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Pandemic Problems: Social isolation reveals importance of human connection
Texting while Zooming: In lieu of quick in-person asides, students text during class
Without volunteers, organizations need extra assistance

Without volunteers, organizations need extra assistance

April 5, 2021

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the sophomore volunteer requirement at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools...

Through Instagram, teens share stories of losing a parent

Through Instagram, teens share stories of losing a parent

April 2, 2021

The organization SLAP’D began as a website a few years ago, where teens could share their stories about losing a parent....

Girl Up members start fundraiser, discuss intersectionality

Girl Up members start fundraiser, discuss intersectionality

April 1, 2021

While it has been challenging for Girl Up members to pursue initiatives with distance learning, club members are making progress...

With dialogue, organizers direct form against big picture problems

With dialogue, organizers direct form against big picture problems

March 15, 2021

After officially launching on Jan. 5, the bias reporting form has received seven submissions from the Laboratory Schools...

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In the rush to return students to the classroom, those who have opted to remain online must not be forgotten, and their education must remain a priority, writes reporter Sahana Unni.
Teachers must remember to engage students choosing to remain online
Sahana Unni, Reporter • April 9, 2021

For almost a year, U-High students have been learning from inside their homes, their teachers contained to a small box on their screen, guiding them through the curriculum....

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The serious issue of misinformation on social media is only getting worse as time goes on, so action must be taken to stop the continuing spread across every facet of the internet, writes reporter Peter Cox.
Corporations should work to combat the spread of false information on their platforms
Peter Cox, Reporter • April 8, 2021

According to the German Marshall Fund Digital New Deal think tank, interactions with posts containing misinformation on Facebook alone n have tripled since 2016. Additionally,...

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More increases in seating capacity should be allowed, and additional aid measures should be taken by local governments in order to preserve local commerce and protect small-restaurant owners, writes reporter Liam Seiler.
Increase seating capacity, save local restaurants
Liam Seiler, Reporter • April 5, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, regulations were put in place to reduce the spread, but that closed some small businesses and drove others to bankruptcy. The restrictions...

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"Hollow Knight" from Team Cherry is a single-player adventure game released in 2017 for PC and 2018 for consoles.
‘Hollow Knight’ draws excitement through basic complexity
Erich Raumann, Reporter • March 30, 2021
Team Cherry’s “Hollow Knight” is like a good book: It knows when to string you along and hit you with a jaw-dropping surprise, or push you to the point of hopelessness — just making your eventual victory all the sweeter. It has attracted an avid fan base waiting for its sequel, “Silksong,” which will likely be released within the next few months. Whether you're looking for a quarantine pastime, trying to see what all the hype is about, or just looking for a great game, “Hollow Knight” is certainly worth the mere $15 it costs. 
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Wellness products have been used to deal with the adverse effects of the never ending screen time of remote learning.
Wellness products help combat health toll of remote learning
Colin Leslie, Reporter • March 10, 2021

After waking up in the morning, many students roll out of bed and into class, only a few minutes separating the sound of the alarm and the illumination...

Pop singer Sia has just released a new film to debut her new album that may be controversial to some viewers
Sia's new film 'Music" lacks the consideration to properly portray neurodivergence
Téa Tamburo April 9, 2021

In an enclosed orange room, a girl with large space buns and yellow eyeliner picks up a telephone, drops it with a sudden jolt and then starts hitting herself, all while music is playing. Bright flashes...

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As the pandemic has continued, students have faced new challenges navigating social interactions, leading some students to relax their diligence about getting infected with the coronavirus. Some have completely avoided in-person socialization, while others formed small pods, where members reduce risk by committing to interactions only with a limited group.
Pandemic Problems: Social isolation reveals importance of human connection
Téa Tamburo, Content Manager • April 9, 2021

For many students, quarantine and distance learning has negatively impacted their mental health and left them feeling socially isolated. Students share their experiences with...

The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 was an event that shares many parallels with the riot at the capitol on January 6. Events like these must not be lost to history so that we can learn from them.
Insurrection: Jan. 6 wasn't the first time
Amon Gray, Assistant Editor • April 7, 2021
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Test Tension: Cheating and hybrid learning
Test Tension: Cheating and hybrid learning
Amanda Cassel, Lucia Kouri, and Colin Leslie March 17, 2021

Until March of 2020, assessments were taken with pen and paper and under a time limit and with the watchful eye of a teacher. But, with the transition to distance learning,...

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Kenwood Academy sign stands on the east side of campus, facing the school entrance.
Kenwood Academy students face tentative reopening date following difficult year in distance learning
An Ngo, Assistant Editor • April 9, 2021

In March 2020, teachers, families and administrators all over the country were abruptly forced to figure out how to facilitate learning from...

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