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Businesses Question the Government’s Definitions of Essential During this Crisis

Banner made by Sign-Ups to remind people of preventative measures.
May 19, 2020

COVID-19 has effectively changed the way society operates on a day-to-day basis. During this time there has been an outline laid out for who is and isn’t an essential business. Shuchi (Sue) Sharma runs...

A Way to Fit During Quarantine

May 18, 2020

The See 10 Do 10 challenge has arose across social media sites, mostly Instagram, to encourage others to stay active during these tough times. The challenge works by being tagged on social media doing...

What It Means to Pass Away During COVID-19 As a Buddhist

Many families visit Buddhist temples every Sunday for seven weeks after they have lost a loved one to fully honor the deceased's soul and to help them transition into their next life.
May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the nation, the number of deaths continues to increase. Generally, one’s death is followed by a funeral. However, due to social distancing, many are not able to...

The Unexpected, but Temporary, Benefit to Lockdown

African penguins roaming the streets of Cape Town
May 15, 2020

As people all around the world are tucked away in their homes in lockdown, the world around us is growing greener and cleaner. The animals all around the world are starting to come out, African penguins...

An all-too familiar past: unfolding two of the past centuries’ deadliest pandemics

(top)Seattle drugstore employees gather downtown amid 1918's influenza pandemic
(bottom)Pedestrians crossing the streets of downtown New York City mid- COVID-19 pandemic, 2020
May 13, 2020

With the global population enduring the unwelcomed arrival of COVID-19, our lifestyles have unanimously veered into a bender. We find ourselves in an age with no guidelines, where the amount of honors...

HISD Adopts New Grading Guidelines as Schools Close

Since schools have closed, students, like Vincent Huynh, have been required to participate in online classes.
May 13, 2020

While COVID-19 puts enormous stress on families and students, HISD has taken steps to alleviate the weight by implementing more lenient grading guidelines.  Ever since March 13, HISD announced that...

Race and Coronavirus in America

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Being Black in America might make you more susceptible to COVID-19
May 13, 2020

COVID-19 and it’s rising death toll have become matters of concern for every person on Earth, after achieving pandemic status. Unfortunately, in America, the concern is greater for some groups of people...

Streaming Services and an Epidemic

Streaming Services and an Epidemic
May 13, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months, you know about COVID-19. One thing you might have also noticed is how much more you are watching your favorite shows on Netflix, binge...

For the first time, all students take AP tests from home

For the first time, all students take AP tests from home
May 12, 2020

Covid-19 has caused students across the United States to resort to online learning and the College Board has had to alter and change the 2020 AP Tests that are going to happen this May.  College...

Dark Lane Demo Tapes: Even darker than it appears

Dark Lane Demo Tapes: Even darker than it appears
May 12, 2020

Drake has been one of the most sonically predictable pop star of the most recent decade and furthermore a work in progress. From collection to collection, year to year, he draws from a standard palette...

One Small Step, One Giant Leap

One Small Step, One Giant Leap
May 12, 2020

From door-to-door sales and cookie booths, the Girl Scout cookie sales that come once a year have always been a comfort to Americans all across the nations. And now the Girl Scouts are giving back to the...

CVHS Students Share Their Cure to Boredom During COVID-19

Reaching two months of a stay-at-home order, students' struggle with isolation and boredom at home.
May 12, 2020

Boredom has peaked at an all-time high among students with the arrival of COVID-19. Out of 10 students surveyed, boredom levels have averaged at around a 6.3 out of 10. When the same people were asked...

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