The Crest Critique

One Step at a Time: United Relief

One Step at a Time: United Relief

Celestine Sebastian and Hetvi Shah

May 19, 2020

As the years have flown by, we reflect on our personal growth since the emergence of our high school careers. One of our most influential experiences was when we decided to join a charity based club–United Relief.    By immersing ourselves in our community and truly surrounding ourselves with people...

Disease and Democracy

Disease and Democracy

Lily Kurek, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Throughout the entirety of U.S. history, there has never been a missed election. Voting has continued through both World Wars, the Civil War, and the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. The latter of these is a situation close to what we are experiencing right now. Since its origin in 2019, the COVID-19 virus...

The Crest Charging Towards Nationals

The Crest Charging Towards Nationals

Hannah Nixon, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

In the short 11 years, Strawberry Crest has been open, the FFA program has won numerous awards in many different competitions, making the Crest known for their agricultural program. This past February, four Strawberry Crest students competed in the State FFA Horse Evaluation Preliminaries at the Florida...

Protesting Quarantine or Protesting Safety?

A healthcare worker stands in a busy Denver street to counter-protests the quarantine protesters

Zawadi Njogu, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

The pandemic, known as COVID-19, currently shows no sign of ceasing its spread. Quarantine orders were placed by the president and other leaders of America to ensure the safety of the citizens and to try to prevent the virus from claiming any more lives. Currently, more than 97% of the population...

The Effects of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

The Effects of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

Lauren Bambach, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

As COVID-19 spread across the US, our country was forced to close down beaches, restaurants, stores, malls, churches, and other public places. The government has advised people to stay at home, practice social distancing, and avoid unnecessary shopping trips as a way to prevent the spread of this deadly...

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 Untold Truth Behind Tracking Apps. Be Aware!

The Untold Truth Behind Tracking Apps. Be Aware!

Axay Raval, Managing Editior

April 19, 2020

While most parents would agree that keeping your child under watch through certain tracking apps to ensure safety is beneficial, parents should also understand the potential risks it may have on their relationship with their children, especially now in the 21st century where almost anything technologi...

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 Importance of Learning a Second Language

The Importance of Learning a Second Language

Brian Pfeiffer, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2020

When I first applied to the IB Program at Strawberry Crest, I was not thrilled about the idea of taking foreign language classes for four years. My only previous experience with learning a foreign language consisted of taking a Spanish class once or twice a week in elementary school and watching cartoons...

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