Story by Salena Fitzgerald
Last school year wasn’t ideal. The COVID-19 outbreak had parents, students, teachers and staff on edge. The combination of “senioritis” and distance learning enhanced the load of pressure on the Class of 2020. Math teacher D’Anya Brezzell attacked this concern straight on: “With so much pressure on our seniors, I wanted to encourage them by handwriting each of them a personalized note and mailing it to their home.”
Carla Thrower, TA principal, and other staff members brainstormed what special thing they could do to make up for not having a Junior/Senior Banquet, class trip to the Bahamas, mission trip to Thailand or threeday graduation weekend.
Editorial by Renée Battle-Brooks
While the COVID-19 virus continues to cause concern, I’m thankful we are finally addressing the racism virus that has infected America for hundreds of years. For many, this topic causes profound sadness, weariness, frustration and anger. For others, thinking about, talking about or dealing with racism is more frightening than facing COVID-19. And some may still be processing the issue, trying to figure out their role and response to it. But the time for sitting on the fence is over.
Story by Chesapeake Conference Staff
With the coronavirus pandemic impacting everyone’s lives, and economic instability breaking down the securities many rely on, the Bible has become the focus of curiosity to a new generation. According to Google Trends, searches for biblical topics such as “End Times” and “The Second Coming” have risen five times higher than in any previous year.
« C’est une nécessité pour nous tous d’être inclusifs, d’évaluer la façon dont nous exerçons le ministère et essayer de se respecter et de s’honorer les uns les autres en tant qu'enfants de Dieu, travaillant ensemble pour faire avancer la mission et essayer de comprendre le point de vue de chacun », ajoute Dave Weigley, Président de l’Union de Columbia.