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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.

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 wake up for four more hours. Since they are not going back to school physically this semester, they...

Con: Online learning makes learning difficult

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

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 classes will be done at home as a global pandemic begins to rise. They get by just fine during it...

Pro: Online learning offers flexibility

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

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 one. When I’m hungry, I eat. If the weather is nice and I want to work outside, I do. But, whe...

Opinion: Online learning helps students with accommodations

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.

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 504 or an Individualized Education Plan, a special education plan known as an IEP, can be quite differe...