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THE DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip died today. He went peacefully in his home at Windsor Palace. He dedicated his life to Great Britain but was sometimes too frank with his comments. Read to find out more about Prince Philip’s life!

His Majesty’s Death

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

   The British Monarchy website less than 48 hours ago read, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke...

Pictured above is sophomore Claire Dillon who received her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on March 29. “I think it's the tiniest thing...like you're just getting a needle poked in your arm for a quick second and it really does help with the coronavirus efforts so, like I said, if you can get it, absolutely do it… It keeps you safe, it keeps those around you safe,” Dillon said.

An Effective Success

Pfizer reports 100% efficacy rate in 12-15-year-old vaccine trials
Claire Berlier, Feature Editor April 5, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 100% effective in protecting against symptomatic disease during clinical trials for children from ages 12–15, according to the company as of March...

A full year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is one of many countries around the world that is well into vaccine distribution. This month, the eligibility age is working its way down to the younger generations.  Beginning on March 29th, anybody age 16 and older in Ohio is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ages 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Ohio

Ella Schulte , Staff Writer March 26, 2021

     A full year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is one of many countries around the world that is well into vaccine distribution. In December of 2020,  vaccinations...

After the Atlanta-area shootings, Junior Sophie Leong posted a drawing she made featuring Asians she looks up to (above) to help spread awareness on hate crimes and encourage people to share their stories.

Aftermath of Atlanta-area shootings

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor March 23, 2021

   Tuesday, March 16, a man named Robert Aaron Long, 21, suspected of killing eight people in Atlanta-area spas, was arrested. Six of those killed were Asian women, four of them being South Korean. The...

VACCINATIONS. Almost all SHS staff members have been fully vaccinated, and as we are taking steps toward a healthier school experience, we can’t help but celebrate this victory after a year of so much uncertainty. Read below for more!

“Get in, get your shot, and go”

SHS faculty reflect on vaccinations after being completely immunized
Deeya Prakash and Maya Bierhoff March 13, 2021

   Is normal finally returning? Recently, teachers at SHS have been taking the COVID-19 vaccine, and hesitant, yet optimistic, thoughts of normalcy have been flitting across our minds. Different teachers...

   TROUBLE IN TEXAS. Mother nature is fierce, unforgiving, and harsh—especially when we least expect it. And, in the past couple of weeks, no state has had to learn that better than Texas. With frigid temperatures, state-wide power outages, and an entire population unfamiliar with aggressive winter weather, the period of February storms was a disaster waiting to happen.

Trouble in Texas

A brief recap of the tragic weather damage from past storms
Ria Parikh, Opinion Editor March 3, 2021

     Mother nature is fierce, unforgiving, and harsh—especially when we least expect it. And, in the past couple of weeks, no state has had to learn that better than Texas. With frigid temperatures,...

THE THIRD STIMULUS PACKAGE. Over a year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached American soil, and since then, economic havoc has been wrought over us all. Now, almost two months into the Biden administration, the nation is watching as the campaign promise of another round of aid is reaching Congressional floors. On February 27, 2021, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, voting on close party lines at 219-212 in the favor of Democrats in order to pass the controversial bill. Now we wait as the legislation enters the Senate chambers, and the future of the stimulus package is decided. Learn more about the actual contents of the package, when we might see it pass, the minimum wage deal tied alongside the ordeal, and more below!

The Third Stimulus Package

who, what, when, where, and why?
Serene Tarabishi, Copy Editor March 2, 2021

   Over a year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached American soil, and since then, economic havoc has been wrought over us all. In response to the now crushing statistics of unemployment,...

GameStop Stock Rises, Hedge Funds Take A Toll

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager February 8, 2021

   Financial lingo has never quite been my forte. However, you need not be the Wolf of Wall Street to have heard what is going on with GameStop’s stock. So, to spare the people who, like me, would...

Five ways to create a healthier diet along with helping your body and mind feel happier too!

Top Five Reasons Improving Your Diet Helps Your Body

Carly Thiel, Staff Writer January 23, 2021

     HOW ARE YOU? No, really, think about your body and your mind. Do you feel happy and healthy? Does it surprise you that 75% of Americans say they eat healthily, yet 80% don’t eat enough vegetables,...

OFFICIALLY IN OFFICE. Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office at the 59th Presidential Inauguration. From limited attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the first woman and woman of color to hold the office of the vice president, today’s inauguration will be remembered in more ways than one. To read more about some of the unique aspects of the day, keep reading!

Anything But Ordinary

Distinguishing the 59th Presidential Inauguration from years past
Katie Mott, A&E Editor January 20, 2021

   Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony that will go down in history in more ways than one.    Of course, an obvious...

The Presidential Inauguration: A Rundown

Allison McElroy, Arts and Entertainment Director January 18, 2021

WORKING OUT. Whether you are in quarantine or just staying at home, exercise is a great way to boost your mood and your mental health.

Staying healthy at home

Simple ways to get the exercise you need
Jack Brownlee, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

  After a long school day, whether virtual or in-person, going home and exercising may often be the last thing on our minds. While school is mentally exhausting, it does not provide the level of activity...

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