When quarantine started, schools were shut down for a few weeks before online learning began. College Board, the non-profit organization behind the SAT and AP tests, wasn’t sure whether or not to allow students to still take the test. There were several reasons, such as the students getting less time for class and preparations, the same $94 price per test for less learning and smaller tests, and the question of how to give the students their tests.
Every day millions of kids go to school and feel as though no adult in the building cares about them and their success, what is going in their life. . .
Atholton’s Green Team, formerly known as the STEAM Team, started a new program for composting at school to promote an eco-friendly focus in Atholton’s student body and faculty. On January 21, the first day of midterms, the program began with a compost bin in the cafeteria. The Green Team members came to help promote and monitor the bin.
“Three, two, one, Happy New Year!” The phrase that could be heard around the world as people celebrated the start of the long awaited new decade, 2020. The sound of laughter, sight of smiles, and the stress of finding a New Year’s kiss were all exchanged as people gathered around the television set to watch the ball drop in Times Square. As The Black Eyed Peas’s song I Got a Feeling softly played over the TV, flashbacks of the 2010’s filled many people’s heads. Sadly, however, with the start of the new decade also brings the end of Generation Z’s iconic childhood.
The Earth is sick: climate trends are more erratic than ever, greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, glaciers are melting, with storms stronger, droughts longer. And the younger generations demand a cure.