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Archit Kalra | January 20, 2021

For senior James Zhang, English classes that involve more creativity have always been enjoyable. "I'm taking creative writing this semester, and I feel like it's going to be a good experience because writing whatever I want is a stress-relieving activity and provides me with an avenue to channel my creativity,” Zhang said via email. Zhang said he feels some of the new courses that the English department...

School board to meet Jan. 25, monitor COVID-19 cases, facilitate transitions for students going to new schools

Wendy Zhu | January 20, 2021

The school board will hold its next regular board meeting on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. According to Layla Spanenberg, newly elected school board president, the school board usually meets with the administrative leadership team every January to discuss the upcoming year, but due to COVID-19, the meeting has been postponed to February. However, for the remainder of the 2020-2021...

Valliei Chandrakumar | January 20, 2021

In their choir classes and rehearsals, Accents members are in the process of familiarizing themselves with the notes and rhythms of the ballad “Love is Here to Stay” and the song “Let Yourself Go” for 1940s themed, COVID-safe performances in April and May. Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns said in previous years, the Accents would usually put on a spring show that would include different musical...

Math Club to prepare for competitions

Kiersten Riedford | January 20, 2021

The math club members met yesterday to prepare for the upcoming American Mathematics Competition (AMC) in February. Jack Liu, co-president of the Math Club and junior, said “We will be preparing for the AMCs, which is our next competition and our most important one of the year.” Club sponsor Joseph Broman agreed. Broman said, “Over the next several weeks we’ll be preparing for the Mathematical...

Maggie Wheeler | January 20, 2021

Sarah Mabry, junior and GKOM member, reported that the group is still hard at work interacting with freshmen. “We’ve changed what we had to change, but we’re glad that the way we operate has mostly stayed the same. It’s comforting to know that these freshmen are getting a GKOM experience that doesn’t stray too much from the norm.” Club sponsor Katie Kelly agreed. “It was a challenge...

Zainab Idrees | January 20, 2021

According to junior Zoe “Zoey” Foley, an AVID student, the classes are preparing for college preparatory skills. “AVID has actually helped me with looking for colleges, and for being ready with things like that because it kind of makes a routine that I think I’ll be ready for when I graduate (high school),” she said. Foley said that she is currently preparing for standardized tests such...