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2020 NFL Draft Coverage

2020 NFL Draft Coverage

Reuben Abraham and Shriom Arza

April 21, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all sports have been shut down indefinitely with no exact timetable for return. However, one thing will help sports fans cope with the loss of sports. The NFL Draft continues, but not how you would think. Traditionally, the draft takes place physically in a set location...

Chargerthon: Breaking Records Again!

Chargerthon: Breaking Records Again!

Hannah Nixon, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Strawberry Crest’s Chargerthon is a part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon. This non-profit organization raises money and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. It started at Indiana University in 1991 in memory of Ryan White, who died of HIV/AIDS. He became the face...

The Unspoken Benefit of the Deadly Pandemic

The Unspoken Benefit of the Deadly Pandemic

Zawadi Njogu, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

We are living through a time that will be forever remembered in history. The current global pandemic known as COVID-19 (coronavirus) has shut down the world. The virus has infected over 2 million people and caused the death of thousands. Consequently, nations are experiencing staggeringly high unemployment...

Making a Change in Education – with Mr. H

Making a Change in Education - with Mr. H

Joel Kallarackal and Srikar Parsi

April 17, 2020

It is well known the education system is due for a major change. A change that shifts away from standardized testing and knowledge dumping. Our current system is adamant about using a strict adherence to memorizing and regurgitating. The problem with this method lies in the fact that it doesn’t give...

The Safety Concerns regarding Zoom

The Safety Concerns regarding Zoom

Hetvi Shah, News Editor

April 16, 2020

Amidst the rise of this global pandemic, E-learning has taken over almost all schools around the country, which means that many teachers nationwide are looking for ways to communicate their curriculum to students. One of the most popular tools is the videoconferencing application, Zoom. On March 23,...

Finding Motivation to Work during the Quarantine

Finding Motivation to Work during the Quarantine

Hannah Nixon, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

During this crazy time that is quarantine, we are required to work on school assignments at home. Between siblings, chores, Netflix, and anything you may do for fun, it can be hard to find the motivation to do your schoolwork with all these distractions around us. While talking to teachers and guidance...

The Truth about Nuclear Reactors

Inside of Nuclear Reactor

Nishant Nagururu, STEM Editor

April 13, 2020

When we think of nuclear reactors, our minds naturally springs to a few different thoughts. Most of us immediately jump to Chernobyl or Fukushima and recoil at any notion of the popularization of nuclear energy. The risk is too high, or the payoff is not worth the cost. I was one of these people for...

Gene Editing with CRISPR

How CRISPR works

Nishant Nagururu, STEM Editor

April 13, 2020

There have been several relatively recent medical breakthroughs, but the one with the most potential is easily CRISPR – Cas9. This modern iteration of gene editing first experimented in 2009, but there have been constant developments since then. CRISPR – Cas9 is based on a natural system used...

The Future of 3D Printing

3D Printed Organ

Suhas Muthineni, STEM Editor

April 13, 2020

Medical breakthroughs are vital to progressing society and saving lives. One of the ones with the most potential for saving lives is the 3D printing of live tissue. Research into printing techniques started in 2003 and several breakthroughs have been made in the field. Bioprinting is a process through...

A Reflection on Human Connection

Web of Human Connections

Kimberly Maximo, News Editor

April 13, 2020

As we live in quarantine, separated from neighbors, friends, teachers, and schoolmates, many of us have found ourselves going crazy with the lack of social interaction. We long to see our friends, to get out of the house, to go somewhere, anywhere, to talk with someone, a random stranger, to even go...

The Road to the Championship

Crest cheerleaders winning at Nationals.

Reuben Abraham, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

Many people dream of winning a national championship as it’s often the highest level of achievement that a team could accomplish. This ranges from semi-pro to pro-level competitors in any field. However, not many people can reach that level. On the other hand, our very own Strawberry Crest Cheer team...

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