Tag: social distancing

Seniors Leni Steinhardt and Brianna Fisher hang out from a safe distance to each other

Students find ways to hang out with friends while staying six feet apart

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many friends and family to stay socially distant from one another, there has been a surge in ideas for how people can interact in person while staying safe.  Maintaining social distance measures—avoiding physical contact and keeping at least six feet […]

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COVID-19 proves to be a challenging adjustment for families

COVID-19 proves to be a challenging adjustment for families

Between families who make TikToks together, to those who do not even talk to one another, each household is handling their time in quarantine  differently.  Dealing with a loss of freedom and missing their separate lives away from home can be a hard adjustment for […]

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Students' online attendance being marked throughout the week. Photo by Fenthon Aristhomene

BCPS implements new attendance policy for online learning

On March 30, 2020 online learning began for students as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19. The closure of schools is just one of the many effects of the virus. Due to this pandemic, the Student Services Department has provided a way to […]

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The shift to online schooling transforms the daily lives of students and teachers alike

Sleeping in and staying home all day, with only the responsibility of completing assignments on one’s own time frame, seems like every student’s dream. The thought of online schooling may have been a fantasy to many students ever since they set foot in a public […]

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Noah Galper provides a pizza pie to the home of a Holocaust survivor. Photo Courtesy of Noah Galper

High school junior Noah Galper makes a difference with ‘Pizza to the People,’ providing pizzas for those in need

Sometimes darkness truly breeds light. In the case of the coronavirus pandemic, many instances of everyday citizens turning into neighborhood heroes can be seen nationwide. One teenager who seized the opportunity to help others in this stressful time was Noah Galper, a junior at North […]

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The struggle of separated parents with children moving to each home during a shelter in place order

Throughout the United States, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing to lower the risk of catching and spreading the virus. With the coronavirus forcing people to stay inside, it has brought up many concerns to families. Florida Governor Ron Desantis has issued a stay-at-home […]

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[Opinion] A Global pandemic shouldn’t strengthen the generational divide within the U.S.

With the enforcement of social distancing measures throughout the United States and other countries due to COVID-19, some individuals cannot bear the social isolation that has followed.  Social distancing is defined by the American Red Cross as “deliberately increasing the physical space between people to […]

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MSD Spoken Word Club president Anna Bayuk presents her poem during the Zoom competition. Photo courtesy of Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network

MSD spoken word club competes in competition online during social distancing

On March 29, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Spoken Word club competed in Louder Than A Bomb, an ongoing festival dedicated to slam-style poetry. Unfortunately, this year they had to compete through Zoom, an online video meeting platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They competed […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implements stay-at-home order for entire state

On Friday, April 3, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implemented a stay-at-home order for the state and ordered all schools to be closed until at least Friday, May 1. All activity in Florida will be limited to essential services over the next 30 days to try […]

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Seven out of nine customers in a long line outside Costco, wear protective masks, Friday in Royal Palm Beach. The discount wholesaler had supplies of toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, chicken, eggs and milk, but no hand sanitizer. [ALLEN EYESTONE/palmbeachpost.com]

MSD students take precautions in the face of COVID-19

In recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the deaths of over 72,636 people globally as well as the closure of many schools, stores, restaurants and businesses. COVID-19 has greatly affected the way people live their lives. People have to avoid close contact with […]

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