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Freshmen undergo difficult transition into high school

The hours leading up to your first day of high school can be scary but electrifying in any year. Now, imagine after years of anticipation being told that your first year of high school would be online for the first month of the school year.  This year’s freshman class experienced a high school introduction like […]

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Show must go on as theatre department remains undeterred by pandemic

By this time of year, theatre arts teacher and director Rebecca Rhinehart usually would have put on at least two stage productions and be in the works for a third.  This year, there have been none.  Instead, for the past three months, the theater department has been auditioning, rehearsing and performing almost completely virtually, Rhinehart […]

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Students navigate siblings’ college situations amid COVID-19

She’s used to spending time with her family at home. Over the many winters, they’ve always spent holidays together. This is how it’s been for junior Tess Madison her whole life, as the youngest of five siblings.  However, with her oldest sibling already at college, the family she had been living with was cut in […]

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Quarantine gives students free time for new hobbies, purchases

Students were surprised on March 7 as Gov. Mike DeWine announced schools K-12 would close for three weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus. They ran home, looking forward to the extra long spring break, but the excitement quickly came to an end as the coronavirus spread. For the remainder of the school year, […]

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Distance learning creates unfamiliar experiences for students, teachers

At the start of last school year, freshman Samara Kahan woke up for the first day of school to see her friends and attend her regular classes. This year, as her freshman year of high school began, Kahan turned on her computer to attend an online Zoom class from her bedroom for her first day. […]