Measles, mumps, chickenpox, Hepatitis, HPV: these are all viruses and diseases FCPS students are required to be immunized against. We should add to this list COVID-19. Last month, Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, became one of the first school divisions to announceContinue Reading

It was two days before the presentation, and I knew tomorrow I had work until the evening, Yvon had football practice, and Abby was embroiled in the logistics of a school-wide food drive. We decided to plan ahead and agreed to meet for Wednesday off hours. No warning given, noContinue Reading

There is no better feeling in the world than waking up to a Ryan McElveen alert that school has been canceled due to snow. But be careful – your snow days are under assault. The advent of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought rise to a new movementContinue Reading

It is despicable to value corporations over lives, yet this ideology is ingrained into American society. There has been an uproar on social media recently, not only about the unjust murder of George Floyd, but also the riots that resulted. The biggest controversy is over the destruction of property; peopleContinue Reading

Dating will always come with surprises, but learning you have to stay six feet apart at all times is usually never the case.  My boyfriend and I started dating a couple of months before quarantine started. We went from seeing each other almost every day at and outside of schoolContinue Reading

Now that attending class means simply waking up, grabbing your laptop and logging on, I struggle to find the motivation to do more than the bare minimum.  My daily schedule used to be a lot more chaotic. I would wake up at 6:45 a.m., go to school, come home aroundContinue Reading