Test Optional Movement amid Covid-19

With limited testing options for incoming applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have considered going test optional, or even announcing they will not consider standardized tests in their admissions process.

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 c...

Getting Back on the Road: The DMV Reopening

DMV in person transactions, such as road test, will resume in phase 3 of 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 te...

Scarsdale Enters Phase 2 of Reopening

Chat, a restaurant in Scarsdale village, is among many local restaurants who have started serving food outdoors.

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 the...

Scenes from a New Normal

Scenes from a New Normal is one of the first films to be produced entirely over Zoom.

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,...

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 fi...

Teachers Take: Teaching during COVID-19

SHS English teacher, Kimberly Summerfield, who like all SHS teachers, has been forced to adapt to teaching online.

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 lik...

Quarantine in Photos

I went on a walk and enjoyed the nice weather with my older sister!

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....

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

The third episode of Maroon on the Mic features an interview with  former Maroon Editors-In-Chief, Seniors Alison Chan and Lucy Brenner on their thoughts about the Senior Passion Projects, and the new information about Prom and Graduation.

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 i...

The 2020 AP Pan(dem)ic

A textbook, computer, and the College Board website - all necessities for this year’s AP exams.

Emily Wang and Hyunjin Lee

May 25, 2020

Long AP tests are always sources of stress, but this year, with the ongoing pandemic, they have been moved online; surprisingly decreasing the stress levels for many students. The tests used to be three hours but were shortened to just forty-five minutes this year, cutting out almost half of the curricul...

States Make the Decision to Slowly Reopen

As states begin to reopen and jumpstart the economy, there are many severe potential ramifications.

Lilac Lin

May 18, 2020

Social distancing has undoubtedly created chaos in our daily lives. Coronavirus has not only forced businesses to close, but mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are also on the rise. In the beginning, stopping the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 made it necessary for cities to...

Scarsdale Fire Department Provides a Birthday to Remember!

Scarsdale Fire Department helps children celebrate their birthdays in quarantine!

Flora Zik

May 15, 2020

A birthday is usually a day of celebration that you look forward to the whole year. During this time of social distancing, however, many of us are unable to celebrate our birthdays by having a party or by visiting friends and family. With nowhere to go, the day that you have been looking forward to al...

The College Board Cancels the June SAT

The June SAT cancellation affects many juniors that have not taken a standardized test, and it is likely that more colleges will make standardized tests optional.

Ryan Seibold

May 12, 2020

Around two weeks ago, The College Board announced the cancellation of the June SAT, which was supposed to be administered on June 6, 2020. The March SAT was also canceled earlier this year due to social distancing guidelines and the outbreak of COVID-19. The ACT canceled their April test and it is unkn...

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