Tag Archives: COVID-19 Learning

Happy Birthday, Quarantine!

By Lila Troum This week is big for the country, as we “celebrate” quarantine’s first birthday! March 13, 2020 was our first day of quarantine, and as we approach/move past that date this year, it’s important to take into consideration just how much we’ve normalized everything and how much we, as people, as students, as

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Teachers?

By Frank Long Garnet Valley Middle School teacher/coach Eric Van Wyk (Mr. Van Wyk) along with Saint Joseph’s University economics professor Vincent Long, give insight on what teaching during the pandemic has been like.   This pandemic has been exceptionally challenging for everyone. From losing social experiences, to losing jobs, and to even losing loved ones. 

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Brian Perlsweig Offers Insight on Being a Teacher and Coach during the Pandemic

Conducted by Ben Slomich Brian Perlsweig is a teacher and football coach here at Garnet Valley High School. In this article, you will get to hear some of his opinions about online learning, sports, and living life during the pandemic. Q: What is your overall feeling about online learning?A: “You’re trying to make the most

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An Interview with Julia Gambacorta, Garnet Valley Class of 2022 Treasurer

Conducted by Brooke Lovelace In what ways do you believe that you benefitted from having school transitioned online? In what way are you at a disadvantage?  I benefit because I can get more done in the day because we end school at 12:40. The disadvantages are it is hard to learn in an online format

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Being a High School Sophomore During the Pandemic

By Lila Troum Saying that our lives have changed would be an understatement. Over the course of the past year, students around the country have been facing the same challenge that COVID proposes: how to deal with virtual/hybrid learning. As a sophomore, I look around at my fellow classmates, the upperclassmen, the freshmen, and I

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Life as a Junior in School

By: Alec Eskin This school year has been none like any other, especially for the upperclassmen like myself. Even since COVID-19 shut down school in March last year, no aspect of life has been the same. School has been virtual, asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, you name it the form of schooling has change in a lot

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Should College Board Have Shortened AP Exams?

By Nimisha Mikkineni The 2020-2021 school year has been challenging for students, teachers, and administrators alike. As a result of the COVID-19 induced pandemic, most schools have been forced to go online. With that, the prominent question is: Have students been learning as well online? Many students have been struggling with online learning, due to

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What’s It Like Halfway Through the School Year in the Virtual/Hybrid Learning Model?

By Kate Romanelli As you may know, this school year has not been like any other. Usually, we are able to go to school on a bus with a lot of people and do in-class work together. This year has been very different though. Since the pandemic began, most of us have been learning remotely.

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Are Midterms a Thing of the Past?

By Madison Carr Due to hybrid learning, many schools have decided to not require midterms. In its place, some teachers have chosen alternative tests, quizzes, projects, or chose to assign nothing. While discussing their decision, one teacher explained, “Online learning is hard enough as it is, we don’t need to add more work for the

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