Tag Archives: Pandemic

How to Make a Reusable Mask

By Lila Troum A new, (potentially) fashionable staple in everybody’s lives nowadays: a mask. Whether you use a disposable one or a reusable one, wearing a mask is important and critical to wear in a public setting. I’ve been sewing for around eight years now, and last April I picked up the trick of learning

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The Thoughts of Two Essential Workers Living in a Pandemic

By Rachel Jason Essential workers played influential and major roles in America and around the world this past year. The term “essential worker” includes medical workers, teachers, transportation workers, grocery store workers, and many others. They have risked their physical, social, and mental health to keep our society stable.  Keith Layman and Miriam Jason are

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What’s It Like Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Lila Troum As news regarding updates on the vaccine(s) sweep the nation, so does hope for normalcy to soon return. We’re now in month four of vaccine distribution, with over 12% of the nation fully vaccinated and millions of vaccines being administered every day. Many around who haven’t had the chance to receive the

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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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Cooking in Quarantine

By Kate Romanelli While in quarantine, many of us picked up hobbies that we’ve never done before. One of those hobbies was cooking. Over quarantine, I started to cook more and I really enjoyed it. I started by helping my dad make pasta and meatballs. We would also make the sauce too. Then, I started

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Music Festivals and Concerts Halted by COVID-19

By Justin Kang Wanting an outlet from the daily stress and isolation that life brings, Americans have flocked to music festivals and concerts in astounding numbers. Thousands of concertgoers could be packed into an arena at a time, which was the exact downfall of these largely intimate and social events. With the arrival of the

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The Pandemic in a Playlist

By Lila Troum From March 13, 2020 to…now, we’ve been under quarantine, stuck in a pandemic. This really isn’t news to anybody, though it’s still something difficult to grasp. As of writing this, it’s been almost 11 months since this began, which feels crazy. I’m sure out of the quarantine boredom, most students have dipped

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PSATs: The Pandemic Edition

By Justin Kang As students around the world geared up to take the renowned standardized test known as the PSAT back in October, Garnet Valley had pushed the testing date to January 26th, 2021. All benefits the same as the exam administered in October, students were sent a form to sign up for the optional

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