updates Guidelines in PA

By Lizzie Hall, Reporter 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

By Alexa Viands, Assistant Editor-in-Chief 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...

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Starts Shaky

By Connor Gillespie, Sports Editor 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...

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

Ribonucleic Acid Used in COVID-19 Vaccine

By Alexa Viands, Assistant Editor-in-Chief 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...

The biomedical company Pfizer's reigning logo. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Public Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

By Connor Gillespie, Sports Editor 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

By Elaine Paulk, Reporter and Newscast Anchor 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

By Ian Davis, Broadcast Manager 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...

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