Testing is Essential for Flattening the Curve in Maryland

by Sudha Sudhaker 21’ As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpasses 4,000 as of April 7, 2020, state officials under the direction of Governor Larry Hogan have adopted  preventive measures in order to flatten the curve. The “curve” refers to the predicted number of people who will contract the virus. The peak of the curve represents the highest … Read More

Dispatch: Finding Structure

by Ana Squires ’20 It has been three weeks of social distancing. One week of social isolation. Boredom has officially set in. But now, we are starting school again.  I spent the first two weeks taking a mental break from the constant stressors of school and AP exam season. I was hopeful that after these two weeks, life would return … Read More

College Board Announces Details for Online Exams

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 Due to the Coronavirus and closures of schools in all states across the nation for an extended period of time, the College Board announced AP Exams will be administered from May 11 to May 22 at home as a 45-minute free response exam, plus five minutes for uploading the exam. Make-up tests will be from June … Read More

Dispatch: This Really Sucks But There Are Positives

by Sophia Wooden ‘20 We are almost four months into 2020 and it’s a disaster. A pandemic has occurred and has completely taken over my life. Actually, it’s taken over all of our lives. It’s called COVID-19 or better known as Coronavirus. At first, it just encompassed China and Italy, but now the U.S. has the most cases in the … Read More

Dispatch: The Good, The Bad, and The Quarantined

by Brenna Henderson ’21 COVID-19 affected me long before schools were closed. My dad is a public health officer and was deployed to Atlanta for two weeks to care for patients with COVID-19. After he got back, he had to be quarantined for another two weeks and lived in our basement. Those four weeks were the longest I’ve ever gone … Read More

Dispatch: I Broke My First Rule of Quarantine … and I’m Glad

by Kat Mahoney ’20 The first rule of quarantine is: do not lose your mind and do something you will regret after this is over. For me, that rule meant do not touch your hair; don’t dye it, don’t cut it, and don’t do anything you will cry over. It’s day 21 and last night, I broke that rule and … Read More

Dispatch: Observing the Little Things

by Lucy Sokol ’21 While many respond to the world’s alarming situation with fear and madness, I cannot help but notice how this situation has also opened us up to the smaller, more meaningful things in life. Whether it is the nature that surrounds us or a simple call from a family member you have not talked to in ages, … Read More

Dispatch: Staying in a Routine

by Sydney Henry ‘20 I’ll be the first to admit I’ve let my strict sleep schedule slip through my fingers during the past two weeks. I get up sometime around lunch, and I go to sleep at a completely unreasonable time, usually anywhere from one to three a.m. I didn’t see the point in trying to stick by a schedule … Read More

Dispatch: Finding Normalcy During Global Chaos

by Malec Fahmy ’20 Three weeks ago, our life was altered forever. For seniors, Friday, March 13 may have been the last opportunity to walk through our high school hallways, and there may never be another chance to soak it all in one last time. For the freshman, sophomores, juniors, a chunk of their high school experience, gone. For spring … Read More

Dispatch: Adjusting to the New Reality

by Devon Goldstein ’21 Today is Day 20 of being quarantined inside my house. My life has shifted a lot over the past three weeks. There are good changes and bad changes, and I am trying to adjust to all the challenges that come my way during this difficult time.  I enjoy getting to sleep-in later than normal and taking … Read More