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Castlewood State Park, in Ballwin, Mo.

COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Environmental Concerns to Attention

Zara Tola, Social Media Editor April 13, 2020

As medical experts dig into the details of the COVID-19 outbreak, a clear correlation between the degrading environment and the severity of illness has been made. In a Harvard press conference on climate...

Some teachers are using Exam login as a way to give out assessments.

RSD has implemented a new policy called “Hold Harmless”

Anika Talyan, Staff Reporter April 8, 2020

RSD released an email Monday about their new grading policy called “Hold Harmless,” which has been implemented during the district’s closure due to COVID-19. This policy states Progress 2 grades...

District Prepares for Online Classes

District Prepares for Online Classes

Sarah Harris, Associate Editor March 25, 2020

Tomorrow, all RSD students will return to school. However, the students will not be returning to their desks or seeing their classmates face-to-face as RSD will be utilizing online technology to deliver...

St. Louis Grace of the Nazarene in Ballwin, where the Lee family resides.

COVID-19 Quarantine Hinders Religious Observances

Zara Tola, Social Media Editor March 25, 2020

While the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus has postponed many traditional events, these forthcoming weeks of quarantine include several religious observances the public can’t necessarily reschedule. Lent...

After the joint decision to close many major St. Louis County and City schools March 15, Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles compiled an individual message to the RSD community.

Q&A: Dr. Mark Miles Discusses RSD COVID-19 Action

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter March 19, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles sent a message to the RSD community March 15 concerning the decision to close RSD schools, along with other major school districts in St. Louis County and CitY. Dr. Miles...

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) March 11. Coronavirus cases are now confirmed in all 50 U.S. states and D.C., as reported by the Washington Post. The death toll in the United States from coronavirus now exceeds 100, and there are more than 6,200 confirmed cases in the U.S., according to the John Hopkins University data dashboard.

RSD Extends School Closure Due to COVID-19

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter March 17, 2020

Amid concerns regarding the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, 26 St. Louis County and City school districts will attempt to prevent the spread of the virus by closing schools and cancelling athletic...

Student Wears Hazmat Suit In Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Student Wears Hazmat Suit In Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Zara Tola, Social Media Editor March 15, 2020

Finn Griskauskas, junior, wore a hazmat suit to school Thursday out of concern for his health because of the epidemic. “We’re getting cases around the country. It’s crazy,” Griskauskas said....

Sriharsha Guduguntla, junior, presents his trophy and stands with Viktor Hamburger Professor of Biology Dr. Erik Herzog, an organizer of the St. Louis Area Brain Bee at Washington University. Guduguntla said he will be working alongside Dr. Herzog in his internship at WashU for a laboratory research topic of choice.

Student Wins St. Louis Area Brain Bee

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

Sriharsha Guduguntla, junior, came out victorious against 52 other students representing 20 different local high schools in the tenth annual St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) held at Washington University...

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