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Making virtual memories: A different year, a different kind of yearbook
by Alexis Simmerman and Erica Blockinger March 2, 2021

Yearbooks are famous for cataloging the memories we make over the course of a school year, but how does one make a yearbook when no one is actually in school? No dances. Few...

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Residents of Country Meadows enjoy lunch with Covid-19 protocols.
Country Meadows Assisted Living remains strong in the midst of the pandemic
by Patrick Chamoun and Nick Condrasky March 2, 2021

In this pandemic, the elderly stand alone--both literally and figuratively. The struggle of separation from loved ones, the fear of socialization, and isolation in its entirety...

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Girl Scouts gather together for their planning meeting while following social-distance guidelines.
Dollars and “sense” during Covid-19: Fundraising amidst a global pandemic
by Sarah Webb and Audrey Kilgore March 2, 2021

Before Covid-19, fundraising looked like gatherings around big tables with posters and decorations that support a cause. Think about Boy Scouts selling popcorn at the entrance...

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Packed stadium vs an empty one: does home-court advantage exist without fans?
Without fans, is there any home court advantage?
by Madeline Williamson, Gio Fuentes , Editor • March 3, 2021

The crowds roar, fans pound their feet to the grounds and scream. The game is close, and the home team is about to take the lead. A player sinks...

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#NationalSigningDay2021: Hailey Carr to play softball at Shenandoah University
#NationalSigningDay2021: Hailey Carr to play softball at Shenandoah University
by Erica Blockinger and Chloe Little February 17, 2021

On February 3, Hailey Carr signed to play Division III softball for the hornets at Shenandoah University. Although Carr looked at other schools,...

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Adam Everett signs to Salisbury
#NationalSigningDay2021: Adam Everett signs to play baseball at Salisbury University
by Erica Blockinger, Jessie Hernandez, and Dalton Markel February 17, 2021

On February 3, Adam Everett signed to play baseball at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. There were many reasons Everett chose...

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Some of Netflixs most popular shows are exiting the site.
Is a Netflix subscription worth the monthly price?
by Gillian Humphreys and Cameron Pattison January 26, 2021

On average, Americans are spending 8 hours a day streaming TV during quarantine. Many choose to spend this time on Netflix, due to the easy accessibility and ability to binge...

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Many of the soul favorites are pictured above, with stunning animations and characters it is easy to be captivated!
Disney's Soul jazzes up the afterlife
by Caroline Hobson, Editor • January 26, 2021

Heaven?  Hell?  Underworld? Valhalla? Reincarnation? The afterlife and the surrounding beliefs can be an extremely confusing and frightening topic to many. The typical...

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Seniors learn to navigate on their own to make the best of their senior year.
#PandemicClassof2021: Courageous seniors make the best of their final year
by Sammie Hoefs, Editor-in-Chief • March 3, 2021

Seniors walk a little taller--they know the “ins and outs” of the high school.  It’s their time to be in charge--only they’re not.  Pandemic fears, rules, and virtual...

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Courtesy of Jessie Hernandez. A four-panel comic showcasing how each of the grades are doing as a result of many high school traditions and events being canceled, and just the reaction of how this year has started. The freshmen are wild and crazy, the sophomores are stuck being freshmen, the juniors are tired, and the seniors are depressed.
Four classes, one pandemic: Ongoing battle for the biggest pity party
by Jessie Hernandez and Leila Gibril March 2, 2021

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all fighting for the gold medal of pity. Class presidents are trying to build school spirit, and the new school principal amidst...

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“For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.” - Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman: With inspirational words, young poet shines bright at presidential inauguration
by Maya Apau, Editor-in-Chief • March 2, 2021

PHENOMENAL WOMAN Poet and author, 22-year-old Amanda Gorman resembles the late legend Maya Angelou through her figures of speech. As Gorman speaks she has a bold yet gracious...

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Shorter sports seasons: Worth the effort--or total bust?
by Leah Bolger and Jamie Donohue March 1, 2021

On a September night, hundreds of fans sit in the bleachers of the stadium. The air is warm and smells of hot dogs, soft pretzels, and team spirit. As the game begins, players...

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