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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...

The job market changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many to rely on technology.

Technology changes career accessibility and applications

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

As many continue to practice social distancing in the midst of COVID-19, it has become difficult to participate in once normal activities. Careers that entail physical contact with others have transitioned...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses learn to adapt to the new digital age.

E-commerce provides ease and accessibility to shoppers

Isabella Ji March 12, 2021

With the endless number of essentials that can be purchased with just a click of a button, e-commerce has brought shopping right to our fingertips. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, shopping online is now...

Due to COVID-19 concerns, virtual addiction therapy has risen in popularity.

Recovering addicts attend rehab remotely amid COVID restrictions

Nina Kolodchak January 19, 2021

The increased potency of drugs in recent years has entailed an expanding need for standard addiction help programs, however, the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic has made certain adaptations inevitable. Virtual...

The misuse of prescription drugs are dangerous as CHS Health teacher Mrs. Morgan voices concerns.

Misuse of medication brings drug classification into question

Zaina Saif January 19, 2021

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “A drug is a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The two main classes of drugs...

New Jersey passes bill to legalize marijuana for citizens over the age of 21,  yet students raise concerns.

Marijuana legalization sparks controversy in NJ

Isabella Ji and Michele Roman January 19, 2021

A ballot in the 2020 election allowed New Jersey residents to vote on the legalization of marijuana, following the lead of other states who legalized cannabis previously. For two years, New Jersey state...

As the decision about decriminalizing drugs opens nationwide, many people still have concerns.

Drug decriminalization debated nationwide

Kaitlyn Delaney January 19, 2021

With several states across the U.S. pushing to legalize recreational marijuana use, widespread drug decriminalization came into question as well. In the 2020 election, Oregon became the first state in...

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