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Principal Dr. Steve Hankins and Lafayette Principal Dr. Karen Calcaterra stand at the podium during the Board of Education (BOE) meeting Thursday, Oct. 22. Dr. Hankins said spacing would allow MHS to have about three to six feet of spacing should many of the students opt to return to school. “We’ll have to use the rooms we have,” Hankins said. “In my building, every room is taken every hour, but we will follow the protocol.”

Editorial Board: RSD: Hear Us Now

Editorial Board October 28, 2020

Today is the final day for students and parents to decide the hazy fate of their children’s education for the next two and a half months.  An email was sent to parents Friday, Oct. 23, asking them...

Technology can be frustrating while using Zoom -- especially when students have to keep cameras on.

Keeping Zoom Cameras On is a Student’s Decision

Lajja Patel, Staff Reporter October 17, 2020

Virtual learning through Zoom gives students an unaccustomed choice: whether to show their faces in class. And that decision is left up to the student.  In these first few months of online school,...

As a woman of color, Sen. Kamala Harris was compared to Vice President Mike Pence on her apparent “likeability”. Often, voters take this into consideration in deciding if a woman is a “qualified” leader, rather than solely their accomplishments and agenda. This judgement on behavior and outward femininity is generally more harsh for Black women, experts say.

Vice Presidential Debate: The Reality of Racism isn’t Debatable

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor October 17, 2020

Television brightness illuminated my pooling tears of frustration. The historic vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7 agitated my apprehensive vision of the future, backdropped by the impending general...

Make sure to register by Oct. 7 in order to be able to vote in the 2020 election.

Why You Should Vote

Zara Tola, Copy Editor October 7, 2020

When I turned 18 a little over a month ago, I obtained the ability to make all sorts of new choices that I never had been able to make on my own before.  I can now sign my own contracts, get a...

(AP Psychology Textbook pictured)

New Quarter Schedule Presents Challenges to AP Classes

Connor Del Carmen, Associate Editor October 7, 2020

As someone who has been in at least one AP class for three consecutive years, I can tell you only two months into the school year that this will be my most stressful year of AP classes ever.  In...

In a protest for George Floyd Wednesday, June 3, a large crowd sat in a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to resemble the duration of time former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd's neck.

Perspective: In the Wake of George Floyd’s Death, How Do We Create Change?

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor June 13, 2020

The black community is under siege by two national sicknesses—COVID-19 and racism—and a recent rebellion condemning racial injustice and police brutality shows the country is at its tipping point. A...

The first open letter was posted to Instagram by Lana Del Rey on May 21st.

The music industry has a skewed outlook on feminism

Rutaiba Siddiqui, Staff Reporter June 4, 2020

Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey penned an open letter to her 16.5 million Instagram followers on Thursday, May 21st. Rey starts the letter by naming popular female artists such as Doja Cat, Ariana Grande,...

By redefining the traditional schoolweek and workweek, quarantine has given many people time to significantly improve their lives.

Opinion: Time, the Silver Lining of Quarantine

Arpitha Sistla, Staff Reporter May 27, 2020

The coronavirus is undoubtedly one of the strangest times Gen Z has ever had to live through.  Trump “joking” about injecting disinfectant to mitigate the virus’s spread, Cardi B interviewing...

TikTok is a social networking app that includes short-form videos with over 500 million users.

The Toxicity of TikTok

Akhila Swarna, Advertisement Manager May 16, 2020

No matter the kind of day I have, I always look forward to my end-of-day mindless scrolling on TikTok. It gives me a sense of closure, as it is relaxing to see the various 15-60 second videos. Now, most...

People from California to North Carolina demand political leaders to reopen their states for reasons as innocent as wanting a haircut or as paranoid as believing COVID-19 is a hoax, and Missouri is not any different.

Opinion: Quarantine Protesters are Reckless

Will Roach, Opinions Editor May 2, 2020

Given my position on this student publication, it’s ironic that I don’t follow the news much these days, and if I do, I try to stay away from pandemic-related topics. Unfortunately, it takes a lot...

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