How will the United States move forward with vaccine distribution and evaluation?
United States Approves Pfizer Vaccine: What Comes Next?
Mason Lau December 14, 2020

After almost an entire year, different countries have finally started to approve vaccines for COVID-19. Pfizer and BioNTech, large pharmaceutical firms based in the United States and Germany, have produced a COVID-19 vaccine with over a 95% success rate when tested on roughly 43,000 individuals. As such, Britain and Bahrain have already started to issue the vaccine to healthcare workers and elderly...

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SHS junior Jessica Hausman pitching at Supply Field in May of 2019.
College Recruiting During COVID-19
Lydia Jin December 7, 2020

COVID-19 has undeniably affected the lives of every member of the SHS community. For exceptional junior athletes who have their hearts set on getting recruited into colleges, it has been no different. Throughout the year, our athletes have had to adapt to many bumps along their road to college recruiting.  Jessica Hausman ’22 and Sedna Gandhi ’22, shared with us the many challenges they have faced...

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The continuation of fall sport seasons instead of their postponement to the spring garners controversial opinions.
To Play or To Wait?
Adam Katcher November 18, 2020

The buzz of the scoreboard signals the end of the match. Scarsdale: 1. Visitors: 0. As the team celebrates on the field, the victory has a bittersweet taste to it. All wins count the same, but the atmosphere is different. Through the sound of heavy breathing through masks, the faint cheers from a few parents are all that can be heard. At any other time, the crowd would consist of a couple of hundred...

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Some of the alterations made to the fitness center in order to abide by the new safety protocols.
SHS Fitness Center Reopens Amid Pandemic
Sydney Miller • November 17, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Scarsdale this past spring and closed the high school, the Fitness Center closed as well. Even when school reopened in September, the Fitness Center remained closed until Thursday, November 5th, when SHS reopened it for training.  On Monday, November 2nd, parents and students of the school received an email from Ray Pappalardi, the Director of Physical Education,...

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As testing week approaches, students must deal with stress and new problems from the pandemic.
COVID-19 Further Complicates End of Quarter Exams
Harrison Lambert November 16, 2020

As Scarsdale High School approaches the end of the first quarter, many students have begun worrying about assessments, projects, and grades. The quarter will come to a close on Tuesday, November 17th with testing days starting on November 5th. Students are skeptical about how testing will pan out in the final two weeks because of the modified schedule and hybrid learning model.  Students not only...

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As COVID cases at SHS increase, more students switch to all virtual learning.
Recent Cases Prompt Students to Go Virtual
Lilac Lin November 10, 2020

In the last few weeks of October, the Scarsdale School District reported four new positive COVID-19 cases, leading to a cancellation of all extracurricular activities. Following the rules from the Department of Health (DOH), the District initiated contract tracing and quarantined all students and faculty members who may be at risk. While the spread of the virus reportedly occurred at social events...

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Students intermix with other cohorts on the Scarsdale High School field.
Fall Sports Join Cohorts to Complete the Season
Lilac Lin November 9, 2020

After much deliberation, the Scarsdale Recreation Department decided to allow combined cohort sports, as long as students follow safety protocols, to preserve the fall sports season. COVID-19 has devastated millions of lives around the globe, causing the development of mental health problems and putting a damper on school traditions and rituals. Exercise has always been a coping mechanism for stress-ridden...

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Due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks, many schools in Westchester have been forced to close in person teaching.
COVID update: Recent Westchester School Closures
Flora Zik October 27, 2020

Since schools in New York have been able to open for hybrid learning this fall, many feel the mental health and learning quality for many students has improved as we inch toward a sense of “normalcy.” However, that feeling may be short-lived.  While Scarsdale has had a few known positive COVID-19 tests among its students, has closed QR Elementary for one day out of precaution, and quarantined...

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