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Point-Counterpoint: Remaining Remote

Point-Counterpoint: Remaining Remote

November 17, 2020

On October 9, District 156 announced that the school would pivot to their hybrid learning plan in November. As the news made its way through the school community, many students expressed excitement about...

Neither students nor teachers were ready for an entirely remote school year, and everyone is still scrambling to make it work.

Con: Remote learning doesn’t work for most students

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor November 17, 2020

High school is a time of getting to be with your friends, experience different things, and do hands-on experiments and learn about things that will help you post secondary school. But what happens when...

Remote learning hasn't been easier, but it has helped some students remain organized and push themselves to succeed.

Pro: Remote learning gives students more control

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor November 17, 2020

Although Illinois’s state-wide quarantine has been received with mixed-emotions, it has turned out to be a chance for students to experience what learning from home is like. As controversial as it may...

When students showed up for the first day of the 2019-20 school year, they had no idea they would be asked to learn from home for the last two months of the school year. The transition to digital learning overwhelmed some students, who lost their motivation to learn as an outcome.

Low battery

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor May 1, 2020

A student wakes up to the alarm they set for 11:30 a.m. to check into their Schoology classes before noon so that they are counted in attendance. After checking in they go right back to sleep and don’t...

Even though digital learning can provide flexibility, nothing can replace a teacher leading a group of students in an in-person learning environment.

Con: Online learning makes learning difficult

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor April 13, 2020

Imagine a student spending their whole life doing schooling at, well, school. As mundane as it feels, it has become what they expect, and what they’re used to. Then one day, they learn that next week’s...

Though online learning isn't ideal, many students have found that the flexibility offered by digital learning can make learning a lot easier.

Pro: Online learning offers flexibility

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer April 13, 2020

As a result of MCHS's closure, my schedule has looked a little something like this: I wake up in the late morning, I get ready for the day, and I sit down to do my schoolwork. When I need a break, I take...

Though it has taken students time to get used to the corona-virus-inspired digital learning days, many students with special education accommodations have found flexibility and freedom by completing assignments online.

Opinion: Online learning helps students with accommodations

Becky Arendarczyk, Social Media Director April 6, 2020

Waking up for school every day, the average student might be thinking about their presentation second period, or the test they have at the end of the day. However, the thoughts of an individual with a...

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