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With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.

10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are...

Many people are stuck inside their homes due to COVID-19.

How to stay sane in isolation

Lily Bartin, VoK editor March 17, 2020

First, it’s important to understand that preventative measures like isolation, social distancing and event cancellations are inconvenient for everyone, but should be taken seriously. While you may not...

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

Maya Kim, features writer March 13, 2020

Waking up at 6 a.m. just to get patted down at security, then wait another two hours to board a seven hour flight without having eaten anything for breakfast has to be the worst part of traveling. Leaving...

25-year-old artist Lauv's upcoming album “~how i’m feeling~” is set for release March 6, with 10 of the 21 tracks already out.

Lauv’s take on “Modern Loneliness”

Kate Schreiber, features writer March 5, 2020

Since his hit single “I Like Me Better” accumulated 225 million views on YouTube, Ari Leff, professionally known as Lauv, has continued to expand his catalog of songs and has grown in popularity. With...

Taylor Swift has released seven studio albums over the course of her career.

12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs

Ava Duggin, features writer March 2, 2020

About 13 years ago Taylor Swift released her first song. After years and years of writing songs about star-crossed lovers and boys she will “never ever, ever, ever” date again, Swift’s career dazzles...

Surviving winter on accutane

Surviving winter on accutane

Rachel Finan and Maya Kim March 2, 2020

The sixth month process of Accutane can start to feel like a year especially during the winter. When the dry season hits, chapped lips seem unmanageable and your skin might feel like a dried piece of fruit....

Miss Americana art

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer February 28, 2020

*This article contains spoilers for Miss Americana. TW: sexual assault/groping, eating disorders. When you hear the name Taylor Swift, what comes to mind? Everyone has a different perception of who...

Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL has four distinct theme parks.

Why Disney World is the “best” place on Earth

Ava Duggin and Emma Patt February 26, 2020

For decades, Walt Disney World has been known as the “happiest” and “most magical” place on Earth. But there is definitely someone out there who would rather visit a beach, or Europe or maybe even...

Lizz Terry, junior and Khalil Webb, freshman: dating for four months

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor February 21, 2020

  They lived only seven minutes away from each other. Both juniors; one at KHS, one at WGHS, both attended the Friendship Dance separately and a year later, they met on Tumblr.  Molly Sheridan,...

There are plenty of other Valentine's Day candies besides the classic box of chocolates; find out which one matches your personality.

Which Valentine’s Day candy are you?

Catherine Butler, copy editor February 13, 2020

Every year on Valentine’s Day, you might wonder what type of sweets you should get your S.O. Or, if you’re single, which confections you should stock up on when they go on sale Feb. 15. While you try...

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