What I miss about virtual school

Familiar faces in the hallways, lunch with friends and sitting in actual classrooms — it’s good to be back in the building with a relatively normal school year before us. However, I would be lying if I said that there weren’t more than a few things that I miss from the days of virtual learning.

It’s time to rethink “summer homework”

At its best, summer homework is an unfortunate paradox. For nine arduous months, we submit homework assignments, meet project deadlines, and study for chapter quizzes. We toil for a proper rest, but to no avail.

Universal masking: our only hope

The seemingly endless nightmare of a debate between those in support of a mask mandate, pro-maskers, and those opposed to it, anti-maskers (who conveniently call themselves mask pro-choicers), ensued within the T/E School District after the school board issued a mandatory mask mandate following governor Tom Wolf’s similar ruling enforced Sep. 7.

Dear open-note exams, please come back

Between juggling homework, extracurriculars and a personal life during the school year, memorizing material for tests becomes a stressor unlike any other.

The Texas Abortion Law needs to go

If your legislators found a loophole in the Constitution to pass a law that damages the lives of innocent people, would you want them to exploit it? Of course not. But that is exactly what Texas government officials did to pass the Texas Abortion Law.

Spoke policy

After four years at Conestoga, our senior Spokies are signing off. But before passing the torch to the new editorial board, they’d like to share some final advice

You’re never too old to trick-or-treat

It is Oct. 31; night is descending; and I, age 7, am racing from door to door in fruitful search of Halloween candy. Stethoscope whipping in the wind, plastic orange Jack-o-Lantern in hand and my mother hot on my heels, I am filled with bliss.