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Multiple theories of the origin of COVID-19 come to light.

The Lab-Leak Theory: More Than Just a Conspiracy?

Hannah Wang, June 8, 2021

Flashback to the beginning of 2020 when the first signs of COVID-19 started to appear in the United States, multiple theories of the potential causes of the virus circulated. Most of the little scientific...

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Maroon Makes Predictions for a Post-Pandemic Planet

Hyunjin Lee and Daniel Rublin May 12, 2021

When COVID-19 began to spread rampantly throughout the United States last year, almost every aspect of life was affected. The SHS administration instituted asynchronous school days. Streaming into classes,...

India experiences new wave of COVID-19, prompting thousands to worry about the country's current state.

The Unexpected COVID Crisis in India

Hannah Wang May 12, 2021

Unlike the United States that experienced a high number of COVID-19 cases in January and early February 2021, cases in India were dropping to record low numbers below 10,000 per day. The growing possibility...

Use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused in the United States after reports of blood clotting linked to the J&J vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Hold in the United States

Ryan Jiang April 21, 2021

On April 13, 2021, the CDC released a statement on the pause of the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Investigation revealed that severe types of blood clots may have been linked to the use of...

More than 140,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at the Westchester County Center.

141,667 Shots

Daniel Rublin March 30, 2021

141,667 is a big number. 141,667 is also the number that is currently displayed on the big blue screen inside the Westchester County Center below the words “VACCINATIONS TO DATE!” The Westchester County...

SHS teachers receive the COVID-19 vaccine and share their thoughts on the experience.

SHS Teachers Reflect on their Vaccine Experiences

Emily-Jane Luo, March 27, 2021

A century ago, the Spanish influenza of 1918 wreaked havoc on the education of children across the United States. Most schools closed for four months, with only New York City and Chicago remaining open....

COVID-19 vaccines for adolescents and children under sixteen have yet to be approved, leading to concerns for some.

Should Freshmen Worry About Not Receiving the Vaccine?

Ryan Jiang March 26, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines are approved and become more accessible, teenagers who are sixteen and older now have at least one option for a vaccine. However, this may worry parents and students as no vaccine...

The governors of Texas and Mississippi have lifted their Coronavirus mask mandate in their states. What does this mean for the world?

Optimistic or Misinformed: Texas and Mississippi Remove Mask Mandate

Ryan Jiang March 12, 2021

As a year has passed since the pandemic started, people all over the world still continue to wear masks and follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines set by government officials. However, as time goes by and...

The FDA introduced Johnson & Johnson, the third company to create a successful COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, on February 27th.

F.D.A. Approves Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Daniel Rublin February 28, 2021

As COVID-19 cases in the United States rapidly decline and the vaccine rollout continues, a new sense of hope is in the air. Moving along this path to recovery, the FDA approved the Johnson & Johnson...

On March 8th 2021, SHS plans to have students, on their respective cohort days, go back to full-day in person classes.

How Does SHS Feel about the Updated March 8th Schedule?

Katherine Shi and Alicia Xin February 27, 2021

Almost one year after the nationwide switch to online learning, Scarsdale High School plans to have students return to full day in-person classes starting from March 8. Many people have mixed opinions...

Students will attend two full in-person days starting March 8th.

Open-Campus Policy, School Lunches, and Full Days: Everything You Need to Know About SHS’ Increased In-Person Time

Ella Hayes and Irene Li February 22, 2021

For almost a year, Scarsdale High School has experimented with various schedules, techniques, and platforms for learning. From cross-cohort live streaming to half-days, Zoom classes to a full virtual model,...

In-person attendance can boost mental health and physical health while creating a sustainable COVID-safe lifestyle for the community, yet half of us stay home. We need to do better—and so does the administration.

Overcoming Inertia: Why We Must Return To School

Josh Bock February 8, 2021

Inertia, as I learned during my in-person physics class, is the tendency of mass to resist acceleration, or, more broadly, the tendency to resist change. Right now, too many Scarsdale High School students...

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