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COVID-19 testing continues as The Florida National Guard works with nurses to test people, using a mobile testing team.

Researchers race to find a vaccine for COVID-19

Leanna Gower, Scot Scoop Editor April 28, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., scientists all over the world race to find a vaccine.  Researchers are currently testing vaccines made from genetic engineering along with the traditional...

In Indonesia, villagers are dressing up as ghosts in order to scare people into social distancing

Cartoon: Scared Apart

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Dance manages to maintain a large online presence in response to COVID-19.

Dancers continue their passion despite COVID-19

Erin Kee and Kaylene Lin April 26, 2020

Empty streets, closed businesses, quiet neighborhoods. Sometimes, it feels like the entire world is just...paused. But, despite a global pandemic, the world hasn't stopped moving. Dance teachers across...

Every newspaper, from local publications to the New York Times, have been running front-page stories on the novel coronavirus for weeks. April 22’s San Francisco Examiner displays a story on traffic closures to help social distancing measures.

Gallery: The Belmont/San Carlos community adapts to life amid the pandemic

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

A group of teenage boys walks their dogs through the Carlmont Shopping Center, masks covering their noses and mouths. It’s a Wednesday, and at this time they would usually be in their fifth period...

Microbiologist Kerry Pollard extracts a sample of COVID-19 in a lab.

FDA authorizes first at-home COVID-19 test

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The testing kit, named Pixel, is developed...

A zookeeper releases a koala affected by the recent bushfires.

Koalas released back into wild after Australian bushfires

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer April 24, 2020

In spite of all that's happening in the world today, there is some good news to be shared. Recently, some koalas that were injured in the recent Australian bushfires were re-released into the wild. Australia...

How to make your own face mask during quarantine

Anna Cassidy, Segment Producer April 23, 2020

Face masks are currently in high demand due to COVID-19, and as it’s important that hospitals have access to them, it may be difficult to find masks for you and your family. Here is a video on how to...

Distance teaching: Educators adapt to a new work and home dynamic

Andrew Ghazouli, Segment Producer April 23, 2020

As teachers change their lesson plans to best accommodate their students during distance learning, many of them also have to adjust to other challenges and responsibilities that come with their new routine.

Quarantine isn't actually that boring, listen along as host David Su explains why.

Nobody Asked Podcast Episode 7: Quarantine isn’t actually that boring

David Su, Podcast Producer April 22, 2020

New government guidelines to stay home are keeping everybody inside. People are getting bored of being cooped up and isolated, and host David Su is no exception. Listen along as David talks about what...

An infographic from the County of San Mateo demonstrates possible mask designs and suggestions for their use.

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives: San Mateo County’s mandatory face-covering order

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. Passing the entrance to my local trailhead, I was greeted with a...

The Tennessee Titans make their selection as fans await the announcement in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 draft will be held virtually to keep people safe and healthy.

NFL stays afloat amidst COVID-19 crisis

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

The months of March and April are some of the most exciting months for sports fans everywhere. Between March Madness, the start of the MLB season, the NBA playoffs, the NFL offseason, and much more, there...

Pastor Glenn passed away from COVID-19 after holding a public sermon.

Religious leaders resist COVID-19 restrictions

Kiana George, Segment Producer April 20, 2020

As COVID-19 gradually progresses, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned the public to avoid mass gatherings and significant events in order to social distance. Despite these warnings,...

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