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Students experience “COVID fatigue” during Distance Learning

Graphic by Merit Onyekwere
December 11, 2020

When Lodi Unified School District announced that school was cancelled at the beginning of quarantine in March, many students were relieved that their scholastic stress would be temporarily put on hold....

Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID

Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID
November 21, 2020

While COVID-19 has been responsible for spikes in unemployment and the permanent closure of many local mom and pop shops, a new generation of student entrepreneurs has begun to rise amid the economic uncertainty.   “I’d...

Families modify Thanksgiving traditions in light of Covid

Families modify Thanksgiving traditions in light of Covid
November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a time dedicated to family, feasting and fun -- but during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new ingredient will be added: fear. With the release of new guidelines from the Centers...

Students struggle to navigate college application process during Covid-19 lockdown

Canceled: Multiple SAT events were canceled due to Covid.
Elimination of SAT/ACT test places more emphasis on essays, grades
November 5, 2020

When it comes to college admissions, the class of 2021 can’t seem to catch a break.  With SAT test centers closing left and right, seniors aren’t sure where to start when it comes to the college application...

Athletes and coaches adapt to new rules and timelines

Masks Up: The football team practices social distancing while doing their conditioning exercises on the field.
athletics starting up amidst pandemic
November 4, 2020

Senior Robert Queirolo anticipated having one last wrestling season with his team, but Covid-19 has left all athletes unsure of what sports will look like this year.  While a few sports have started conditioning,...

CON: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?

CON: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?
October 30, 2020

(See the PRO side here.) Alarms ringing!  Scrambling out of bed!  Rushing to open the computer to get to the Zoom link and clicking on the option to “Join without Video.”  Sound familiar?  Despite...

PRO: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?

PRO: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?
October 30, 2020

(See the CON side here.) With the start of distance learning, students have been eager to complain about the inconveniences and problems they face, while not realizing that they contribute to one of...

Distance Learning proves challenging for both staff and students

A Helping Hand: Junior Takeyia Thompson sometimes has to leave her own classes to assist her second grade sister, Maliyah, and must email her teachers after class to explain or ask questions.
Fearing for their family members’ health, hundreds of students choose year-long distance learning option
October 30, 2020

If students had been told a year ago that they would be able to attend class while still in their pajamas — and even still in bed — most students would have jumped at the chance.  Today, however,...

Local businesses adapt to COVID-19

Social Distancing: An employee at Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA takes a customer's order from the passenger side of the customer's vehicle.
April 16, 2020

Everyone can agree that this period of time is one of great uncertainty.  This uncertainty is magnified for small business owners; with the statewide Stay-at-Home order in place, people aren’t going...

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