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After being exposed to a COVID-19 case, Zara Tola, copy editor, continues her quarantine through Wednesday, March 10. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual exposed to a COVID-19 case must quarantine for a recommended 14 days to mitigate spread of the virus to others.

Contact Traced: A Negative Test Isn’t A Pass

Zara Tola, Copy Editor March 3, 2021

Before being contact traced, I was excited to enjoy the weather with a long run or hike and have some family time over this past weekend. Now, I’m stuck in my room by myself most of the time.  I’m...

Zara Tola, copy editor, patiently waits for her COVID-19 tests results in the examination room at Total Access Urgent Care. Although she tested negative for COVID-19, Tola must quarantine through Wednesday, March 10.

Contact Traced: A Journey Through Quarantine

Zara Tola, Copy Editor February 27, 2021

Day 1 Almost a year into this worldwide pandemic, and I really thought I would get off scot-free. This may give many of you a sense of déjà-vu, but I really thought I would get through this entire pandemic...

The Messenger staff engages in various activities with their extra time before and after classes on virtual learning days. We applaud RSD for sending a waiver to the Department of Elementary and Secondary  Education (DESE) to extend virtual learning days into fourth quarter.

Editorial Board: Virtual Learning Days in 4th Quarter

Editorial Board February 25, 2021

After listening to feedback from the community, RSD will be continuing virtual learning days. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles, recently sent a waiver to DESE to gain approval for virtual learning days in...

The choice for humanity is not whether we shall experience future extreme weather events and catastrophes, but rather what we shall do to lessen the effects of the imminent threat of climate change. Addressing the climate crisis is an enormous task put in everyone’s hands worldwide, and this is the last defining year to not allow any of our efforts to seep through the cracks.

2021: The Last Defining Year Against the Climate Crisis

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor February 17, 2021

I emerged from a year of unprecedented global tragedy that forced me to take life one day at a time. Yet I cannot bask in the privilege of living in the moment while the planet barrels into an impending...

Sydney Goldsmith, junior, is one of the many teens who have embraced casually posting on Instagram.

Instagram Can Never Be Casual Again

Rutaiba Siddiqui, Social Media Editor February 17, 2021

Over the past five years, Instagram has become heavily commercialized. In its early years, the platform was used to share casual images, but the platform now focuses more on shopping and advertisements...

For the past two days, high schools in RSD have had virtual half-days due to inclement weather.

Virtual Snow Days Give the Best of Both Worlds

Zara Tola, Copy Editor February 10, 2021

Waking up this morning, I was prepared to shovel snow out of my driveway and wait 15 minutes for my car windows to defrost before making the trip to get school at 7:18 a.m. in time for zero hour. As...

Joe Biden’s inaugural address, full of promises of hope and plans for our nation’s future, provides a sharp contrast to the despairing riots by Pro-Trump supporters just two weeks earlier.

Calm After the Storm

Liza Cooper, Staff Reporter February 7, 2021

A storm has been raging for many years. More accurately, a storm has been raging since Jan. 20, 2017, the inauguration day of former President Donald Trump.  Trump’s presidency has been fraught with...

The semester has been a busy start due the hardships that come with juggling seven classes at once. My work space tends to get messier as the school day progresses, and I continue to struggle in staying organized and keeping up with my classes.

Start of Second Semester as a Virtual Student

Lajja Patel, Staff Reporter February 2, 2021

The start of second semester has been a challenging adjustment to say the least.  Continuing school virtually means more hours of attempting to stay attentive throughout my classes and the new schedule...

While it is tempting to disregard the virus and attend these gatherings, it is important to remember that your actions could have serious consequences.

Partying in a Pandemic

Rutaiba Siddiqui, Social Media Editor January 24, 2021

On New Year’s Eve, I was disappointed to see how many of my classmates were attending parties with more than 50 people while also not following safety precautions. Unfortunately, this is not the first...

Schools have an obligation to prioritize students’ mental and emotional health, affording them equitable access to mental health services and mandatory lessons, events and information, whether or not the student is attending virtually or in-person. RSD and MHS must serve as role models and demonstrate that the importance of students wellbeing outweighs their academic performance, so young people may grow to value the importance of self-preservation and self-care.

Schools Must Offer & Normalize Mental Health Days

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor January 24, 2021

As a sophomore, I developed a daily routine: I’d wake up with an early morning depressive episode, suppress my hopelessness at school and end the day with a panic attack. I was lifeless, shielding my...

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