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Coronavirus Relief: Still Not Enough

Coronavirus Relief: Still Not Enough

March 24, 2020

As the United States reaches the threshold of 500 deaths and over 45,000 coronavirus cases people continue to fear the worse. As schools close and businesses shutter the threat of the pandemic is really beginning to come to life. Hospitals are overwhelmed, leading to ventilator and mask shortages, testing deficiencies remain, and the economy continues to spiral. As this situation continues to get wor...

Trump’s Coronavirus Failure

Trump’s Coronavirus Failure

March 13, 2020

“We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on March 11 when the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic. The number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 115,000, and more than 4,200 have died. In the U.S. there have been more than 1,200 cases confirmed and 39 confirmed deaths. Not to mention that the virus has spread to at least 40 states, many of which have declared a state of emergency. The largest outbreaks so far hav...

What Qualifies as Necessary?

What Qualifies as Necessary?

March 11, 2020

On March 10 Governor Andy Beshear announced two more confirmed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Harrison County, bringing the Kentucky state total to eight confirmed cases: five COVID-19 cases are in Harrison County, two are in Fayette County, and one is in Jefferson County.  Since then, Fayette County Public Schools has released several statements reiterating that they are taking "preventative measures” against COVID-19. The FCPS website states “The district monitors student and staff attendance trend...

Being Chinese During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Being Chinese During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 2, 2020

When I was born, the world was in a state of panic and hysteria over the 2003 SARS outbreak--I was born into a correlation between China and infectious disease. According to the CDC, COVID-19 is caused by a virus much like SARS. Typically, coronaviruses cause patients to get common colds, but certain strains cause more severe symptoms that can be fatal. As an increasing number of cases w...

The Effects Of Climate Change

March 1, 2020

Climate change is a short-term increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system, shown by temperature measurements. These measurements show that at the current rate of change, temperatures will continue to increase and make winter shorter and summer long. The world has been affected by climate change in various ways, such as sea levels rising. Increased temperatures cause ice gl...

Why I’m Voting for Joe Biden

Why I’m Voting for Joe Biden

February 28, 2020

I remember the 2016 election vividly. It was the first time I was truly interested in politics and cared about the outcome of an election. I was 15 at the time, and therefore was unable to vote, but all I kept thinking was “2020 is going to be the year my voice is heard.”  Since 2016, I have spent a lot of my time educating myself on the issues that plague this country so I can figure out wher...

A Single Person’s Valentine’s Day

A Single Person’s Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful romantic holiday for couples to get together and express their love for each other and budding love to bloom. Dinners and movie nights are something to look forward to each year.  Except for most people. As it turns out, more than 44% of Americans over the age of 18 are unmarried and roughly 48.2% are single. Being a high school student, it is far more likely to s...

What I Want to Do Before I Leave

What I Want to Do Before I Leave

February 14, 2020

One semester. That is all I have left as a high schooler. In four months, I will be graduating, getting ready for college, and moving out. While this is an exciting and thrilling idea, it can also be scary. Thinking back to freshman Eleanor and all I have learned since then, I know that high school has shaped me to be ready for the outside world. I have done a lot in this school. From going...

A Letter to MSTC Freshman

A Letter to MSTC Freshman

January 21, 2020

Dear Incoming MSTC Freshman, I’m going to do my best to prepare you for the next four years of your life. You’ll see on MSTC’s website that this program is “designed to develop students who are internationally competitive in STEM disciplines.” This basically means that it’s meant to push your limits and challenge you to realize your true potential. MSTC gives high school stud...

My Life as a Theater Kid

My Life as a Theater Kid

January 21, 2020

I was a young artist, and I loved to paint and draw and create. My favorite subject in elementary school was art. I loved my art class, especially the art teacher Mrs. La Nora Long. She always encouraged me to be the best artist I could be, no matter what art form it was.  In fifth grade, she introduced me to the Set Design club. We were the kids who would paint the backdrops for the plays put...

One Person, One Vote

One Person, One Vote

January 17, 2020

About a month ago I turned 18, and with that came the new responsibility of being able to vote. It’s arguably the greatest right of being an American citizen, but unfortunately, the way our constitution structures elections effectively makes my vote null and void in a presidential election.     I registered to vote the day I turned 18 and without hesitation, I registered as a Democrat. If...

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

January 10, 2020

Andrew Yang is the perfect example of the American Dream. Born in New York from Taiwan immigrants, Yang went on to study at Brown and Columbia University. He is a former lawyer, CEO, and entrepreneur. Witnessing the effects of the financial crisis, he founded the non-profit Venture for America organization. The VFA recruits college graduates and places them with start-ups in struggling cities across the coun...