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The untold pain of COVID-19

Dylan Zoller, Design Editor May 5, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep through the United States, many people became concerned with what would come next. First, there was the travel ban with China, then with the world, and then the...

Mills in his workshop, where during a 24-hour period, he can produce about 30 masks.

Senior produces, distributes over 200 face shields in fight against COVID

Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer April 10, 2020

“At first, the change was exciting because it was novel,” senior Michael Mills said about living in quarantine as the result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  But he added that after a couple of days,...

When it comes to remote learning, how do teachers really know how much is too much?

How much is too much?

Nicholas Mattheys, Social Media Manager April 2, 2020

The last month has been turbulent, for students, teachers, and families alike. The COVID-19 virus has caused uncertainty in our lives and drastically changed the way our society functions. In light...

Should the gun violence crisis weigh as much on the scale of social action as the Coronavirus?

We should react this way to other contemporary issues

Caroline Gans, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

About two months after the first case of coronavirus in America, the total number of US cases has reached nearly 140,000 cases, with approximately 2,400 deaths to date.  That number seems scary and...

The class of 2020, pictured here, posing for their class photograph.  We can only home there will be more of these moments.

Class of 2020 struggles to cope with school shutdown

Noelle Bencie, Associate Editor March 27, 2020

Among the many things COVID-19 has impacted this past month, the seniors, members of the Class of 2020, may be near the top of the list.  The school closure came as an expected shock to most students....

Coronavirus is scary, but weve got to keep calm and quarantine on.

COVID-19: take it seriously, but don’t freak out

Sophia Berry, Staff Writer March 25, 2020

As of Friday afternoon March 13th, Saint Stephen’s, along with all of Florida public schools, closed.  Since then, thousands of high schools and colleges around the world have closed as well. And it's...

Virtual school can be challenging, but its a great way to learn time management for students.

Virtual school is actually good for us

Allie Serterides, Associate Editor March 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered what life will be like in college? Away from parents? Completely out on your own?   Recent school cancellations due to the Coronavirus may actually give students valuable insight...

Mr. Johnsons remote learning workspace.

Which teacher does this remote learning space belong to?

Genna Nucci, Social Media Director March 22, 2020

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Mr. Whelan hosts a live class session where students can follow lectures, view presentations, and take part in discussions.

This is what remote learning looks like

Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

By now, your school has probably reverted to remote or “distance” learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For most students, including us at Saint Stephen’s, this concept of working away from school...

As you read over the newspaper about the coronavirus you make a to do list of everything you want to get done over the break.

Survival Guide: How to make most of your time at home

Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer March 18, 2020

You’re sitting in your last class of the day and just before the bell rings, you hear an announcement over the loudspeaker: “hello Saint Stephen’s students and faculty, school will be closed for...

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