Blue light glasses popular with students

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, and millions of Americans work and attend school from home, blue light glasses are quickly growing in popularity. The glasses block a blue-colored, high energy ray of...

Student athletes struggle with season changes

For the past four years, the last month of summer has always brought me the most joy. It is not because I went to the beach, the pool or even on a road trip. Instead, it was starting the school volleyball...

West teachers adjust to virtual learning

In the wake of Covid-19, there’s no question that major adjustments are affecting all aspects of life. Masks are becoming items that many people cannot leave the house without, six feet is becoming a...

Students to return to school under Plan B

After an extended meeting on Sept. 8, the Henderson County School Board voted to let students return to school on a limited schedule. Plan B would allow students in grades 3-12 to attend in-person classes on a...

Health care worker shares coronavirus experience

North Carolina reported its first COVID-19 case on March 3, and since then, the case number has continued to increase even five months later. Medical professionals and other essential workers have worked...

Cross country runners face workout restrictions

Jogging up the trail, the boy’s face lit up with a smile. This was the first time he had laid eyes on his teammates in months. Although their faces were covered up by masks, he knew they were beaming back at...

Students celebrate Fourth of July amidst pandemic

The Fourth of July seemed to approach quickly this year, as March morphed into July with one fell swoop. While the holiday is typically a time for celebrating our nation, our families, our friends and the...

Should students return to school in the fall?

After months of being quarantined because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are eager to get out and about, and rightfully so. Months of isolation will take a toll on anyone, myself included. This,...

Coronavirus changes summer plans for students

COVID-19 has caused many new lifestyle changes, such as social distancing and schools closing, but the pandemic has also affected many students' plans for this coming summer. Many trips, summer camps, and...