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Mila Morgan, '24

Mila Morgan is a sophomore at Jamesville-Dewitt High School. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and attempting to bake with friends.

Students Give Their Opinions on Numerous Policy Changes

During the grade-by-grade assemblies in early September, new J-DHS Principal Gregory Lawson revealed a couple changes that have been made to some long-standing school policies. Last year, hats and hoodies were only permitted on...

Why Have There Been So Many Mass Shootings?

18-year-old gunman Payton Gendron planned a massacre motivated by racism and the ideology of white supremacy at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo on May 14. Gendron targeted those apart of the Black community and...

J-DHS Community Weighs in on Mask Mandate Being Lifted

Many are conflicted when it comes to the mask mandate being lifted at J-DHS. Some believe it’s too soon, while others have been encouraging it for months. As of March 15, about 75.9% of...

New York State Lifts Mask Mandate in Schools

As of Wednesday, March 2, New York State has lifted the indoor mask mandate for schools. This decision was based on an assessment conducted by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, including public health...

J-D Partners with Kinney Drugs to Host Vaccine and Booster Clinics

During the month of January, J-D held two vaccine and booster clinics made available by Kinney Drugs. On January 17, J-D held a vaccine and booster clinic at Tecumseh Elementary School for any student...

Intruder Interrupts Curriculum Night with Racist Comments Toward Assistant Principal, District Responds

By Mila Morgan ('24) and Isaiah Steinberg ('23) On Monday, January 31, a meeting via Zoom took place for the 8th Grade Curriculum Night. This meeting, intended to inform 8th grade students and their parents...

CDC Approves Booster for 12-15 and Selectively in 5-11

The Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot was approved for adolescents ages 12-15 on Monday, January 3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel voted 13-1 in favor of administering the boosters to...

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Enforces Statewide Mask Mandate

On Friday, December 10, New York Governor Kathy Hochul imposed a statewide mask mandate. As of December 13, all persons over the age of two in all public indoor places are required to wear...

A Week in Syracuse: Top News Stories

Monday, 11/29/21 On Monday, November 29, a 40-year-old rape conviction was overturned by a judge. The woman who originally accused the man is Alice Sebold, an award-winning author, and Syracuse University alumni. Sebold’s memoir “Lucky”...

What to Do in Syracuse During the Holiday Season

In the past year or two, the pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for families and friends to gather over the holiday season. Attempting to help this issue, Syracuse is hosting a multitude of...