It’s Not Enough

By Abigail Kendal (’22) Over the past year, we have become hypervigilant about our physical health, and for a good reason. As we have separated from loved ones, abandoned activities, and distanced ourselves from friends, one phrase has become eerily common.  We are all in this together.  From subway stops to school emails and store cancellations, this mantra has defined the past year. It’s a … Continue reading It’s Not Enough

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By Isabelle Aquilina (‘23) With the anticipation of the COVID-19 vaccine, an important issue comes to mind: how will the order of distribution be determined? Many of us know at least one person who has gotten the vaccine or is scheduled to. The U.S. is leading the global vaccination campaign, with 5.2 vaccines administered per 100 people with a total of 17,176,247 doses, behind only … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

What’s Better: Buying or renting?

By: Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) A new year means a new home, and many buyers are looking to start the year fresh with finding a place to live. However, when looking for a home, buyers must consider an important question: Should I buy or loan? Of course, both buying and renting have advantages and drawbacks, and many factors must be considered before making the decision. Cost … Continue reading What’s Better: Buying or renting?

Real Estate Price Analysis in 2021

By: Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) Although there were many drawbacks in the year 2020, surprisingly, house market trends have been on the positive side. There is an expected increase in home sales of 3.6% from 2020 to 2021, which would be the highest rate since 2006. The main reasons for the buildup are interconnected. Firstly, the COVID-19 vaccine will spur the economy and bring back jobs; … Continue reading Real Estate Price Analysis in 2021

Two Possible COVID-19 Vaccines

Sunny Sivakumar (‘21) Since COVID-19 was discovered in late 2019, the race to find a vaccine has been ongoing as the world remains in quarantine. While the process to create a vaccine normally takes years, scientists have been working to find one as quickly as possible. Now, it seems that not one but two companies have vaccines that could prove to be effective.  The first … Continue reading Two Possible COVID-19 Vaccines

How Proactive Companies Thrived During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Varun Talluri (‘23) The picture symbolizes how Google was prepared for and able to overcome COVID-19. Image courtesy of Forbes. Ordering items from Amazon, attending classes via Zoom, binge-watching your favorite TV shows, and staying at home. Due to the recent pandemic, this is a reality all too familiar for us. As soon as we thought that things were starting to get back to … Continue reading How Proactive Companies Thrived During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Moment of Inspiration: Trading Kindness

By Morgan Cook (’22) Among the many aspects of poverty that COVID-19 has worsened these past nine months lies food insecurity. As the pandemic continues to take its toll on the country, many are finding it more difficult to access the right amounts of nutritious food from local grocery stores, or enough food in general. However, the Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas has … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: Trading Kindness

Vaccines 2.0: The Science Behind the Pfizer Vaccine

By Diya Ramesh (’23) Just when you thought you were ready to understand the turbulent, dynamic world of vaccines, a bombshell hits (a good one though). You just got home and are about to turn on Netflix, when a wave of deja vu washes over you, and you flip to the news instead. Lo and behold, the news is talking about vaccines. The original may … Continue reading Vaccines 2.0: The Science Behind the Pfizer Vaccine

Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning

By Cathy Shan (’23) Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning From increasing unemployment rates to terrible losses, COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused many changes in everyone’s lives. However, one of the biggest challenges that COVID-19 has caused families is education. As many of you know, most schools around Michigan have been running on a hybrid system. For those unaware of the hybrid system, the hybrid system is where … Continue reading Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning