COVID-19 Forces the Cancellation of Holi

India will miss out on its festival of colors this year, as a result of the global pandemic.

Riddha Iyengar

March 25, 2020

Due to the global outbreak of Coronavirus, our world has been taking precautions to halt its spread by taking part in social distancing. Schools worldwide are closed, festivals including Coachella have been canceled, and professional sports leagues have placed their seasons on hiatus. The same goes for th...

SHS Student Government Engages Community Over Instagram Competitions

SHS Student Government recently held a competition on their Instagram encouraging students to take time and do something they enjoy while school is not in session due to the Coronavirus. Students submitted photos of their activities and whoever submitted the coolest picture received a $25 Amazon gift card.

Sydney Piccoli

March 25, 2020

During this impromptu break, the Scarsdale High School government is striving to bring spirit to the student body by posting competitions for the student body to partake in on their Instagram, @shsgov, run by the entirety of the school government. The government's most recent contest included students submi...

What Sports Leagues are Doing to Fight Coronavirus

To curb the spread of the infamous and deadly coronavirus, many sports seasons have been postponed and/or cancelled altogether.

Jack Lazarus and Jack Margolin

March 22, 2020

With the Coronavirus epidemic taking place, both locally and globally, everyone is scrambling for information. Not only will this affect schooling, it will also affect large events - such as sports games. Here’s how various leagues are handling the outbreak. The NBA has arguably been hit hardest...

How to Stay Busy During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Getting outside is just one of the many activities that one can participate in while social distancing!

Riddha Iyengar

March 21, 2020

Feeling bored at home with absolutely nothing to do? Have you binge-watched all of your favorite tv shows again? Finished all assignments for the day? Here are some tips to be less bored during the Coronavirus quarantine.   Get a breath of fresh air. Staying inside cooped up might make you...

A Conversation Regarding COVID-19 School Closures with SHS Principal Kenneth Bonamo: Pandemic Podcast Ep. 1

The closure of school due to the coronavirus pandemic brings up a lot of questions and concerns from students. In this podcast featuring an exclusive interview with SHS Principal Kenneth Bonamo, many questions and concerns regarding the closure are answered.

Leah Breakstone and Ariel Weinsaft

March 19, 2020

  This podcast features an exclusive interview conducted by Maroon with Scarsdale High School Principal Kenneth Bonamo regarding recent school closures to curb the spread of COVID-19.   A range of topics is discussed here, including the grading policy for quarter three and possibly quarter four, the resched...

Distance Learning at SHS

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Lilac Lin

March 18, 2020

Due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo announced the decision to close all public schools in Westchester for at least two more weeks. In a climate of fear and anxiety, students and teachers are encouraged to use their online resources creatively and continue their studies.  Th...

Update: Scarsdale Schools to Close for Two More Weeks

Scarsdale schools to close for two more weeks to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Alicia Xin

March 16, 2020

On March 15, Governor Cuomo publicly announced the decision to close all public schools in New York City, Westchester, Suffolk and Nassau. The mandatory closing will start on Monday, March 16th, and in Westchester, it will be effective for two weeks. As for NYC, the goal is to reopen schools on April 2...

SAT Postponed due to Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Westchester County and in New York State in general, the SAT test that would have been administered on Saturday, March 14th, will be postponed.

Sydney Piccoli

March 12, 2020

Due to current travel restrictions and school closures, College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, has decided to cancel registrations for the March 14th SAT in areas that have been affected by the coronavirus.  Some test centers in Westchester County have postponed the SAT w...

Upcoming Trips Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Coronavirus outbreak has not only affected Scarsdale High School’s classrooms, but also its planned trips and international programs.

Flora Zik, Writer

March 11, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has not only affected Scarsdale High School’s classrooms, but also its planned trips and international programs. On March 8th, after a faculty member in the middle school tested positive for the virus and exposed students were quarantined, the district made an informed decis...


All Scarsdale schools will be closed from March 9th to at least March 18th, following the confirmation of a case of Coronavirus in a Scarsdale Middle School teacher earlier today, according to an email sent out this evening by Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman.

Leah Breakstone and Ariel Weinsaft

March 8, 2020

This just in: all Scarsdale schools will be closed from March 9th through (at least) March 18th. This decision was made following the diagnosis of a Scarsdale Middle School teacher with the COVID-19 virus.   The district hopes to have plans for online learning in place by March 16.  Is this a we...

Everything You Need to Know About The Coronavirus

The coronavirus has spread extremely quickly. As of Sunday, there have been around 2,700 confirmed cases and over 80 deaths in mainland China.

Hannah Wang

January 27, 2020

THE CORONAVIRUS A coronavirus is a virus that usually affects animals, with a few types affecting humans. Under an electron microscope, these viruses resemble the shape of a solar corona, hence the name. With over 8000 cases in 26 different countries, the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) was a virus tha...

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