It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that schools in Los Angeles County would not be allowed to start in person, many students, including us staffers on The Chronicle, were extremely disappointed. In June, we were already setting layout dates and expecting to return to Weiler Hall by the fall, but with the number of COVID-19 […]

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

When Williams College commit Gabby Odoom ’21 got the notification that her spring track and field season was canceled, fear rushed through her body. She wouldn’t be able to compete and would lose the opportunity to impress college coaches and scouts. For track and field athletes, junior year running times are vital to college coaches […]

Commons releases update in response to rising coronavirus cases

President Rick Commons announced in a schoolwide email July 17 that summer sports practices will be suspended, and a full return to campus is less likely amid surging coronavirus cases. His statement follows California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order, which forbids campuses from reopening until Los Angeles County is taken off the California Department of Public […]

School Reopening Task Force releases tentative plan

The School Reopening Task Force released a new, tentative plan via email July 6 designed to implement a safe return to school for students, faculty and staff. The school plans to partially hold some classes on campus in a rotating model based on grade levels, according to the email. Coming to campus will be optional, […]

Commons postpones graduation for 2020-2021 school year

In an email to students, parents, faculty and staff, President Rick Commons announced Friday that the school will delay graduation for the class of 2021 until June 11 of next year and will continue to remain flexible in planning for the fall quarter. Commons said that the graduation ceremony, which was originally scheduled to be […]

On the Front Lines

When an unfamiliar vehicle pulled into his driveway, Jake Schroeder ’20 hurried to the window to watch as his father, a pulmonologist, stepped out onto the pavement, donning a hazmat suit. Schroeder’s father tossed a coronavirus test to the individual in the car, one of his patients, and called out a series of instructions. The […]

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy. The cancellation of overseas summer activities for students has caused many students to panic. Activities such as sports tournaments, volunteering trips and fellowships, have been […]

An authoritarian rise

An authoritarian rise

With little regard for the “checks and balances” principle written into the U.S. Constitution, President Donald Trump declared the authority of the president “total” on April 13. Although he reversed his stance several weeks later, his claim reflects an unsettling trend among governments across the world: using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to seize […]

Consequential Communications

Consequential Communications

Honest News Coronavirus became front-page news for American media outlets mid-February, just as cases were cropping up around the United States. However, Diego Ahmad ’20, whose parents are both medical professionals, first heard about the virus when it was still limited to Wuhan. From the beginning, Ahmad said he has empathized with journalists’ difficult task […]

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