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Teachers are ready to be back in school after a year where they did not see some students in-person.

Teachers evolving post-remote learning

Jacqueline Litowinsky September 17, 2021

In March of 2020, teachers around the world were forced to completely alter how they taught their students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They needed to figure out how to properly translate in-person...

Students are becoming more reliable on technology after virtual learning.

Technology reshaping learning after COVID-19

Zaina Saif September 17, 2021

Technology assumed a significant role in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Google Meets had replaced the textbooks and lectures of the traditional classroom and students rarely completed hand-written...

Club fair is back at CHS and the students are eager to participate in clubs again.

Clubs and extracurriculars adapt in the new school year

Zaina Saif and Jacqueline Litowinsky September 17, 2021

Though remote learning disrupted much of the school environment, the impact of COVID-19 was hardly limited to the classroom. Many non-academic school activities, such as clubs and extracurriculars, were...

Although COVID-19 infections have been lessening in the United States, they are spiking in India.

New US travel restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19 variant

Zaina Saif June 17, 2021

On May 4, President Joe Biden restricted travel from India due to a surge in the country’s COVID-19 infection rate and death toll. While COVID-19 infections have been on the decline in the United States,...

President Biden is introducing new plans to help families and the nations infrastructure.

Biden’s Family Plan and American Jobs Plan

Jacqueline Litowinsky June 17, 2021

In early 2021, President Biden set his sights on helping the everyday American by introducing the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. Both proposals seek to extend the efforts outlined in...

People are ready to travel, even with restrictions still in place.

Restrictions in place for vaccinated travelers

Adina Saks June 17, 2021

After nearly a year and a half of travel restrictions, many people have vacation and travel on their minds.  Polls from tripadvisor’s Summer Travel Index have shown that more than two-thirds of Americans...

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on March 23, 2021 that transmission of the coronavirus in the  classroom setting is uncommon due to success in hygiene practices.

High schools take on safety precautions for in-person instruction

Isabella Ji and Nicola DeGregorio May 5, 2021

While trying to welcome students back to school after over a year of virtual and or hybrid learning, there are protocols and sanitation procedures that must be followed. Every school district is handling...

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Novelty and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine raises concerns and uncertainty

Sabrina Liding May 5, 2021

The novelty of the COVID-19 vaccines has prompted people to worry if they should wait or if they just shouldn’t get it at all. According to the National Public Radio, more than half of U.S. adults...

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson lead vaccination efforts across the US

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson lead vaccination efforts across the US

Ruth Crawford May 5, 2021

Throughout these crazy times, what everyone wants is a way out. With hopes for the pandemic to come to an end, vaccines might be the answer. In the United States, there are currently three FDA-approved...

COVID-19 vaccines utilize new methods of immunization

COVID-19 vaccines utilize new methods of immunization

Kaitlyn Delaney May 5, 2021

In the fight to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have focused on a vaccination technology previously unknown amongst the general public. Companies such as Pfizer and Moderna have developed and...

As a decrease in physical newspapers becomes evident, a rise in digital news gives the opportunity to be more accessible.

Technology aids the spread of news, but hinders the journalism industry

Nicola DeGregorio March 12, 2021

In an increasingly digital world, where a few simple clicks can gain access to a variety of news outlets, it's no wonder that there has been a decrease in the print journalism industry. According to the...

As schools across the country teach virtually, many students and teachers reflect on how this changes education.

Schools adapt virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly 93% of U.S. households with school-aged children have utilized a form of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 80% of these households practice...

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