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Scarsdale High School's daily online news source

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Rising Cases Shorten Winter Track Season
Rising Cases Shorten Winter Track Season
Flora Zik, Feature Editor • December 17, 2021

Many students were excited for the winter sports season to start and had been training all year. This excitement was short-lived for the members of the Winter Track team. At the start of the season, three positive cases immediately shut down the sport for ten days. Many members were looking forward to...

The House Democrats Bidens ‘Build Back Better’ Bill, which is essential to his economic agenda.
Biden’s Overhaul ‘Build Back Better’ Bill
Romir Srivastava December 2, 2021

Following months of deliberations, the House Democrats passed an overhaul $1.75 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ social, economic, and infrastructure policy, comprising a key piece of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. The Bill aims to supplement and improve relief measures to address the COVID-19...

Scarsdale High School alters their overnight policy, allowing students to spend the night on field trips, in regards to COVID-19.
SHS Changes Overnight Trip Policy
Daniel Rublin December 2, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many beloved school traditions and activities were postponed or canceled. Over the past year, many SHS traditions have gradually returned; SHS students now go to school for five full days each week, sports are running, and crowded events such as the pep rally have even...

COVID-19 vaccine becomes approved for children ages 5-11, which makes strides toward universal protection from the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Ages 5-11
Romir Srivastava November 16, 2021

In a step towards universal inoculation, President Joe Biden announced approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 on November 3rd, 2021. The Biden administration expects these doses to be distributed starting the week of November 8th. “We’ve taken a giant step forward to further accelerate...

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 evidence at that time pointed towards animals in the Huanan market in Wuhan being the original source...

Maroon answers the question of What should be the long-term new normal?
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, wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and having a greater focus on student mental health...

India experiences new wave of COVID-19, prompting thousands to worry about the countrys 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 of herd immunity coming soon was supported by the fact that a little less than half of the people...

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 the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This case appears to be extremely rare, as only six cases have been...