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Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Subredditors create massive impact on Stock Market
Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In Jan. 2021, a group of amateur traders led from the subreddit WallStreetBets invested heavily into stocks of fledgling companies including that of Gamestop (GME) causing what is now being called the...

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Tips on how to ensure that your mask keeps you safe
Christopher Chen , Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Wearing a mask can be difficult and annoying. In light of many new variant COVID-19 strains, mask wearing is ever more essential and the following few tips might be helpful to consider in making the process...

Nichols shares, “A huge help for me was that Blake offered child care for our kids when the lower school was remote. That was just so awesome because I wasn’t trying to juggle taking care of my kids and teaching online. When that happened, that was awesome.”

Teachers Experience, Share Shifts in Mental Health Throughout Pandemic

More grace needed during these difficult times
Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor February 24, 2021

The transitions between RTLP to HTLP have been stressful for everyone, especially teachers. From constant schedule changes to managing work amidst a global pandemic, they have been feeling justifiably...

Students have noticed shorter wait times during lunch, despite the lack of staggered release times from first semester.

Hybrid 2.0 Brings Shorter Lunch Lines, New Opinions on Menu Emerge

Students see lunch improvements
Nina Bush, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

With the new HTLP 2.0 schedule, the lunch block has undergone various changes.  Under the first schedule, different classes, depending on the department, would go down to lunch at different times in an...

Justin Karels, a member of the Support Services team, says that “I haven’t noticed any consistency as far as the same question is being asked, more so something that I’ve observed that isn’t happening is checking self service for any updates, like Zoom [and] Google Chrome.”

Information Support Services Department Aids in Learning Mode Shifts

Responsibilities change as new learning modes occur
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor Emerita January 27, 2021

Although students don't often think about the work that goes into the technology in their classes, the Information Support Services (ISS) department does an incredible amount of behind the scenes work,...

Due to the pandemic, home gyms are becoming increasingly more important.

Innovative Exercises, Ideas to Add into Your At-Home Workout Routine

What goes into a successful workout?
Nina Bush , Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Cardio: During Remote Teaching and Learning (RTLP) in the spring, I used to wake up early and run two-three miles every morning, but I have found that challenging to maintain this year. Now, I like to...

Novel PS5 Causes Chaotic Craze

Novel PS5 Causes Chaotic Craze

New gaming system creates mad rush to purchase
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Since its release on Nov. 12, the PS5 has been one of the most highly sought after pieces of technology in the world.  Despite selling four million units thus far, it's still extremely difficult to acquire...

Meteor Showers: What to Know

Meteor Showers: What to Know

Christopher Chen, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Meteor showers give you a chance to not only appreciate the mechanics behind such an amazing force of nature, but you will also be able to appreciate the physical beauty presented forth from such a phenomenon....

30 Minute Lunch Negatively Impacts Eating Habits, Mental Health

30 Minute Lunch Negatively Impacts Eating Habits, Mental Health

Students frustrated with shortened lunchtime
Jackie Weyerhaeuser, Food Features Editor December 16, 2020

One of the toughest transitions to fully remote learning has been adjusting to the 30-minute lunch breaks. Students are upset that the daily lunch breaks can’t be longer. Payton Crosby ‘21 says,...

New Pfizer Vaccine Introduction Raises Questions

New Pfizer Vaccine Introduction Raises Questions

FDA approval excites large businesses, concerns others
Christopher Chen, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

In light of Pfizer recently initiating the distribution of new Covid-19 vaccines, rumors of such possibilities are slowly becoming more concrete and real.  Through months of extensive testing and research,...

Amazon's New Gaming Service Surprises Many

Amazon’s New Gaming Service Surprises Many

Unique features set it apart, excites streaming communities
Christopher Chen, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

Amazon just recently announced a groundbreaking new software concept called Luna. Rather than having to spend more time trying to download content and games, Luna makes it possible for individuals to play...

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