Test Optional Movement amid Covid-19

Emily-Jane Luo | July 22, 2020

A record number of colleges are joining more than 1,100 others that have already dropped standardized test scores for entrance, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing. That is nearly half of 2,400 four-year colleges in the nation. Many colleges cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellations of SAT/ACT spring testings as a catalyst and did not plan to adopt these policies permanently....

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Getting Back on the Road: The DMV Reopening

Jolie Kantor | June 17, 2020

All Sophomores and Juniors at SHS have something in common: their excitement and anticipation to drive. The freedom that comes with this privilege is exhilarating and well-desired. However, during this pandemic, SHS students have not been able to access the DMV to take their road tests and permit tests. The DMV’s closure has been difficult for many students. “It’s frustrating because I was...

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Scarsdale Enters Phase 2 of Reopening

Lilac Lin | June 16, 2020

On June 8, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City could begin to reopen, while other counties such as Westchester would cautiously enter phase two of the recovery. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, local businesses and other non-essential companies have struggled to stay afloat in their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Phase 2 signifies that hair salons, office workers,...

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Scenes from a New Normal

Jake Lubin | June 5, 2020

Scenes from a New Normal is a documentary that captures the Coronavirus pandemic through the lens of one town: Scarsdale, New York. After over 25 interviews and 38 hours of footage, the final film compiles the stories of students, administrators, business owners, patients, and doctors. Behind the scenes, all production and interviews were done via Zoom, making it one of the first films to have done...

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SHS Maintains Traditional Grading Policy For Second Semester

Lilac Lin | June 4, 2020

On April 3rd, Scarsdale High School made the decision to stick with traditional letter grades for the remainder of the school year. Because coronavirus has upheaved so many aspects of daily life, many high schoolers believe the administration should alter the grading system and make it more lenient and fitting to current circumstances. Grant Schechtman ’20, a senior at SHS, started a petition on...

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Teachers Take: Teaching during COVID-19

Hayley Harrison | June 1, 2020

With the Scarsdale Schools District doing everything they can to help our community during these difficult times, many are wondering the impacts of eLearning on the school curriculum and how teachers are managing the change. SHS English teacher Kimberly Summerfield has opened up about what it’s like to be teaching during the pandemic. For both students and teachers, adjusting to eLearning has...

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Quarantine in Photos

Maroon Staff | May 29, 2020

With more free time than usual, students have been able to enjoy time with their families and pick up new hobbies they did not have time to pursue before the Pandemic. Check out a few activities the Maroon staff has been up to.

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Maroon on the Mic Ep3: Unprecedented Times Call For Unprecedented Changes To Senior Traditions

Leah Breakstone and Ariel Weinsaft | May 28, 2020

This podcast features an exclusive interview with former Maroon Editors-in-Chief, Alison Chan, and Lucy Brenner '20. Discussion in this podcast ranges from reactions to changes in graduation and prom traditions, as well as the Senior Passion Project programs that Chan and Brenner are participating in, taking the place of what would have been their Senior Options. Shs Maroon · Maroon on the Mic...

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