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Scarsdale High School's daily online news source

Maroon

Scarsdale High School's daily online news source

Maroon

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...

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 Center, which was once used for local events, has been turned into a state-run mass vaccination...

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. Scientists grappled with their task of analyzing the limited information on infectious diseases and...

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 has yet been approved for those that are younger than sixteen. Some are concerned that with the 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 even throughout the course of the pandemic, certain people have been discontent with having to wear...