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The Civil Rights Movement of 2020

Adam Koplik, Staff Writer Quinn Ratynski, Featured Photo Note: Some protestors faces have been blurred to protect their identities As I write this, I’m sitting at home, watching TV, seeing fires burn throughout the nation. Yet, in my backyard, it’s nothing but blue skies and green grass. If I want to, I could shut off

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What Google Classroom Has Taught Us About the Value of Real Classrooms

Oliver ten Broeke, Editor-in-Chief Google, Featured Photo Dearest Teachers and Administration: With the coming second wave of the pandemic, likely due to coincide with the back-to-school season, there is a non-zero possibility that school remains closed. While there are myriad solutions to allow for quality education in these unique circumstances, there is one bit of

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A World Without Sports

Aidan Sheedy, Staff Writer AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Featured Photo It’s finally June- the beginning of summer. Almost exactly a year ago today, sports fans were watching in awe during one of the most thrilling two days in sports postseason history as the St. Louis Blues captured their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, going from

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How Do You Protest in a Pandemic?

Matthias Lai, Staff Writer Oliver ten Broeke, Featured Photo The death of George Floyd on May 25th at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has struck a nerve with Americans across the nation, as protests have erupted in the largest cities in the country. Demanding police reform and an end to systemic racism in

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College in the World of Coronavirus

Adam Koplik, Staff Writer Aidan McCrory, Featured Photo The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the entire world. There’s no other way to put it. 100,000 Americans have lost their lives, and infections are in the millions worldwide. While those losses are the most tragic, the consequences of COVID-19’s outbreak are present throughout our institutions. One

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Mental Health and Coronavirus: People Need People

Mark LaBorde, Writer Jason Harding, Featured Photo 2020 was chaotic from the very beginning. The Coronavirus was talked about in classrooms all over New Paltz High School. All of us were updated on the virus as it traveled across the world, but it seemed unlikely that the virus would come to America, let alone our

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What Has Online Schooling Taught Us?

Noah Fishman, Writer Shruti Talekar | Staff Illustrator at The Pitt News, Featured Photo With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, most of the world was forced to shut down. One of the first major public facilities to forcibly adapt were schools. Since education cannot simply be paused, schools have turned to online learning. 

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What is Multi-Level Marketing?

Hannah Wynters-Wright, Staff Writer SoftwareSuggest.com, Featured Photo “Hey boss babe, I just looked at your Instagram feed and you’re sooo pretty! I think you would fit right in with the products and mission I’m involved with. It would be such a great opportunity for you, I would love to add you to my team”.   A

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Productivity Shaming Amid the Pandemic

Josie Gravatt, Writer Rosie Savelson, Graphic Artist You may have noted the drive for productivity when browsing on social media amid the pandemic, noting that although quarantined due to the plague, Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus and William Shakespeare wrote King Lear. Entering our own quarantine and facing an indefinite period of free time, I

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More Than a Number

Adam Koplik, Staff Writer Samantha Landrum, Photographer Marguerite Derrida. Sergio Rossi. Leïla Manchari. These are three of the thousands of early victims of the coronavirus, covered by the New York Times’, “Those We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus”. Know their names. Remember their names. During times of disaster, the victims often become another statistic. When the

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What Does It Mean To Be A Hero Today?

Calla Savelson, Writer Adam Koplik, Photographer In a time wrought with many uncertainties and stresses, it is important to work together, to support each other, and to find good in the seemingly all-bad. We are living in a global crisis–every single family in the world is dealing with what would have been unfathomable a few

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Preserving Democracy in the Time of the Coronavirus

Hannah Wynters-Wright, Staff Writer Graphic from The New York Times Even in the most dire times, democracy is something that we cannot afford to delay. With many states postponing their primaries to adhere to social distancing instruction, questions have risen regarding the safety of voting in the upcoming New York primary and the possible delay

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