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Economic impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many stocks in the stock market to plummet.

Rae Malik, Online Layout Editor

May 13, 2020

Rae Malik Online Layout Editor This week the United States declared over 1.3 million COVID-19 cases. Nowadays, many people are practicing social distancing and staying inside to contain the spread. This means that most businesses around the world are closing in response to the pandemic. In addit...

Dropping letter grades during the COVID-19 crisis

Seniors are struggling with many losses due to the pandemic, and standard grades have added to the stress.

Jack Patterson, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Jack Patterson Staff Reporter Before this unprecedented time, the COVID-19 Virus, presented itself, high school students were already at the top of the list in terms of battling stress and anxiety. 70 percent of high school students view stress and anxiety as a major problem for themselves and their ...

Is it possible to get testing and treatment for all?

The US healthcare system is deciding on how to deal with Coronavirus.

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

May 8, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor Currently, the United States is the epicenter of the coronavirus, reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. With almost four million cases worldwide, a number which is growing rapidly every day, the question of whether or not getting everyone who need...

Going Out During COVID-19: Healthy movement towards normality

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic is easier as the weather warms.

Nolan Tichy, Copy Editor

May 6, 2020

It has been more than a few weeks since many states in the US went into total lockdown, forcing people to stay inside their home with only those who are in immediate relation to them. As the country is inching closer to the summer months, people are feeling the need to move their lives to the outdoors...

Healthcare workers and COVID-19: an inside look

A healthcare worker wears a mask to protect from contracting the virus

Ajalon Peterson, News and Features Editor

May 1, 2020

The infamous international pandemic has now divided the nation’s workforce into two categories: essential and non-essential. Essential workers like grocery store clerks and healthcare professionals are being placed at the front lines of the crisis, and are the ones who are likely most at risk of exposure....

Religious Drawbacks in Response to Global Pandemic

With several public religious practices unavailable during this global pandemic, stay-at-home options have been emphasized.

Kenzie Taylor, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

Kenzie Taylor Editor in Chief During the first few months since its spread, the COVID-19 virus has taken a toll on families and small businesses globally. Additionally, widespread stay-at-home orders are forcing religious practices to come to a halt as well. Christians have just celebrated Easter, J...

Economic Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many stocks in the stock market to plummet.

Rae Malik, Online Layout Editor

April 21, 2020

This week the United States declared over half a million COVID-19 cases. Now, many people are practicing social distancing and staying inside to contain the spread. This means that most businesses around the world are closing in response to the pandemic. In addition, many people have lost their jobs...

COVID – 19 and Racial Stigma

This visual is showing steps that we can do as a society to decrease racial stigma around the coronavirus.

Tillie Hogenson, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

Tillie Hogenson Staff Reporter In Minnesota, there are about 1,200 cases of the coronavirus, and 39 reported deaths. Governor Tim Walz recently extended the “stay at home” order through May 4, as the peak of coronavirus is supposed to hit Minnesota in summer. Currently, the United States has bec...

Pros and Cons of Online Schooling

Sam Capece, News Editor

April 11, 2020

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, all students nationwide are taking part in social distancing through online school. This demonstrates how far the US has come with technology and education, students are meeting up with their classes on video chat services, completing projects and assignments on online...

COVID-19 causes panic

COVID-19 causes panic throughout the world, and now Orono is questioning the possible impact on families and staff.

Ajalon Peterson, News & Features Editor

March 12, 2020

Ajalon Peterson News & Features Editor The coronavirus: it’s the only thing on the news these days. Originating in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus has now reached pandemic level, according to the World Health Organization. Entire countries are on lockdown, and President Trump gave a st...

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